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Watch the uniquely delightful Swiss performance group Mummenschanz perform on the Muppet Show in 1976. Mummenschanz will celebrate 40 years of innovative non-verbal theatre (with toilet paper, giant blobs of felt, and squishable masks) in Boston from December 5-9th at Citi Shubert Theatre. Presented by your friendly neighborhood Celebrity Series.
Boston Globe critic Don Aucoin reviewed Circa's CIRCA at the Paramount Theatre (it runs through Sunday, part of your friendly neighborhood Celebrity Series), writing "it’s impossible not to admire the rigorous artistry of “Circa,’’ with its fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, and performance art." Read the complete review here. (you might need to login)
This is one of those shows that even video has a hard time capturing, but check out a brief video of the show:
This just in from colleague Adam Roberts of Arts in America (ok, I added the bird):
"Tweet This?" At select theatres and concert halls around the country you can now tweet from your seat as Carmen belts out an aria or Macbeth sees a dagger before him. Join us for an interactive community forum exploring the question of whether social media should have a seat at our performances or if it should exit stage left. Featuring a lively panel, audience Q&A (in-person and via skype), and a performance of the event's tweets by the Twitter Theatre Troupe.
Central Square Theater 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Host: Adam Roberts
Panelists: Julie Hennrikus (StageSource) Robin Abrahams (Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct") Matt Heck (Boston Symphony Orchestra) Nick Peterson (Central Square Theater) Art Hennessey (The Mirror Up to Nature)
Join us in-person or call in via skype (id: artsinamerica) to participate in the conversation. The forum will be recorded and broadcast on Livestream.
Arts in America is an arts media company moving the needle forward on how America makes, produces, consumes, and talks about the arts.
You may have heard about studies that have found classical music improves milk production in cows. Konzerthaus Dortmund, the performance space of Theater Dortmund in Dortmund Germany, decided to test this theory ...
The Celebrity Series of Boston Spring Auction is now open for bidding. The auction will run from April 1 to May 9. All proceeds will benefit the Arts, Education and Community Program of the Celebrity Series. Tell your friends, tell your family and let the bidding begin!