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On the Town, On the Cheap!

Boston is a mecca for exceptional theater and there is an opportunity to see a show almost every night. Whether or not you are an avid theater-goer, here are few regional theater shows that you should check out this fall. Read on for some helpful tips on how to get discounted tickets.

Now or Later.jpgNow Or Later

- The Boston Globe

On election night, the son of a presidential candidate sends his father's political team into crisis mode when controversial photos of him at a college party spread over the internet, potentially sparking an international incident. Smart and timely, Christopher Shinn's searching new play examines religion, freedom of expression, and personal responsibility.

Written by Christopher Shinn, Directed by Michael Wilson
Presented by Huntington Theatre Company 10/12/2012-11/10/2012

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.jpgBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

"Insanely funny! The smartest, sharpest new musical in years."
- Time Out NY

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of 'Old Hickory,' from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. Using an anachronism-filled emo-rock score, the show tells the story of America's first maverick president, who kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.

Book by Alex Timbers, 
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
, Directed by Paul Melone
Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
 10/19/2012 - 11/17/2012

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.jpgBengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

"A visionary new work of American Theater."
- The New York Times

In war-torn Baghdad, the dead aren't quiet, in fact, they never seem to shut up! Among them stalks the ghost of a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets, looking for meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play ignited Broadway and explores the perils of human nature through bold black humor and an ethereal vision of war and after life.

A New England Premiere by Rajiv Joseph
, Directed by Shawn LaCount
Presented by Company One 10/19/2012 - 11/17/2012

Discount Theatre Tips

1) Go to Bostix. Bostix has two locations in Boston, one in Copley square and the other in Quincy Market. The two kiosks offer "day of" ticket sales for a number of events and theater shows at a discount of up to 50 percent. It is important to arrive early, as the tickets sell quickly.

2) Purchase "rush" tickets. Many theaters in Boston offer student rush tickets, however you must arrive several hours prior to the start of the performance in order to receive the discounted tickets. The tickets usually cost $25 and offer good seating options.

By Vanessa Martinez on November 7, 2012 2:00 PM
Category: Exploring Boston