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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Conductor Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic perform The Mahler Sixth beginning February 21 "t. See CULTURAL SECTION for more details. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617-426-9366 www.CitiCenter.org JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS -- Now through March 3, 2013. More than 117,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert The- atre and 84,000 more during its triumphant Winter 2010 return to the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre! World- wide, more than 13 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show that makes critics and audiences cheer is "Working Its Way Back" to Boston. JERSEY BOYS, is the Tony , Grammy  and OIivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can't Take My Eyes Off You. BOSTON CHILDREN'S THEATRE Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-933-8600 www.BostonChildrensTheatre.org HONKI-- Now through Febru- ary 24th. The Boston Children's The- atre is producing the Ollvier Award winning HONK! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, HONKT tells the story of tolerance and love in a way that has enthralled audiences throughout the United States and across the pond in Britain. One of BCT's most requested musicals, HONK! features a large cast, a tremendous musical score and fanciful costumes and sets. This production promises to be a high- light of the season! AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon. 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 617-547-8300 www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org THE GLASS MENAGERIE -- Now through March 17, 2013. While Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daugh- ter with at least one "gentleman caller," her son, Tom, dreams of es- caping from his job at a warehouse and his oppressive life at home. Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock in the new series of Star Trek films) stars as Tom. An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom's memory, The Glass Menagerie is staged by John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of the interna- tional sensation Black Watch and the Broadway musical Once. BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-353-5443 www,BU.edu/bpt/ LEGALLY DEAD -- Now through February 24, 2013. Dad hasn't been here for a while -- five years, in fact -- and some of the family wants hlm dead. Legally. that is. It's Christmas, and Tommy's back from prison, Annie's fresh from her divorce, Rebecca has found Jesus and Mom's off the wagon. But where's the WILL? Mom's closet holds the answer to everything -- ff only dog Walter would stop piddling in it. From the award- winning author of Un Tango en la Noche and Red Elm, Legally Dead cracks with Cadillacs, closets and one crazy cockapoo. Join the Boston Playwrights' Theatre on Saturday, February 16th & 23rd at 3:00 pm for a free coffee tasting before the performances featuring Blue State Coffee manager and expert barista Ryan Ludwig. CHARLES PLAYHOUSE 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 www.Charles-Playhouse.com BLUE MAN GROUP -- Ongoing. This giddily subversive off-Broadway hit serves up outrageous and inven- tive theater where three muted, blue- ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHBITION WOLK GALLERY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING M.I.T., CAMBRIDGE "L'AQUILA, 2010" Now through April 18th. An exhibition of photographs by Italian photographer Michele Nastasi. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" I0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 pm. Go to www.1110wccmam.com. "Italia Oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" IX! Rocco Mesiti ll:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OUva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Radio Italia Unlta" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita.org. =Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. painted performers spoof both con- temporary art and modern technol- ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing antics are matched only by the inge- nious ways In which music and sound are created. The show has recently been updated. SHEAR MADNESS - Ongoing. This hilarious Boston-set whodunit, where the clues change every night and the laughs come fast and furious, is a worldwide phenomenon filled with up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor and quicksilver improvisation where the audience becomes part of the action and gets to solve the crime. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 617-547-8300 www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org THE DONKEY SHOW - Ongoing. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of mirror balls, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens tell the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream through great "70s anthems you know by heart. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876 978-740-3649 www.PEM.org NATURAL HISTORIES, PHOTO- GRAPHS BY BARBARA BOSWORTH -- Now through March 31, 2013. Over the last 20 years, renowned Boston artist Barbara Bosworth has made photographs of her family around her childhood home in Novelty, Ohio, and at other locations significant to her family. Be among the first to see these touching images that explore the joy of youth and the wistfulness of aging, memory and the passage of time. Also on view, delicate natural objects col- lected by Bosworth's family show a continuity of interest in nature across generations.The photographs in Natu- ral Histories are among the most suc- cessful of Bosworth's career, but most will appear for the first time at PEM.Support provided by the East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum. Natural His- tories, Photographs by Barbara Bosworth is part of PEM's Year of Pho- tography, which is sponsored in part by WBUIL Boston's NPR news station, Hunt's Photo & Video, and Canon. THE WEST END MUSEUM 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7, Boston, MA (On Lomasney Way) 617-723-2125 www.TheWestEndMuseum.org CONNECTIONS NORTH: BRIDGES OF THE WEST END - Now through April 20, 2013. For 150 years, Harvard college depended on an unusual source of income: its ferry. Harvard opposed attempts to build bridges, claiming that more visitors would put "scholars in danger of being too much interrupted in their studies & hurt in their morals." It's easy to forget that Boston is a peninsula surrounded by water, but until the Charles River Bridge was built in 1786 there were only two ways to get to Cambridge: take the Charlestown ferry, owned by the Harvard Corporation, or make an 8 mile journey overland via Boston Neck (Washington Street) through Roxbury and Brookllne. Connections North tells a story spanning 300 years about the bridges that changed not only the area immediately around the Charles, but the entire face of Boston, which benefited from new resources brought in from the north. The program covers the Charles River Bridge. West Boston Bridge, Canal Bridge and Warren Bridge, along with their design, construction and the political intrigues they stirred up! The cost is free but you need to call the museum at 617-723-2125 to register. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 800-745-3000 www.TheWilburTheatre.com BOB SAGET -- Friday. March i, 2013 at 7:30 pro. Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most fam- ily-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (Fu//House and Ameri- cas Funniest Home Videos) but he's also been an out of his mind, standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special That Ain't Right to hls cene-stealing cameos In Entourage and The Aristocrats, it's [always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. From directing MGM's cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, For Hope, to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege, to starring on Broad- way in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever. In 2007 came the hugely successful DVD release of Farce of the Penguins, an R-rated comedy/documentary/love story, that he voiced-over, wrote, directed and produced, with producer David Permut. And then came the hit NBC quiz show i VS 100, where Bob ad-libbed his way through the one- hour prime time format. In 2008, The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget premiered to the second highest ratings of all TV that night, second to the Olympics. And last year Bob's sitcom, Surviving Suburbia aired on ABC. JANEANE GAROFALO - Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, RatatouiUe, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. Janeane also co- authored the best seller Feel This Book with Ben Stiller. Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-win- ning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on The Larry Sanders Show for which she received an Emmy nomi- nation. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX's 24, Mad About You and the final season of NBC's The West Wing, where she played Democratic cam- paign strategist Louise Thornton. DICK DOHERTY'S BEANTOWN COMEDY VAULT @ REMINGTON'S 124 Boylston Street Emerson College, Boston, MA 800-401-2221 www.BeantownComedy.eom FRANK SANTORELLrS HAWAI- IAN COMEDY LUAU -- Ongoing. Frank Santorelli has been a head- liner at some of the world's most famous comedy clubs, with venues such as Catch a Rising Star, The Improv and Caroline's on Broadway. His appearances on the big screen include Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits, Crooked Lines and Meet the Parents. But did you know that Frank Santorelli has appeared on over 21 television shows including The Sopranos, where he plays the lovable character of "Georgie, the Bartender"? Frank has also done commercials for Olive Garden, Coors Beer and McDonald's. BOSTON PHLHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Sanders Theatre 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Boston 617-496-2222 Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston 617-585-1260 www.BostonPhil.org MAHLER / SYMPHONY NO. 6 -- February 21st, 23rd and 24th. The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, behind conductor Ben Zander, will be presenting Mahler/Symphony Number 6 this month at two of their venues. Performances on the 21st and 24th will be held at the Sanders Theater and the performance on the 23rd will be at Jordan Hall. Perfor- mances on the 23rd and 24th include a pre-concert talk about an hour before the performances begin. Tickets can be purchased by calling 617-496-2222 or 617-585-1260 or by going online to www.BostonPhil.org. BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 617-954-2000 www.MCCAHome.com/bcec.html THE PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE NEW ENGLAND BOAT SHOW - Feb- ruary 16th-24th. New England's pre- mier winter boating event Is held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The show fills 300,000 square feet with hundreds of the newest boats from the region's top dealers, along with a wide selection of marine accessories and special features, cre- ating a marine marketplace and boater's paradise like no other! The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show offers dozens of sail- boats from skiffs and one design din- ghy racers to Coastal Cruisers. All rigged and ready for your inspectionl The show also has more than 250 exhibits of the latest In marine accessories to stock up on every- thing from the newest navigational equipment, hardware and galley ware for your boat. There will be seminars and informational clinics, interactive displays, giveaways, contests and more! FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 617-226-6666 www.RedSox.com/tours FENWAY PARK WINTER LIGHT SHOW - Now through February 28th. For a limited time, the fabled Green Monster comes alive to music and lights. Experience this spectacular display of illumination at "America's Most Beloved Ballpark." Available daily on the 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm tours. For more details call (617) 226-6675. SHUBERT THEATER 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org/theatres/ Shubert GRUPO CORPO -- February 28th through March 2nd. When one sees GRUPO CORPO dance on stage it Is as ff all questions concerning the tran- sit between nature and culture were being fully answered. All facets of Brazil, past and future, erudite and popular, foreign influence and local color and the urban and the subur- ban come to being as art. Brazilian art. World art. The contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, founded by Paulo Pederneiras in 1975, combines multiple genres of dance, such as ballet and samba, for a uniquely Brazilian style of con- temporary dance. There is a nine ticket limit for the event, per name, credit card account, billing address, phone number, IP address, and/or e-mail address. Tickets purchased which exceed this limit will be can- celed without notification. Certain types of seating may have a different ticket limit. MILFORD TOWN HALL 52 Main Street, Milford, MA 508-634-2307 FREE COMMUNITY CHAMBER CONCERT - Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm. The Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber Con- certs provide high-quality, relevant and engaging free chamber music con- certs performed by BSO musicians in greater Boston area communities lim- ited in access to the BSO by distance or economics. Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to be- come more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musi- cians. Free admission with a reserva- tion. For reservations, please call Symphony Charge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY NORTH END BRANCH 25 Parmenter Street North End (Boston), MA 617-227-8135 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - Saturday, February 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:40 pm. The Boston Public Library presents a free viewing of the 1956 remake of Cecil B DeMille's epic film The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter. STERITI MEMORIAL RINK 561 Commercial Street North End (Boston), MA 617-523-9327 FREE PUBLIC SKATING - Now through March 10th. Take the family skating in the North End for free! Enjoy skating indoorsl Hours are limited, so call ahead to ensure that the rink will be open.