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SpeakEasy Stage flash sale is Thursday, Dec 14

bosarts, boston theater, shakespeare in loveLooking for a holiday present to pick up for a friend or someone special? SpeakEasy Stage is hosting a flash sale on Thursday, December 14th from Noon to Midnight online and from Noon to 7PM at their ticket booth in the South End for their upcoming show, Shakespeare in Love.

Tickets will be slashed for performances from January 6 – 25th to $35 for orchestra seats and $25 for mezzanine seats. For that amount of money you can throw in a few drinks or grab a dinner together and have a fantastic evening.

Purchase your tickets online here: bostontheatrescene.com.
But remember the sale only runs on Thursday from Noon to Midnight!

You may also purchase tickets by calling 617-933-8600 or visiting their ticket booth at 527 Tremont Street in the South End from Noon to 7PM.

Well-Strung to perform at Ptown’s Town Hall Dec. 30th

Are you planning to spend the New Year’ Eve holiday in Provincetown? Last week Well-Strung announced they would make their Town Hall solo debut with a very special performance at 6:30PM on Saturday, December 30th.

The show, “Home for the Holidays” is comprised of unique pop-classical songs that the quartet is so well known for as well as some traditional holiday favorites. Tickets start at $35. For more information check out the Art House website.

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Lyric Stage Co. presents Hold These Truths

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Friday, December 1st is opening night for The Lyric Stage Company’s latest production, Hold These Truths, a 90-minute play based on the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American Sociologist and son of Japanese immigrants, who is best known for resisting internment during World War II.

Actor Michael Hisamoto plays Hirabayashi, a college student and a Quaker, whose hope and patriotism will leave you cheering.  Hirabayashi’s story is told through flashbacks, taking the audience through his early life, challenging the curfew and exclusion orders in 1942. His storytelling is assisted by a trio of kurogo — traditional Japanese stage hands.

While Hirabayashi may have lost his case when he was alive, but Hirabayashi, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 by President Barack Obama. Paving the way to Hirabayashi’s ultimate victory. Full of theatricality and humanity, Hold These Truths celebrates resistance and offers startling parallels for contemporary politics.

The Slutcracker opens Friday, December 1st

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“Dance of the Reed Pole”

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

One of Boston’s naughtiest holiday theatrical traditions, The Slutcracker, opens later this week on Friday, December 1st at the Somerville Theatre 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 1st and will run through December 31st, but tickets to this show sell quickly and they have a limited calendar the last week of the month so do not delay.

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Gold Dust Orphans present: Whatever happened to baby Jesus

gold dust orphans, ryan landry, boston fringe theater, bosartsRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans are back starting at the end of this month with their new Christmas musical, Whatever happened to baby Jesus.

I can only imagine how Ryan Landry’s twisted imagination will weave the story of the 1960s classic, Whatever happened to baby Jane, starring Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Opening night is Thursday, November 30th and shows will run through Saturday, December 23rd (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Tickets start at $43.00 including tax and handling fees.

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Boston’s Colonial Theatre will reopen with a world-premiere of ‘Moulin Rouge’

Yesterday, The Boston Globe reported here that the long dormant Colonial Theater now owned by Emerson College will reopen in June 2018 with a world-premiere musical stage adaptation of the film “Moulin Rouge”, which could go on to Broadway following its run here in Boston.

The Colonial, which closed back in October 2015, has had millions of dollars spent renovating the beautifully historic 117-year old theater; with construction expected to be done by the spring. The international producer, Ambassador Theatre Group from London entered into a long-term lease with Emerson to operate the Colonial Theatre so Bostonians can expect a full line up of excellent shows following Moulin Rouge.

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Rendering from Ambassador Theatre Group & Elkus Manfredi Architects

Faceless by Zeitgeist Stage Company

bosarts, boston theater, zeitgeist I wanted to give a quick shout out to a Boston-based theater production company here in the South End that you may not be aware of called, Zeitgeist Stage Company. The theater company opened their 2017/18 season with a provocative New England premiere, Faceless. the play revolves around two women, 18 year-old Susie Glenn who is on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, as well as Claire Fathi, a recent Harvard Law grad and practicing Muslim, who has been brought on to prosecute Susie.  

Faceless performances run through October 7 at the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.  Performance are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 4 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 4 PM with talkbacks following the Sunday matinees.  

Click here for more information and tickets to Faceless

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