Oberon Adds THE BIG QUIZ THING, MORTIFIED & More to Fall Lineup
OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s Second Stage and club theater venue, announces its fall programming continues its mission tobring exciting and original programming from October through December.
In addition to the previously announced MRS. SMITH LIVE!, The Tiger Lillies, Ruby Wax in Out of Her Mind, and The Donkey Show every Saturday night at 7:30pm and 10:30pm; OBERON continues to be a home for a variety of usual suspects and new innovators that bring energy and entertainment to the venue regularly, including The Big Quiz Thing, a multi-media trivia night with a cash prize; You're The Expert, where comedians guess the profession of brilliant minds in obscure jobs; Mortified, a comic excavation from real people of the things they wrote as kids; and many more events listed below.
Details about the fall programming:
THE BIG QUIZ THING
Presented by OBERON and The Big Quiz Thing
Monday, October 14, November 4 and December 16 at 8:00PM
Step up, geeks: The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five big rounds of the world's greatest multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the buzzer-tastic Three-Way Finale. Plus, there's hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, there is a $200 cash grand prize.
Tuesday, October 15, November 19 and December 17 at 8:00PM
The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. The shows are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls puttheir names in The Moth hat. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
OPERA@OBERON: Voyage à Paris
Produced and presented by Boston Opera Collaborative
Friday, October 18 and Sunday, October 20 at8:00PM
We welcome you to settle into your booth, order a drink and travel back in time to the cabarets of turn-of-the-century Paris.Join Artistic Director Andrew Altenbach, stage director Nathan Troup and six of BOC's young artists as they weave together an unforgettable original production. The songs of Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc will mingle with projections from the recent MFA exhibit, "The Postcard Age."
QUEEN NIGHT AT THE DONKEY SHOW
With Lili Whiteass
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:30PM & 10:30PM
Tickets: From $25
Friday, October 25 at 10:30PM, November 29 and December 27 at 10:00PM
Voted Boston's Best Dance Night In 2012's Boston Phoenix Readers Poll, Videodrome Discotheque serves up a non-stop mixture of outrageous sound & vision, with a particular emphasis on theDisco, New Wave, Rock, Hi-NRG, & Pop of the late 70s and Early 80s - along with select modern artists (such as Gaga, Kylie, and Scissor Sisters) that fit their vintage aesthetic.
HAUNTED COSTUME CONTEST AT THE DONKEY SHOW
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Tickets: from $25
Dress up and disco all night long, then strut your stuff in Mr. Oberon's Costume Contest. Lots of fun prizes, categories for Disco Threads, Best Pair, Donkey Show Look-a-like, and Most Creative.
CIRQUE OF THE DEAD
Presented by The Boston Circus Guild
Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 at 8:00PM
The Boston Circus Guild presents a Halloweenspectacular like no other. Join us for a macabre and tasteless night of circus, live music, and gore. Hosted by Mistress of the Dark, Mama Bang Bang, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, contortion and more! With never-before seen acts, new performers, and two bands, Cirque of the Dead has it all. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a funktastic twist on some spooky standards on Halloween night while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band will rock out on Friday, November 1st.
YOU'RE THE EXPERT
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00PM
You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia, attracting a comedy audience while providing them withmeaningful content. Each show features an expert in a somewhat obscure field. A group of hilarious comedians try to guess what in the world our expert studies all day long. Afterwards, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about her field were. The show ends with an interview where we find out what our expert does and why their field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.
YTE AFTER SHOW
Tuesday, November 5 at 9:00PM
After a live taping of You're the Expert, the panelists (and a few special guests) cut loose to showcase what they dobest: make people laugh. Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, Conan, Late Night, and more, this is a one-time opportunity to see some of comedy's rising stars. September's show features Myq Kaplan (Conan, Late Night), Robert Woo(Hard Left Productions), Jake McDowell (ImprovBoston), and a few very special guests.
HEARTBEAT-A MODERN DANCE ROCK CONCERT
Presented by the George Woods Band
Thursday, November 7; Friday, November 8 and Sunday, November 10 at 8:00PM
One part live rock concert, one part contemporary dance, Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert returns to OBERON.Heartbeat seamlessly weaves together live music,dance, and visual arts to tell a story of love, throughout life. Follow the protagonist through teenage twitter-pation, affairs, temptations, weddings, and funerals as 12 dancers bring to life over a dozen lyrically narrative songs, performed live by the George Woods Band, blending solid grooving rhythms with stellar songwriting.
QUEEN NIGHT AT THE DONKEY SHOW
With Dee Dee de Ray
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30PM & 10:30PM
Tickets: From $25
Presented by Porcelain, Garvy J. and Catherine Capozzi
Thursday, November 14 at 8:00PM
Three artists come together to create narratives that uniquely integrate theatre, video, dance, art, and rock music. The show features three segments: Wake No More byPorcelain, Adventures in Post-irony by Garvy J. and Bring Us Your Women: an homage to women, divinity, and the pursuit of freedom by Catherine Capozzi featuring the Axemunkee Munkestra.
Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON
Launching a monthly residency with shows on Friday, November 15 and December 13 at 10:30PM,
Tickets from $25
AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub.Leaders in these industries have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience. A place full of secrets and surprises, rewarding the curiosity of those willing to lose themselves in a night of dream, abandon, and ecstasy... Do you dare enter?
Presented by The Boston Circus Guild and OBERON
Launching a monthly residency with shows on Friday, November 22 and December 20 at 7:30PM and 10:00PM
Celebrate the best of the roaring '20s with live jazz, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle. Give your password at the door and step inside for a circus revue steeped in the glory of Old Vaudeville. Cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with their acrobatic feats of strength, high-energy hooping, and glamorous aerial performances. This amazing sold-out show from the Outside the Box festival has been revamped with new characters, plot twists, and an ever-revolving lineup of new acts. Get dolled up in your finest threads and put your dancing shoes on! Following the late show,stay for a swingin' dance party.
BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson
Presented by SDMC Productions
Thursday, December 5 at 8:00PM; Friday, December 6 at 7:00PM and 10:30PM; Sunday, December 8 at 8:00PM
An exhilarating and irreverent look at one of the nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson reimagines the life of America's seventh president, from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his kick-ass days as Commander-in-Chief. Set in OBERON's uniquely immersive 4D environment, this in-your-face rock musical will ignite the populist spirit that continues to transform our nation's political landscape.
Presented by Nerd Nite Boston
Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00PM
It's like the Discovery Channel with beer! Two local nerds share their expertise on documentary filmmaking and on choreographing your scientific research - literally.
THE STORY COLLIDER
Thursday, December 12 at 8:00PM
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.
ALL THE KINGS MEN
Sunday, December 15 at 8:00PM
Thrilling audiences to their feet from Los Angeles to London for the past eleven years, ATKM return home to OBERON to entertain your faces off! "One of Boston's most entertaining acts" (Bay Windows), ATKM use pop-cultural satire, gender-bending comedic sketches, burlesque, dance and a host of alter egos to address and upend gender expectations in performances that range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking.
QUEEN NIGHT AT THE DONKEY SHOW
With Raquel Blake
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:30PM & 10:30PM
Tickets: From $25
A destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square, OBERON is the home of the A.R.T.'s hit productions ofThe Lily's Revenge, Futurity, The Donkey Show, Cabaret, and Prometheus Bound and Ryan Landry's Rocky Horror Show,OBERON is also a thriving incubator for local and visiting talent.
For information on these productions and other fall events, as well as tickets visit www.cluboberon.com
OBERON is located at 2 Arrow Street at the corner of Mass Ave. in Harvard Square, Cambridge.