Salem Witchcraft Walk: Explore the Witch Trials of 1692

at Salem Historical Tours, Salem
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FULL PRICE: $12
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Experience the mystique surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials on the city's only comprehensive walking tour dedicated to Colonial witchcraft. During this fascinating tour, you'll examine the dem... [more+]

Experience the mystique surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials on the city's only comprehensive walking tour dedicated to Colonial witchcraft. During this fascinating tour, you'll examine the demographics, theories and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692, and although many structures are long gone, you'll visit several locations connected to the witchcraft hysteria from the 17-month reign of terror. See Salem's profound Witch Trials Memorial, dedicated to the innocent victims and explore the symbolism within, shedding new light on an event that turned neighbor against neighbor. [less-]

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour: Salem's Finest Ghostly Stroll

at Salem Historical Tours, Salem
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FULL PRICE: $15
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Join your costumed tour guide on this 90-minute lantern-lit stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centurie... [more+]

Join your costumed tour guide on this 90-minute lantern-lit stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history. [less-]

Afternoon Frights at Midday Haunted Ghost Tour

at Salem Historical Tours, Salem
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Contrary to popular belief, the ghosts don't go away when the sun is out. Join your costumed tour guide on this one-hour afternoon stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales from... [more+]

Contrary to popular belief, the ghosts don't go away when the sun is out. Join your costumed tour guide on this one-hour afternoon stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales from the city's oldest pro walking tour company about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history. [less-]

Cemetery Tour: Discover Salem's Most Infamous Dead

at Salem Historical Tours, Salem
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Join Salem Historical Tours on an exploration of Old Burying Point, the second-oldest documented cemetery in the nation, where you'll unearth the secrets and stories of those who are buried there. Eve... [more+]

Join Salem Historical Tours on an exploration of Old Burying Point, the second-oldest documented cemetery in the nation, where you'll unearth the secrets and stories of those who are buried there. Even death can't silence the stories of these colorful Salem residents. You'll see engravings by some of the region's most notable stone carvers and discover the symbolic meaning behind urn, willow, flora and effigy imagery. Learn of Colonial-era burial practices and uncover true tales of the cemetery's most infamous occupants including Mayflower pilgrim Richard More, former governor Simon Bradstreet and Salem Witch Trials judge John Hathorne. [less-]

Boston's Hilarious Whodunit "Shear Madness"

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
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FULL PRICE: $56
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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-]

"The Women Who Mapped the Stars"

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
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FULL PRICE: $39 - $55
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In the late 1800s at Harvard College observatory -- long before the heroines of "Hidden Figures" made their contributions at NASA -- a group of "computers," aka women employed for half a man's salary ... [more+]

In the late 1800s at Harvard College observatory -- long before the heroines of "Hidden Figures" made their contributions at NASA -- a group of "computers," aka women employed for half a man's salary to analyze astronomic data, proved that the universe was larger than anyone ever dreamed. "The Women Who Mapped the Stars" reveals the thrilling untold story of the five brave analysts who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy. The Nora Theatre Company stages this world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge. [less-]

Carriage House Concerts: Rachael Kilgour

at Gore Place, Waltham
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Tue, April 24
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Indie folk-artist Kilgour is an award-winning songwriter (and one-half of Sound an Echo) whose sincere and lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. Kilgour has been fea... [more+]

Indie folk-artist Kilgour is an award-winning songwriter (and one-half of Sound an Echo) whose sincere and lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. Kilgour has been featured at NYC's Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival. She was the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and 2017 winner of the Kerrville New Folk Contest. A versatile performer, Kilgour has shared stages with the likes of indie artists Haley Bonar & Jeremy Messersmith as well as folk legends Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler & Catie Curtis. Catch her latest gig as part of the Carriage House Concert series at Gore Place in Waltham. [less-]

Salem General History Tour: Beyond the Witch Trials

at Salem Historical Tours, Salem
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FULL PRICE: $12
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Salem -- few names conjure up so many powerful images. But if all you know about this famous town are the notorious witch trials, you'll be pleasantly surprised on the "Salem 101: General History Tour... [more+]

Salem -- few names conjure up so many powerful images. But if all you know about this famous town are the notorious witch trials, you'll be pleasantly surprised on the "Salem 101: General History Tour". From its founding in 1626 to its vibrant modern day, you'll explore the "other" side of Salem's rich history. The birthplace of the National Guard, location of one of the most famous houses in the U.S., and home of one of the country's oldest museums, Salem has tons to discover. On this one-hour walking tour, you'll find out why without Salem, the United States may not have become the United States. [less-]

"The Lyons": Family Crisis Spells "Black Comedy Perfection" ("The Hollywood Reporter")

at Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Black Box, Boston
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Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in "The Lyons", a "smart and fu... [more+]

Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in "The Lyons", a "smart and funny and moving" ("New York Observer") drama that "The Hollywood Reporter" hailed as "black comedy perfection" during its 2012 run. Ben, freed from social conventions thanks to his condition, will say anything he wishes -- salty language included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver ("Beautiful Child"), "The Lyons" is now playing at the Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Black Box Theatre. [less-]

Big Apple Circus' One-Ring Wonders

at Big Apple Circus at Assembly Row, Somerville
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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with... [more+]

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Boston area. [less-]

Gustavo Dudamel & LA Phil: "Celebrity Series"

at Boston Symphony Hall, Boston
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Wed, April 25
FULL PRICE: $90
OFFER PRICE: $60

"The New York Times" has called the Los Angeles Philharmonic "the most important orchestra in the country." Under the baton of superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the orchestra has been living up to ... [more+]

"The New York Times" has called the Los Angeles Philharmonic "the most important orchestra in the country." Under the baton of superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the orchestra has been living up to that billing. Now, Dudamel and LA Phil come to Boston Symphony Hall as part of the "Celebrity Series of Boston". Anchoring this performance is Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, a piece that's said to distill the composer's great trademarks -- his playfulness as well as his grand vision -- into a perfect blend. It's no surprise, then, that its premiere was met with an ovation that lasted more than half an hour. Also on the program for this concert are a piece from former LA Phil conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and Verese's "Amériques". [less-]

Broadway In Boston Presents Emilio & Gloria Estefan's Musical Bio "On Your Feet!"

at Boston Opera House, Boston
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Wed, April 25
Thu, April 26
FULL PRICE: $129
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With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy A... [more+]

With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now, the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical "On Your Feet!" A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of "Kinky Boots"; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of "Jersey Boys"; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Birdman" -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Catch "On Your Feet!" at Boston Opera House. [less-]

"Anna Christie": Eugene O'Neill's Epic Masterpiece

at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
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Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, "Anna Christie", is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge capta... [more+]

Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, "Anna Christie", is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unwittingly abandoned to a life of hardship. It seems like Anna has found love with a shipwrecked sailor, only to be rejected by both of the men in her life when her dark past is revealed. As both her father and her suitor come to recognize their own responsibility for her plight, all three of them struggle to find forgiveness and redemption in each other. Following his acclaimed production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights. [less-]

Drama "Lest We Forget" Highlights Injustice

at Responsible Grace Church, Somerville
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Thu, April 26
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Fighting injustice remains a timeless trait, and in its new show, the Post-Meridian Radio Players highlights what's right in "Lest We Forget". The show will reproduce two episodes of the classic 1940s... [more+]

Fighting injustice remains a timeless trait, and in its new show, the Post-Meridian Radio Players highlights what's right in "Lest We Forget". The show will reproduce two episodes of the classic 1940s radio series "Lest We Forget: The American Dream", "Hey Cabbie" and "Blow That Whistle", adapted by Liz Salazar and directed by Jay Sekora. In addition, there will be an original adaptation of the World War II-era comic book action heroes The War Nurse and Her Commandos in "Double Deception", written by Chris Chiampa and directed by Amy Bennett-Zendzian. [less-]

"Jelly": The Untelevised Comedy Variety Show

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
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Thu, April 26
Thu, May 24
Thu, June 28
FULL PRICE: $10
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"Jelly" spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featur... [more+]

"Jelly" spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featuring live music, sketch, stand-up, improv and audience interaction. Travel through time to the entertainment of yesteryear with a fresh, alternative slant. The show gets going at ImprovBoston, with host Nonye Brown West, announcer Harry Gordon and the Jelly House Band with Jeff Greenwald's rock and jazz ensemble. [less-]

"Cooking With the Calamari Sisters" Brings Spicy Humor to the Stage

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
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Brooklyn-based Calamari "sisters" Delphine and Carmela host a hilarious faux broadcast of their public-access cable cooking show, blending outrageous musical numbers, spicy anecdotes and a dash of aud... [more+]

Brooklyn-based Calamari "sisters" Delphine and Carmela host a hilarious faux broadcast of their public-access cable cooking show, blending outrageous musical numbers, spicy anecdotes and a dash of audience participation into a delectable comic stew. While they whip up their authentic Italian recipes live on stage, the Calamaris sing, dance and bicker their way into your hearts -- and stomachs -- with renditions of beloved tunes like ""Volare," "Come On-A My House," "Botch-A-Me," "Que Sera Sera," "Mambo Italiano" and more. Don't be surprised if they get a bit naughty as they update their treasured family recipes with saucy secrets and anecdotes that will leave you rolling in the aisles. And who knows? You might even get to sample these two sisters' kitchen creations. Be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt when they come to the stage of Arlington's Regent Theatre. [less-]

The Best of Boston Improv at ImprovBoston Mainstage Thursdays

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
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Thu, April 26
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FULL PRICE: $18
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If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signatu... [more+]

If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signature style, blending fast-paced games, hilarious scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and 100% voluntary audience participation into a completely unique show each Thursday. There are no rules and no boundaries, just hilarious comedy dished up by an elite cast of the best improvisers in the Northeast. [less-]

"Brilliantly Twisted" Romance About Love & Lust

at Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea
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Apollinaire Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of "First Love is the Revolution" -- a viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs. nurture at Chelsea Th... [more+]

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of "First Love is the Revolution" -- a viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs. nurture at Chelsea Theatre Works. Rdeca is a young fox keen to test boundaries, whose curiosity lands her in a makeshift trap set by lonely 14-year-old Basti. When their paths cross, the sparks fly and an impossible bond spirals dangerously out of control. [less-]

"The Capitol Steps": Songs & Skits Skewer Politics

at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
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Thu, April 26
FULL PRICE: $39
OFFER PRICE: $19.50

With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981.... [more+]

With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe has recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live when they come to the Larcom Theatre in Beverly. [less-]

"1984": Orwell's Classic Dystopian Story

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
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Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he looks he sees the face ... [more+]

Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's seemingly omniscient leader -- Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people's history and language. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary even though he knows ... big brother is watching. See George Orwell's timeless story of an oppressive future when "1984" hits the stage at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. [less-]