[bscb-announce] Experience Audio Described Performances in 2011
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Tue Feb 22 22:42:19 GMT 2011
Experience Audio Described Performances in 2011
Please come to the exciting blockbuster productions with audio description during the remainder of the 2011 winter/spring theatre season. The following Audio Described performances will be at the designated theatre venues listed below:
Broadway Across America:
Boston Opera House (539 Washington Street, Boston)
Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street, Boston)
Wheelock Family Theatre (200 The Riverway, Boston)
Sunday, March 12, 2011, 2:00 PM at Boston Opera House
Combining the best of the original stories by P. L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony® Award-winning Mary Poppins is everything you'd hope for in a Broadway musical—and more. Produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the show includes such wonderful songs as Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Let's go Fly a Kite, and, of course Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The NY Daily News hails Mary Poppins as "a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!" Let your imagination take flight at this perfectly magical musical for adults as well as children!
Price for Mary Poppins: $53.00
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 2:00 PM at Boston Opera House
This exuberant, Tony® Award-winning musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Hair features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy to Be Hard. Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It's Hair, and it's time.
"Diane Paulus's thrilling, emotionally rich production delivers intense, unadulterated joy." - The New York Times
"Hair speaks to a whole new generation!" - Time Out
Price for Hair: $52.00
West Side Story
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7:30 PM at Colonial Theatre
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theatre forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as Something's Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.
"So exciting it makes you ache with pleasure." John Lahr, The New Yorker
Price for West Side Story: $47.00
The Secret Garden
Friday, February 25, 7:30 PM; Sunday, February 27, 3:00 PM at Wheelock Family theatre
A cherished story that has enchanted generations of readers. Susan Kosoff and Jane Staab are at the helm of this creative endeavor, contributing original book, music, and lyrics to the 1919 Frances Hodgson Burnett classic.
After a deadly cholera epidemic scourges India, the newly orphaned Mary Lennox—a cold, lonely girl of the British elite finds herself residing in her uncle's gloomy Yorkshire estate. Her uncle Archibald Craven, consumed with mourning for his deceased wife Lily, is often absent from Missethwaite Manor, fleeing the haunting memories of a once-fulfilled and blissful life. Bored inside the confining castle walls, Mary, intrigued by chatter of a secret garden, journeys to find such a garden, enlisting the aid of a tentative Colin (Archibald's son), who is bed-ridden and dangerously ill.
A story acknowledging the fears and fancies of young people, celebrating the escapist yearnings in all of us, and, ultimately, realizing that sometimes we must leave our surroundings to find our true selves—The Secret Garden is an homage to the healing powers of nature—sometimes tangible and sometimes ethereal—that can nurse the seemingly most impenetrable of wounds.
Friday, May 13, 7:00 PM; Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM at Wheelock Family theatre
The timeless trouble-maker Aladdin is up to his old tricks again this spring at Wheelock Family Theatre in James Norris's adaptation of the classic tale from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, commonly known as The Arabian Nights. Written long before Disney's feature film saw its debut, Norris's adaptation is an opportunity for children to see their favorite hero Aladdin in a story honoring the original tale. Aladdin-lovers will discover a new side to the lovable hooligan's journey, and this may even inspire research into the original text of the mysterious, centuries-old Arabian Nights, where "Alaeddin" first appears (in Chinese lore, no less). Of course, some things never change. Aladdin still pursues the beautiful Princess Adora, and is overjoyed to find magical genies who will answer his wishes. Mischief ensues, however, when the Sultan—Adora's overprotective father—hears of Aladdin's intentions with his beloved daughter.
Aladdin lets children delight in the possibilities of a wish-granting genie, but—as "wonderful" as Aladdin's lamp seems to be—we must always learn to be careful what we wish for…because it might come true!
Seating and Tickets for the Opera House and the Colonial Theatre:
Visit the Colonial Theatre Box Office, 106 Boylston Street, Boston (Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm) or call 617-880-2419.
Please leave a detailed message including a day/evening phone number and specific information regarding your seating needs, how many headsets will be required, large print or braille programs and whether you travel with a guide dog to ensure seating with adequate space.
Seating and Tickets for the Wheelock Family theatre:
Contact the Wheelock Family Theatre Box Office at 617-879-2300 or visit www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org.
Preshow description of sets and costumes for all performances at all theatre locations generally begins 30 minutes prior to curtain. Please arrive early to allow time to get headsets and programs and to be seated.
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