Luzia is in town. Cirque du Soleil brings their dream version of Mexico to life under the big top or grand chapiteau at Suffolk Downs.
Dirty Dancing on Tour comes to Boston. It is a wild ride down memory lane with Baby, Johnny Castle, Penny and all the classic songs.
La Sylphide, by Boston Ballet, is a time travel back into some of ballet’s history. The performance at the Boston Opera House is one of my favourites this year.
I was once a small child waiting in the wings. The heat and glow of the stage lights pressing against my face as I waited for the music’s cue to step out onto the small stage at the University of Waterloo at Carousel Dance with an audience full of eager …
Jagged Little Pill has officially opened at the American Repertory Theatre. Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Alanis Morissette’s music. This world-premiere musical is directed by Diane Paulus. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody wrote the book for the screenplay. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt and choreography is by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Boston Ballet performs Classic Balanchine in their latest performance. This wonderful collection of some of Balanchine’s work is a great way to see some of ballet’s greatest contemporary works.
Part of the fun of going to a story ballet is decoding the tale that is being mimed-out on stage. For parts of it, you know the story already or the pantomime is clear as day. For other more subtle moments, you might catch a new detail that you never noticed before. That is part of the magic of these classic stories that are handed down and shared generation after generation. Boston Ballet performs Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty. This version of The Sleeping Beauty was first performed by the Imperial Ballet in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg Russia. Seeing it performed as it was performed then (with slightly more improved pointe shoe technology, newer costumes and sets, and slight tweaks to the movement and staging), is like walking into history and a storybook in one.
Four fab places to celebrate May 4th, which is Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you and take you to one of these many events.
Xfinity kicks of Autism Awareness month by sharing a very special story from their own employee Anne Edmondson and her son Jake who has Autism.
John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet performed by Boston Ballet is the perfect family outing this spring. Whether you have kids who are about to start studying Shakespeare or experiencing puppy love, the performances leaves even the quietest teen or tween with plenty to talk about.