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 museums, theatre, ballet, as well as other 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!

 

 

 


Bad Dates

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. One of the most popular shows in Huntington history, this 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck’s sweet and sharp comedy will be the hottest date night in town and a triumphant night out for women of all ages!

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Bad Dates, for AARP members and guests.

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

WHEN: Shows from Jan. 26, 2018 to Feb. 25, 2018

WHEREHuntington Theatre Avenue of the Arts, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 617-266-0800, or purchase tickets at one of the two Huntington Theatre Box Offices: 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116.


RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites!
This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Shows from Feb. 17-18, 2018

WHERE: Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: ABBYLANE

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


Circa “S”

Since 2004 Circa has been at the frontier of a new vision of circus arts—creating powerful works that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled artists under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 34 countries across six continents. A powerfully emotive work, “S” is sinuous, seductive, sophisticated, sensual and savage. Inspired by the shape, grammatical functions and sound of the 19th letter of the alphabet, “S” will fill the stage with the raw immediacy of performers at their physical and emotional limits. “S” is performed to music of Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen and the Kronos Quartet.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Circa “S” for AARP members and guests.

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

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 2 –March 4, 2018

WHEREShubert 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.


Skeleton Crew

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, Dominique Morisseau’s bold and compassionate new play is part of her Detroit Project play cycle.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Skeleton Crew, for AARP members and guests.

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

WHEN: Shows from March 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018

WHEREHuntington Theatre South End/Calderwood Pavillion, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 617-266-0800, or purchase tickets at one of the two Huntington Theatre Box Offices: 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116.

 


 JFK Presidential Library and Museum Membership

 

Explore the life and career of President Kennedy through large screen projections, original artifacts and re-mastered films. From the Kennedy-Nixon debates to the Oval Office to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Museum takes you through his career and 1000 days in office. Plus, see the new exhibit, JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos, which reflects the arc of JFK’s life and some original artifacts displayed for the first time.

 

 

 

WHAT:  Discount for JFK Presidential Library and Museum membership, for AARP members and one guest.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 50 percent off the first year of JFK Library Membership in the $75 Family – $500 Leadership Circle Levels. The offer is only good for new memberships with the Library.

WHEN: March 5, 2018 to December 31, 2018

WHEREJFK Presidential Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

DISCOUNT ACCESS: For the week of March 5-11th. There will be a Foundation representative in the lobby from 10:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Sunday to help with obtaining this discount.  After March 11th the discount can be redeemed by visiting the Member Services or the Admissions desk during regular business hours.


PAW Patrol Live!

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” is an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new live stage show follows the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount: Save $5 per ticket for the 5:30 p.m. performances

WHEN: Shows from March 10-11, 2018

WHERE: Wang Theatre, 270 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.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

This four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years! With joyous and uplifting musical voices in a cappella style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo combine the complex rhythms and harmonies of their Zulu traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. They have recorded with stellar artists from around the world, including Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Josh Groban, Melissa Etheridge and Paul Simon, who said, “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


The Humans

Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

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

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $20-$80, compared to regular prices of $25-$89

WHEN: Shows from March 13-25, 2018

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.


Moscow Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Moscow Festival Ballet returns for an enthralling presentation of Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Sergei Radchenko’s troupe brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in the structure of Russian classic ballet. The whole family will be entranced by the grandiose presentation of the timeless tale in a lavish theatrical stage set to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful musical score.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Moscow Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez

Experience the celebrated movie Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a live soundtrack from composer and renowned drummer Antonio Sanchez! He performs his GRAMMY® Award-winning score live on The Z stage while the stunning 2015 Oscar® winner for Best Picture unfolds on screen. Michael Keaton plays a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career in a continuous sequence of events, with Sanchez’s drums supplying the energy and drive that underlines the emotional weight of the story. As one of the most accomplished drummers who performs regularly with a jaw-dropping list of greats, Sanchez is the heartbeat of the film in an absolutely gripping performance.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Sunday, March 25, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


Black Violin

Hip hop meets strings in a groundbreaking collaboration between Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, known together as Black Violin. The classically-trained duo return to The Z with their incredible band and signature blend of hip-hop, rock, R&B, classical, and bluegrass music that has struck a chord with audiences around the world. Traditional and contemporary enthusiasts will be astounded by the genre-bending music that proves classical can be cool.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Black Violin, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque Ziva

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago! The premiere Chinese acrobats bring Cirque Ziva from world-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques offer a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque Ziva, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


Doo Wop and The Sounds of the City

From New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia comes the gritty soul, classic harmonies and good time rock ’n’ roll hits that helped define a generation. Todd Baptista, who has hosted and produced Doo Wop concerts for 20 years, returns with his latest show, starring LA LA BROOKS, former lead singer of The Crystals (“Then He Kissed Me,” “Da Doo Ron Ron”), The New Mystics (“Hushabye”) with original members Phil Cracolici and George Galfo, The Orlons (“Wah Watusi,” “South Street”) with original member Stephen Caldwell, and an alumni reunion of The Del Vikings (“Come Go With Me,” “Whispering Bells”) bringing together five of the group’s recording members from the 50s and 60s for the first time in 45 years. Jack Colombo’s Coast To Coast Band joins the legends on stage to take us back to the time when rock was young!

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Doo Wop and the Sounds of the City, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


Top Girls

Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Top Girls, for AARP members and guests.

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

WHEN: Shows from April 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018

WHEREHuntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 617-266-0800, or purchase tickets at one of the two Huntington Theatre Box Offices: 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116.


Fall: Fascinating Untold Story of Arthur Miller

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.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Fall: Fascinating Untold Story of Arthur Miller, for AARP members and guests.

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

WHEN: Shows from May 18, 2018 through June 16, 2018

WHEREHuntington Theatre South End/Calderwood Pavillion, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

PROMO CODE: Huntington10

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 617-266-0800, or purchase tickets at one of the two Huntington Theatre Box Offices: 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116.


Through a Portagee Gate

Culture*Park Theatre was originally commissioned by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies to adapt and present “Through a Portagee Gate, a play.” This full-length play dramatizes the immigrant experience framed by a dynamic father/son relationship. The play depicts the story of Jose Felix, who came to America from Portugal in 1915 in pursuit of the American Dream, with nothing but the coat on his back. His son Carlos, the second protagonist and storyteller of the play, is a teacher in California under the name Charlie, denying his roots and yearning for his own “American” identity. There, in his elementary school classroom, a Portuguese-speaking custodian becomes an ironic confidant. This epic story, adapted from the renowned memoir of the same title by Charles Reis Felix, is alive with humor, wit and sincerity drawn from the human experience and heritage that is undeniably part of the Southcoast’s fabric.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Through a Portagee Gate, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 20 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018

WHEREZeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

PROMO CODE: ZPLUS

GET TICKETS: Order online here, call 508-994-2900, or purchase tickets at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


 

~ Previous Local Offers ~

Soaring Wings: The Journey of the Crested Ibis

With traditional Chinese music, opulent costumes, and expressive choreography, Soaring Wings stars Zhu Jiejing and Wang Jiajun, both principle dancers of the Shanghai Dance Theatre. Since its premiere on October 7, 2014, the show has presented nearly 200 performances around the world.

WHAT: Ticket discounts for Soaring Wings: The Journey of the Crested Ibis, for AARP members and guests.

PRICES: AARP local discount prices are 30 percent off each ticket.

WHEN: Shows from Jan. 11-12, 2018

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 02116Fwings


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.


 

 

 

 

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