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Senior Showcase

Seniors of the musical theater B.F.A. program perform a revue of solo and duet works.

Reservations required. 

Coolsville, a concert musical

Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past and present converge on in this multidisciplinary musical event featuring songs such as 'Chuck E's in Love,' 'The Last Chance Texaco' and 'Satellites'.

Directed by Doug Lockwood

Limitless

Dance Division students perform works by internationally recognized choreographers: "Battlefield" by Robert Battle, (currently Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater); "Swing Concerto" by audience favorite Danny Buraczeski; "To Have and To Hold" by Shapiro and Smith, and the premiere of a new work by Darrell Moultrie ("Witness Uganda," Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour), accompanied by the music division. Cathy Young, Artistic Director.

The Rake's Progress

This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had seen at an exhibition in Chicago. The Faustian plot traces the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, an ambitious young man, who, goaded and tricked by Nick Shadow, betrays his beloved Ann Trulove, but is eventually redeemed by her constancy. A cautionary tale for a hedonistic age. Performed in English with projected supertitles.

Read more about the opera's origins and themes here.

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage direction by Nathan Troup

The Pajama Game (Autism-Friendly Performance)

This is a special performance for families and friends of those who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other sensitivity issues. At this performance, the theater environment and production will be altered to provide a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for this audience. This performance is recommended for those families bringing a loved one on the autism spectrum, and their teachers and advocates who are familiar with and accepting of behaviors exhibited by some individuals on the autism spectrum. To purchase tickets for this autism-friendly performance, please contact the Audience Services Manager at (617) 912-9142. For more information, resources and FAQs on autism-friendly performances, click here

The Pajama Game is a romantic comedy that explores the dangers of a workplace romance to hysterical effect. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbot and Richard Bissell
Directed by Laura Marie Duncan (B.F.A. '94, musical theater)
Musical Direction by Steven Ladd Jones
Conducted by Peter Mansfield

For more information, please visit bostonconservatory.edu/pajama-autism.

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The Pajama Game

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this 1954 romantic comedy. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Directed by Laura Marie Duncan (B.F.A. '94, musical theater)
Musical Direction by Steven Ladd Jones
Conducted by Peter Mansfield

Senior Dance Concert: Our Write to Fly

New works by dance division senior students. Mary Wolff, producer.

From the Womb: A Pawn Out Of Placeby Jessie Thorne
The piece begins in the womb and takes audiences on a journey of life, through a compelling game of chess.

Psych! (excerpt) by Sherman Wood 
Set in a funhouse that is representative of an asylum, this stunning ballet about mental instability follows the internal struggles of nine characters who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. 

Miña Terra (My Land) by Inés Beamonte Cosín
Set to the music of contemporary folk artist Carlos Nuñez, Miña Terra combines traditional Spanish folk dance with contemporary dance movement to understand the metaphorical resemblance between life and the ocean, in contrast to man’s desire for land and stability.

The Weight
 by Holly Wilder

Exploring the idea that all humans are connected by a desire to be loved, Wilder uses rocks as a metaphor for the emotional and physical weight that this desire can add to one’s life, and what it means to share it with others.

Songbird
 by Robin Aren
Set in a magical world, Songbird uses the unique perspective of a bird to explore the many shades of the human spirit—particularly, the urgency to feel alive. 

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Reservations required. 

WINTERWORKS

A presentation of original choreography by dance division students. The freshman class makes their mainstage debut in works by guest artist William McLaughlin and Alumni Commissioning Project artist Alison Cook Beatty (B.F.A. '01, dance). Co-produced by Mary Wolff and Cathy Young.

Little Murders

"Fantastically funny. ...[Playwright] Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." —The New York Post

In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare involving his fiancée's family, the possibility of marriage without faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet. 

Written by Jules Feiffer
Directed by Ken Baltin

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

Having premiered in 1813, Rossini’s opera buffa, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a true comic gem with delightful characters, sparkling music and coloratura fireworks. It follows the courageous Isabella, a young Italian woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover, Lindoro. Upon her journey, Isabella captivates Mustafá, the Bey of Algiers, who decides that she will be the next addition to his harem. Little does he know that he has met his match in this clever Italian girl, who risks everything for love. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Angelo Anelli
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape

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