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Alloy Orchestra

Alloy Orchestra: The Black Pirate
Saturday, March 18
4:00pm
$22/orchestra (reg. $25)
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Purchase by February 17

Alloy Orchestra presents brilliant live musical accompaniment for this exceptional silent film. Perfect for both kids and adults, The Black Pirate is a swashbuckling romp, featuring silent-film favorite Douglas Fairbanks, who many feel was the inspiration for Johnny Depp's character in Pirates of the Caribbean.


Annie

Annie
Sunday, May 21
1:00pm
$64/orchestra
Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 21

The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."


BSO

BSO: Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven
Saturday, March 25
8:00 pm
$54/1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 24

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins French conductor Francois-Xavier Roth for the world premiere of the BSO-commissioned un despertar, for cello and orchestra by German composer Matthias Pintscher, with whom Weilerstein has collaborated in the past. Pintscher, also a noted conductor, is a major figure in classical music in both Europe and the U.S. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's alternately romantic and swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to James Fenimore Cooper's The Red Rover ("Le Corsaire rouge"). Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, is his only explicitly programmatic symphony, a fundamentally cheerful work illustrating a sojourn in the countryside.


Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Saturday, April 22
3:00pm
$29/side orchestra seating (reg. $32)
Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 24

Charlotte the extraordinary spider works a miracle with her web to save Wilbur the irresistible young pig — a tale of friendship and loyalty, based on the best-selling children’s paperback of all time by beloved author E.B. White. Recommended for adults, teens, 'tweens, youth and children of all ages.


Che Melambo

Che Malambo
Saturday, April 1
8:00 pm
$52.50/balcony center(reg. $55)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 3

The Argentine dance company Che Malambo is a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle that celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. "...a thrilling display of malambo" (New York Times).


Common Courtesy: Minding Our Musical Manners (BSO Family Concert)
Saturday, April 8
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 10

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. Thomas Wilkins, Conductor.


CRASHfest

CRASHfest
Saturday, January 28
5:30pm
$42 (reg. $48)
House of Blues, Boston, MA
Purchase by January 13

1 Night - 3 Stages - 10 Bands . . . Bombino, San Fermin & NOW Ensemble, Salif Keita, Debo Band, Orkesta Mendoza, Daby Touré, Carrie Rodriguez, Air Congo, LADAMA, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with three different stages, lush lounge areas, and a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, more intimate listening in the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a spotlight on local bands in the restaurant. Global street food, international beer, and custom cocktails will be available for sale.


Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland
Sunday, August 13
6:30 pm
$97/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by July 14

Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sunday, June 4
6:30pm
$85/orchestra & mezzanine (reg. $95)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 5

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.


The Illusionists

The Illusionists
Sunday, April 9
6:30pm
$97/orchestra
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 3

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.


King and I

The King and I
Friday, April 21
8:00pm
$86/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 10

Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.


KODO Drummers

Kodo Japanese Drummers: Dadan 2017
Sunday, March 19
5:00pm
$62/1st Balcony Center
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 17

KODO celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2016-17 by bringing Dadan 2017 to North America. Dadan is the latest work by KODO's renowned Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando and offers a bold new exploration of Japanese drumming traditions. KODO continues to be that rare combination of supreme artistry and physical endurance, which creates a mesmerizing, riveting and spiritual experience enjoyed by millions around the world. "Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquility, their sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall to cataclysmic thunderclaps, from pleasant laughter to discordant fear and from silence to - just once here - a wall of sound, as high, frightening and impregnable as a mountain" (The Guardian.)


Maria Rita

Maria Rita
Sunday, March 11
8:00 p.m.
$34 Orchestra (regular $38)
Berklee Performance Center, Somerville, MA
Purchase by February 10

With six Latin Grammys and nearly two million records sold in Brazil alone, Maria Rita blends traditional bossa nova and sophisticated pop with her own free-flow style, bringing a fresh global voice to Brazilian song.


Paris Combo

Paris Combo
Saturday, February 25
8:00 p.m.
$30 Orchestra Right (regular $35)
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Purchase by January 27

A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop. "Swinging cabaret songs of the 1930s, with an airy chanteuse and touches of Django Reinhardt–styled guitar" (The New York Times).


Presto Change-O

Presto Change-O (BSO Family Concert)
Saturday, April 29
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18, must register with MITAC to be seated)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 31

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. Featured performers include Marta Zurad, conductor; and Matt Roberts, magician.


Rent

Rent
Sunday, April 23
6:30 pm
$86/orchestra (reg. $98)
Citi Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 24

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway, and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.


BSO

Schuller, Mozart, & Beethoven featuring pianist Emanuel Ax
Saturday, February 18
8:00 p.m.
$54/ 1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by January 20

Andris Nelsons and Emanuel Ax team up for one of the pianist's favorites, Mozart's gregarious, large-scale Piano Concerto in E-flat, K.482, composed in late 1785 when Mozart was also working on his comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. The American composer Gunther Schuller wrote his kaleidoscopic Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee in 1959. Each of its movements is based on a different Klee work, inspiring from the composer a wealth of styles ranging from the blues to mysterious modernism. Closing the program is Beethoven's revolutionary Symphony No. 3, Eroica, which radically expanded the boundaries of the symphonic genre.


Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (Boston Ballet),
Saturday, May 6
1:00 p.m.
$72/orchestra (regular $110) Save $38/ticket- GREAT SEATS!
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 7

Deep in a century-long slumber, a beautiful princess and her kingdom await the power of true love's kiss. The Sleeping Beauty enchants with a host of magical characters – from the deliciously wicked fairy Carabosse and the valiant Prince Desire, to the benevolent woodland fairies and hilarious Puss in Boots. This iconic production, with sumptuous sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky's majestic score, will sweep you of your feet. Don miss this timeless tale.



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