The Boston theater scene is HOT right now. After New York and London, many consider Boston to be a MUST VISIT city when planning a theater getaway. The last few years have only added to the allure with world-famous shows like Wicked, Kinky Boots and Waitress all playing to packed houses. Lucky for you, 2018-19 is shaping up to be one of the city’s most amazing theater years in a long time! From an 80’s rock musical, to a nine-time Tony-winning comedy to an all-time classic children’s tale, the following are can’t miss events for the theater fans in your family!
1. Motown the Musical – Boston Opera House, June 12-17
Motown the Musical offers an incredible look back at the country’s most loved genre and the music that transformed America. Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city’s favorite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like ‘My Girl’ and ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down racial barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm! SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
2. Dirty Dancing – Boch Center, June 13-17
Set in the summer of 1963, Dirty Dancing tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Nobody puts Baby in a corner! SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
3. Disney’s Aladdin – Boston Opera House, July 3 – August 5
Discover a whole new world at Aladdin – a perfect event for the young and young at heart! From the producers of the Lion King comes this timeless story, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
4. The Book of Mormon – Boston Opera House, August 14-26
If irreverent comedy is your thing, then The Book of Mormon is a must-see! This nine-time Tony winner follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, the show has truly become an international sensation. SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
5. Rock of Ages – Boch Center, October 23-28
Blazing a trail to Boston, the Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour is a can’t miss show for the 80’s rocker in you! Nominated for five Tony’s, including Best Musical, the show captures the iconic era that was the big bad Sunset Strip in 1980’s Hollywood. Journey into one of the Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Featuring the music of mega-bands like Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and Journey among many others, this global phenomenon will have you out of your seat from start to finish. SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
6. Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Boch Center, November 28 – December 9
The ultimate holiday show – a total delight for both kids and adults! The Grinch broke box office records with more than 1.5 million theater-goers across America having been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”. Music and costumes, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations, help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville! SEE A PREVIEW HERE!
Unmatched history and sightseeing options, some of the best restaurants in the world and a huge array of hotel choices make Boston a top choice for visitors around the world. Lucky for you, the city also has a fantastic theater lineup of can’t miss shows in 2018! Book your theater getaway now with Downeaster Travel Packages!