Theater & Shows in Boston


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  • First Night
    The first night of each New Year in Boston is always rung in with a celebratory bash known as First Night. The City of Boston created the idea in 1976 as a means of generating revenue and since then, spinoffs of the festival have come to life in endless cities throughout the country. The daylong schedule of activities begins on the afternoon of December 31, with art displays and music and dance performances scattered throughout the city. Families love looking at the ice sculpture masterpieces that line the streets on their way to the Boston Common ball field for the early evening fireworks display. All outdoor events are free, but for indoor attractions, entrants must buy a First Night button, which can be purchased in advance at many stores throughout the city.
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    36 Bromfield St
    Boston, MA US
  • From the Top
    Children who are interested in music early on can get their start at From the Top, a non-profit organization designed for kids eight and older to showcase their talents on the radio. Vocalists, composers and ensembles are featured in live national performances of classical music on National Public Radio. Young budding musicians, up to age eighteen, are eligible for a scholarship program and can sign up for workshops to prepare them for a live on-air performance of classical music and future career in the arts. Live shows give kids a chance to display their musical abilities in a variety of performances, broadcasts and concerts. Past productions have also appeared on the PBS series From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
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    295 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA US
  • Charles Playhouse
    From its inception in the 1980s performance-art scene in New York, the Blue Man Group�_s shows have evolved from impromptu sets in Central Park to stages across the world. The eponymous blue-skinned trio, described by the [_Chicago Tribune](h
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    74 Warrenton Street
    Boston, MA US
  • Zeitgeist Stage Company
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    116 W Newton St
    Boston, MA US
  • Improv Boston Theatre40 Prospect
    What makes it so great: weekly lineup of standup sets, improv, sketch comedy, variety shows, and musicals, Saturday-night student showcase, list of alumni that includes Adam Felber and Jen Kirkman
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    40 Prospect St
    Cambridge, MA US
  • Huntington Theatre Company
    Perhaps best known as a Marilyn Monroe movie from 1956, William Inge's Bus Stop begins with a snowstorm that strands a busload of passengers at a diner outside Kansas City. As the motley band—which includes a lovestruck cowboy and the nightclub singer he longs for—spend the night together, they fill the cold air with bluster, heartache, and laughter as they reach out tentatively for love. Huntington's former artistic director Nicholas Martin artfully unfolds the whole thing over the course of two hours, with two 10-minute intermissions for the audience to catch its breath after laughing and running wind sprints up and down the aisles.
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    281 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA US
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