Center Stage

Boston Conservatory Center Stage

Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Center Stage is a curated performance collection that showcases eight of the Conservatory’s most dynamic and innovative performances in dance, music, and theater. Read more about Center Stage in our announcement, or explore the second annual season lineup below.

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contraBAND: A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes

Boston Conservatory Studio 401

An evening of immersive, multidisciplinary avant-garde works composed by women and performed by students of Boston Conservatory's contemporary classical music performance program under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni. This performance is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: FREE

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

Boston Conservatory Theater

A radical reimagining of “the greatest fairy tale never told,” Shrek the Musical follows the adventures of a curmudgeonly ogre, his best friend, Donkey, and the spirited Princess Fiona, who confront the evil Lord Farquaad in pursuit of happily ever after. This production is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: $25-$30 with discounts available

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Glory Denied

Boston Conservatory Theater

Boston Conservatory presents the East Coast premiere of the fully orchestrated version of Glory Denied, a poignant saga of America during the Vietnam War, by renowned composer Tom Cipullo. Based on the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, the opera is a profoundly moving exploration of the emotional landscape of hope, despair, love, hate, courage, and forgiveness. This performance is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: $25-$30 with discounts available

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Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Choruses

Old South Church

Exploring deep within the soul and seeking answers from outer space and the great beyond, Boston Conservatory's Wind Ensemble and Choruses combine for an evening of inspirational music, juxtaposing recent works by Susan Botti and Christopher Marshall with Anton Bruckner's epic Mass No. 2 in E Minor. This performance is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: FREE

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

Boston Conservatory Theater

Mayhem, mix-ups, and musical merriment mark this Tony Award-winning homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age. This production is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: $25-$30 with discounts available

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Boston Conservatory Orchestra featuring Silkroad musicians

Boston Conservatory Orchestra with Silkroad Artist Cristina Pato

Mechanics Hall

Boston Conservatory Orchestra makes its inaugural trip to Worcester's Mechanics Hall to perform an exciting program of works by Beethoven and Saint-Saёns, as well as a special orchestral collaboration with Silkroad artist and gaita player Cristina Pato. This performance is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: Ticketing information coming soon.

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Spring Dance Concert: Limitless

Boston Conservatory Theater

A presentation of dance masterworks and contemporary reconstructions choreographed by some of the world’s leading dance creators, including Murray Louis, Aszure Barton, Camille A. Brown, Victor Quijada, and more. This performance is part of Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage collection.

Admission: $10-$15 with discounts available

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