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Lyric Stage Co’s, Road Show

Stephen SondheimLooking for a date night suggestion for a friend who loves musicals? Perhaps you’d like to check out The Lyric Stage Company’s latest production, Road Show.  The Sondheim musical made its New England debut when it opened at the Lyric Stage Co. earlier this month and it runs through February 11th.

Road Show was inspired by a New Yorker article Stephen Sondheim read about the real-life Mizner brothers, Addison and Wilson, who were born in California in the late 1800s. Beginning at the deathbed of their father who encourages them to go out and mold the new nation, the musical spans the globe from the Klondike gold rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala, New York, and eventually the real-estate boom of Boca Raton, Florida. Over 40 years, the brothers seek out the amorphous and elusive American Dream through the booms and busts of the early 20th century, with bouts of brotherly love and hate. The musical travelogue takes a close look at the optimism and opportunism of the time through the lens of two ambitious, eccentric, and charming individuals.

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Shakespeare In Love will make you smile and laugh

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Shakespeare in Love || Photo by Nile Hawver / Nile Scott Shots

Set in the larger and more comfortable Wimberly Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion, SpeakEasy uses the stage brilliantly to recreate a 16th Century theater in London that effectively transitions from playhouse to bar to bedroom with the same ease as the co-leads who portray their parts. Lead roles are played by the handsome Netwon native George Olesky and the beautiful Jennifer Ellis who I loved in SpeakEasy’s spring 2017 production of The Bridges of Madison County.

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Shakespeare in Love || Photo by Nile Hawver / Nile Scott Shots

The play is rife with witty lines that reference Shakespeare plays and funny scenarios; like in the beginning of the play depicting the Bard as suffering from writer’s bloc and incapable of writing even a sonnet until he unwittingly meets his Juliet. One needn’t be a fan of Shakespeare to appreciate the humor anymore than one needed to know it to enjoy the movie, but it certainly did make me laugh hearing famous lines turned on their head like using one of Lady MacBeth’s most guilt-ridden lines as a humorous punch line for a dog.

Tickets to see Shakespeare In Love are reasonably priced with tickets starting at $25.00. Performances run Wednesday thru Sunday until February 10th.

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Sound like a great show but don’t live in Boston? The SpeakEasy Stage joins fourteen other theater companies in the United States, that have productions of this comedy in their 2017 / 2018 season, making Shakespeare In Love the most produced show in the country so check your local theater companies – who knows? Perhaps a production of this comedy is taking place nearby.

Lyric Stage Co. presents Stephen Sondheim’s, Road Show

boston theater, bosartsLater this week The Lyric Stage Co. returns with their first production of 2018, Road Show. The show is inspired by a New Yorker article Stephen Sondheim read about the Mizner brothers, Addison and Wilson, who were born in California in the late 1800s. The show opens at the deathbed of their father who encourages the brothers to go out and mold the new nation. The musical spans the globe as the brothers seek out the amorphous and elusive American Dream through the booms and busts of the early 20th century.

Road Show
January 12 – February 11, 2018
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Menopausal Mermaid opens Thursday at Club Cafe

gay boston, boston drag theaterLooking for something different? Later this week a new show opens at Club Cafe’s Moonshine Room called, The Menopausal Mermaid: A drag parody reimagined! The show is described as a kaleidoscope of fantastic drag, sexy sailors and outrageous costumes.

The show opens with a slightly wiser (and peeved) version of Ariel than the Disney production presents. Feeling betrayed by Eric and cursed by Ursula, Ariel is ready to kick ass in this 90-minute musical parody that picks up where the Disney fairy tale left off.  Tired of playing by the rules, Ariel reinvents herself, and along the way she takes on love, fame and Walt Disney.

gay boston, fringe theater, bosartsThe Menopausal Mermaid: A drag parody reimagined!
Thursday thru Sunday || January 11 – March 25, 2018
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Tell your friends and get tickets while they last. Tickets to this show (including service fees are just $32 and change.

24-hour comedy fundraiser for Globe Santa

Does the holiday season stress you out? Boston’s Improv Asylum will be  performing for 24-hours, starting Thursday at 7PM. The ensemble is composed of current Improv Asylum cast members as well as alumni and special guests. The event will also feature interviews with local celebrities, auctions with items perfect for last-minute Christmas gifts, and more. Tickets are just $25.

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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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