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Dec10 THRU Dec 22

Theater

Man in the Ring

  • $20 - $55

Man in the Ring is a one-two punch of redemption and tragedy, based on the life of world-champion boxer Emile Griffith.

Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Man in the Ring, running Nov. 16-Dec. 22 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, is a one-two punch of redemption and tragedy. Based on a true story, the drama follows world-champion boxer Emile Griffith on his meteoric rise from the Virgin Islands to a fatal match at Madison Square Garden, where his life changed forever. / Nathan Tavares

Read our interview with Man in the Ring‘s Kyle Vincent Terry»

Photo: Nile Hawver

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Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

527 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 266-0800

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Dec10 THRU Dec 23

Theater

A Nightmare on Elf Street

  • $50

More than the weather outside is frightful when A Nightmare on Elf Street storms through Machine from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23.

This year, Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans are taking the sentiment “the holidays are murder” in a literal sense with A Nightmare on Elf Street. This new musical comedy is meant to evoke an ’80s slasher by way of the glitter-dusted North Pole, a high-camp drag spooktacular where devils and ghouls raise hell in their plot to end Christmas (and the world) forever. When the students at Elf Street Academy—Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the other deer ones of Santa’s flight team—are hunted down by the evil Krampus,
Santa calls in the master “she-tective” Shirley Holmes and her trusted companion Dr. Jodi Watley to put a stop to the Christmas carnage. More than the weather outside is frightful when A Nightmare on Elf Street storms through Machine from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. / Nathan Tavares

A Nightmare on Elf Street Machine, 1254 Boylston St., Boston. brownpapertickets.com. MBTA: Green Line to Kenmore. Nov. 29-Dec. 23. See website for complete details. $50-$100. Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans present this drag musical comedy about the renowned “she-tective” Shirley Holmes on the trail to solve the grisly murders of Santa’s reindeer. Directed by Kiki Samko.

Photo: Michael von Redlich

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Machine

1254 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 266-2986

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Dec10 THRU Dec 23

Theater

Breath and Imagination

  • see website for ticket prices

Breath and Imagination follows the life of Roland Hayes, one of the first famous black classical singers.

After an inaugural year of readings, the Front Porch Arts Collective’s first season of fully staged shows opens at Emerson Paramount Center with Breath and Imagination. Co-produced with Lyric Stage Company from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23, the musical follows Roland Hayes, whose soaring tenor lifted him from a plantation in Georgia to the courts of Europe as one of the first famous black classical singers. / Nathan Tavares

Photo: The Bancroft Library

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Lyric Stage

140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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Dec14 THRU Dec 23

Holiday   |   Kids   |   Theater

José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker'

  • Tickets start at $25

José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Strand Theatre on Dec. 14-23.

José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents its 31st production of The Nutcracker featuring sets and costumes by scenic designer Laura C. McPherson.

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Dec16

Education   |   Parade   |   Theater

245th Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Re-enactment

  • $30

Dunk into America’s early history during the Boston Tea Party anniversary and re-enactment on Dec. 16.

Watch a ticketed debate between Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock before following the characters to the waterfront, where they dump tea into Boston Harbor during a public re-enactment.

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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108 United States

(617) 482-6439

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Jan29 THRU Feb 10

Theater

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical

  • Starting at $40

The Tony and Grammy award-winning ‘Beautiful—The Carole King Musical’ features the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter and will play the Boston Opera House from Jan. 29 through Feb. 10.

Boston Opera House

539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

(617) 259-3400

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