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ART to present a revival of ‘Evita’; ‘Into the Woods’ coming to the Colonial

ART's production of "Evita" will be at the Loeb Drama Center from May 14 to July 16, while a tour of the Broadway revival of "Into the Woods" arrives at the Emerson Colonial Theatre March 21-26.

STAGE REVIEW

Laughs are in store in Ryan Landry’s ‘Little Christmas Tree Shop of Horrors’

As ever, the jokes, puns, and double-entendres of Landry’s script and lyrics are hit-or-miss. As ever, Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans manage to blur the distinction between hit and miss, their overriding goal being, simply, fun.

Faran Tahir to play the title role in ‘Macbeth’ on the Common

Tahir appeared in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's inaugural Boston Common production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in 1996 and in the title role of “Richard III” in 2018.

In bringing ‘Life of Pi’ to the stage, a sea of possibilities, and challenges

“There’s a logic to wanting to stage impossible things,” says director Max Webster of the play, which is being presented by the American Repertory Theater Dec. 4- Jan. 29.

STAGE REVIEW

Season’s greetings from Cirque du Soleil

While you’ll find few surprises if you’ve seen a Cirque production before, the young audiences at whom “Night” is primarily pitched aren’t likely to be disappointed.

DANCE REVIEW

Boston Ballet returns with a full staging of ‘The Nutcracker’

Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen’s “Nutcracker” is, as always, packed with thoughtful touches. And children have returned to the cast this year.

At many Boston-area theaters, audiences haven’t staged a comeback

Compared with attendance before the pandemic, numerous theaters throughout the region are grappling with audiences that are 25 to 50 percent smaller this season.

STAGES

Not ready for the seasonal influx of holiday theater? Try these 4 shows.

In shows as varied as "Trad," "Wild Swimming," "Little Women: The Broadway Musical," and "Torch Song," the meaning of family — the ones we are born with and the ones we choose — resonates.