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Here are three top theater events in Boston this week

Here are three top theater events in Boston this week
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By Hoodline - Published on December 17, 2018.

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Boston this week, from a rough-draft performance to a wacky Shakespearean play.

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True Colors Troupe

Tuesday night, enjoy True Colors Out Youth Theater Troupe's rough-draft performance of "Explode? A Dream of Something Broken." Members of the audience will be asked for feedback. True Colors has been recognized by former First Lady Michelle Obama as a top youth development program.  

When: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Where: 565 Boylston St, Floor 2
Price: Free
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'Twelfth Night'

On Thursday, catch a Moonbox Productions performance of Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night," performed in repertory with "Shipwrecked."

It features "some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay," along with mistaken identities, gender-bending mischief and beloved scoundrels, according to the event's promoter.

When: Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St.
Price: $25
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Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker'

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Come Friday, start your weekend off by taking the family to a ballet performance of "The Nutcracker," a classic holiday tale featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy. Professional dancers and 150 local children will perform.

When: Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road
Price: $28.50 (other tickets options and times are available)
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