Arts Boston Teams Up with MBTA For Pop-Up Performances to Kick-Start Holiday Cheer, Beg. 11/22

November 21
6:39 2013

Arts Boston Teams Up with MBTA For Pop-Up Performances to Kick-Start Holiday Cheer, Beg. 11/22

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, ArtsBoston and Mayor Tom Menino invite you to kick-start your holiday cheer with some live entertainment as part of your evening commute. Starting promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, November 22, 2013, eight (8) MBTA stations will come alive with concurrent in-station performances lasting no more than 10 minutes by some of city's most Popular Productions this holiday season.

The events are presented by ArtsBoston, The City of Boston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, in special partnership with the MBTA.

Beginning Friday, November 22, 4:30pm at MBTA Stations on the Red, Orange and Green Lines including:

- South Station - 2 locations (red line)
- Harvard Sq (red line)
- Kenmore (green line)
- Downtown Crossing (orange line)
- Government Center (green line)
- North Station (orange line)
- Porter Square (red line)
- Back Bay (orange line)

Live in-station performances propel #BostonHoliday spirit from the streets to the social sphere and invite all to enjoy a live arts experience this holiday season.


Blue Man Group

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: near Orange Line outbound platform at the end of Green Line tunnel to Park Street

( Northwest side of Washington Street across from the entrance to the Macy's)

Nothing sets the tone for your daily commute like the percussive beats of Blue Man Group! You can score an up close and personal look at one of the Blue Man Group's classic show segments, performed like never before.

Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker

SOUTH STATION: Commuter Rail Level, in central atrium near piano under the signboard

Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker, Boston's original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky's classic score with Duke Ellington's jazz interpretation, Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the 19th Century fairy tale and transports the audience to an enchanted world not unlike their own.

Back Bay Ringers

SOUTH STATION: Downstairs in T station on upper level just inside the fare gates

Back Bay Ringers is Boston's premier community-affiliated handbell ensemble, currently celebrating its tenth anniversary season. More information about the group can be found at

The Boston Pops

GOVERNMENT CENTER: Downstairs in the nook to right of escalator

Celebrate one of Boston's most acclaimed holiday traditions with a performance from the 2013 Holiday Pops! A brass band will provide a jolt of holiday cheer to evening commuters, sampling from beloved seasonal standards.

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