Boston's Hilarious Whodunit "Shear Madness"

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
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Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Thu, December 13
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FULL PRICE: $58
OFFER PRICE: $22 - $40

Set in a local hair salon, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murde... [more+]

Set in a local hair salon, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg. [less-]

Boston Pops: Legendary Annual "Holiday Pops" Concert

at Boston Symphony Hall, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Wed, December 12
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FULL PRICE: $33 - $82
OFFER PRICE: $28 - $50

"Holiday Pops" has become a much-loved Boston Yuletide tradition. For a few short weeks, historic Symphony Hall becomes a feast for the eyes and ears the Boston Pops performs beloved holiday music wit... [more+]

"Holiday Pops" has become a much-loved Boston Yuletide tradition. For a few short weeks, historic Symphony Hall becomes a feast for the eyes and ears the Boston Pops performs beloved holiday music with a special guest appearance from jolly old Santa Claus himself. Don't forget to warm up your vocal chords for the traditional Pops sing-along. For more than 30 years, millions of New Englanders and visitors to Boston have experienced the wonder of the "Holiday Pops" concert, making it one of the most popular holiday traditions around. [less-]

"Breath & Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes"

at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 12
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
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FULL PRICE: $47 - $73
OFFER PRICE: $23.50 - $36.50

Before Marian Anderson sang a note or Paul Robeson picked up Shakespeare, another African-American classical artist was wowing everyone from commoners to kings: the lyric tenor Roland Hayes. Now the m... [more+]

Before Marian Anderson sang a note or Paul Robeson picked up Shakespeare, another African-American classical artist was wowing everyone from commoners to kings: the lyric tenor Roland Hayes. Now the musical "Breath & Imagination" chronicles this creative pioneer's amazing journey -- from growing up the son of a slave on a Georgia plantation to singing before the crowned heads of Europe as a cultural sensation in the early 20th century. Telling his story through both spirituals and classical music, "Breath & Imagination" is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Award-winning actor, singer, writer and thought leader Daniel Beaty penned this inspiring bio play, now coming to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. [less-]

Holiday Sunset Cruise: Hot Cocoa & Harbor Views

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Tue, December 18
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $16.80 - $25.20

Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three... [more+]

Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three, you can spike your hot chocolate or order up your favorite adult beverage at the cash bar. You don't really need much more than that, but you'll also get beautiful sunset and skyline views and cannon fire at sunset from the USS Constitution. It's perfect for a romantic evening out, a break from holiday stress or a special activity for visiting family. [less-]

Blue Man Group: Worldwide Sensation at the Charles Playhouse

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
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FULL PRICE: $62.75 - $82.75
OFFER PRICE: $35 - $48

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology... [more+]

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common. [less-]

"Shipwrecked! An Entertainment": Pulitzer Winner Donald Margulies' Wild Adventure

at Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
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FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

Come along on a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas in Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment". Come listen to gentleman Louis de Rougemont as he regales you with hi... [more+]

Come along on a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas in Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment". Come listen to gentleman Louis de Rougemont as he regales you with his story of bravery and survival, chock-full of exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus -- of course, not all of it might be true, but that doesn't stop Louis! Now Moonbox Productions brings this entertaining yarn, which features original music and live special effects, to the Boston Center for the Arts. This production is performed in repertory with "Twelfth Night". [less-]

Set Sail With the Cocoa & Blues Holiday Cruise

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Thu, December 13
Wed, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $48.30
OFFER PRICE: $19.32 - $28.98

You know Dasher, and Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, but do you recall… the Cocoa & Blues Holiday Cruise! Join us aboard "Northern Lights" for contemporary treatme... [more+]

You know Dasher, and Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, but do you recall… the Cocoa & Blues Holiday Cruise! Join us aboard "Northern Lights" for contemporary treatments of the season’s classics performed by our house R&B/funk band, City of Four, and inspired by the R&B holiday music tradition of groups like The Temptations, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Jive Turkeys, and beyond! Enjoy this 90-minute cruise with your loved ones and a glass of champagne or spiked hot cocoa in hand. See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out on Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht decorated for the holidays! [less-]

"Stories from the Stage: Sugar and Spice"

at WGBH Studios, Brighton
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Accidentally using a cup salt instead of a cup sugar — sounds like a recipe for disaster! Escape the stress of the holidays for just a little while, and join WGBH Studios in Boston, to hear sweet an... [more+]

Accidentally using a cup salt instead of a cup sugar — sounds like a recipe for disaster! Escape the stress of the holidays for just a little while, and join WGBH Studios in Boston, to hear sweet and savory stories involving the heart of every home … the kitchen! [less-]

"1776": Musical Brings History to Life

at Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Thu, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $52 - $72
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $36

In this Tony-winning musical, Massachusetts delegate John Adams must convince a divided Continental Congress to forge a new and independent nation. With a little help from his colleagues Benjamin Fran... [more+]

In this Tony-winning musical, Massachusetts delegate John Adams must convince a divided Continental Congress to forge a new and independent nation. With a little help from his colleagues Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Adams will -- literally -- make history! Experience the story of the founding of the United States with this exciting, inclusive re-imagining of this classic musical. [less-]

"A Little Christmas with the Calamari Sisters"

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
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Thu, December 13
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
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FULL PRICE: $34 - $64
OFFER PRICE: $17 - $41.50

Delphine and Carmela are back for more laughs at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, the Regent Theatre! Prepare yourselves for a brand new, outrageously funny, all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooki... [more+]

Delphine and Carmela are back for more laughs at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, the Regent Theatre! Prepare yourselves for a brand new, outrageously funny, all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking, ad-lib and physical comedy extravaganza! Be prepared for just about anything in "A Little Christmas with the Calamari Sisters," as their naughty humor will make you laugh-out-loud throughout. [less-]

"Winter People"

at Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Walcott Theatre, Boston
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Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

Every winter in the Hamptons, locals live in the shadow of the summer people’s empty mansions. When one of those mansions erupts in flames, tensions rise with the smoke, and five families struggle t... [more+]

Every winter in the Hamptons, locals live in the shadow of the summer people’s empty mansions. When one of those mansions erupts in flames, tensions rise with the smoke, and five families struggle to protect their own. Lives and dreams hang in the balance, and secrets flourish in this mysterious and keenly observed whodunit. Written by Laura Neill and directed by Avital Shira, "Winter People" is a BU New Play Initiative production, produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life": Holiday Favorite Adapted for the Stage

at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
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Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
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FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

America's favorite holiday story, "It's a Wonderful Life", is taking the stage at Greater Boston Stage Company. Alone and defeated, George Bailey stands on the bridge that overlooks his beloved Bedfor... [more+]

America's favorite holiday story, "It's a Wonderful Life", is taking the stage at Greater Boston Stage Company. Alone and defeated, George Bailey stands on the bridge that overlooks his beloved Bedford Falls, convinced himself that his life and his work have been for nothing. He's about to end it all when he's visited by a guardian angel who will show him what life would have been like without him. This heartwarming story about the importance of ordinary acts of kindness and decency has become a beloved holiday tradition. [less-]

Sexy Comedian April Macie ("Last Comic Standing")

at Laugh Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
FULL PRICE: $29
OFFER PRICE: $11.60 - $14.50

All roads in April Macie's life lead to comedy. She's had an endless string of crummy jobs -- as a nanny, Hooters waitress, clown's assistant and telemarketer -- and was fired from all of them. She jo... [more+]

All roads in April Macie's life lead to comedy. She's had an endless string of crummy jobs -- as a nanny, Hooters waitress, clown's assistant and telemarketer -- and was fired from all of them. She jokes about her promiscuous past, but also breaks down troubling double standards. The girl from Easton, Penn., has taken her overtly sexual brand of humor on the road, traveling to over 23 countries. She has performed for troops around the world, was a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", has appeared on E! Entertainment and "Access Hollywood" and is a regular guest on "The Howard Stern Show", where in 2008 she was voted the "Funniest and Hottest" comedian in America. Macie's charming knack for collecting everyday stories and translating them into humorous tales has landed her in the documentary "I Am Comic" and on the Showtime special "Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster". [less-]

Sunset Cruise of Boston Harbor With Cannon Fire Salute

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Tue, December 18
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $25.20

Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its can... [more+]

Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride. [less-]

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "Romeo and Juliet" Performed with Drunken Cast Member

at The Rockwell, Somerville
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Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $25
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Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast membe... [more+]

Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the UK, and the cast is now bringing the good time to Boston. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the "Dawson's Creek" theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head over to The Rockwell for a drunken twist on "Romeo and Juliet", because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before. [less-]

Phil Vassar & Lonestar: "Not So Silent Night" Tour

at Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
FULL PRICE: $59 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $29.50

Country powerhouses Phil Vassar and Lonestar are teaming up this Yuletide season for a concert at Plymouth Memorial Hall featuring their No. 1 hits, holiday favorites, plus a brand new Christmas song ... [more+]

Country powerhouses Phil Vassar and Lonestar are teaming up this Yuletide season for a concert at Plymouth Memorial Hall featuring their No. 1 hits, holiday favorites, plus a brand new Christmas song co-written and performed together. Award-winning singer-songwriter Phil Vassar first made a name for himself in Nashville by co-writing hit singles for famed country artists like Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson before stepping into the spotlight himself. He's since scored No. 1 singles like "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "In a Real Love," as well as hitting the "Billboard" Top 5 with several more. The country quartet known as Lonestar has sold 10 million albums and have 10 No. 1 singles under their belts, including "My Front Porch Looking In," "I'm Already There" and "Amazed." [less-]

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity"

at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
FULL PRICE: $35 - $37.50
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $29.50

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" -- a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance -- is a true Christmastime tradition, and National Center of Afro-American Artists'... [more+]

Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" -- a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance -- is a true Christmastime tradition, and National Center of Afro-American Artists' captivating production is the longest-running performance of the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play in the world. First performed in 1961, "Black Nativity" is a retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, and mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this Boston tradition at Paramount Center. [less-]

Catch Top Stars and Rising Comedians at Nick's Comedy Stop

at Nick's Comedy Stop - Boston, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Fri, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and ... [more+]

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by "Travel + Leisure" magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District. [less-]

"A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" With Brian O'Donovan

at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $37.50

Experience an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance in honor of the holiday season at Brian O'Donovan's annual "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Seamus Ega... [more+]

Experience an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance in honor of the holiday season at Brian O'Donovan's annual "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Seamus Egan of Solas leads the musicians of the 16th annual show, accompanied by harpist-singer Maeve Gilchrist, cellist Natalie Haas, Ben Whittman and Chico Huff on percussion and bass, Owen Marshall on guitar, and making their debut is Brenda Castles on Concertina player and the outstanding folk string quartet The Fretless. Young Scottish phenom Hannah Rarity performs as featured singer, along with four-part vocal harmony from the group Windborne. Newly named dance director Kevin Doyle joins the young dancers from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole. O'Donovan, the host of WGBH's national radio program, has been at the helm of this live show since 2003, and he promises plenty of surprises for a unique and memorable evening. [less-]

Puppets, Live Music & Dancing Put Twist on Classic

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
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Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $64 - $70
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $28

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given... [more+]

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given a facelift that infuses even more holiday energy. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale. [less-]