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GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium opens October 21!


For Immediate Release                                                                     Contact:  David Costa

September 18, 2017                                                                

Boston Children’s Theatre’s opening show of the 2017-2018 season is sure to give you goosebumps.  Based on the popular Scholastic children’s book series, BCT is proud to bring the New England Premiere of Goosebumps the Musical:  Phantom of the Auditorium to the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA this fall.  Goosebumps the Musical:  Phantom of the Auditorium was commissioned by Oregon Children’s Theatre and then adapted for the stage in 2016.

“We are thrilled to present this New England Premiere,” Executive Director and Producer Toby Schine shared.  “The Goosebumps series is known by children all over the world.  To be one of the first theatres to produce this new musical is very exciting.”

Since the release of its first novel, Goosebumps has sold over 350 million books worldwide and has been translated in 32 languages.  These children’s horror fiction novellas by R.L. Stine follow characters that find themselves in various scary situations.

Phantom of the Auditorium is the twenty-fourth book in the original Goosebumps series and was also an episode on the popular Goosebumps television series.  Phantom of the Auditorium tells the story of two children, Brooke and Zeke, who have been cast as the leads in the school’s new production about a…Phantom.  Strange things start disrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder:  Is this someone’s idea of a joke? Or is the Phantom real?  Goosebumps the Musical:  Phantom of the Auditorium is a silly and spooky adventure that will keep the whole family in suspense until the final curtain.


“I am always proud of the eclectic programming that Boston Children’s Theatre brings to the families of our community,” Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark said.  “To do a new musical that is based on the popular Goosebumps series around Halloween is just icing on the cake.  And of course parents will enjoy the nod to Phantom of the Opera.”

Goosebumps the Musical:  Phantom of the Auditorium performs at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA from October 20 through November 5.  For tickets or more information, visit or call 617-424-6634 x222.

Final Weekend of Studio 4 – Legally Blonde & On The Verge

Legally Blonde & On The Verge 

Join us this weekend for two terrific performances. Boston’s best young talent takes the stage at the Shore Country Day School in two terrific performances. Legally Blonde is our favorite high energy musical – and On The Verge is an adventure through time written by TV writer Eric Overmyer.

WHERE:  Shore Coutnry Day School, 545 Cabot St, Beverly


Annual Holiday Party – Celebrate Me Home – You’re Invited!

Celebrate Me Home

BCT’s Annual Holiday part takes place each year. Join us for the evening, or for a few minutes to see your Boston Children’s Theatre friends, current students, alumni and friends of the theatre, as well as see a special holiday performance by the Show Choirs.

WHEN: December 21, 5:30 – 8:30pm
WHERE:  Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W Newton St, Boston

TO RSVP, please use form below!

FOR TICKETS to A Charlie Brown Christmas playing at the Calderwood Pavilion Dec 21 – 23, click here!

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‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ Opens November 26- Tix On Sale Now!

charlie-onlyEveryone’s favorite holiday television special is now live on stage in Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) special production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Directed by Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS runs November 26 – December 18 at The Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA; and December 21 – 23 at The Roberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

CLICK HERE for Tickets and Show Dates and Times


College Prep Master Class October 20

toby-directing-2012It’s never too early to begin preparing for the college audition and application process.  Now is the time to take the mystery out of the performing arts college audition and learn what it takes to be accepted into your number one choice.  Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) is holding a unique College Prep Master Class for students and parents for one night only on Thursday, October 20 from 6 – 9 pm at The Benjamin Franklin Institute in Boston.

Taught by BCT’s Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Producer Toby Schine and BCT Vocal Coach Daniel Blake, this class is a must for any student who is interested in applying to a performing arts school.

Registration is required.  CLICK HERE for registration details.


4 Boston Public Schools Chosen for Disney Musicals in Schools Program!

disney-musicals-in-schools-logodisney-musicals-in-schools-logoBoston Children’s Theatre (BCT) has announced that four Boston Public Elementary schools have been chosen to participate in the Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) has announced that four Boston Public Elementary schools have been chosen to participate in the Disney Musicals in Schools program this fall. Funded by a $100,000 grant from Disney to Boston Children’s Theatre, the two-year program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Group to support and build sustainable theater programs in elementary schools.

Schools participating in the first year of the program are:

McKay K – 8 School in East Boston

Curley K – 8 School in Jamaica Plain

James F. Condon K – 8 School in South Boston

Martin Luther King K – 8 School in Dorchester

CLICK HERE to learn more about this amazing program!

The Smash Hit Returns! FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL comes to the Larcom Theatre in Beverly Sept 24 – Oct 9

fancy-nancy-aloneTickets are on sale now for BCT’s most popular production of FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL!   Based on the wildly popular books by Jane O’Connor, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL features Nancy and her friends as they perform in their very first stage show. Nancy is absolutely positive (that’s fancy for 100% sure) that she and her best friend Bree will be cast as mermaids. What happens when Nancy is given the part of a dull, brown tree? How will Nancy bring her fancy flair to the role? With life lessons to learn in a fun, creative way, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL promises to be a smashing success (that’s fancy for a big hit)!

Performances September 24 – October 9 at The Larcom Theatre, Beverly, MA.

CLICK HERE for tickets!

CLICK HERE to download press release




intwjrweb drowsychaperoneweb cabaretwebDon’t miss the hottest shows this summer at Boston Children’s Theatre!  Summer Studios 3 proudly presents INTO THE WOODS JR directed by Mary Guaraldi.  Performances July 21 – July 24.

Tix also on sale for Summer Studios 4 productions of CABARET directed by Broadway’s Danielle Ferland and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE directed by our very own Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark.  Performances August 11 – 14.


CLICK HERE to Download INTO THE WOODS JR Press Release

BCT Students to perform at first-ever Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival June 12

IMG_4940Help support BCT on Sunday, June 12 at Barnes & Noble in the Prudential Center!  BCT is proud to play a role in the inaugural Teen Book Festival and Book Fair.  BCT students will be performing a live scene from the new YA book IDENTITY CRISIS by local author Melissa Schorr (you may recognize her name as the editor of the popular Dinner with Cupid column in Boston Sunday Globe Magazine!).  The live performance is at 1 pm, but BCT students and staff will also be running theater games and craft activities for Barnes & Noble shoppers from 12 noon – 4 pm.  And, Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales that day to BCT to help support our theater!  You just need to show this VOUCHER at the register.  Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center is located at 800 Boylston Street.  For more information about the Teen Book Festival go to We look forward to seeing you there!