Arts, Dance and Theater

Arts Celebrations, Dance and Theater Performances

ONEGIN BALLET RETURNS TO BOSTON FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 6, 2016

Do you have a favorite ballet? I believe I just found mine. It’s John Cranko’s ONEGIN which comes back to Boston Ballet after 14 years (February 25 – March 6 in Boston Opera House). Cranko’s passionate ballet is based on the famous novel in verses by Alexander Pushkin “Eugene Onegin”, set in 19th century Russia.   …

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“Mary Poppins” Musical opens in time for February School Vacation Week in Boston

Growing up in the former Soviet Union in the 70-s and 80-s we did not travel very far (or often), so a good children’s theater production in nearby Odessa was what made my school vacations special. Your kids’ February vacation in Boston could be special too- if you hurry up to get the tickets for the new “Mary …

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Things to Do in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the summer

Weekend in the Berkshires: 2-day itinerary (with or without the kids)

Summer 2020 update: Many museums have reopened with social distance protocols in place. Check individual websites for details. Tanglewood Music Festival and Jacob’s Pillow dance festival are not happening (although Tanglewood grounds are open for visits with prior reservations); Shakespeare and Company’s summer theater season is not running. The Berkshires  region in Western Massachusetts offers …

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The Joys of Wit: Theatrical Concert at the Russian Literature and Drama Studio

Last weekend my family was part of the theatrical celebration of the Russian Literature and Drama Studio (based in Newton, Mass). This is where American kids from Russian-speaking families come to study the difficult texts of Pushkin, Chekhov and Gogol and make great friendships along the way. According to the Studio Director Nina Goldmakher, theater …

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Shades of Sound: Spring Awakening on Stage. Date Night at the Boston Ballet.

For our March date night Vit and I were privileged to “awaken our senses”  and celebrate the (calendar) beginning of spring  with the Boston Ballet’s  Shades of Sound. (Thank you, Boston Ballet, for the tickets, and thank you, mom and dad for babysitting). Shades of Sound (runs March 19-29 at the Boston Opera House) is …

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Kathleen Breen Combes and Yury Yanowsky of Boston Ballet in Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias ©Gene

EXQUISITE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS RETURNS TO BOSTON OPERA HOUSE FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

Thursdays are great to start celebrating the weekend- but they are so much more special when Boston Ballet invites you to an opening night of their “Lady of the Camellias” choreographed by Val Caniparoli and set to the beautiful music of Chopin.  This return marks 20-year anniversary of Caniparoli’s version of the famous story (first …

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Reggae brunch at Beehive

What do a Ballet, Reggae Music, Train Models and Two Cakes have in common, or a story of one birthday.

I take birthday celebrations most “seriously” and my husband Vit’s birthday on Sunday (despite us both being “under the weather” in more ways than one) was no exception. As I always say, this is a day to treat, feel special and share the fun (for as many days  as you feel is right for you). So, as a …

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A Month of Celebrations. Arts and Sports Showcases (by your own kids).

If you are a parent of school age kids with extracurricular music-dance-gymnastics-theater activities, the month of June is filled with never ending array of kiddie rehearsals and showcases – while the parents can’t wait to get to the beach or to a music festival or two.  Armed with a proper attitude, however, we could turn an exhausting …

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Mornings with the Arts.
Children’s Studio Art Class at MFA.

I am definitely not a morning person.  I can’t even pronounce “GOOD MORNING!” and still feel true to myself.  Yet, a 10 am Sunday morning class with my four-year old daughter at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston was a great thing to wake up to – for eight Sundays in a row! …

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Children’s Studio Art Class at MFA.
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