March Arts Preview For Boston

February 27, 2012 2:02 AM


– By Amy Cavanaugh

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Boston. Here’s a quick guide to our five can’t-miss picks for December.

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It’s Vot’s Behind Me That I Am (Krazy Kat), 2010 acrylic, oil on linen and canvas, 82 x 72 inches, Private collection, New York; courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

What: Charline von Heyl

When: March 21-July 15

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, MA

Why: See the artist’s colorful paintings and works on paper


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What: NewFest

When: March 22-25

Where: Emerson Stage, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Why: See work by budding student playwrights


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What: Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps

When: March 16-April 15

Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA

Why: It’s a Civil War sci-fi musical. That’s all you need to know.


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What: The Boston Ballet’s Play With Fire

When: March 1-11

Where: The Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, MA

Why: See a trio of contemporary works (including one set to the Rolling Stones)


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(credit: Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images)

What: The Barber of Seville

When: March 9-18

Where: Citi Performing Arts Center, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, MA

Why: The Boston Lyric Opera takes on the Italian classic