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As of Tues., July 14th,
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(adjacent to the elevators
and the Child Care Center)
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BSO

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya (from South Africa)
Sunday, October 18
7:30 pm
$37 (reg. $42)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Recognized as South Africa's foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles. Subtle hints of bright, traditional African melodies, gospel-inflected harmonies, and regal Ellingtonian progressions pervade his music, while his skill as a pianist leaves listeners in awe.


Night Music

A Little Night Music
Sunday, September 20
7:00 p.m.
$57/B Zone(reg. $65).
Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 21

Lovers reunite, passions reignite, and new romances blossom around famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and an unforgettable cast of characters during an eventful weekend in the country. Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work features a gorgeous, sweeping score infused with humor, warmth, and the flavor of a waltz, including Sondheim's best known song, "Send in the Clowns." "Sophisticated and enchanting. A triumph!"


A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, November 14
8:00pm
$50/orchestra (reg. $65)
Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 22

After the nonstop joy parade that was last season's The Magic Flute, South Africa's world-renowned Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with a new reimagined opera classic: A Midsummer Night's Dream. A new production to Isango's repertoire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream weaves the text of Shakespeare's famous play into Benjamin Britten's opera and indigenous South African music and dance. A story of enchantment, Isango's Midsummer transforms the traditional play into a familiar yet surreal night of magic, love and music. "A troupe with an exhilarating ethos that highlights vocal prowess, physical panache and passion for lyrical transpositions of the classics" (Washington Post).


Meow Meow

An Audience with Meow Meow
Saturday, October 17
7:00 p.m.
$30/rear orchestra center (reg. $35).
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Meow Meow is the most brilliant comic diva in this business we call show. An international singing sensation with no fixed address, she travels the world lugging her many suitcases and her dignity. Standing ovations and stalkers are her daily bread. And now: Boston! Expectations are high for her grand production. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out. But she is a professional, and she will deliver a big finish even if it kills her…and it almost does! Meow Meow lays herself bare and reaches out to her beloved audience. An Audience with Meow Meow is an unforgettable theatrical experience and an evening like no other. Both hilarious and poignant, it shows that a song can change the world and that an audience can literally carry a performance.


Broken Glass

Arthur Miller's Broken Glass
Saturday, September 26
8:00 p.m.
$41/2nd tier/balcony (reg. $50).
New Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 28

This powerful, Olivier Award-winning, and Tony-nominated drama is presented as part of a national celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller. It is November 11, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht, when Sylvia Gellburg loses the ability to walk. Her husband Phillip desperately seeks to find the cause. After consulting Dr. Harry Hyman, it's determined that her paralysis may have been psychosomatically induced. Hyman's obsession with curing Sylvia uncovers a complex tangle of egos, resentment, and guilt, as well as Phillip's own paralyzing struggle with his Jewish identity.


Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Discounted tickets
$64 (reg. $79) - save $14/ticket
Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA
Box Office now closes at 8:30 pm on Saturday
Note: Tickets are not valid for any shows
Thanksgiving or Christmas week
(Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 26-Jan. 1).

Note: Tickets are valid for full view seats in Sections A, B, D or E in the Balcony (primarily sections B & D). Not valid for Poncho or Orchestra section.

Use these tickets to make a reservation at the Charles Playhouse Box Office. You can not make a reservation online or by phone. Kinetic, electric, surprising, sensational...Blue Man Group is a multi-media, multi-sensory theatrical journey that features three bald and blue characters backed by a three-piece band, that take the audience through an experience that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning - what a ride!

"An absolutely ecstatic experience" (USA Today). Generic discounted tickets are valid for any Blue Man performance, with the exception of Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 5pm; and Saturday @ 8pm; and select holiday weeks and weekends. Tickets do not expire. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. Call the Blue Man Group box office in advance to check on ticket availability. Tickets must be redeemed at the Blue Man box office for specific show dates/times. Tickets cannot be reserved over the telephone or held at the box office.


Boston Calling Music Festival
September 25-27
$160/ 3-day General Admission (reg. $186 after fees)
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Purchase by Sept. 4 - deadline extended!

Boston Calling Musical Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The lineup includes Alabama Shakes, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Chromeo, Walk the Moon, Father John Misty, Misterwives, Daughter, Fidlar, Doomtree, Grizfolk, Dirty Bangs and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.


BSO Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO)
Saturday, November 14
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 15

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 connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall.


BSO Family

Currier, Beethoven and Brahms
Saturday, October 10
8:00 pm
$54/ 1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 10

Program includes Currier's Divisions (BSO co-commission); Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 3; and Brahms Symphony No. 2. With Andris Nelsons, conductor; and Paul Lewis, Piano.


Cinderella

Cinderella
Sunday, October 4
1:00pm
$125/mezzanine center
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 28

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I, features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.


David Sedaris

David Sedaris
Wednesday, October 14
8:00 p.m.
$55/1st balcony center (reg. $50).
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 11

One of America’s preeminent humorists and a Celebrity Series favorite. Sedaris is a must. "David Sedaris's deeply satisfying essays bring to mind Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, Alice Munro, and Woody Allen, sometimes in the same paragraph" (The New York Times). "Sedaris belong on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what's funny" (The San Francisco Chronicle).


Elf

Elf: The Musical
Sunday, November 22
1:00pm
$65/orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).


KC Choir Boy

Kansas City Choir Boy
Saturday, October 3
7:30 pm
$52 (reg. $55)
Oberon Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 3

Kansas City Choir Boy is a theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate. A mystery told through flashbacks, the show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, the show features songs by acclaimed composer/lyricist Todd Almond performed by rock icon Courtney Love and Mr. Almond. They are joined by a chorus of sirens and musicians. Directed by Kevin Newbury, this is a love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous "missing."


BSO

Liszt, Chin & Schumann
Saturday, November 7
8:00pm
$49/ 1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 8

Program includes Liszt's Totentanz, for piano and orchestra; Chin's Mannequin; and Schumann's Symphony No. 3, Rhenish. Ken-David Masur conducting, and featuring pianist Louis Lortie.


Lang Lang

Lang Lang
Sunday, October 25
3:00 p.m.
$62/balcony(reg. $65).
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 25

Program includes J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971; Tchaikovsky's The Seasons; and Chopin's Four Scherzos. "The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations . . . a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor" (The New Yorker).


Staples Osbourne

Mavis Staples and Joan Osbourne/Solid Soul
Saturday, November 7
8:00pm
$62/balcony (reg. $65)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 8

From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music for six decades. The "Solid Soul" tour marks her first tour collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, the widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations. "Mavis Staples will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest gospel singers of all time…"(The Current). "…Osborne's compositional, arranging and vocal talents take the listener on a classy, beautiful realized music journey" (American Songwriter).


Nitro

Nitro Circus
Sunday, October 11
6:00pm
2 options! Balcony 308, $37 (reg. $39) OR
Balcony 315, $47 (reg. $49) TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 11

The world's greatest live action sports event returns to North America this fall with an all-new show. Nitro Circus Live's latest creation takes things to another level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX and more will unite for an all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable tricks, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun. Look out for a host of outrageous contraptions —including trikes, a tall bike, a lazy boy recliner and more — launching from the new jet-powered Nitro Slingshot. The entire performance will be choreographed and styled as a 1920's three-ring circus, transporting you into the past, to an eerily haunting, abandoned, derelict Big Top.


Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Boston Ballet)
Saturday, November 28
7:30 p.m.
$96/Orchestra (reg. $110)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 29

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012, and has been called "the most magical version of The Nutcracker." See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Ringling Bros. Circus

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends
Saturday, October 17
7:00pm
$24/loge/club (reg. $27)
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 17

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past! See the hear pounding Riders of the Wind on horseback; the fearless Torres family racing motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel; acrobats from the China National Acrobatic Troupe performing eats of wonder atop bicycles, Chinese poles and through moving metal hoops; the soaring Solar Hawks attempting three consecutive triple somersaults on the trapeze, and more!


West Side

West Side Story
Sunday, October 18
2:00 p.m.
$34/mezzanine (reg. $37)
Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
Purchase by September 18

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical.


Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Tuesday, November 17
8:00pm
$72/Balcony (reg. $75)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all lucky to have Yo-Yo Ma living in our era—he is simply the best. "Yo-Yo Ma did what he always does …played with a passion and intensity that few musicians in the world today can match" (The New York Times ).



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