On Stage & Screen


Here’s a roundup of this month’s productions at major theaters and performance centers. Check websites for times not listed and check our full calendar listings for other performances.

  

• Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-ARTS; amazingthings.org.


Big Doozie Presents: Jenny the Juggler, Nov. 5, 10:30am.  Check out Jenny the Juggler’s fun and interactive variety show. $10; $8, members.


Big Doozie Presents: Baze & his Silly Friends, Nov. 19, 10:30am. Listen to this multi–award winning family rock band. $10; $8, members.

 

• Arlington Children’s Theatre, 41 Foster St., Arlington. 781-724-0316; act.arlington.ma.us.


Charlotte’s Web, Nov. 4 and 5 at 7pm, Nov. 6 at 2pm. Local children recreate this beloved tale of friendship between a pig and a spider. $8.

 

• Boston Lyric Opera, Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 617-542-6772; blo.org.


Verdi’s Macbeth, Nov. 4-13. Shakespeare’s play is adapted by the BLO for its 35th  season. Sung in Italian with projected English subtitles. A 30-minute lecture precedes each performance. Tickets begin at $32. 

 

• Brandeis Theater Co., Springold Theater Center, 415 South St., Waltham. 781-736-3400; brandeis.edu/arts/btc.


The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Nov. 10-13. Times vary. $10-20.

 

• The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097; natickarts.org.


Pumpernickel Puppets present Sir George & The Dragon, Nov. 19, 11am. An adventurous princess journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. $10, adults; $8, children.

 

• Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617–734–2501; coolidge.org


Film: The Great Muppet Caper, Nov. 5, 10:30am. Jim Henson’s Muppets, Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo work to solve the crime of the century.  $7, adults/$5, children. Ages 4 and up.


Gustafer Yellowgold's Stripe Of The Sock Fall Tour, Nov. 13, 10:30am. Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed creature, who came to Earth from the sun. Described as part pop rock concert and part animated storybook, this performance is sure to keep both parents and children entertained. $9.75, adults; $7.75, children.

 

Ben Rudnick & Friends, Nov. 19, 10:30am. This popular children’s musician will perform old favorites and originals. $9.75, adults/$7.75, children. Ages 3 and up. 

 

 

• The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 508-831-0800, thehanovertheatre.org.


Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Nov. 17-18. School’s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet -- Disney’s Phineas and Ferb LIVE! On Tour. $17-$67.


The Nutcracker, Nov. 25-27. Jump start the holiday season with the Ballet Arts Worcester presentation of the Nutcracker.  $24-$36.

 

• Mechanic’s Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester. 508-752-5608; mechanicshall.org.


The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China, Nov. 4, 8pm and 10pm. Direct from Beijing, this amazing company of performers will delight all ages with its spectacular choreography and costumes. $45.50-$48.50.

 

• North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, (978) 232-7200; nsmt.org.


Legally Blonde, Nov. 1-13. Elle and Bruiser make their appearance with eye-popping costumes and choreography. Times vary. $35-$65.

 

• Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 617-731-6400; puppetshowplace.org. All shows $10.


The Carrot Salesman, by Brad Shur, Nov. 2-3, 10:30am. Mr. Bunni is a door-to-door vegetable salesman in search of new customers. Ages 3 and up.


Sir George and the Dragon, by Romper Rhythm & Puppets, Nov. 5-6, 1pm and 3pm.This fun and exciting medieval tale features humor, music, and audience participation. Ages 4 and up.


The Goose is Loose, by Tuckers’ Tales. Nov. 9-10, 10:30am. Help Mother Goose find her goose. Ages 4 and up.


The Sorcerer's Apprentice, by Tuckers' Tales, Nov. 11, 10:30am and 1pm. Nov. 12-13, 1pm and 3pm. Castles, evil magicians, and sorcerers. Ages 4 and up.


Raccoon Tales, by Brad Shur, Nov. 16-17 and 23, 10:30am. Funny animal tales. Ages 4 and up.     

        

Snow White and Other Tales, by Perry Alley Puppet Theatre, Nov. 19-20, 1pm and 3pm. Dad gets his daughter to eat her dinner by performing Snow White in a most unusual way. Ages 4 and up.


Puppet Showplace Slam, Nov. 19. A raucous evening of PG-13 puppet entertainment. Teens and adults. $15, general admission; $13, students and members.


Jack and the Beanstalk, by Spring Valley Puppet Theater, Nov. 25, 10:30am and 1pm. Nov. 26-27, 1pm and 3pm. Jack trades the family cow for magic beans. Ages 3 and up.

 

 

• Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.


Alastair Moock & His Rowdy Roots Band, Nov. 5, 10:30am. Be prepared to sing, clap, and dance along to Alastair’s witty original and traditional Americana fare for the whole family. $10; $8, children and seniors.


The Jenny the Juggler Show, Nov. 12, 10:30 am.  Jenny the Juggler thrills children and grown-ups alike with a fabulous variety show. $10; $8, children and seniors.


Liz Buchanan & Friends, Nov. 19, 10:30 am. Buchanan’s program’s feature stories and drama, all to help build literacy through the arts. $10; $8, children and seniors.


Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long, Nov. 25 – Nov. 27. Times vary. Sing along with on-screen lyrics, play along with a bag of props and march onstage in a costume parade.  $12-$15.

 

• Watertown Children’s Theatre, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-926-ARTS; watertownchildrenstheatre.org.


The Hobbit, Nov. 18, 7pm; Nov. 19, 2pm and 7pm, Nov. 20, 2pm. This musical production, featuring first- through fifth-graders, follows Bilbo’s exciting quest as he encounters dragons, treasure and magic. $12.


Wheelock Family Theater, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston. 617-879-2300; wheelockfamilytheatre.org.

 

The Phantom Tollbooth, through Nov. 20. Based on the award-winning book, this musical adaptation follows Milo as he passes through a mysterious tollbooth, and embarks on a quest to restore the Princesses of Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom. $20 and up.

 

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