10:59 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Arts this Week: Summer Begins

Kate Shindle, Nancy E. Carroll, and Shannon Esper in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Rapture, Blister, Burn.
Credit T. Charles Erickson.

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Let that coming heat wave inspire you. Embrace the beginning of summer in Boston and get out at night to enjoy local performances on the stage.

Rapture, Blister, Burn, Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the Calderwood Pavilion through June 22nd

Audiences will enjoy seeing local favorites Timothy John Smith (Candide) and Nancy E. Carroll (Good People, Luck of the Irish), and Huntington newcomer Shannon Esper. The story follows a professional woman who returns to her hometown to care for her aging mother. As she also begins facing life alone, she starts to doubt her decision to put her career before a personal life, but teaches a course in feminist theory to a friend and a student from the local college. The three generations of women consider the choices they have and the ones they have made.

On the Town at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through June 9th

Chip, Ozzie, and Gabey are three American sailors with one day in New York City to have the time of their lives. The light and humorous score of Leonard Bernstein (Candide, West Side Story) melds perfectly with the sharp and witty book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin' in the Rain, The Will Rogers Follies) to create an exuberant musical experience with some inspired moments.

A New Season of Boston Pops

For the first time families can hear Pops performances from their beloved Pixar movies.
Credit Boston Pops

Presidents at Pops with Jason Alexander on May 30th
Alexander made his Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and has since starred in Broadway five times, including his Tony-winning appearance in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway for which he also wrote the libretto.

Pixar in Concert on June 4 & 5
This first-ever concert will find the entire program devoted to the memorable scores from each of Pixar’s animated features including Wall-E, UP, Finding Nemo, Cars, A Bug’s Life and Toy Story along with film clips and characters making on-screen cameos in Symphony Hall.

Maestro at the Movies: John Williams Film Night on June 7, 8, 11 & 12
Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams showcases some of his biggest blockbuster scores including the music from Superman, Hook, Star Wars and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter Series. The evening will also offer selections from his most recent collaboration with Steven Spielberg, Lincoln.

A Country Salute to our Troops on June 13, 14 & 15
Nashville’s elite songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson make their Pops debuts and share behind-the-scenes stories working with singers like Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum.

This week on Open Studio:
Explore the Samurai! exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts and hear Jared's interview with Thomas Doherty, author of the book Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939.