A Busy Year for Boston Theatre Events

By on February 13, 2008 in ,

Over the next four months, the Theatre District in Boston will come to life featuring many top named acts and Broadway shows. A wide variety of musicals, comedians, the ballet and much more will be headlining the stage and now is the time to get your tickets before it’s too late. Read on to check out the list, the dates and description of all the gigs coming to town!

Comedians:

Bill Cosby at the Boston Opera House (March 1st, 2008 – 5:00pm and 8:30pm shows) Even though African-American stand up comics had long been a fixture in the stand-up world prior to the surfacing of Bill Cosby, no one had even come remotely close to reaching the same heights of universal acceptance or commercial success. To put it simply, Cosby was the comedian to break the comedy color barrier, and he set a precedent for the widespread success of other African-American performers.

George Carlin at the Wang Theatre (March 15th, 2008 – 7:30pm show)
For over fifty years, Carlin, a innovative stand-up comedian on social commentary, has used his acute sense of humor to point out double standards in people’s words and actions. He is refreshingly honest, making points that few watching his routine would even think about, much less express.

Jerry Seinfeld at the Wang Theatre (April 18th, 2008 – 7pm and 9:30pm shows)
Based on the high demand, one of America’s top comedians is setting out to make a return to his first true love, stand-up comedy. Recently proclaimed “the master stand-up comic of his generation” and “the best comedian of our time” by Tom Shales in a Washington Post article, Seinfeld has a strange ability to joke about the simple things in life that relate to his fans everywhere.

Ballet:

Romeo and Juliet at the Wang Theatre (February 14th, 2008 until March 3rd, 2008 – Thursday shows at 7pm, Friday shows at 8pm, Saturday shows at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday shows at 2pm and 7pm)
In the past, the story telling ability of John Cranko in the form of dance have thrilled Boston Ballet audiences. Romeo and Juliet finishes the trio of Cranko’s full-length masterpieces which also include Onegin and the Taming of the Shrew. His elegantly arranged ballet, in time to Sergei Prokofiev’s brilliant score, is a stimulating understanding of William Shakespeare’s timeless love story.

Swan Lake at the Wang Theatre (May 1st, 2008 until May 11th, 2008 – Thursday shows at 7pm, Friday shows at 8pm, Saturday shows at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday shows at 8pm)
The 2004 production of Swan Lake, under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen, was described as “a must-see” by Christine Temin in The Boston Globe. She wrote, “Characters under a spell themselves cast one on us too.” Do not miss the return encounter of one of the world’s most adored ballets, as performed and danced to  Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score.

Musicals:

Avenue Q at the Colonial Theatre (March 11th, 2008 until March 23rd, 2008 – show times vary)
Debuting as Broadway’s smash-hit 2004 Tony Award winner, Avenue Q was also the winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in its first run A very funny show full of heart warming moments and songs you just want to hum along to. The show is about trying to make it in the big apple (NYC) with big dreams and a small bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see” by Entertainment Weekly, Avenue Q features a cast of actors and puppets who tell the story in a chic, risqué and engaging way.

Annie at the Wang Theatre (March 25th, 2008 until March 30th, 2008 – show times vary)
ANNIE is coming! Leapin’ lizards! The ageless storyline of Little Orphan Annie has returned, giving another new generation the chance to see and experience the classic musical about never giving up hope. Featuring one of Broadway’s most memorable musical scores, including Easy Street, It’s the Hard-Knock Life, N.Y.C. and the hit Tomorrow, ANNIE is a lovely theatrical event for the whole family to see.

The Drowsy Chaperone at the Boston Opera House (April 22nd, 2008 until May 4th, 2008 – show times vary)
Get ready to be witness a magical, breathtaking world! A heavenly world where everyone is in awe, buzzing with anticipation. Welcome to the world of The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical comedy that is headed into town with lots of laughs and the most 2006 Tony Awards of any musical on Broadway! It all starts when a die-hard musical fan turns on his favorite cast album, a 1928 hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and the show magically comes to life. It’s easy to become instantly wrapped up in the alluring, comical story of a celebrity bride and her hysterical wedding day, complete with excitement and surprises that take both the audience (metaphorically) and the cast (literally) soaring into the rafters.

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Boston Opera House (May 16th, 2008 until May 18th, 2008 – show times vary)
Jesus Christ Superstar is considered the first masterpiece from the renowned writing team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This show is as pertinent and everlasting in a new and outstanding production. With a score of amazing songs “I Don’t Know How To Love Him,” “Hosanna,” “Everything’s Alright,” “What’s The Buzz,” “Superstar,” “Heaven On Their Mind” and a dramatic visual design, this is really a superstar for the ages.

Miscellaneous:

David Copperfield’s Magical Act at the Boston Opera House (May 9th, 2008 until Mat 11th, 2008 – show times vary)
David Copperfield has been reviewed by many audiences and critics as possibly the greatest illusionist of our era. In addition to many years of worldwide tours, network television events, and Broadway box-office records, he has been featured on the magazine covers of Forbes, Esquire, and Architectural Digest. Copperfield is currently the thirteenth highest paid entertainer in the world and has elevated the ancient art of magic to new levels and redefined it along the way.

For tickets to any of these venues, contact Ace Ticket today!

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