Category Archives: Theater

Boston’s Slutcracker opens this week

slutcracker

“A Great Hymn to Christmas and Sexuality” – John Waters

The Slutcracker is Boston’s groundbreaking holiday smash-hit that is returning for its ninth season at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the Slutcracker provides a scene-by-scene retelling of The Nutcracker with a naughty twist.

Performances start Friday, December 2nd and will run through December 31st but tickets to this show sell quickly so do not delay.

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Scottsboro Boys extended Jan 1 – 27, 2017

SpeakEasy StageI’m unsure if you have heard, but The SpeakEasy Stage production of The Scottsboro Boys has been extended and will run from January 1-22, 2017. SpeakEasy is waving any handling fees if you purchase tickets to these shows by phone or online through Monday, November 28th.

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About The Scottsboro Boys: Songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb (CabaretChicago) bring to light one of the most infamous events in American history: the shocking true story of nine African American boys jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. The musical features a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, and uses the construct of a minstrel show to tell the harrowing true story that provoked a national outrage and helped launch the American civil rights movement.

Lyric Stage Co. presents: Murder for Two

Boston Theater, BosArtsWhile all that Black Friday nonsense takes place later this week following Thanksgiving, The Lyric Stage Co. of Boston will open with a funny murder, mystery  musical called Murder for Two.

Murder for Two
November 25 – December 24, 2016
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In this showone actor plays the detective and one actor plays all the suspects and they both play the piano.  Described as a witty, winking homage to old-fashioned closed-room murder mysteries the show sounds like a welcome addition to the shows currently playing over the holiday season.

Kirsten Salpini, Jared TroiloThe show also happens to star a local stage actor whom I have a bit of a crush on, Jared Troilo, as well as the equally talented Kirsten Salpini. If my appeals to check out this show on the grounds that this is an interesting and funny production don’t appeal to you then maybe the opportunity to watch Jared for approximately 90-minutes will.  Unfortunately, Sergio and I will miss opening weekend since we are in Brazil, but share your thoughts about the production in the comments section below for my readers to see should you go to the show.

Get your tickets to the Gold Dust Orphans, Murder on the Polar Express

Gold Dust Orphans, Boston Fringe TheaterLast month I wrote that Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans holiday theater show would be Murder on the Polar Express.

The show which steals plot lines from Agatha Christie mysteries centers around “The World’s Foremost Drag Detective” Shirley Holmes, (played by Ryan Landry) as she boards the world’s most elegant train along with her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley and ten other unsavory characters, all en route to the North Pole for a much needed Christmas vacation. Unbeknownst to them there is a psycho killer onboard. What could possibly go wrong?

The Gold Dust Orphan’s holiday musical always sells out quickly so I’m giving the show a plug now that tickets are available to encourage you to make plans and reserve your tickets ahead of time. Murder on the Polar Express runs from Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 21.

Get your tickets here, Murder on the Polar Express.

Tonight is opening night for Boston Ballet’s, Le Corsaire

Le Corsaire Photo Credit: Wilfried Hösel. Courtesy of Bayerisches Staatsballett

Le Corsaire Photo Credit: Wilfried Hösel, Bayerisches Staatsballett

The 2016/2017 Boston Ballet season opens tonight with “Le Corsaire”, which is loosely based on Byron’s poem “The Corsair“, a love story that revolves around a slave girl and the two men who love her, a Turkish pasha and a pirate. You can read the full synopsis of the three act ballet here.

The Boston Ballet first performed this ballet in 1997 as “The Pirate”, but  artistic director, Mikko Nissinen, opted for a different version this time. Inspired by the Czech choreographer Liska production for the Bavarian State Opera Ballet and the stunning sets and costumes, “Le Corsaire” promises to be a dramatic and beautiful ballet. I look forward to enjoying tonight’s performance and suggest you purchase tickets now before the Boston Ballet production sells out.

Le Corsaire – October 27 thru November 6

Varla Jean Merman brings “A Little White Music” to Boston

A Little White MusicDid you miss Varla Jean Merman’s hilarious summer show in Provincetown, A Little White Music? Later this month you can see it when she comes to the Ramrod Performing Arts Center in the Fenway for 3-nights only.

Varla comes to Boston October 20, 21 & 22

Sergio and I enjoyed the show at the Art House in Ptown, and if you were unable to see it, I would encourage you to reserve tickets before they sell out. For more information and tickets: Varla Jean presents A Little White Music.

Ryan Landry’s Murder on the Polar Express

Boston fringe theater, Ryan LandryRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans have announced that this year’s holiday theater spectacular will be Murder on the Polar Express.

Stealing plot lines from every Agatha Christie mystery ever written, the musical features “The World’s Foremost Drag Detective” Shirley Holmes, (played by Ryan Landry) as she boards the world’s most elegant train along with her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley and ten other unsavory characters, all en route to the North Pole for a much needed Christmas vacation!  Imagine their dismay when they realize there is a psycho killer onboard.

The Gold Dust Orphan’s holiday musical always sells out quickly so I’m giving the show a plug now that tickets are available to encourage you to make plans and reserve your tickets ahead of time. Murder on the Polar Express runs from Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 21.