AARP MA Local OffersThe arts scene in Boston and surrounding communities across the state is among the best anywhere when it comes to world-class theatre, ballet, and other professional shows, as well as cultural and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues from Boston to Worcester to New Bedford and places in between, to bring terrific offers on cultural events to AARP members and their guests.  Take a look at what’s coming up, and keep checking back here often as new events are always being added!

 

 


Tartuffe

Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon’s household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family’s fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe’s behavior – will he see through this con man before it’s too late? Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world’s great plays.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Tartuffe, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $10 off each ticket.

WHEN: Shows from November 10 – December 10, 2017

WHEREHuntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here


The Color Purple

The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

 

WHAT: Ticket discounts for The Color Purple, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $33.50-$99, compared to regular prices of $48-$110.

WHEN: Shows from Nov. 21 through Dec. 3, 2017

WHEREBoch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 866-348-9738, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116


ELF The Musical

Grandkids alert! ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for ELF, The Musical, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discounts allow you to save up to 20 percent off per ticket.

WHEN: Shows from Nov. 28 through Dec. 10, 2017.

WHEREBoch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 800-982-2787, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

 

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $28.50-$70, compared to regular prices of $38-$98

WHEN: Shows from Dec. 14-17, 2017

WHEREBoch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 866-348-9738, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. This new dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. Special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, will open the show with a short set before rapping the introduction to The Hip Hop Nutcracker.

 

WHAT: Ticket discounts for The Hip Hop Nutcracker, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $20-$65, compared to regular prices of $25-$75

WHEN: Shows from Dec. 21 – 23, 2017

WHEREBoch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 866-348-9738, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116


Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the follow-up to the smash “Edible Inevitable” tour, hits the road again. Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.

Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans alike have raved about the interactive components of Brown’s shows.

“Alton Brown promises plenty of new therapy-inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. ‘I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game while we’re at it. Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.'”

He’s also contemplating more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows … just in case things get messy … again.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Alton Brown: Eat Your Science, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discounts allow you to save 10 percent per ticket, for tickets to the Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 show.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

WHEREBoch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 800-982-2787, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA


Pilobolus

The wildly creative avant-garde dance company Pilobolus has transformed itself into an international entertainment juggernaut. Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sesame Street, and The Academy Awards, and nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go’s All Is Not Lost, the company continues to explore new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. The program will include The Inconsistent Pedaler, an absurd, acrobatic, and lyrical collaboration between Pilobolus, fiction writer Etgar Keret, and filmmaker Shira Geffen, that opens up a mesmerizing physical world.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Pilobolus, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount price save up to 10 percent off per ticket.

WHEN: Shows on October 27, 28, and 29, 2017

WHERE: Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 866-348-9738, or purchase tickets at the Shubert Theatre Box Office, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116


Bucky Pizzarelli and the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra

The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra transports the audience to October 1949, just after World War II. Under the direction of Dan Gabel, the orchestra performs Monroe’s hits along with the Moon Maids vocal group, a dancing duo, a comedian and skits from the Camel Caravan radio and TV show. “Racing with the Moon,” “There, I’ve Said It Again,” “Ballerina,” “Let it Snow” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” will all be heard using the original hand-written manuscripts through special arrangement with the Monroe family and New England Conservatory. Original band member and legendary guitarist Mr. Bucky Pizzarelli joins the outfit in a truly spectacular event presented by WICN 90.5FM.

For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career. As “The complete jazz musician,” he has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the 1940s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable who’s who of jazz. One of the era’s most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, Stephane Grappelli, The Tonight Show Band and Frank Sinatra. Most recently, he recorded with Paul McCartney on his new Grammy® Award winning album, “Kisses on the Bottom.” At the age of 91, he still tours and performs all over the world. He lives in Saddle River, New Jersey, with his wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth.

The legendary guitarist got his start at age 17 playing with Vaughn Monroe. The Pizzarelli sound is unmistakable, and the beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart. Now, for the first time since 1953, the rhythm guitar master returns as a special guest with the new Vaughn Monroe Orchestra.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Bucky Pizzarelli and the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local pricing is $5 off per ticket

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608

PROMO CODE: HANOVER50

GET TICKETS: Order online here


PJ Masks

Grandkids alert! PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

 

 

WHAT: Ticket discounts for PJ Masks, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discounts allow you to save $5 on 5:30 p.m. performances.

WHEN: Shows on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, 2017

WHEREBoch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 800-982-2787, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA


A Guide for the Homesick

On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers replay their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A powerful chance encounter offers the possibility of connection and redemption in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for A Guide for the Homesick, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $10 off each ticket.

WHEN: Shows from October 6 – November 5, 2017

WHEREHuntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here


Merrily We Roll Along

Director Maria Friedman’s stunning London production of Merrily We Roll Along received universal rave reviews – the most five star reviews in West End history – and the Olivier Award for Best Musical. Now she recreates it for Boston audiences! Travelling backwards in time over 30 years in the entertainment business, this legendary, cult favorite musical charts the relationships of close friends Franklin, Charley, and Mary, and features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs, including “Good Thing Going,” “Old Friends,” and “Not a Day Goes By.”

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Merrily We Roll Along, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $10 off each ticket.

WHEN: Shows from September 8 – October 15, 2017

WHEREHuntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here


Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

The Emmy® Award winning Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute elevates Beatles tributes to a new level with their precise attention to detail and uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun” and “Hey Jude.”

Watching The Fab Four is like watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local pricing is $20 per Price Level 2 Tickets ($15 off per ticket), with a limit of 2 tickets.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608

PROMO CODE: HANOVER50

GET TICKETS: Order online here 


RENT

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for RENT, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $44.75-$131, compared to regular prices of $55-$145, representing a savings of up to 20 percent.

WHEN: Shows from Tuesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 23

WHEREBoch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 866-348-9738, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a now-fabled performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. That performance forever changed the perception of American dance. In 1968, Celebrity Series of Boston first presented the Ailey company in what has become an annual tradition and celebration.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $31.50-$76.50, compared to regular prices of $35-$85, representing a savings of up to 10 percent.

WHEN: Shows from Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30

WHEREBoch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 800-982-2787, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation, and the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation.


 Annie

 Annie, the world’s best-loved musical returns in  time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist  and director Martin Charnin and choreographed  by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a  brand new incarnation of the iconic original.  Featuring book and score by Tony Award®- winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and  Martin Charnin.

 

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Annie, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are  $28.75-$113, compared to regular prices of $35-$125.

WHEN: From Tuesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 21.

WHEREBoch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: REALPOSS

GET TICKETSOrder online here, call 800-982-2787, or purchase tickets at the Wang Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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