Theater & Shows in Boston, MA

Blue Man Group – Boston

Blue Man Group

Charles Playhouse

Acclaimed trio of painted humanoids specialize in performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$83.35 $45

"Golden Girls Live On Stage: a Drag Parody with Music!" (October 7–November 6)

Golden Girls LIVE On Stage A Drag Parody with Music!

Club Café

A Golden Girls drag parody performs an original musical episode every weekend; includes a photo op and discount on food

$95.50 $29

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$25 $18.75

"An American in Paris" (November 1-6)

"An American in Paris"

Wang Theatre

A young American soldier and a mysterious French girl sweep audiences off their feet in this Tony Award-winning musical

$80.60 $48.25


Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre

South End

$50 $31

Ivan Amodei: "Intimate Illusions" on December 28 or 29

Ivan Amodei

Boston Park Plaza

Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $36

Jillian Michaels on May 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Jillian Michaels

The Wilbur

Personal trainer and fitness celebrity shares her tips for health and success in an interactive multimedia presentation

$47 $29

Cappella Clausura 2016–17 Season (November 19–May 14)

Cappella Clausura

Multiple Locations

Sixteen-piece choir highlights the work of female composers throughout history with a full season of thematic shows with varied programs

$27 $15

"The Cradle Will Rock"

Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts


$12 $9

Becoming Judy - A Coming Out Cabaret on Saturdays at 8 p.m., October 8–November 5

Becoming Judy - A Coming Out Cabaret

Club Café

Award-winning tribute artist Peter Mac channels Judy Garland on Broadway in this glamorous musical revue with no lip-syncing

$42.39 $19

"How Soft the Lining"

Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts


$21 $15.50

"Portal: Stories from the Edge"

Boston University Dance Theater


$27 $17.75

Magician Ivan Amodei

Boston Park Plaza

Boston, MA

$65 $42.25

"Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again."

Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre

South End

$25 $16.50

"Big: The Musical"

Eliot Hall

Jamaica Plain

$25 $16.50

"Sense and Sensibility" - Sunday October 30, 2016 / 2:00pm

Hibernian Hall


$25 $16.50

New Hampshire Philharmonic's Holiday Pops on November 26 or 27

New Hampshire Philharmonic's Holiday Pops!

Stockbridge Theatre

The Pinkerton Chorale joins the New Hampshire Philharmonic for a selection of holiday favorites

$25 $12

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 11—December 15)

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

Make memories with the world-famous Rockettes, a production featuring the high-kicking dance troupe and other holiday showstoppers

$75.80 $45

"Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite" on Saturday, December 10, at 3 p.m.

Max & Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Bunnies from the hit children’s show charm kids with a unique take on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

$48.25 $25

"An Inspector Calls"

Arlington Friends of the Drama


$20 $13.75

The House Of Mood Presents Burlesque & Cabaret Show on Saturday, November 19, at 8:30 p.m.

Burlesque & Cabaret Show

House of Mood

House of Mood burlesque dancers dazzle with titillating dance routines and musical numbers in a cabaret-style show

$50 $25

"James and the Giant Peach"

Stoneham Theatre


$25 $16.50

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical"

Walpole Footlighters Playhouse

South Norwood

$25 $17

"The Santaland Diaries"

Rogers Center for the Arts

North Andover

$35 $8

"Don't Dress for Dinner"

Walpole Footlighters Playhouse

South Norwood

$20 $13.75

"Call of Courage" - Friday November 18, 2016 / 7:00pm

Strand Theatre


$30 $8

"When January Feels Like Summer"

Central Square Theater


$39 $24.75

"Planet of Warrior-Bunnies"

Arlington Center for the Arts

East Arlington

$15 $4.75


Haverhill City Hall Auditorium

Downtown Haverhill

$20 $13.75


The Rockwell


$5 $2.50

Select Local Merchants

  • SuperShag Dance Studios
    Influenced by dance trends from Europe to Latin America, the staff at SuperShag Dance Studios splits its time between three Boston-area spaces filled with dancing poles, yoga mats, and custom sound systems. Founder Chris Johnston—who won several amateur Latin dance championships as a kid in Ireland and was named a World Class adjudicator by the National Dance Council of America—carefully amassed his talented troupe of teachers from dance schools around the world and from Fred Astaire’s botched attempts to clone himself. During private and group lessons, they spice up Latin-, ballroom-, and pole-dance numbers with an urban twist heavily influenced by British Dancesport, and ready students for competitions.
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    Charlestown, MA US
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    An Evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra The swell of strings, the roar of percussion: a night at Symphony Hall is a passionate, singular affair, whether you’re there to revel in Beethoven or to explore intrepid contemporary works. But in order to get the most out of a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance, it’s helpful to know a bit of background. Read on for a guide to this longstanding Boston institution: An Illustrious History 1881: Founded by philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, the orchestra gives its first performance at the Boston Music Hall. 1900: Symphony Hall opens and becomes the orchestra’s permanent residence. Its fin de siècle architecture enthralls audiences to this day. 1940: Inspired by Higginson, music director Serge Koussevitzky founds the Berkshire Music Center. Now known as the Tanglewood Music Center, it trains musicians and puts on a popular summer concert series. 1950s: The BSO begins performing internationally. In 1956, it tours the Soviet Union—the first American orchestra to do so. 2004: James Levine takes over as music director, a post he holds until 2011. During his tenure, Levine embraces the work of contemporary artists and expands the orchestra’s reach over new platforms, successfully ushering it into the 21st century. Audience Etiquette What to wear: Unless you’re there on the opening night of the season, black tie is not necessary. Men can get by with a dark suit; women can wear a dress that’s at least knee-length, or a pair of dressy slacks. When to clap: Use your program (or the rest of the audience) as your guide. Don’t applaud in between movements of longer pieces; wait until the piece is completely finished to signal your appreciation. Who to bring: Children younger than 5 are not allowed at performances, but older kids may enjoy the orchestra’s sights and sounds. Specifically tailored to the preschool set, the BSO’s Concerts for Very Young People are free events held at the Boston Children’s Museum. Before and After The neighborhood has plenty to offer those who want to make the night special. For an authentic French dinner beforehand, reserve a table at Brasserie Jo; show your BSO ticket for a glass of wine or a dessert on the house with the purchase of an entrée. After the performance, head to the intimate Lucca Back Bay, which serves cocktails until 2 a.m.
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    Boston, MA US
  • Limelight Stage & Studio
    Visit Limelight Stage & Studio for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Boston's Chinatown - Leather District. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Limelight Stage & Studio also has a private area available for use. Live musical acts often perform, and patrons take advantage of the spacious dance floor. The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers. If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. If you need to feed a big crowd, Limelight Stage & Studio also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Limelight Stage & Studio is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options. Limelight Stage & Studio makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Menu items at Limelight Stage & Studio tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Limelight Stage & Studio. Pay Limelight Stage & Studio a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment. For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Limelight Stage & Studio today.
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    Boston, MA US
  • Jacques
    For those extra long days, cool off with a cocktail at Jacques. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Jacques' TV. Treat your ears to some live tunes — the restaurant frequently features a DJ or band. Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. Jacques is just steps away from a parking lot. Tired from driving? Enjoy a relaxing ride when you take public transportation; accessible stops include Tufts Medical Center (Orange), New England Medical Center Station, and Washington St. @ Tufts Med Center (SL4, SL5). For those who prefer to travel by bike, Jacques is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Expect your bill at Jacques to come in at around $30 per person. At the end of your gourmet meal, break out the bills because Jacques only accepts cash. So when you're looking for a good time with great company, head to Jacques for drinks and dancing. Rediscover your favorite American meals at Jacques. You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Jacques and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
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    Boston, MA US
  • Boston Philharmonic
    The Press Box: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Under the guidance of conductor Benjamin Zander, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra has entered what fellow conductor Christopher Wilkins calls "a Golden Age." From stages at Symphony Hall, Harvard, and the New England Conservatory, the orchestra invites Bostonians of all stripes to make music a part of their lives. Its renowned classical programs often come with musicology lessons, courtesy of the orchestra's passionate conductor: “Zander did his usual peptalk beforehand, sharing infectious energy and humor, growling, snarling and demonstrating chords at a piano to translate Strauss’s emotions into music.” — Boston Musical Intelligencer “[...] the Boston Philharmonic was a fascinating and often briskly exciting ride” — Boston Globe “Whoops, whistles and flash bulbs at the end attested to an abundance of family and friends in the audience, but the concert was one that any music lover would savor.” — New York Times “I wish more professional orchestras played as thrillingly and with as much commitment as they did.” — New York Arts
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    Boston, MA US
  • "ElF The Broadway Musical"
    The Citi Performing Arts Center's calendar of musicals, operas, rock concerts, dance productions, standup comedians, and classic-film screenings is a culmination of its decades as a Boston historical landmark. Starting out in 1925 as a "movie cathedral," the theater—then a renovated arts center capable of housing the most ambitiously scaled Broadway productions—morphed into the headquarters of the Boston Ballet. Throughout all its names and incarnations, the venue has retained the grandeur and luster of some long-lost wing of Versailles. In the lobby, dark-veined columns carved from imported marble vault skyward toward an arched ceiling and an enormous crystal chandelier that hangs like a pendulum from its center. In the theater itself, frescoes and intricate filigree surround the golden cupola that looms over a sea of scarlet velvet seats—a sight as awe-inspiring to audiences as it is terrifying to first-graders performing their first clarinet recital there.
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    Boston, MA US