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The Best Summer Arts In Boston’s Theater District

July 18, 2011 11:53 AM

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Lavell Crawford (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lavell Crawford (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

When you are looking to escape the summer heat and humidity, how about heading indoors to catch a show in Boston’s Theater District? Our friends at ArtsBoston recommend these shows for your summer viewing pleasure.
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PSY (credit: les 7 doigts)

PSY

ArtsEmerson
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Through July 24

If you missed Les 7 doigts’ triumphant celebration of the human mind and body, there’s another chance to witness the stunning feats of these circus trailblazers at ArtsEmerson this summer. The staggeringly talented young performers of PSY each have their own peculiar modern malady along with an amazing set of heart-stopping, death-defying circus skills to match — including aerial ropes, trapeze and breathtaking acrobatics.

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Blue Man Group (credit: blueman.com)

Blue Man Group

The Charles Playhouse
Ongoing

It’s new. It’s cool. Blue Man Group has updated the wildly popular theatrical show in Boston. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.

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(credit: Bello Productions)

Awesome 80′s Prom!

Bello Productions
The Bello Playhouse @ Venu
Ongoing

The Awesome 80’s Prom is a brand new blast-from-the-past interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding and The Donkey Show, set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite 80s movies are at the prom, from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the Hottie Head Cheerleader, and they’re all competing for Prom King and Queen. Jst like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins.

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Daniel Tosh (credit: Daniel Tosh via Facebook)

Daniel Tosh – Tosh Tour On Ice

Citi Performing Arts Center
Citi Wang Theatre
July 22 only

The insanely popular comedian Daniel Tosh announces his all-new 2011 comedy tour “Tosh Tour On Ice.” The tour kicks off right here in Boston with 2 shows at the Wang Theatre on July 22nd.The all-new tour comes on the heels of his sold out “Tosh Tour Twenty Ten”, which ran last September through December with over 75 shows and drawing more than 175,000 fans. Host of the super successful Comedy Central series, Tosh.0, Tosh was named as one of the “10 comics to watch” by Daily Variety.

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Lavell Crawford (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lavell Crawford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre
July 30 only

Funnyman Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one rising comedy star to watch. From his numerous television appearances and on stage performances, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell’s giant-sized talent. Lavell has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and also was a Finalist in the Comedy Central Laugh Riots standup competition. His “Comedy Central Presents” half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central in 2009.

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