Tag Archives: Theater

Brown is the New Pink opens tonight in Ptown

Arthouse, ProvincetownRyan Landry and Varla Jean Merman are part of the Ptown ensemble who will be performing Brown is the New Pink which will play at the Ptown Art House.

To purchase tickets and for more information link here.

Free Fun Fridays start tomorrow

Free Fun Fridays Highland FoundationThe Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays again this summer, starting this Friday, June 24th.  The program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Starting this Friday, and each Friday through the end of August, multiple sites will be open for free. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Tanglewood, Lyric Stage Company, Mass MoCA, and more.

For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – June 24.Free Fun Fridays

Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common returns

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyOne month from today the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will open their nearly 3 week run of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common.  This year’s production will feature one of the Bard’s comedies: Love’s Labour’s LostThe play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directed by Steven Maler
July 20 – August 7, 2016
FREE and open to the public

I will write more about the free performances later this summer.  Please plan on coming down to the Boston Common one night with friends or maybe a special friend to enjoy the production directed by Steven Maler and the excellent cast.

Donkey Show at the Oberon

TheaterAre you looking for something fun to do next weekend? Join The Welcoming Committee when they head back to the Oberon Theater for a takeover of The Donkey Show.

Unfamiliar with The Donkey Show? It is a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is a long-running glitter-filled show hosted at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square.  The show is an absolute blast. Sergio and I joined TWC back in 2013 and I still smile when I think about all the fun we had. Oberon Theater Donkey ShowThis annual TWC event always sells out so take advantage of their  limited number of discounted tickets ($5 off the public price). For more information about the program and how to get your discounted tickets, visit TWC’s event page, Donkey Show Takeover.

Todrick Hall: Straight Outta Oz

Straight outta oz, WilburThe talented Todrick Hall is bringing his handsome, talented cast to Boston later this summer to perform his new show, Straight Outta Oz, at The Wilbur on Wednesday, August 3rd.  Tickets went on sale earlier this month so if you are a fan, get tickets while they last: Todrick Hall – Straight Outta Oz.

Upcoming theater and shows in Ogunquit

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Ogunquit PlayhouseThere are plenty of entertainment options for you to consider in Ogunquit. However, the epicenter of performing arts is at the Ogunquit Playhouse, which has a fantastic season of scheduled plays and musicals.  If you are planning a trip to Ogunquit, consider getting tickets to a play one night.

June 15 – July 9      Anything Goes is a saucy musical you’ll love.
July 13 – Aug 6       The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic love story.
Aug 10 – Sept 3     Priscilla Queen of the Dessert is a campy classic.

Mainestreet also hosts a series of shows that are worth seeing if spending an evening in a theater isn’t quite your thing and you would prefer a good laugh.

May 28 – 29 see Hedda Lettuce Live at Mainestreet.
June 17th see Varla Jean Merman perform Big Black Hole.
June 25 – 26 see Miss Richfield 1981 Red Lips to the White House.

More shows will be announced soon so be sure to check Mainestreet website.

World Premiere: I Was Most Alive with You

Huntington Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston TheaterThe Huntington Theatre world premiere, I Was Most Alive with You, opens next week at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End. The new play centers on a gay, deaf man who undergoes a series of severe life reversals.


Craig Lucas who wrote and is directing the production also wrote librettos to the current hit Broadway musical An American in Paris and to Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza; his list of plays includes Prelude to a Kiss, Blue Window and Reckless. Award-winning deaf actor Russell Harvard ( Spring Awakening on Broadway) will play the lead role of Knox.

Tickets can be ordered online (see the link above) by phone at (617) 266-0800 or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office in the South End.