ACTORS’ SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
Fresh, modern and thought-provoking stagings of Shakespearean plays in nontraditional spaces. This month: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 10-June 4. Show times: W-F at 7:30 pm, Sa at 3 pm and 8 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tickets: $35-50. Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge 866.811.4111.
Emerson College presents a season that features legendary and pioneering artists and arts companies in the disciplines of theater, film and music from around the globe. This month at the Emerson/Paramount Center: “Sam Trump, Sidewalk Chalk, Marcela Cruz,” June
9; “Shakespearean Jazz Show,” June 10. Tickets and show times vary. Emerson/ Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., 617.824.8400.
BROADWAY IN BOSTON
Broadway in Boston presents the official touring productions of hit Broadway plays and musicals. This month at the Opera House: “Wicked,”
June 7-July 23. Principal show times: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 pm and 8 pm, Su 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St. 866.523.7469.
THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON
Artistic director Spiro Veloudos leads Boston’s oldest professional theater company, a mid-size organization that produces contemporary productions written by ac- complished and emerging playwrights from Shaw to Mamet. Shows this month: “Camelot,” May 19-June
25. Tickets start at $36. 140 Clarendon St., 617.585.5678.
Fresh, funny and set in a hair salon, this “whodunit” lets the audience match wits with the suspects to catch the killer in this hilarious murder mystery. Show times: Tu-F at 8 pm, Sa at 5 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm and 7 pm; call for added shows. Tickets: $61. Stage II at The Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 617.426.5225.
SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY
One of the Boston Center for the Arts’ resident companies, Speakeasy Stage premieres socially relevant plays and musicals that tackle contemporary and cutting-edge issues. Current shows: “The Bridges of Madison County,” a lush, lyrical musical by the Pulitzer- and Tony Awardwinning team of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown, May 6-June 3. Show times: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F at 8 pm, Sa at 4 and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm. Tickets start at $25. Roberts Studio at Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., 617.933.8600.