Performing Arts

Natalie Merchant benefit concert for The Umbrella (Photo by Jim Sabitus)
June 24, 2019 by Stewart
Fans of famed singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant were treated to some very special, wonderfully intimate performances in small venues this past week as the former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs performed in two events to benefit arts programming at The Umbrella.On Friday, June 21, in one of the fastest-selling shows in the history of The Umbrella Concert... Keep Reading »
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Season 12 Announcement to be Revealed
March 5, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Stage Company has released its video announcing the line-up of shows for its first, expanded season as Greater Boston's newest professional theater.The 2019-2020 season will take place in the two theaters of the newly constructed Performing Arts Wing at The Umbrella's 40 Stow Street complex.See the complete video announcement and show descriptions here. 
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February 21, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Stage Company to Go Equity, Expand Programs in New Multi-theater HomeThe Umbrella Performing Arts Program has announced that it will kick off its 2019/2020 season in September in its new home, with a new name -- The Umbrella Stage Company -- and a new status as Greater Boston’s newest professional theater.In a news release issued this week,... Keep Reading »
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January 16, 2019 by Guest Contributor
By Molly Cohen Open the door to the theater at The Umbrella Annex and you’ll see a stage, center view. Expand your focus, and you’ll see the crew scattered around the black box theater, reading lines and trying on outfits.Maureen Festa, costume designer, reaches into a blue IKEA bag full of denim jackets. She pulls one out, has a crew member try it on – it fits him... Keep Reading »
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Rehearsal Shot for Hedwig & the Angry Inch by Julia Deter
January 11, 2019 by Guest Contributor
She makes her entrance like a star dying to be born – goose-stepping through the audience with the arrogant aplomb of Marlene Dietrich and Jim Morrison; decked out like a trailer-park tart’s idea of a glam-rock fox, in stone-washed denim, an Aryan-yellow, blow-dried mane and red-glitter lipstick; accompanied by the refried-Queen strains of "America the Beautiful" and... Keep Reading »
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Scene from A View From The Bridge. Photo by Gillian Gordon.
November 19, 2018 by Stewart
A new review by Linda Chin in Boston's Sampan (舢舨) newspaper recently took a family-drama-themed angle on the Thanksgiving theater season."With Thanksgiving on the horizon," Chin observes, "Greater Boston audiences with an appetite for family drama can experience two plays of the Great American living-room genre this November. Both plays depict... Keep Reading »
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October 5, 2018 by Stewart
Thanks to Lesley University for publishing the article "Embracing new perspectives through performance," about how alum Elise Wulff brought an unsual blend of mental health and theater expertise to bear in working with The Umbrella Performing Arts on "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".Now a program manager at MGH Aspire, Wulff works to supports... Keep Reading »
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December 1, 2015 by Jess
The Umbrella is excited to open submissions for proposals from Directors for projects which are:Bold. We are committed to producing work that pushes boundaries and presents challenges; encourages the audience to think and feel.Daring. Our programs tell stories and spark conversations. We believe that the stage provides a place for new ideas and voices to be heard.... Keep Reading »
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October 5, 2015 by Jess
Fold up those lawn chairs, and put away the ball gloves - it’s time for the pleasures of the cooler months.  And right here in the heart of Concord, The Umbrella Center will be aglow on many evenings with a new season of theater. Three sought-after directors are on board to work with Brian Boruta, The Umbrella’s Director of Performing Arts, in creating a lineup... Keep Reading »
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