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Greece – A High School Musical

Ryan Landry, Boston Fringe TheaterRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans have already announced their Spring show in Boston will be Greece: A High School Musical.

The website promises chariot races, vengeful gods and plenty of teenage angst as well as a stellar cast of Grecian Greasers ready to dance and slay you with laughter. What happens when Zeus’ only daughter is caught obsessing on the petty goings on of mere mortals? He sends her to a public school. No sooner does she arrive on Earth when she meets a gorgeous Trojan and all Hades breaks loose. Add a tangled web of love stories that rivals A Midsummer Nights Dream and you get the picture.

While the Gold Dust Orphan’s spring production won’t open until early May, tickets are now available for sale.

GREECE: A High School Musical
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, June 4
At The Ramrod Performing Arts Centre

Boston’s Slutcracker opens this week

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“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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Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

 

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
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets today

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.

Support Boston’s theater and arts scene this October

Looking for a fun date alternative? Next month there are some really cool productions from local theater companies that are worth taking note of and reserving tickets to see. Peruse the list of shows I’ve shared and feel free to add others I’ve omitted in the comments section.

BCA Black Box Theater, Boston Fringe Theater, BosArtsThe Fall River Axe Murders at the BCA Black Box Theater Oct 1-22 Just in time for Halloween, Angela Carter uses an inventive blend of storytelling, movement and puppetry arts, The Fall River Axe Murders. We all know what Lizzie Borden did on that sweltering August day in 1892, but what if there were more to the story? Angela Carter’s strange and Gothic play takes a much closer look at Lizzie Borden and the gruesome murders.

BosArts, Boston theaterWe’re Gonna Die from Company One at Club Oberon Oct. 4-8 After a sold-out run in April 2016, We’re Gonna Die returns to Club Oberon for five shows. Boldly exploring the less awesome moments of life through song, storytelling and stand-up, this OBIE-Award-winning cabaret event is the smartest and most life-affirming way to contemplate the inevitable!

Boston Theater, BosArtsTiger Style! from The Huntington Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion Oct 14 – Nov 13 This smart urban comedy is abou two squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen who reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, have become epic failures: he’s just been passed up for promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious new comedy examines race, parenting, and success.

The WarriorWarrior Class from the Lyric Stage Co. Oct 21 – Nov 13 Just in time for the climax of this year’s Presidential election season is The Lyric Stage Co. productionof Warrior Class which centers on an up and coming New York assemblyman who’s been dubbed “The Republican Obama.” The son of Chinese immigrants and a decorated war veteran, he looks forward to a seemingly limitless political career until someone from his past threatens to reveal a college transgression. How far will he go to keep the incident out of the public eye?

SpeakEasy Stage Co., BosArts, Boston TheaterThe Scottsboro Boys from the SpeakEasy Stage Oct 21 – Nov 19 This Boston premiere brings 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. Featuring a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical 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.

BosArtsLe Corsaire from Boston Ballet at the Opera House Oct 27 – Nov 16   The Boston Ballet opens their 2016/2017 season with Le Corsaire, a classical ballet steeped in swashbuckling adventure and passionate romance. A dashing pirate battles to rescue his beloved from Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn – in opulent places, secret caves and on the turbulent sea.