Cutler Majestic Theatre

Theatre

Big Fish by SpeakEasy at Calderwood Pavillion at the BCA, Now - April 11

 

Originally a movie by Tim Burton, Big Fish found its way to Broadway in a big over blown production but now has settled at the SpeakEasy for a more intimate look at a father and son relationship. Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales. With this new adaptation, book by John August, and music by Andrew Lippa, the smaller cast boasts some of the finest voices Boston has heard in a long time. Staged in the Wimberley theatre at the Calderwood Pavillion, the twelve member cast round out the fanciful story with ease and credibility. I loved it, you will too. 

The Colored Museum, a laugh riot at the Huntington Now - April 5

Head for the Huntington theatre and experience one of the funniest shows in a long time. Tony award-winner Goerge C. Wolfe takes us through eleven hilarous looks at African American culture and the stereotypes often associated with them. Directed by Billy Porter, it's an insightful right on look at African American culture in various forms. The five member cast manages to keep you enthralled and engaged throughout the intermissionless show. Only towards the end does it lose some of its steam. Ironic and witty, the colored museum is the highlight so far of Boston's theatre scene. It's worth your attention, don't miss it. 

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 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.