Now in its 31st Season, José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents its treasured production of The Nutcracker at two of Boston’s finest theatres this holiday season. After a long-awaited triumphant return to the Theatre District last season, the Company returns to The Cutler Majestic Theatre (Nov.25-December 4) and for the sixth consecutive season returns to The Strand Theatre in Dorchester >>
Join us for our annual holiday sing-a-long featuring Bella Monster, jingle-bells, and lots of snowy fun!Puppet Playtime is a funk interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). Two friendly performers guide children and their grownups through sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Enjoy FREE snacks and refreshments after the show! Tickets $25 for adult/child >>
Puppets! Original music! A Tiny Bit of Acrobatics! Adventure and Invention!
The Gottabees started making super fun theater for families in 2013 with "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" and it's follow-up in 2015, "Lollipops for Breakfast.". They have since been selling out venues and inspiring homemade puppet shows across the US and Canada. Recommended for ages 4+. $15.
Thursday, Dec. 30 at 10:30am >>
Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf " has enchanted audiences since its premier in 1936. Set in turn of the century Russia, this elegant production tells the story of how Peter, with his animal friends, outsmarts and captures a wolf. Each performance begins with a bumbling conductor who introduces the orchestral instruments and demonstrates--with a bit of slapstick humor--how their sounds represent >>
This high-energy vaudevillian-style show includes hat tricks, juggling, hoop dancing, comedy, audience participation and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up. Shows at 1 and 2pm. Free with admission. >>
Let Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved >>
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese folklore. Tanglewood Marionettes bring to life fantastic sea creatures and a fearless grandmother. Explore the ocean bottom with her as she seeks the Dragon King.
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts. All >>
In a crowd-engaging, theatrical show, Karen K and the Jitterbugs take audience members young and old on a musical adventure exploring themes of kindness, friendship and downright fun. The Jitterbugs will have kids up and dancing to their catchy, upbeat, genre-swirling songs, while leaving adults asking for more.
Anyone who can is requested to please bring a non-perishable food item >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!