Tag Archives: Theater

Golden Gals at Art House in Ptown

The golden gals at the Art HouseEarlier this spring I mentioned that Varla Jean Merman and Ryan Landry would be teaming up this summer in Provincetown for a new show at The Art House called The Golden Gals. 

Running thru August 30th performances happen each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM.  Yours truly along with a dozen friends are going to tonight’s performance.

If you happen to be in Ptown and are heading to the show, say hello.

Get Your Tickets Here

Shakespeare on the Common starts Wednesday

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Company returns to the Boston Common for their 19th season, bringing free performances of William Shakespeare to the public.

This year the CSC presents Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  The play has a romantic bent and centers on twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated by a shipwreck.

Performance Schedule for 2014:  July 23 – August 10, 2014 by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common; Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM / Sunday at 7 PM with a matinee show at 3PM on Saturday July 26th.  Details here.

The Welcoming Committee:  TWC is encouraging the LGBT community to join them on Thursday, July 24th.  While the event is free, they are asking anyone planning to join and watch with them to RSVP here so they know how much space to save.

Company One presents Astro Boy

Company OneCompany One is an unconventional local theater company.  Back in January 2012 they mesmerized me with their show, Green Eyes, a Tennessee Williams erotic drama originally written in the 1970s and unpublished for nearly 40 years that they staged in a suite at the Ames Hotel.

This summer they present a New England premiere, Astro Boy & The God of Comics. The show opens on Friday, July 18 and runs through Saturday, August 16th.

Buy Tickets To: Astro Boy,  July 18 thru August 16

The Company One website says the show “serves up live animation, interactive video and a 1960s dream of the future, Astro Boy – a crime fighting, sweet faced robot – and his creator, Osamu Tezuka – the real-life Father of Manga and “Walt Disney of Japan” – explore the intersection of science, art and family.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. presents Twelfth Night

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. (CSC) will host their19th season of Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common, starting later this month on July 23rd. This year CSC will perform one of Shakespeare’s more popular comedies, Twelfth Night. The comedy follows the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland – the mythical and magical land of Illyria.

The CSC will host free performances by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common July 23 – August 10.  Performances run from Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM and Sundays at 7PM with a matinee performance at 3PM on July 26th.

Lyric Stage Co: Into the Woods

Into the Woods Lyric Stage CoThe Lyric Stage Company has been showing Into the Woods since early May and the production has received solid reviews. The Boston Globe called it “captivating”. You can read their review here.

I wanted to give the Lyric Stage Co. a shout out and encourage you to consider checking out this musical before it closes next Sunday, June 29th.  For more information about the show and to purchase tickets link here.

Wicked cool: Boston’s very own phantom opera house

Phantom Opera House in Boston

Source: Greig Lamont (c) Project of Ruins

Did you know that Boston has its own phantom of the opera; 120 year old concert theater that is 40 feet below street level? This concert hall below the iconic Steinert & Sons storefront on Boylston Street has been closed for nearly three-quarters of a century.

The “acoustically perfect” theater built by Alexander Steinert seated 650 people.  Apparently world-renowned pianists and opera singers performed here up through 1942 when nearly 500 died in Boston at the notorious Cocoanut Grove. Following that tragedy subterranean spaces like Steinert Hall became subject to strict fire regulations and was forced to close.

Read more about this fascinating space and check out The Boston Globe video, here.

 

 

Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig at Tonys 2014

If you missed the Tonys this past Sunday, you missed a great show. Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig singing ‘Sugar Daddy’ just might have been my absolute favorite moment.  Check out the clip.