365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

#274 Tour the Boston Opera House

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Jan 25, 2011

Bos OperaH Audit WhitneyCoxGo and tour the Boston Opera House. I've seen a few shows there, and it is amazing and beautiful.

See the recent restoration that brought beauty and elegance back to this century-old theatre. The Boston Opera House is among nation's finest in opulence and quality of detailing. It is the only surviving work in Boston by distinguished American theater architect, Thomas Lamb.

The guided tour at the Boston Opera House is a wonderful educational opportunity for older children and young adults. The tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby areas, majestic auditorium and backstage space (when possible).

Please note, when an event is in progress there may be limited access to certain areas of the theatre. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes for walking. For more information contact Maggie Doyle at MDoyle@bohvllc.com. Special arrangements can be made for Groups of 10 or more. Tour groups are charged $15 per person.

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#271 The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount Theater

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Jan 22, 2011

wizofoz"We're off to see the wizard...." That's right, relive your fear of the flying monkey's at the Paramount this weekend!!

Victor Fleming’s rendering of L. Frank Baum’s heralded fantasy is a definitive example of early Hollywood’s imaginative potential; The Wizard of Oz has become perhaps the most watched film in the history of American cinema.

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#129 Something Wicked This Way Comes

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Sep 02, 2010

describe the image"Entertainment Weekly" calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade,” and when it last played Boston it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, WICKED is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named “the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times.

It is playing September 1 - October 17

Go see and enjoy this Broadway show at the Beautiful  Boston Opera House.

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#111 Restaurant Week

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Aug 14, 2010

summer image08Become a foodie for a week and commence your tastebuds!! The 10th Annual Restaurant Week starts Sunday August 15th to the 20th and August 22nd to the 27th.

Diners will enjoy two-course lunches for $15.10, three course lunches for $20.10 or three course dinners for $33 at restaurants throughout Boston. Many restaurants are also including Saturday. So grab your forks and napkins and commence eating!!

To get a full list of restaurants visit restaurantweekboston.com.

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#105 You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Free ICECREAM!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Aug 08, 2010

ben and jerryIs there anything better than free icecream? What about having to hunt for the free icecream truck...kind of like a little game...right? RIGHT?

For the next month (Till August 25th) Ben and Jerry's will be driving their ice cream truck all around Boston and scooping out the love. They are testing out their two latest flavors of Milk & Cookies and Boston Cream Pie.

Of course it's not like a Where's Waldo book, you can follow Ben and Jerry's on Facebook or on Twitter to find out where they will be on given days. Enjoy the ice cream and eat it fast in this heat.

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#91 'Othello' on the Common

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Jul 25, 2010

othelloCommonwealth Shakespeare Company's 15th annual production "Othello" will be held at 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays (8pm Tuesdays) July 28th to August 15 with a 3pm matinee performance Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common.
Regarded as one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, "Othello" is a powerful story about love and jealousy and the fall of a charismatic general through the betrayal of one of his most trusted advisors. Admission is free.
Visit the website http://commshakes.org/ for more information and details.

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#39 Shear MADNESS!!!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 03, 2010

Have a hankering for some theater fun? (And want to get out of the heat for a few hours, or for that matter the rain, because I think we may be getting some today...)

Check out SHEAR MADNESS at the Charles Playhouse on 74 Warrenton Street. The show, which is one of the longest-running non-musicals in America, has been running 26 years in Boston.

An audience-participation whodunit drama/comedy, that tells the story of a murderer of a classical pianist. Find out who did it!! Tickets start at $40 for an evening of fun. There's nothing like some interactive theater, it brings out the best in all of us.

Running indefinitely, Curtain rises at 8pm every Tues-Fri, 6pm & 9pm on Sat and 3pm & 7pm on Sundays.

For more information and tickets visit the SHEAR MADNESS website.

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