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Mormons, murderers, and mariners: 10 theater sensations coming to Boston stages this spring

Mitt Romney did his Mormon mission in France. But there are no baguettes or croissants to dip into the lukewarm proselytizing of bumbling elders Price and Cunningham, two young men sent by the Church of Latter-day Saints to convert the unfaithful of a U

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 01, 2013
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Roller Disco the Musical! boogies down at Oberon

Perhaps the success of the 2007 musical adaptation of the 1980 film Xanadu inspired Jen Wineman to transform the 1979 film Roller Boogie into a stage musical, but Roller Disco the Musical! (at Oberon through August 30) proves there is room in the w
Roll out
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 06, 2012
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The Lisps try to deliver a message in 'Futurity'

It isn't easy to put together a 90-minute musical that includes the Civil War, the birth of computer programming, indie rock, the internal dynamics of Lord Byron's family, mathematical formulas, and writing letters back and forth about an invention that
All we are saying
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 30, 2012
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A strong season of dance and song

From the comic to the sublime, with a dash of flamenco, the winter season has it all.
Ten to grow on
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 30, 2011
August 26 | Valve: Antique Vaudeville Circus at Oberon

August 26 | Valve: Antique Vaudeville Circus at Oberon


Generally speaking, "joining the circus" ranks only slightly behind "becoming a drug dealer" and "engaging in prostitution" on the list of parentally disapproved vocational choices....
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 22, 2011

The Week in Geek, August 15-23: Bad Daddies, Giant Killers, and Sparklepires


Unlike the green line blowing right by your stop while you wait in the rain, the handbasket we're in ain't exactly going express to hell....
By David Eisenberg  |  August 15, 2011


July 18-21 | Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera at Oberon

July 18-21 | Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera at Oberon


The world of figure skating seems like unusual fodder for a rock opera. (That said, we've certainly seen Johnny Weir hit the ice in enough...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 11, 2011
July 7 | Oh! You Pretty Things at Oberon

July 7 | Oh! You Pretty Things at Oberon


 A burlesque show inspired by David Bowie: isn't the idea kind of redundant? Anyone who has ever seen Bowie at his gender-bending best, writhing around...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 27, 2011
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Merge ahead


Photo: JULIETA CERVANTES Citywide festivals are often exercises in excess, whether you're talking SXSW (so many bands, so many stages, too little time) or gay...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 02, 2011

[video] Come plays "In/Out" during TraniWrock at Oberon


This is what I get for not showing up when some of our favorite people throw a COME reunion show. They open with my favorite...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 21, 2011

The Week in Geek April 4-11: Laugh while you can, monkey boy


And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 04, 2011


The Week in Geek, 3.14 - 3.21: A Robot-Loving, Apples-to-Appling, Turing-Testing Good Time

The Week in Geek, 3.14 - 3.21: A Robot-Loving, Apples-to-Appling, Turing-Testing Good Time


Best possible week: After learning about mushrooms, Nazi ciphers, and cancer, I explore the depths of the human condition in Frankenstein, and chill for a...
By Alec Ernest  |  March 14, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Oberon

Meet the Mayor: Oberon


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. OberonRachel Dixon I've been to rock shows...
By Barry Thompson  |  February 25, 2011
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Show-bound


Photo: DARAGH MCDONAGH When American Repertory Theater (ART) artistic director Diane Paulus brought The Donkey Show to Cambridge in 2009, we were dazzled - and...
By Scott Kearnan  |  February 21, 2011

[live review] The David Wax Museum @ Oberon


The Mexicano-Americana folk band the David Wax Museum’s CD-release party for their new Everything Is Saved at Oberon Thursday night was a triumph in every...
By Jon Garelick  |  February 04, 2011
January 23 | Entomo at Oberon

January 23 | Entomo at Oberon


As much as we love singing along to a good jukebox musical (say, the ABBA-inspired show Mamma Mia!, or the Billy Joel-based rock ballet Movin'...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 10, 2011


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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010
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Winter Theatre preview: Winter’s tales

With such tantalizers in the wings, it’s hard to grieve over the exit of all the Rockettes, Scrooges, and tipsy Welshmen that see out the old year.
  Hem, Chaim, Bucky, Poppins, Kuntz, and more
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 31, 2010
December 2 | "The Quest for the Golden Pasties" at the Oberon

December 2 | "The Quest for the Golden Pasties" at the Oberon


Comic books reek with sexual frustration. We can totally imagine the geeky illustrators who stay up all night, sketching hot heroines in spandex body suits...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 29, 2010
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Photos: Jerkus Circus at Oberon [verging on NSFW?]

Jerkus Circus takes comedy, burlesque, and freaky stunts to Club Oberon on November 12, 2010.
Jerkus Circus, live at Oberon, on November 12, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  November 19, 2010
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Review: The ART's Cabaret

The American Repertory Theater Cabaret is not some souped-up train carrying self-proclaimed Amanda Fucking Palmer through burgeoning Nazi Germany.
Amanda Palmer's Kit Kat collaborative
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 17, 2010


The Living Newspaper at Oberon

The Living Newspaper at Oberon


And we thought citizen journalists reporting news via tweets was the most groundbreaking thing to happen to the news biz in a while . . . we thought...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
"Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage" at Oberon

"Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage" at Oberon


So you were bored to tears reading Beowulf in high school and then again in college. You'll still want to don fur-adorned battle gear and...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 31, 2010
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Photos: Amanda Palmer rehearses Cabaret

Rehearsing the upcoming ART production of Cabaret
Rehearsing the upcoming ART production of Cabaret
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 20, 2010
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Amanda Palmer bares all

I knew Amanda Palmer would show me her breasts. It was just a question of when.
Former Dresden Doll pulls the strings in the ART's Cabaret
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 20, 2010
Heart & Dagger Productions presents "Into the Fens" at Oberon

Heart & Dagger Productions presents "Into the Fens" at Oberon


And you thought that the original Grimms' fairy tales were weird. Those bros have nothing on the outlandish LGBT adaptations you'll see at Into the...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010


"Freaks & Geeks Burlesque and Circus Variety Night" at Oberon

"Freaks & Geeks Burlesque and Circus Variety Night" at Oberon


Imagine Steve Urkel twirling from an aerial silk, Bill Nye throwing knives, or Ugly Betty belly-dancing for a crowd - ridiculously entertaining, right? Well that's...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010

HOT VENUE: Oberon


Imagine if you could pay your rent by racking up a bar tab. If that were the case, we'd suddenly be looking forward to the...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010
July 30 + August 4 | Babes In Boinkland at Club Oberon

July 30 + August 4 | Babes In Boinkland at Club Oberon


The cover of the Beatles' album Abbey Road, which features the Fab Four sauntering across a pedestrian crosswalk, is considered one of the most iconic...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 26, 2010

Play by play: July 9, 2010

Opening this week: Burning The Barn, The Color Of Desire, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Fully Committed, and more
Theater listings, week of July 9, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010