This Week in Boston (October 8 -14)

By on October 8, 2012 in , ,

War Horse begins its two-week run at Boston Opera House this Wednesday. The Tony Award Winning drama, based off the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, was adapted by Nick Stafford for the stage production. Despite the author’s hesitance, the play opened to huge success on Broadway in 2011. Show times are at 7:30PM Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8PM Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30PM on Sundays. Matinee performances will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.

The band Heart will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday for one night. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first rocked the world with their ’70’s hits “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man” and “Barracuda.” The woman talents continued to top the charts through the 80s and 90s with smash singles like “Alone,” “These Dreams” and “What about Love.” They reached the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with their Red Velvet Car album, have four Grammy nominations, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Foundation, VH1 Rock Honors, and have a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Show starts at 7:30PM.

The Orpheum Theatre will also host the Wiggles this Thursday for a night of music, fun and learning. The Wiggles turned 21 this year and this tour marks their last hurrah before a new generation of Wiggles takes their place. The group’s founder, Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) will continue with the group but Murray Cook (Red), Greg Page (Yellow), and Jeff Fatt (Purple) will hang up their colored shirts after this year. This tour is the final opportunity for kids to see the original four perform together. Their new line up has been handpicked by the original members and will include Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce and Emma Watkins. The new three will join them on stage during the tour.

Ben Folds Five has resurrected and will be performing at the House of Blues on Saturday. The trio released their first self-titled album, Ben Folds Five, in 1995 and released three more albums in the 90s. The band then went on an “album silence” before releasing The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind this past September. This album and accompanying tour come after a twelve-year touring and recording hiatus. The 9 stop tour began in Nashville, Tennessee on September 17 and will conclude this Saturday at Boston’s House of Blues.

The Greatest Show on Earth will be coming to Boston’s TD Garden Wednesday to Sunday. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will include fully charged light shows, amazing cats, rearing stallions, ferocious tigers and majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. The Fearless Fernandez Brothers will perform extreme jumps and twists on the Twin Turbines of Steal, Guillermo will do a 360 degree somersault three stories in the air, and The Human Fuse will set the sky ablaze as he rockets through the air in his self-made human crossbow. The Ringling Bros. are sure to provide a night of full blown family excitement.


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