What a timely and touching story of family, love and loss. In this drama, directed by Paul Daigneault you will be privy to two of the finest acting performances of the season by the two lead characters. You will be mesmerized for an hour and forty minutes, as Nancy E. Carroll plays a frustrated Dallas matriarch who makes a surprise visit to New York in her late son's former partner Cal, who is now married to another man, and raising a young son. Michael Kaye is Cal, who confronts her for not only the life her son might have led if she gave him the love and care that he deserved. Both actors are still grieving in their own way and finally realize how the world has changed in attitude. This is a play that will stay with you for a very long time, as you feel the pain frustration that has left a void in their lives.
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie with In The Mood!
In The Mood is a fully-staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters, and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental, and patriotic music of the World War II era.
An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.
Shaleeha G’ntamobi has written a gritty, ghetto drama about an alcoholic African-American and her card shark son in the projects, and it’s been accepted by the prestigious Humana Festival. The problem is that Shaleeha is actually a pseudonym for Danny, a young gay, white playwright, created in the hopes of increasing the play’s chances for success. Danny hires Emilie, an African American actress, to impersonate his nome de plume. Complications ensue as Danny drags Emilie, and his friends, down a path of lies and betrayal. The Submission is a fierce and hilarious drama about privilege, obsession, and the lies we tell to get what we want.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, at Stoneham Theatre, May 14 through June 7.
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead
Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin
in Association with Frank Productions
Directed by Ilyse Robbins
From the director of 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie, this toe-tapping musical follows young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company. This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical includes great songs like "Coffee Break," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," and "Brotherhood of Man."
How do you take what was probably Shakespeare's first history play, filled with more characters than any other in the canon, rife with conflicts from days gone by, mount it with a handful of actors, and make it engaging? Trust! The Henry VI plays were popular back in the day not for being an Elizabethan equivalent of a reality show, but because they were packed with conspiratorial machinations unfolding right in front of you in an irresistible feast of intrigue.
What better way to stage Moss Hart’s riotous backstage comedy than with an all-star cast of Boston’s brightest and best comedians . . . and that’s just what's been assembled!
Set in the Ritz-Carlton Boston, Light Up the Sky is a backstage comedy about the colorful artists involved in breathing life into a Broadway-bound play and that moment of anticipation and terror just before an audience sees it for the very first time. Meet the grand, charismatic leading lady, the hopeful young playwright, the high-strung director, the boorish producer, and, of course, the leading lady’s eccentric mother in this affectionate and hilarious look at THE THEATRE!
Upstairs at the Charles, this is another long-run hit that takes theatre to another level. It's new. It's cool. BLUE MAN GROUP has updated the wildly popular theatrical show in Boston! Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, BLUE MAN GROUP showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature BLUE MAN GROUP moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment It's a happening . . . ninety minutes of non-verbal mayhem. Actors painted blue from head to toe play drums, mime and most of all amuse. Their look at life is totally off the wall. The ultimate "theatre of the absurd." A must-see-to-believe event.
Tues.-Fri 8 p.m.
Sat 6:30 and 9:30pm.
Sun at 3 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 and $45.
Upstairs at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston
Tips for the Bargain Bunch!
You may be able to catch theatre in Boston for half price. Here are places where you can get discounted tickets:
BosTix sells tickets to a good variety of shows at their locations in Copley Square and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, and the Holyoke Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge. BosTix is also a Ticketmaster outlet. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Not all shows offer tickets through BosTix.
The Huntington Repertory Theatre sells half-price tickets within two hours of showtime for Tuesday through Thursday performances.
The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge offers discounts to students for unsold tickets 30 minutes before showtime, and at 11 a.m. Monday, and "pay what you can" tickets are sold for available Saturday matinees.
The Charles Playhouse on Warrenton Street in Boston is offering free admission for volunteer ushers needed for its current long-run production of "Blue Man Group." Arrive one hour before showtime, and stay 15 minutes after to help clean up. You need to wear all black. If you're interested, call (617) 426-6912 for more information.