In 2008, National Public Radio asked Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. Thus was born Matchless, a rekindling of Andersen’s classic tale of the Little Match Girl from a surprising point of view. The Happy Prince, written by Oscar Wilde for his children, celebrates an unlikely friendship with his signature wit, humor, and heart. Both stories are >>
It's December 16 and tea must be spilled! Gather at Old South Meeting House, where the colonists met in 1773, with colonial agitators like John Hancock, Paul Revere -- and some crown-loving Loyalists -- to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown!
Afterwards, join the procession to Griffin's Wharf accompanied by fife and drum. You will line the shores of Boston Harbor to >>
Back by popular demand following last year’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful inaugural tour, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical practically transports audience members into the television >>
Set in an old-fashioned nursery, this performance includes three favorite Beatrix Potter stories as seen through the eyes of a young English girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century. As she pursues the everyday activities of playing and learning, the tales of "Two Bad Mice", "Jeremy Fisher", and "Jemima Puddleduck" seem to grow from her imagination. This show is recommended for >>
A traditional holiday treat that includes family, fun, community—and beloved seasonal music! Local children’s book author and illustrator, Brian Lies, narrates The Snowman, a short animated holiday film set to live orchestral music—a magical experience for all as the music and story come to life! Performances by the Federal Furnace School Treble Chorus, the annual March of the Toys >>
This year's enchanted Yuletide tale is "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," which TSO will take to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows including a stop at TD Garden on Thursday, December 17.
Based on TSO's multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter >>
Celebrate the 25th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, New England's brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, >>
Join Clara on her adventure to the Kingdom of Sweets! This holiday tradition is sure to warm your heart as you experience every magical moment from Clara’s dazzling party, to an epic battle between mice and soldiers, and finally a whirling snow scene that makes this classic ballet truly timeless! Be moved by Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music as the lovely Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier welcome >>
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras presents An Afternoon of Winter Concerts. The 2:30pm concert features the NMYO Prelude and Overture String Ensembles, Intermezzo Orchestra, Junior Flute Choir, and Flute Choir. The 5pm concert includes the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Select Flute Choir. The Afternoon of Winter Concerts will include performances of music by Dvorak, >>
This baton twirling troupe features performers ages 5 to 21 who use their many talents to show how art can lead children to strive for a better future and open doors and leadership opportunities. Free with admission. >>
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!