November highlights - shows to see - stars to look forward to - turkeys to eat and more!


14 Nov

It is shaping up to be a jam-packed fun-filled end to the month of November for theatregoers and for Massachusetts Entertainment & Theatre Review Magazine (aka "METRMAG").

This weekend (November 16th and 17th) METRMAG will be on site at “Super Megafest” in Framingham to get some interviews with some of the event’s special celebrity guests including Tony Danza (“Honeymoon in Las Vegas”), Nicholas Hammond (“Sound of Music”), John Schneider (‘Grand Hotel”, “Chicago”), Tom Wopat (“Annie Get Your Gun”), Catherine Bach (who also got her start as a Von Trapp child in “Sound of Music”), and Loretta Swit (who was in the televised adaptation of “Superman the Musical”). 

We will chat with them about some of their more theatrical related experiences and see if they can share any great stories from their days on stage or on the screen.

For more information on Super MegaFest visit:

https://www.metrmag.com/upcoming-shows/special-metrmag-weekend-coverage-super-megafest

Continuing theatre productions in the area will include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” in Boston which METRMAG reviewed this past weekend.

https://www.metrmag.com/latest-reviews/the-last-days-of-judas-iscariot-hub-theatre-company-of-boston-review

Our first new review this coming weekend will be for the David Mamet play, “American Buffalo” which actually begins TONIGHT (November 14th) at 7:30pm in Whitinsville. Presented by Pilgrim Soul Productions. For more details:

https://www.metrmag.com/upcoming-shows/american-buffalo-pilgrim-soul-productions

We will also be reviewing the Agatha Christie mystery, “A Murder is Announced,” for Gateway Players; and Vanilla Box Productions of “Little Women the Musical” which both go up November 15th and run for two weekends.

On the 15th “A Murder is Announced” begins at 7:30pm and “Little Women the Musical” begins at 8:00pm. For more details on both shows:

https://www.metrmag.com/featured-stories/miss-marple-is-on-the-scene-as-gateway-presents-a-murder-is-announced

https://www.metrmag.com/featured-stories/vanilla-box-has-big-hoop-skirts-to-fill-in-little-women-the-musical

Looking ahead, on November 20th we will be reviewing the highly anticipated “Quixote Nuevo” (by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis) at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, which premieres this weekend and features iconic “Sesame Street” actor Emilio Delgado (aka “Luis”).

https://www.metrmag.com/featured-stories/cervantes-don-quixote-re-imagined-by-award-winning-playwright-solis-in-huntington-s-quixote-nuevo

Moving into next weekend, METRMAG will be on hand to review Gilbert Players musical production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” which goes up in Hardwick on the 22nd.

Just after Thanksgiving, a number of new shows will premiere, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe. Presented by Go Go Theater in Whitinsville, beginning November 29th at 7:30pm. For info:

https://www.metrmag.com/upcoming-shows/the-wolves-go-go-theatre-whitinsville

METRMAG will also be on hand to review the Hanover’s latest production of “The Nutcracker” going up on November 29th as well as a forthcoming review of the classic musical, “Oliver” at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown.

On November 30th, we will be in Boxborough covering the Northeast  Collectibles Extravaganza, which has featured guests Peter Scolari (whose theatre credits include the A&E special televised musical presentation of “Stop the World! I Want to get Off!”), Denny Laine (of “Moody Blues” and “Wings” fame) and Marty Ross (of ”The Wigs” and “New Monkees”). For more information:

https://necomiccons.com/attractions/necc-schedule/

Rounding out the month, Theatre at the Mount’s holiday production of “A Christmas Story” in Gardner and “Every Christmas Story ever Told” at Stageloft in Sturbridge will move us into December where we have a month chock full of incredible "stocking stuffer" shows.

So, keep checking back with us for more previews, special features and reviews.

To those who celebrate, please have a safe and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.

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