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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.
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’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.
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.
Cambridge actors are hitting the road this summer, heading to Weimar Germany and Penzance, England – by way of West Boylston and Hingham.
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.
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 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.
With Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” now as associated with February as Valentine’s Day, Arts at the Armory in Somerville may be offering your last chance to see the show for a year.
It’s murder that inspired Thursday’s show at Oberon — the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas, which led to the 1965 Truman Capote novel “In Cold Blood,” which inspired the art band Jaggery to record a five-song EP called “Private Violence,” which gets its official release at Org: Literati with music, aerial performance and dance, film and theater.