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Boston Summer Arts Weekend
About Boston Summer Arts Weekend
Boston Summer Arts Weekend - Friday, July 27, 2012
Boston Summer Arts Weekend - Sponsors

BosTix Weekend Deals

Make the celebration of the arts last beyond summer with these Summer Arts Weekend specials: half-price tickets!

Boston has a lot to offer year-round in the arts including theater, music, dance, comedy and so much more. In partnership with BosTix, we are able to share these exclusive half-price deals to over 50 upcoming shows. To get your half-price tickets, go to BosTix.org and search by show.

COMEDY

Lost in Boston, or Dating Game of Thrones
Improv Asylum
Location: Improv Asylum Theater
Dates: Through 9/5/12

Afternoon Delight
Improv Asylum
Location: Improv Asylum Theater
Dates: Through 9/28/12

Nick's Comedy Stop: Cambridge
Location: Nick's Comedy Stop: Cambridge
Dates: Ongoing

Nick's Comedy Stop: Boston
Location: Nick's Comedy Stop: Boston
Dates: Ongoing

DANCE

Fall Dance Show
The Boston Conservatory
Location: The Boston Conservatory
Dates: 11/1/12-11/4/12

CIRCUS

Circus Smirkus 2012 Big Top Tour: Topsy Turvy Time Travel
Circus Smirkus
Various Locations
Dates: 7/30/12-8/13/12

MUSIC

Debussy 150: Guiraud, Debussy & Franck
Boston Chamber Music Society
Location: The Arsenal Center For The Arts, Watertown
Dates: 8/4/2012

August Forever Romantic: Trios of Brahms and Smetana, Dohnanyi Sonata
Music at Eden's Edge
Location: Hamilton Wenham Community House, Hamilton
Dates: 8/16/2012

August Forever Romantic: Trios of Brahms and Smetana, Dohnanyi Sonata
Music at Eden's Edge
Location: The Home of John Archer, Danvers
Dates: 8/18/2012

The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Rossini, Beethoven, Bartok
The Boston Conservatory
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Dates: 9/23/2012

September's Spell: Flute and Strings Weave Magic for Summer's End
Music at Eden's End
Location: North Shore Arts
Dates: 9/29/2012

A Virtuoso Tour of Orchestral Europe
Boston Classical Orchestra
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston
Dates: 9/29/2012

Nicholas Ludford: Missa Inclina cor meum - Boston
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir
Location: St. Cecilia Parish, Boston
Dates: 10/11/2012

Nicholas Ludford: Missa Inclina cor meum - Cambridge
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir
Location: St. Cecilia Parish, Boston
Dates: 10/13/2012

Bach Magnificat
Handel and Haydn Society
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston
Dates: 10/12/12-10/14/12

Family Concert - A Pirate's Life
Boston Civic Symphony
Location: Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston
Dates: 10/14/2012

BCMS presents Strauss, Brahms and Mendelsson
Boston Chamber Music Society
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Dates: 10/14/2012

Violinist Lucia Lin and Cellist Owen Young play Brahms
Boston Classical Orchestra
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston
Dates: 10/20/2012

Celebrating Youth and the Classics - World of Wellesley
The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra
Location: Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley
Dates: 10/21/2012

Concerto Koln: Concertare: Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and dall'Abaco
Boston Early Music Festival
Location: Emmanuel Church, Boston
Dates: 10/27/2012

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Strauss
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Dates: 10/27/2012

Hesperion XXI: Musical Europe: The Golden Age of Consort Viol Music (1500-1700)
Boston Early Music Festival
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston
Dates: 11/2/2012

35th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, featuring Pharoah Sanders and honoring Steve Schwartz
The Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, Inc.
Location: Northeastern University Blackman Theatre, Boston
Dates: 11/3/2012

The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Barber, Brahms, Vaughan Williams
The Boston Conservatory
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Dates: 11/4/2012

Rapt In Shadows
Cantata Singers & Ensemble
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston
Dates: 11/9/2012

Mozart Jupiter
Handel and Haydn Society
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston
Dates: 11/9/12-11/11/12

Sunrise, Triumph of Lightness, and Winter Dreams
Boston Civic Symphony
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston
Dates: 11/11/2012

Transformations
The Boston Conservatory
Location: The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston
Dates: 11/15/12-11/18/12

THEATER

Miss Saigon
Boston Children’s Theatre
Location: The Governor’s Academy Performing Arts Center, Byfield
Dates: 8/3/12-8/5/12

Legally Blonde
Boston Children's Theatre
Location: The Governor's Academy Performing Arts Center, Byfield
Dates: 8/2/12-8/5/12

Master Harold and the Boys
Gloucester Stage Company
Location: Gloucester Stage, Gloucester
Dates: 7/26/12-8/12/12

Out of the Box
Company One
Location: BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston
Dates: 8/14/2012

Billy Elliot the Musical
Broadway In Boston
Location: Boston Opera House, Boston
Dates: 7/24/12-8/19/12

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Company One
Location: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
Dates: 07/27/12- 8/25/12

Nine Circles
Gloucester Stage Company
Location: Gloucester Stage, Gloucester
Dates: 8/16/12-8/26/12

Crimes of the Heart
Gloucester Stage Company
Location: Gloucester Stage, Gloucester
Dates: 8/30/12- 9/13/12

Paris Commune
ArtsEmerson
Location: Paramount Center Mainstage, Boston
Dates: 9/20/12-9/23/12

The Kite Runner
New Repertory Theatre
Location: The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown
Dates: 9/9/12-9/30/12

Gare St. Lazare Players, Ireland: Moby Dick
CenterStage at Fitchburg State University
Location: CenterStage at Fitchburg State University
Dates: 10/3/2012

Sequence 8
ArtsEmerson
Location: Paramount Theatre, Boston
Dates: 9/27/12-10/07/12

The Motherf**ker with the Hat
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Location: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
Dates: 9/14/12- 10/13/12

Hamlet
ArtsEmerson
Location: Paramount Theatre, Boston
Dates: 10/09/12-10/21/12

Jesus Christ Superstar
The Boston Conservatory
Location: The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston
Dates: 10/18/12-10/21/12

Macbeth
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Location: Chevalier Theatre, Medford
Dates: 10/3/12-11/4/12

Race
New Repertory Theatre
Location: The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown
Dates: 10/14/12-11/4/12

Baby The Musical
Wellesley Players
Location: Arsenal Center Black Box, Watertown
Dates: 11/2/12-11/11/12

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Location: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
Dates: 10/19/12-11/17/12

The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Company One
Location: BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston
Dates: 10/19/12-11/17/12

Blue Man Group
Location: The Charles Playhouse, Boston
Dates: Ongoing

Anne of Green Gables
Wheelock Family Theatre
Location: Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston
Dates: 10/19/12-11/18/12

Good People
Huntington Theatre Company
Location: Boston University Theatre
Dates: 9/14/12-10/13/12

Now or Later
Huntington Theatre Company
Location: Virginia Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion
Dates: 10/12/12-11/10/12

Betrayal
Huntington Theatre Company
Location: Boston University Theatre
Dates: 11/9/12-12/8/12

Ragtime, The Musical
Fiddlehead Theatre Company
Location: The Strand Theatre, Boston
Dates: 9/28/12-10/7/12

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WGBH and The Boston Globe have teamed up to create the first Summer Arts Weekend. Presented by Citizens Bank, this free weekend event brings a dynamic variety of arts to a stage in the heart of Boston at Copley Square. Learn more.

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