Boston Area Arts Picks For Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2012 11:40 AM

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Andy Teirstein, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, David M. Lutken. (Photo by: Todd Oldham, Arts Theatre, London)

Andy Teirstein, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, David M. Lutken. (Photo by: Todd Oldham, Arts Theatre, London)

It’s the unofficial kickoff to summer in New England, and for most people it’s a three day weekend. That gives you plenty of time to mix up your normal routine with some of the best Arts that Boston has to offer. Here are some Memorial Day weekend recommendations from our friends at ArtsBoston.
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Andy Teirstein, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, David M. Lutken. (Photo by: Todd Oldham, Arts Theatre, London)

Woody Sez

May 5-May 26
Presented by American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

Woody Guthrie is a musical hero of legendary proportion who transformed folk music into a vehicle for social protest and evoked the restless spirit of the Dust Bowl generation. Woody Sez brings the giant to life in a joyous, toe-tapping, and heartfelt theatrical portrait, performed by the company of four actor/singers who play over twenty instruments. Featuring many classic Woody tunes including “This Land is Your Land” and “Bound for Glory.” More…

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(credit: Wellesley Summer Theatre)

And a Nightingale Sang

May 24-June 24
Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

A British family struggles to hold together in the midst of the chaos of World War II in this bittersweet comedy. The play is a nostalgic romp through life on the home front with a quirky cast of lovable characters. Touching and funny in equal measure, the story revels in the universal truth of the strength of family. More…

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Liz Longley (Photo credit: Bob Longley)

Rockport Music presents Liz Longley

May 25
Presented by Rockport Music
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

Singer and guitarist Liz Longley makes a return appearance at the Shalin Liu, having performed to a sold out house last May. A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Longley was awarded the 2010 BMI John Lennon Scholarship and appeared at the prestigious Newport and Rocky Mountain Folk Festivals. She tours throughout the East Coast and has opened for such acclaimed artists as Paula Cole, Jonathan Edwards, and Livingston Taylor. More…

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(credit: Boston Conservatory)

Guerilla Opera presents Bovinus Rex

May 24-May 27
Presented by The Boston Conservatory
The Zack Box, Boston

To pay off his debt, a farmer invents a machine to slaughter his herd more quickly, but his activist daughter has other plans. This world-premiere chamber opera explores the nature of identity and the calculus of suffering. More…

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Keith Lockhart (credit: BSO)

Boston Pops: Visions of America

May 22-June 16
Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston

Many of the Boston Pops concerts this spring feature the “Visions of America Photo-Symphony,” a stirring, multimedia work showcasing award-winning photo-historian Joseph Sohm’s images. Sohm’s book “Visions of America,” offers a sweeping portrait of American life. The Photo-Symphony combines these diverse images with a compelling musical score in a multi-media presentation featuring the voice of Clint Eastwood to create an unforgettable experience. More…

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