Boston’s Best Shows To See On Valentine’s Day Weekend 2013

February 11, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Big Head Todd/Facebook)

(Photo from Big Head Todd/Facebook)

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance and the traditional notion of romance is a lovely evening out. Boston can provide that for lovers on Valentine’s Day with a variety of shows. Not all of the shows Boston has on February 14th are romantic, but, then again, not all couples go for romantic theater. They have a choice between music, musical theater, fun and hilarity. So celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of entertainment that suits both parties. Here are some of the best shows Boston has to offer this Valentine’s Day weekend.
Blue Man Group (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Blue Man Group (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Blue Man Group 

Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-6912
www.blueman.com

Price: $55 and up

Hours: March 1 to March 31 – 8 p.m.

Blue Man Group is one of the most fun and exciting theatrical performances in the United States, and it has an open run at the Charles Playhouse in Boston. Couples with a love for rhythm, humor, drama and spectacle will enjoy spending their romantic evening taking in the sights and sounds of the Blue Men and their props. The ingenuity, incorporation of random objects into theater, music and showmanship of the performers rarely disappoints.

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(Photo from: Shear Maddness/Facebook)

(Photo from: Shear Maddness/Facebook)

Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-6912
www.shearmadness.com

Price: $50

Hours: Nightly – 8 p.m.

“Shear Madness” is a fun comedy that the Washington City Paper called “The Best Surprisingly Romantic Date Locale.” It takes the murder mystery genre and manages to turn it into a comedy. Its status as the longest running play ever in the United States is a testament to its popularity. It makes for a great date night for those Boston theater lovers who have yet to see it. Become one of the nearly 10 million people worldwide who have enjoyed “Shear Madness.”

(Photo from Big Head Todd/Facebook)

(Photo from Big Head Todd/Facebook)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(888) 693-2583
www.houseofblues.com

Price: $25 to $35

Hours: Feb. 14 – Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.

Nothing says romance like a little rock and roll. This four-man rock band from Colorado is coming to Boston for one night only on Valentine’s Day. This venue serves drinks, has room to dance, standing room near the stage and seats for those who want to pay the extra $10. The food is okay, but it is definitely not “special occasion Valentine’s Day date” food. For a perfect evening, go out for dinner first.

(Photo Credit: Colonial Theater)

(Photo Credit: Colonial Theater)

Jersey Boys

Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 880-2460
www.citicenter.org

Price: $34 to $179

Hours: Jan. 13 to March 3 – 7:30 p.m.

There is romance in hearing the classic vocal stylings of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons recreated by talented Broadway performers. This play is an interpretation of the story of this band’s rise and their fall. However, the highlight of this very popular musical is the music. With songs like, “Working My Way Back to You” and “Sherry,” making this show a romantic night out is effortless. If you like this kind of music, there’s no better place to be on this Valentine’s Day.

(Photo from Amanda Carr/Facebook)

(Photo from Amanda Carr/Facebook)

Amanda Carr

Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 562-4111
www.scullersjazz.com

Price: $20

Hours: Feb. 14 – 8 p.m.

Jazz is a lover’s kind of music, and Amanda Carr receives a lot of praise for her delivery. Her smooth, clear voice can set the mood for a relaxing night of dancing. The best part is that the show takes place at Scullers, which has dinner and a show or dinner, show and stay packages that are perfect for couples who want to have a good time, eat some good food and not travel far when they are done. The stay package includes a room at the Doubletree Suites.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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