Each year, the Performing Arts Office purchases a block of tickets to an in-demand musical in Boston and offers tickets to the Suffolk community for a deeply discounted price. Past shows have included "Wicked", "Hairspray," "Avenue Q," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," and "The Book of Mormon."
This year we will have a few fun Popular Ticket Series around Boston! There are currently two shows you can buy tickets for: "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Sweeny Todd."
Sweeny Todd is happening on Wednesday October 8 at 7:30pm at the Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St. Tickets cost $10, limit 2 tickets per student and can be bought in the Performing Arts Office. Here is some information about the Sweeny Todd production: Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd, a macabre musical thriller, blends Sondheim's characteristic wit with a sweeping and hauntingly beautiful score, grisly humor, and chilling drama. Set against the backdrop of the shadowy back alleys and side streets of 19th-century London, the musical follows disgraced barber Sweeney Todd on his quest for vengeance after years of unjust imprisonment and exile. With the aid of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietor of a failing pie shop, Sweeney sets out to avenge the terrible wrongs done to him and his family.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner is happening on Thursday October 2 at 7:30pm at BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave. Tickets cost $5, limit 2 tickets per student. Here is some information about the Guess Who's Coming To Dinner production: Malcolm-Jamal Warner ("The Cosby Show") makes his Huntington debut in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner directed by Huntington favorite David Esbjornson (All My Sons). Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test. Set in the 1960s, this funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film and also features Julia Duffy ("Newhart"), Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, and Boston favorite Will Lyman. Ticket includes post-show discussion with Huntington Theatre production staff. This event is being co-sponsored by BSU, Diversity Services & PAO.
Our big show will be Swan Lake produced by the Boston Ballet. We will be going on Saturday November 1. Stay tuned for information on how to purchase your discounted ticket to see this amazing show!