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"Gross Indecency": Staged Reading Details the Trials of Oscar Wilde

at Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Moises Kauffman's "Gross Indecency" draws on actual trial transcripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other source materials to tell the story of Oscar Wilde's indecency trials. This brillian... [more+]

Moises Kauffman's "Gross Indecency" draws on actual trial transcripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other source materials to tell the story of Oscar Wilde's indecency trials. This brilliantly executed drama delves into a subject our society continues to wrestle with today, as Wilde, one of England's most beloved writers, is put on trial for homosexual behavior. Kauffman combines complex issues of classism and sexuality with the moving story of one artist's downfall and a gripping courtroom drama to create a piece that is both emotional and riveting. Concord's Umbrella Center for the Arts showcases a staged reading of this tale to highlight lesser-known or produced works, with the intention of sparking dialogue and tackling important social issues. [less-]

Eight Gay Plays on Adolescence, Relationships & More

at Club Cafe, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Prolific playwright George Smart presents eight short plays taking you on journeys through the pangs of gay adolescence, the treacherous waters of relationships and cross-cultural miscommunication. Fu... [more+]

Prolific playwright George Smart presents eight short plays taking you on journeys through the pangs of gay adolescence, the treacherous waters of relationships and cross-cultural miscommunication. Funny, relevant, irreverent and everything in between, these plays span an incredible breadth of emotions and share relatable stories you won't want to miss at Boston's Club Cafe. [less-]

"Mrs. Packard": A Drama Inspired by True Events

at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $10

The year is 1861 in Illinois and Elizabeth Packard has just been deemed insane by her husband. Forced into an insane asylum against her will, Elizabeth must fight for her life while also attempting to... [more+]

The year is 1861 in Illinois and Elizabeth Packard has just been deemed insane by her husband. Forced into an insane asylum against her will, Elizabeth must fight for her life while also attempting to change a cruel and unjust institutional system. Inspired by true events, Emily Mann's powerful drama, "Mrs. Packard", gives a harrowing account of one's woman strength and resilience. Following a critically acclaimed production of "The Libertine" in 2013, Bridge Rep and Playhouse Creatures join forces once again to bring "Mrs. Packard" to the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge. [less-]

"Franklin": Mystery in the North Pole

at Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Walcott Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

The new drama "Franklin" explores the ill-fated expedition to the North Pole in 1845. The explorers were seeking the Northwest Passage but instead found ice, starvation and insanity. Now, a modern-day... [more+]

The new drama "Franklin" explores the ill-fated expedition to the North Pole in 1845. The explorers were seeking the Northwest Passage but instead found ice, starvation and insanity. Now, a modern-day archaeologist has been searching for the second ship in the expedition, but after three years, time is running out. The mystery only deepens in this work written by Samantha Noble and directed by Stephanie LeBolt. [less-]

"Your Terrible Ex!" -- Improv Show Based on Bad Relationships

at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain
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Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Fri, April 14
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Awful relationships cause more than their fair share of heartaches (and headaches), and now Naffy Improv comes to the rescue with "Your Terrible Ex!" From clingers to cheapos to deadbeats and beyond, ... [more+]

Awful relationships cause more than their fair share of heartaches (and headaches), and now Naffy Improv comes to the rescue with "Your Terrible Ex!" From clingers to cheapos to deadbeats and beyond, Boston's top cast of improvisers will transform all of your real relationship nightmares into one hilarious show that'll make your sides ache with laughter. Even if you've never had a cringe-worthy love life, you'll still get a kick out of seeing everyone else's stories unfold before your very eyes. You're guaranteed to enjoy this bad date when "You're Terrible Ex!" takes over The Riot Theater. [less-]

"Altar Boyz": A Sinfully Spectacular Musical Comedy

at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $55
OFFER PRICE: $27.50

Get ready to sing the praises of this off-Broadway musical comedy sensation about a fictitious Christian boy band that sets out to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Filled with angelic voice... [more+]

Get ready to sing the praises of this off-Broadway musical comedy sensation about a fictitious Christian boy band that sets out to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Filled with angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing and plenty of pointed parody, "Altar Boyz" finds the five-member group finally hitting the big time with their latest concert. But the boys are worried that their pious pop act -- filled with songs like "Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait" and "Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone" -- might not go over as well with sophisticated city folk. Don't miss this full-length, all-singing, all-dancing production of "Altar Boyz" at the Stoneham Theatre. [less-]

Satire Skewers Hollywood Culture: "The Little Dog Laughed"

at Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre, Boston
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $13

This risqué comedy -- from acclaimed playwright Douglas Carter Beane -- playfully exposes the challenges of being gay in Hollywood with its satirical look at the scandalous world of young celebrity. ... [more+]

This risqué comedy -- from acclaimed playwright Douglas Carter Beane -- playfully exposes the challenges of being gay in Hollywood with its satirical look at the scandalous world of young celebrity. In this production, a rising movie star gets pulled in all directions by his spin doctor agent (who keeps pushing him back in the closet), the sexy "rent-boy" who's caught his eye, the rent-boy's naïve and needy girlfriend, and the photographers tracking his every move. "The Little Dog Laughed" earned itself a Tony nomination for Best Play, as well as a GLAAD Media Award for its off-Broadway run. Now you can soak up all of its delicious satire at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. [less-]

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre: "Taking Flight"

at The Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Thu, April 06
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $21

For 30 years, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has been one of the leading producers of new ballets in the country. Artistic director José Mateo continues to choreograph inspiring and dynamic new repertory... [more+]

For 30 years, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has been one of the leading producers of new ballets in the country. Artistic director José Mateo continues to choreograph inspiring and dynamic new repertory works featuring his signature minimalistic and modern approach. Settle into the intimate cabaret-style seating of the Sanctuary Theatre in Cambridge and get carried away by the troupe's latest, "Taking Flight". The program features "The Last Circus", set to Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments, "Reverie", set to the sounds of Ravel and finally, "The Even and the Odd", set to Anna Clyne's "Night Ferry." [less-]

"Coyote on a Fence": Gripping Death Row Drama

at First Church in Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sun, April 02
Thu, April 06
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FULL PRICE: COMP
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Although they're polar opposites, two condemned inmates make a profound connection from their side-by-side cells in "Coyote on a Fence". This drama from playwright Bruce Graham explores the nature of ... [more+]

Although they're polar opposites, two condemned inmates make a profound connection from their side-by-side cells in "Coyote on a Fence". This drama from playwright Bruce Graham explores the nature of evil and the implications of the death penalty through a provocative piece of entertainment inspired by true events. Prisoner John is an educated man and the editor of "The Death Row Advocate". He sees his killing of a known drug dealer as justified -- as does the simple-minded, psychotic Bobby, who committed a racist mass murder. But their unfolding relationship reveals a deeper moral complexity that provokes thought and challenges long-held assumptions. This production of "Coyote on a Fence" comes to the First Church in Boston courtesy of Hub Theatre Company of Boston. Donations of new and gently loved children's books will be collected at each performance for local charities. [less-]

"Gypsy": The Tony-Winning Showbiz Musical

at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

There's a reason why actresses like Ethel Merman, Patti LuPone, Tyne Daly and Bette Midler have wanted to play the mother of all musical roles. "Gypsy" is that good. Even "The New York Times" says it ... [more+]

There's a reason why actresses like Ethel Merman, Patti LuPone, Tyne Daly and Bette Midler have wanted to play the mother of all musical roles. "Gypsy" is that good. Even "The New York Times" says it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." Only an epic this grand could capture the real-life Rose, the ultimate stage mom, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to see one of them leave it all behind to become a burlesque sensation. With a book by Arthur Laurents ("West Side Story"), music by Jule Styne ("Funny Girl") and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ("Sweeney Todd", "Into the Woods"), this timeless favorite boasts classic crowd-pleasing songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "Together Wherever We Go," "Some People," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn." Catch this always emotional and engaging show, via a Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club production at Loeb Drama Center. [less-]

Stand-Up at the Comedy Scene: Top Performers Hit Foxborough

at The Comedy Scene , Foxboro
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Fri, April 07
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Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

With its prime locale, just across the plaza from Gillette Stadium, the new Comedy Scene nightclub shares a prestigious Patriot Place address with one of the most successful teams in NFL history, and ... [more+]

With its prime locale, just across the plaza from Gillette Stadium, the new Comedy Scene nightclub shares a prestigious Patriot Place address with one of the most successful teams in NFL history, and they've drafted a stellar roster of talent ready to tackle the news of the day for some hard-hitting laughs. You'll recognize these New England and national comics from appearances on Comedy Central, BET and elsewhere, as well as at major clubs along the East Coast. Beantown's long been known as one of the country's top spots for stand-up, so the lineup of top performers is plenty deep. And with two comedians and a host on tap, there's sure to be something funny going on at every show. [less-]

"Jesus Christ Superstar", Performed by Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $25 - $41.50
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $22

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar" changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. The rock 'n' roll retelling of the last seven days in the life of J... [more+]

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar" changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. The rock 'n' roll retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, "Superstar" dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his message and his popularity, his betrayal by Judas, his trial before Pontius Pilate and his ultimate crucifixion. Chart-topping songs such as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him" dramatically highlight the struggles of those final days. Now the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra brings their version of this epic hit to the stage. See this 10-vocalist rock band perform, in its entirety, the rock opera that changed the world. It's a full-on contemporary rock spectacle, complete with epic lighting, thunderous sound -- and not a robe or sandal in sight. [less-]

Catch Top Stars and Rising Comedians at Nick's Comedy Stop

at Nick's Comedy Stop - Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and ... [more+]

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by "Travel + Leisure" magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District. [less-]

"Pippin": The High-Flying, Tony-Winning Musical Sensation

at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $54 - $64
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $32

After dazzling audiences in New York and Los Angeles -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival -- this exciting new staging of "Pippin" comes to The Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Thi... [more+]

After dazzling audiences in New York and Los Angeles -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival -- this exciting new staging of "Pippin" comes to The Hanover Theatre in Worcester. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats -- along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of "Wicked" and "Godspell". With classic songs like "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," as well as re-created interpretations of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of "Pippin" tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. Along the way, he encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. [less-]

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "Romeo and Juliet" Performed with Drunken Cast Member

at The Rockwell, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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Fri, April 07
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $15

Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast membe... [more+]

Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the UK, and the cast is now bringing the good time to Boston. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the "Dawson's Creek" theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head over to The Rockwell for a drunken twist on "Romeo and Juliet", because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before. [less-]

Dear Leader Headlines Cutting-Edge Night of Music

at Emerson/Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box , Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $8
OFFER PRICE: $4

The Black Box Sounds concert series returns with another great lineup of bands in an intimate setting ideal for enjoying the sonic landscapes created by these alt-rock favorites. One of Boston's best ... [more+]

The Black Box Sounds concert series returns with another great lineup of bands in an intimate setting ideal for enjoying the sonic landscapes created by these alt-rock favorites. One of Boston's best anthemic-rock groups, Dear Leader reunites for the first time since 2013 to perform and react to today's charged political climate. They'll be joined by the lo-fi rumblings of The Furniture and the moody cinematic-pop of The Douglas Fir during this atmospheric concert at the Emerson/Paramount Center. [less-]

Agatha Christie's Whodunit, "The Unexpected Guest"

at The Community House , Hamilton
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Stranded and lost in the fog after a car accident, a stranger wanders onto an estate during a dark and stormy night. Inside, the unexpected guest discovers a murdered man, his wife standing over him w... [more+]

Stranded and lost in the fog after a car accident, a stranger wanders onto an estate during a dark and stormy night. Inside, the unexpected guest discovers a murdered man, his wife standing over him with a gun. She claims she shot him, but her confession is unconvincing. The guest decides to help her concoct a plan to blame the murder on an intruder. Agatha Christie's chilling mystery "The Unexpected Guest" features a Pandora's box of love and hate, suspicion and intrigue, and plot twists that'll keep you guessing 'til the very end of this Stage 284 production at the Community House [less-]

Royal Drama & Sibling Rivalry in "The Lion in Winter"

at Quannapowitt Players Theater, Reading
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
Sun, April 02
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The witty historical drama "The Lion in Winter" brings England's King Henry II and his family to raucous life. It's 1183 and royals Henry, his estranged wife Eleanor and their three grown sons, Richar... [more+]

The witty historical drama "The Lion in Winter" brings England's King Henry II and his family to raucous life. It's 1183 and royals Henry, his estranged wife Eleanor and their three grown sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, gather at their winter palace for gifts, games and as much blood-letting as the Christmas holiday will allow. With questions of succession in the air, all three sons jockey to be named Henry's heir. Manipulation and intrigue abound in this lively script by James Goldman that was famously adapted into a film starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton. Now, "The Lion in Winter" returns to the stage in an exciting new production at the Quannapowitt Players Theater in Reading. [less-]

"Judy Garland and Company": The Songs That Got Away

at Club Cafe, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $30 - $75
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Self-described "male actress" Peter Mac has wowed audiences and critics alike for over a decade with his portrayal of the late, great Judy Garland. Now, Judy Garland is spending the evening with some ... [more+]

Self-described "male actress" Peter Mac has wowed audiences and critics alike for over a decade with his portrayal of the late, great Judy Garland. Now, Judy Garland is spending the evening with some of her her favorite gal pals. Some of the fabulous superstars who may drop in include: Mae West, Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn or any of the more than 50 women who Mac portrays on stage. It's a new show every week at Boston's Club Café, and Mac performs each of the roles as these iconic ladies of yesteryear. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

at Holiday Inn Boston - Somerville, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 08
Sat, April 29
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Sat, April 08
Sat, April 29
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FULL PRICE: $99.59
OFFER PRICE: $59.75

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll n... [more+]

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

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