Category Archives: Theatre

Wellesley High’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” nears

Wellesley High is making a big push this week to sell tickets for its fall play, a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. The Tony Award winner, which first hit Broadway in 2006,  tells the story of  a theater fan whose favorite 1920’s musical comes to life in his apartment while he plays the original Broadway cast […]

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Wellesley Players present “A…My Name is Alice: A Musical Revue”

The Wellesley Players’ next show is called “A…My Name is Alice,” a musical revue that will be performed at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Mass. Shows take place November 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 P.M, November 13, 7:00, November 8, 9, 15, 16 at 3:00 P.M. Seating for […]

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“Ether Dome” play recalls famed Wellesley dentist

Huntington Theatre Co’s new “Ether Dome” play, which recalls the early days of medical pain relief, has a solid Wellesley angle. It tells the story of Wellesley dentist William TG Morton, who took part in the first public demonstration of ether used as a surgical anesthetic in 1864and wound up being quite the controversial figure. […]

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You’ll be POed at yourself if you miss “Urinetown” at Babson

The Empty Space Theatre presents “Urinetown” at Babson College’s Carling-Sorenson Theater on Oct. 30-Nov 1 at 8pm in Wellesley. The summary: “Imagine a dystopian world where water is so scarce the population has to ‘pay to pee.’ Join TEST for this comedic romp with its outrageous perspective and wickedly modern wit, an irreverent satire that has […]

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Peter Pan flies into Wellesley this week

Wellesley Upstage presents: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up A Play by J.M. Barrie Directed by Carrington OBrion ’15 October 23- 26 Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College Evening: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @7pm Matinee: Saturday, Sunday @2pm Free for Wellesley, MIT, Babson and Olin students with ID; $5 general admission Email […]

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Wellesley “Pick” of the week: Monkey Boogers

Here’s your chance to get in on a play during the formative stage: Wellesley Theatre Project will present a workshop of the musical Monkey Boogers on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7PM, Friday, Oct. 25 at 2PM and 7PM. All workshop performances will take place at the Wellesley Theatre Project Studio, 98 R Central Street, Wellesley.  Tickets are priced $5 for […]

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Wake up: Tickets on sale for “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Wellesley High

Wellesley High School’s 2014 fall musical will be the Tony award winning show The Drowsy Chaperone, which tells the story of a theater fan,whose favorite 1920’s musical comes to life on stage while he plays the original Broadway cast recording for the audience.  At the wedding weekend of a former show girl, a cast of characters engage […]

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Big bunny: Babson Players to present “Harvey”

The Babson Players will perform “Harvey,” a 1944 play about a man and his big invisible rabbit friend for which Mary Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring James Stewart. Babson’s rendition will take place Oct. 16-18 at […]

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Brooke Adams, Tony Shalhoub performing in Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Babson

Husband and wife Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, a pair of accomplished movie/TV/stage actors, will perform next month at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s rendition of Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts. Performances take place Nov. 18-23, with ticket prices ranging from $30-$80 (some discounts available). You might recognize Shalhoub from […]

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You might think it’s much ado about nothing, but free Shakespeare is headed to Wellesley College

                        Actors from the London Stage (http://shakespeare.nd.edu/actors-from-the-london-stage/) will perform Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall on October 9-11, 7 pm., and the shows are free to the public.  The Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is one of the oldest and most […]

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