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Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

It’s such a fluke that Danielle Freiman is in Thursday’s Big Mouth Off, the storytelling finals for Massmouth’s fifth season, that it could only be fate.

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

The classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” gets a reworking next month from seventh- and eighth-graders at the Fayerweather Street School.

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

Mike Doughty opens Sunday ‘Slutcracker’

Of course “The Slutcracker” is back at the Somerville Theatre, starting Saturday and running through Dec. 31, but this year brings something new: An opening set from Mike Doughty, the singer-songwriter and onetime lead for the band Soul Coughing.

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

With its debut Thursday, Story Club Boston becomes the latest chapter in a storytelling renaissance, and one you need to stick with to the end to see how it comes out.

Somerville theater company puts out call for writers, performers in January festival

Somerville theater company puts out call for writers, performers in January festival

Somerville’s Performing Fusion Theatre wants short plays from playwrights and to audition the actors, musicians, singers and dancers who will make them come to life at its inaugural Somerville Theatre Festival.

Burlesque carnival comes screaming into Union Square for the Halloween season

Burlesque carnival comes screaming into Union Square for the Halloween season

The Boston Babydolls burlesque troupe is moving its annual “Wrathskellar” Halloween-themed show to Union Square’s Uniun arts complex, shifting to a new storyline combining striptease and carnival sideshow with an entire midway as a backdrop.

Quartet of Cambridge actors sing, dance on the road this summer

Quartet of Cambridge actors sing, dance on the road this summer

Cambridge actors are hitting the road this summer, heading to Weimar Germany and Penzance, England – by way of West Boylston and Hingham.

‘Pippin’ wins four Tony Awards

‘Pippin’ wins four Tony Awards

The A.R.T. is crowing about taking home four Tony Awards for its new take on “Pippin,” which played Cambridge from Dec. 5 to Jan. 20 before opening on Broadway April 25.

Fundraising ‘Icarus’ lands in Central Square theater for two days in May

Fundraising ‘Icarus’ lands in Central Square theater for two days in May

The Liars & Believers theater company brings its latest experiment, “Icarus,” to the Cambridge YMCA Theatre next month for a two-day run, and it looks, as usual, complex, creative and wonderful.

It’s still improv, but ‘Playbook’ lets some local playwrights launch the laughs

It’s still improv, but ‘Playbook’ lets some local playwrights launch the laughs

It turns out the play’s not the thing. In “Playbook,” the ImprovBoston show running late Fridays from March 15 to April 12, the play’s only the first minute or so of the thing.

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