Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood, but, when people start dying, the plant wants more than a few drops of blood.
The classic ’80s comedy is now a heartfelt musical fantasy. Josh Baskin is 12 years old. He wishes that his mom would stop hugging him in public, that he didn’t have to take out the garbage, and that Cynthia Benson, the girl next door, would notice him.
When she passes him over for an older boy, Josh makes a wish to be big—and wakes up the next morning in the body of a 30-year-old man! Driven from his home, Josh must navigate the unknown world of adults—jobs, girlfriends, and fancy foods—as he and his best friend seek out a way to undo the spell that caused him to grow.
Filled with Zoltar machines, floor pianos, and a dazzling, pop-filled score, Big, The Musical reminds us that there’s always room to be a child at heart, and that maturity comes in all sizes.
Brimming with classic songs and Technicolor spirit, The Wizard of Oz blows its way into the Julia Morgan Theater for an all-new production of this American classic.
When a storm hits her family farm in Kansas, young Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept over the rainbow to a magical land where scarecrows talk, tin men sing, lions (barely) roar, and where one very wicked witch rules the skies.
One of the most treasured stories of the 20th century, filled with the songs that made it an instant classic, this musical journey of finding home—and yourself—is this holiday season’s must-see family event!
Friday | Apr. 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | Apr. 29, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini’s final and most musically adventuresome opera – a sweeping saga of pride, passion and devotion. This is the legendary fable of a princess whose beauty men literally died to woo. Turandot – which includes the world’s most loved tenor aria, “Nessun dorma” – is a distinctive finale to Puccini’s career, combining and perfecting all that was great in his art. Set in ancient China, the Princess Turandot requires any suitor to answer correctly three riddles. If he fails, he must die. Calaf sees Turandot and falls immediately and deeply in love, accepting the challenge of the three riddles. He answers each riddle correctly, infuriating the princess. Calaf tells her that if she discovers his name before daylight, he will accept death instead of marrying her. Only Liù, the slave girl who secretly loves Calaf, knows his true name. The slave girl Liù sings of her love in “Tu che di gel sei cinta”, and Turandot tortures her more until finally Liù takes her own life to save Calaf. Calaf reproaches Turandot for her cruelty, then with a passionate kiss reveals his name to the princess, placing his fate in her hands. When Turandot is asked for Calaf’s name, chastened by emotion, she replies simply: “Love.”
Sung in Italian with English titles projected above the stage.
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Sharon Huff
January 19 – February 25
Vanya and Sonya are stuck in a rut until movie star sister, Masha, brings home her hot young boyfriend from Hollywood in this Tony Award-winning comedy, a fun-filled romp with a twist of Chekov thrown in for good measure!
With Bay Area's Premier Theatre Company, Stars 2000 presents Anything Goes!
Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl – no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. All is set aboard the magical ship where Anything Goes!
Puccini’s soaring opera explores the ephemeral quality of romance and the illusion and reality of desire. Accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble, this production trades spectacle and splash for taut storytelling and nuanced portrayals of character, performed in a space where you are never more than a few rows from the performers. Performed in Italian and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble.
Sat May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Wed May 17 @ 7:30 pm
Fri May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Sun May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
VIP Seating: Adult $40 Senior $35 (65+)
Premium Seating: Adult $35 Senior $30(65+)
General: Adult $25 Senior $20 (65+) Student $15
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre | By Jean Giradoux, translated by Christopher Fry | Directed by Sidney Friedman | Hector returns from battle as a peacemaker and convinces Ulysses and the populace of the insanity of war. Together they agree that the Trojan War shall not take place. But the poets need a war for their elegies and dirges; the king, because it is custom; the lawyer, because of his honor; and others, for various mean reasons. And so, in spite of all logic, the war erupts. | Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes. Please be advised that there will be no late seating for this production. All performances will begin at the scheduled curtain time.
Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm (talk-back)
Friday, May 5, 8pm
Saturday, May 6, 8pm
Sunday, May 7, 2pm
Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 | 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
$12 General Public | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | bostontheatrescene.com | 617-933-8600
OF BLOOD AND DIRT
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre
An adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, directed by Jeremy Ohringer.
February 25‐March 2
College of Fine Arts
“Jewels 1” Miller Studio Theatre 352
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Saturday, Feb 25, 5pm
Sunday, Feb 26, 10:30am and 7pm
Wednesday, Mar 1, 7:30pm
Thursday, Mar 2, 7:30pm
FREE Admission | More Information: bu.edu/cfa/theatre/events or 617.353.3390
Two generations of an Irish-American family gather in a hospital waiting room while awaiting the passing of their family matriarch. But when black sheep Skip unexpectedly returns, decades of baggage surface. A funny and moving look at family, faith, and forgiveness.