— By Celina Grimes Drawn to the welcoming theater scene in Minneapolis, Alison Edwards is reshaping the perceptions of older women in theater one play at a time. Co-founding PRIME Productions, a theater company with Elena Giannetti and Shelli Place, these ladies were tired of the stereotyped roles written about women over the age of 50. Having passion and knowledge on the theater industry and drive to change the scene, these three women are making women’s voices within the Twin Cities …

AARP MA Local Offers

— The 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 …

— Bring your children, grandchildren and inner child to AARP in Aberdeen’s free family movie night on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the AMC Aberdeen 9 Theaters. AARP will be screening Disney’s Coco, a musical celebration of family, ancestry, and culture. In the popular 2017 film, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician but faces a generations-old family ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in the colorful Land of the Dead where he unlocks the …

— Did you know that AARP is in your community and working to help you explore your real possibilities? From information and learning opportunities about caregiving to frauds and scams, from advocating for livable communities to healthy living activities, we are working to bring you opportunities to live your best lives. We are excited to be working with Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) again this year to bring you opportunities to enjoy great theater in your own back yard.  CRT is providing …

— When I lived in my home, rather than a home, I often left home. You know.  Shopping.  Movies. Dining out.  Things that got me out of the house for periods of time. But in a home – my Assisted Living Facility (ALF) – I better stay home. When I’m away, I miss activities and events – some are miss-able, others are important. For example, I would have liked to attend the initial food meeting, specially arranged to discuss the creation …

— AARP is sponsoring the Su Teatro play I Don’t Speak English Only! on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. Written and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, I Don’t Speak English Only! is a Su Teatro Classic. La Carpa imagines a future world where all diversity is prohibited and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition. some of Mexico’s greatest performers came out of the carpa tradition, …

— Limited Pre-Broadway Engagement Three Weeks Only! Join AARP Illinois at the Oriental Theatre and catch this limited three week engagement of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE before it sets sail for Broadway! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” …

— Want more theater, dance and music in your life? State Theatre New Jersey is offering AARP members a 20 percent discount on select performances this fall. Events include the Festival of Southern African Dance, Oct. 7; Tango Buenos Aires, Oct. 20-21; and National Acrobats and Martial Artists of China, Nov. 17-18. The historic theater in New Brunswick is the state’s second-largest nonprofit performance hall. To buy tickets, go to statetheatrenj.org/events/aarp or call 732-246-7469 and use promo code LIVE1.

— Please join AARP Wisconsin for a special discounted matinee performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life Live From WVL Radio Theatre” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m.at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. Almost everyone knows the story of the classic holiday favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It is the uplifting and bittersweet tale of George Bailey’s close call with death on Christmas Eve, of how important and …

— We invite you to connect with AARP Wisconsin for special discounted matinee performances of “School of Rock” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m., and at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a …