Please come to the exciting live theater productions with audio description during the remainder of the 2017-2018 theater season.
Preshow description of sets and costumes for performances at all locations generally begins 60 minutes prior to curtain (unless otherwise noted). Please arrive early to allow time to get headsets, programs and be seated.
The following audio described performances will be at the designated theatres listed below:
Open Door Theater
The Dragonfly Theater, R. J. Grey Jr. High School, Acton, MA
Audio Described: Saturday, March 24, 7:00 PM
Features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” with a new libretto as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), The Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
To purchase tickets for these performances email email@example.com
Audio Described: Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM & Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM
In the late 1970s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of film were lost. Until now, with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Sense and Sensibility
Audio Described: Friday, January 5, 7:30 PM Saturday, January 7, 2:00 PM
Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Director Eric Tucker’s staging follows the adventures and misadventures of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor and emotion, Sense and Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True
Audio Described: Friday, February 9, 7:30 PM Sunday, February 11, 2:00 PM
HEAR WORD! is inspired by stories of inequality and transformation. It grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, it celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.
Jagged Little Pill
Audio Described: Friday, June 15, 7:30 PM Saturday, June 16, 2:00 PM
Introducing 90’s songs including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill established Grammy Award winner, Canadian singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette as an alternative rock icon. Diane Paulus directs this world premiere musical.
Broadway Across America, Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street, Boston – www.broadwayinboston.com/accessibility
Tickets start at $45, call 617-259-3448
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets in person: Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Audio Described: Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM
Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three ages, as she unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest account about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Fun Home is not recommended for children under 13 due to adult themes.
NEW! Love Never Dies
Audio Described: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 1:00 PM
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession, and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.
559 Washington Street, Boston
Audio Described: Saturday, November 18, 2:00 PM
When an aspirational theatre troupe discovers and performs what they believe is a Syrian soap opera; they come to realize just how much they got wrong. Kiss is a play-within-a-play that shows how misunderstanding cultural cues can reveal blind spots you never knew you had.
The White Card
Audio Described: Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM
In the loft of a well-intentioned white couple in the NYC art world, a black artist named Charlotte Cummings arrives in the hopes of selling her new work. When the couple’s activist son joins them for dinner, tensions arise.
Audio Described: Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM
Utilizing cinematic techniques, miniature sets, dancing hands and a poetic voice—it cycles through a series of different lives. In a hypnotic dream-like state, you’ll laugh, cry and never look at your hands the same way again.
Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
For tickets call 877-571-7469 or email email@example.com
A Christmas Story: The Musical
Audio Described: Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM
Chronicle of young, bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams.
A Christmas Carol
Audio Described: Sunday, December 17, 4:00 PM
Warm your heart with Troy Siebels’ lavish and innovative adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. (Includes pre-show backstage touch tour)
Audio Described: Sunday, December 31, 1:00 PM
Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage to help the crowd to leave their troubles outside.
Audio Described: Sunday, February 25, 1:00 PM
Set in the 1590’s, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit musical while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.
Audio Described: Sunday, March 18, 1:00 PM
Go behind the music and inside the story of Franke Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys.
Audio Described: Sunday, April 8, 1:00 PM
Rent 20th Anniversary Tour. Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece continues to speak to audiences across generations and all over the world.
Audio Described: Sunday, April 15, 1:00 PM
This Broadway musical, inspired by a real event, tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920’s and ‘40’s.
The King and I
Audio Described: Sunday, May 20, 1:00 PM
1860’s Bangkok. This beloved musical tells the story of the relationship that develops between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna. One of Rodgers Hammerstein’s finest works.
Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Tickets: Contact Meg O’Brien at MOBrien@huntingtontheatre.org
Tickets are $20 for each patron, and one additional guest
Audio Described: Saturday, February 10, 2:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2:00 PM
Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is finally ready to re-enter the dating world. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious tales while preparing for, and recovering from, one dreadful date after another.
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, South End
Audio Described: Saturday, March 17, 2:00 PM
In the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing, a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each is pushed to the limits of survival. Inspired by August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
Audio Described: Saturday, May 5, 2:00 PM
Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a dinner with a group of historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a “top girl” in a man’s world. Caryl Churchill’s groundbreaking masterpiece, originally a rebuke of Margaret Thatcher’s England in the 1980s, remains relevant and powerful today.
Audio Described: Saturday, June 2, 2:00 PM & Saturday, June 9, 2:00 PM
Arthur Miller, the most celebrated American playwright of the 20th century, was said to be the moral conscience of the nation, but he had a secret: a son born with Down syndrome whom he refused to acknowledge. Renowned Hollywood reporter Bernard Weinraub explores the fascinating untold story of Miller and his third wife, photographer Inge Morath, and the divide between their public personas and private lives.
Wheelock Family Theatre
200 The Riverway, Boston
In the Heights
Audio Described: Sunday, November 12, 2:00 PM and Friday, November 17, 7:30 PM
With music and lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Algería Hudes. Winner of the 2008 Tony award for Best Musical, tells the story of a multi-generational community in New York’s Washington Heights–a place where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Audio Described: Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM and Friday, March 2, 7:30 PM
With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this "tale as old as time" is based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. It follows Belle, a young woman who doesn’t quite fit in her village, and the Beast, a cursed prince. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted and he will be transformed into his former self. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Audio Described: Sunday, May 6, 2:00 PM and Friday, May 11, 7:30 PM
Adapted by Joseph Robinette and based on the book by E.B. White (who also wrote CHARLOTTE’S WEB). The story follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
559 Washington Street, Boston
The White Card
Audio Described: Feb 24 - Apr 1, 2018
In this stunning world premiere, The White Card unfolds a meticulously crafted story, raising uncomfortable questions about what — and who — are on display. Exploring contemporary headlines and cultural touchstones, The White Card refuses to remain “just a play,” safely entrenched on the stage.
Moonbox Productions at the Wimberly Theatre Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston
Audio Described: April 14-29, 2018
Moonbox Productions presents the 1998 revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret! This iconic musical, set in the world of the "Kit Kat Klub" on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar, Germany, tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who falls in love with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their romance sizzles amid the back room culture of the Cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Cabaret is a raw and powerful jazz musical that explores the dark life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Musical numbers include “Money,” “Tomorrow Belongs To Me,” “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, one intermission.