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Boston’s theater scene sizzles this season – Boston Herald


Ballet and opera, trendy dance and Pulitzer prize-winning drama – oh, and “Hamilton,” – the winter is chilly, the theater scene is sizzling. Right here is the very best of the very best from August Wilson to Alma Mahler.

“Preludes,” Jan. 6 – Feb. 5, Lyric Stage

Sergei Rachmaninoff has launched a flop in his Symphony No. 1 in D minor. Now the virtuoso pianist has author’s block. Fortunately fantasy and fever desires come along with some inspiration from Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Tchaikovsky in Dave Malloy’s remix of Rachmaninoff. In case you don’t know Malloy, Russian music and musicals are his wheelhouse – see the magic of “Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812.” lyricstage.com

“Look Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Jan. 14 & 15, Plimpton Shattuck Black Field

Stefanie Batten Bland’s dance firm makes use of the 1967 movie of an identical title as a place to begin to discover who will get a seat on the desk. Seven dancers/artists use motion and music to delve into advanced social, political, and racial relationships. celebrityseries.org

“Hamilton,” Jan. 17 – Mar 12, Opera Home

Folks nonetheless haven’t seen “Hamilton.” It’s been so standard that every one the excursions and reveals aren’t sufficient. Hopefully its return adjustments that for many individuals as a result of it’s the one-in-a-hundred musical that exceeds the hype.

“Made in China 2.0,” Feb. 1 – Feb. 12, Jackie Liebergott Black Field

Theater followers know Wang Chong as one among Beijing’s brightest and boldest administrators. With “Made in China 2.0,” he makes use of his life and profession in international theater to discover the stereotypes about and expectations of his house.  artsemerson.org

“Seven Guitars,” Feb. 8 – March 6, Hibernian Corridor

The Actors’ Shakespeare Challenge and director Maurice Emmanuel Dad or mum tackle one among August Wilson’s (many) masterpieces. On the shut of 1948, six pals come collectively to mourn and fete a blues guitarist. Humor, religion, oppression and music energy this version of Wilson’s superb Century Cycle sequence. ActorsShakespeareProject.org

“Fairview,” Feb. 17 – March 11, Calderwood Pavilion on the BCA

Booze, bickering, hijinx. Grandma’s birthday on the Frasier family is one thing to witness. Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fairview” has the author analyzing the whole lot from race to energy, style to the that means of theater. speakeasystage.com

“Alma,” Feb. 23 – March 26, Central Sq. Theater

Alma and daughter Angel as soon as wished for just a few easy issues: good well being, carne asada, and excellent SAT scores. However now 17, Angel’s needs have modified on this sensible, tender and humorous play that wonders who can participate within the American Dream, and what does that even imply. Centralsquaretheater.org

“Don Quixote,” March 16-26, Opera Home

You liked “The Nutcracker.” You’ll love “Don Quixote.” It has the identical epic sweep, grand romance, elaborate costumes and a number of the most advanced and astounding choreography in classical ballet. bostonballet.org

“Bluebeard’s Citadel/4 Songs,” March 22-26, The Terminal at Flynn Cruiseport Boston

The Boston Lyric Opera considers Bluebeard from two angles. Béla Bartók’s one-act opera “Bluebeard’s Citadel” has the title character questioning if he can escape his bloody previous. Alma Mahler’s “4 Songs” examines the Bluebeard fairytale from his spouse Judith’s persecution. When paired, the works ask can love conquer all? Blo.org

 

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