This week for the Patch Great Escape you can be a patron of the arts. The range of options for seeing a play or musical in and around metro-Boston is vast.
Here is a smattering of what’s out there.
For a night out in Boston, "Hair" is playing at the Colonial Theatre through April 10. This 1960’s rock musical caused quite an uproar and was considered very controversial when it debuted. The messages may still resonate. After seeing this one, you will likely hurry home to download the soundtrack (if you don’t already own it).
For a more intimate and up-close feeling, you can see a play at a community theatre. "Ragtime" is coming to Emerson Umbrella in April. "Ragtime" has received numerous prestigious theatre awards including a Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
Another local theatre worth exploring is Theatre III in West Acton. The current production starting March 25 is "Enchanted April." This is a romantic, delightful and heartwarming story.
Framingham Community Theatre is currently staging a production of "Heirs & Errors." If you have a talent for cracking tough cases, this is just right for you – the audience solves a mystery.
Beginning on April 1 Westborough Players Club will be performing the famous and beloved musical "Anything Goes." This show and the amazing Cole Porter songs (including “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top”) are certain to leave you smiling.
Vokes Theatre in Wayland is a unique and wonderful theatre experience. The next production ("Almost, Maine") is scheduled to open on May 5. Vokes has all the embellishments of a traditional theatre – balcony, stage, details and flourishes – but it is on an almost miniature scale.
Going to the theatre can be magical, stirring up all different emotions, questions and transporting you to other times, places and circumstances. Enjoy the escape!