Cutler Majestic Theatre

Theatre 

Leave it to the creative dynamos at the Speakeasy as the final production of  their 25th season offers a passonate and thought-provking theatre piece that will grab you from the opening to the finale.Winner of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, DOGFIGHT tells the story of three young Marines enjoying one last night in San Francisco before their deployment to Vietnam.  Part of their “fun” includes a contest to see who can bring the ugliest date to a platoon party.  But when Corporal Eddie Birantic the scofre is dlace meets Rose, the awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win the bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. At times, raucous and then romantic  the music by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul is a sample of why this songwriting duo is the one to watch.Director Paul Daigneault keeps the highly effective cast--all with strong voices- moving swiftly thru the slightly abstract set in a new in the round configuration for the Speakeasy..  How we understand ourselves, and how we perceive others all come into play. It's a provacative piece that should not be missed.

.Lyric stage closes  season with "Peter and the Starcatcher" now - June 25

   
PeterAndTheStarcatcher

Lyric Stage closes its 2015-16 with an acclaimed new play that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. Peter and the Starcatcher chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling

 Peter and the Starcatcher chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes The Boy Who Never Grew Up.  Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan that will have you hooked from the moment you let your mind take wing. As the NY Times raved, “this show never stops flying!”

 

"Matilda"at Boston Opera House June 14

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Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony® Awards, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”

Matilda The Musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. Every person who enters the theatre, regardless of age, will require their own ticket.


    
Long-Running Hits

Shear Madness
Shear Madness ImageBoston's and the country's longest-running non-musical has been playing to full houses ever since it opened in 1980. A murder mystery set in a unisex hair salon, it is a unique theatrical experience. It started in Boston and has played all over the world, including Budapest, Rome, and Mexico City. The audience gets involved in this interactive whodunit. The actors keep it fresh and topical and in the cozy atmosphere of the Charles Playhouse, it makes for a fun, lighthearted evening's entertainment. Through the years, it has developed a cult-like following, and many have seen it numerous times. The ending changes depending on the audience. In honor of its 20th anniversary here in Boston, there will be special fundraising activities to benefit Rosie's Place in its efforts to create a Wellness Center at its South End facility.

Tuesday - Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 and 7 p.m.
Tickets: (617) 426-5225
Charles Playhouse, Warrenton Street, Boston

Blue Man Group
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 Theatresells 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.