Thursday, September 08, 2011

Boston Theatre - Friday Roundup - Storrow Bridge Safe Edition



All the U-hauls have left our narrow streets, and the students will soon learn which bars they can get into on which nights.

This year, nobody won the Storrow Pool, which is a bet on when, exactly, a new college student will peel the top of his or her U-haul off on the Storrow Drive overpass. (See photo above.) No students harmed the bridge this year. However, a lumber truck did flip there a few days later.

So let's take this as a signal that the new theatrical season is officially underway! Indeed, most theaters are moving into high gear. The mid-sized and larger houses are sporting big musicals to usher in the Autumn winds.

And next week will add even more productions to the list, including the official start of ArtsEmerson's sophomore season, the opening of Speakeasy's new show and the return of Whistler in the Dark's production of The Bacchae.

Get out and see some theater. You're already behind!


Opening

A stripper, a Scrabble champion and a city dump all figure in Exquisite Corps' production of Trout Stanley which opens at The Factory Theater

New Rep presents the musical Rent out in Watertown.

Get your newsroom patois ready as Trinity Rep opens their production of His Girl Friday.

Leonard Bernstein's operetta Candide makes its bow at the Huntington Theatre Company.

You can sit in on the acting class of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation at the Gamm Theatre in Providence.

Sherlock Holmes is on the case and hot on the trail of The Hound of the Baskervilles at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.

Last Chance

The Fighting Over Beverly will cease this weekend at Gloucester Stage Company.

Ongoing

Huck and Jim keep traveling on the Big River at the Lyric Stage.

The witch trials continue as Hartford Stage presents Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

The American Repertory Theatre chugs into its near-sold out run of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

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