Boston is often considered New York’s sister city, and it boasts a theatre scene with as much talent and opportunity. If you’re craving shows fresh from Broadway, Broadway Across America brings new national tours to town each season. Boston staples like the American Repertory Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company offer new shows and fresh takes on revived productions, with many of their productions ultimately transferring to New York. Boston has several other large companies, including Speakeasy Stage, which produces Boston premieres, as well as a host of smaller organizations, like Company One and Actor’s Shakespeare Project.
But Boston’s theatre scene isn’t limited to professional equity companies. There are numerous small companies, like Turtle Lane Playhouse, exclusively producing musicals with some of the best area talent. And Boston is of course a college town as well: schools like Boston Conservatory and Emerson College have thriving conservatory-style theatre programs, and they present quality theatre featuring some of the best young actors around.
The Boston theatre scene is always presenting new and interesting works, and regardless of audience price point or experience level, Boston’s theaters are worth a trip. (Mindy Cimini)