Performing Arts

At 84-years-old, Bob Newhart still delivers the subdued, deadpan comedy that’s defined his iconic career in film, television and standup. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Bob Newhart

When he’s not cradling a tearful Will Ferrell in Elf, comedy legend Bob Newhart is stirring up laughs with his offbeat, deadpan stand-up routine. Famous for his relaxed delivery and subtle wit, the comic explores universal moments of the human experience and shines a light on the ridiculous. His routines are marked by clever reenactments […]

Local comedians bring their improv skills to the late-night scene.

ARTS Pick: Bent Theatre

Forgo the late night reruns of your favorite variety shows for Bent Theatre’s wacky, unpredictable live improv comedy. Established in 2004, the dynamic ensemble of 25 comedians group offers a distinctive mix of styles, drawing from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Second City.” The audience is always a source, so be […]

Play On! executive director Alex Citron takes his long-running nonprofit theater to Belmont.  Photo credit: Christian Hommel

Play On! Theatre begins a new era in a new space

Nothing screams summer like weekend yard sales, and on this sunny Saturday in late April, one lot at The Ix Project stands apart from the rest. Instead of the typical hand-me-down clothes and dated board games, bargain hunters comb through overflowing costume trunks, warehouse shelves of lighting equipment, and table after table of stage props […]