Join us for Symphonic Shakespeare in partnership with
Boston Landmarks Orchestra!
Drama of Shakespearean proportions in music and the spoken word. Actors from Commonwealth Shakespeare Company perform iconic selections from Henry V, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream to music composed for those plays. Similar to CSC's American Voices script-in-hand readings, the actors will perform the text almost without staging, rather focusing on the vocal side of storytelling. The text will be performed sometimes over the orchestra, and sometimes alongside it, but the result is an aural feast of word and music.
Coriolan Overture - Beethoven
Music to Hamlet - Shostakovich
Hamlet - Dennis Staroselsky; Ghost of Hamlet - Bob Walsh
Henry V - Walton
Henry - Dennis Staroselsky; Chorus - Bob Walsh
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn
Bottom - Robert Pemberton; Titania - Siobhan Juanita Jones;
Puck - Zach Eisenstadt; Oberon - Bob Walsh
Meet & Greet the actors and celebrate the end of the CSC Season!
Receive two complimentary drink tickets for wine, sangria
and/or beer & enjoy light fare at
Panificio Bistro & Bakery | 144 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Space is limited, reserve now!
Rain Location for performance: Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
For weather alerts about the evenings performance call 617-987-2000 or
Text "Landmarks" to 27138
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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions to the people of Boston and to exploring Shakespeare’s plays with local youth in innovative and creative ways. Best known for its annual free performances on Boston Common, CSC also presents several free play-reading events during the year, including Theatre in the Rough and Shakespeare & Leadership. The Company fulfills its educational mission with training programs for pre-professional actors through its Summer Academy. Throughout the year, CSC partners with area schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to provide in and after-school theater activities to inner-city youth. Recent productions include Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, and All’s Well That Ends Well (2012 Elliot Norton Award-winner for Best Production, Large Theater). CSC is the Theatre in residence at Babson College.