Let Them Entertain You! – August

The musicians and actors who’ve worked with Boston Rock Opera are a busy and talented bunch! Here’s a list of some of the plays, concerts and events they are involved with this month.

Now through August 20, Shanice Washington (HAiR) is appearing in Company Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. More info: http://www.companytheatre.com

August 1. We’re pleased as punch for Josh Pickering and Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack who will be playing 80 minutes of Billy Joel classics out on Yawkey Way in front of the Red Sox Team Store from 5:40pm – 7pm before the game. (Must have Red Sox tickets to attend).

Thursday, August 3. Eddie Japan (featuring Chuck Ferreira) will perform a FREE show at at Saltonstall Park, Watertown, MA. 6:30 PM, 149 Main St, Watertown, MA (Will be inside if it rains).

Aug 4 at 9:30 PM First Fridays: August, featuring Magen Tracy (with Odaine Williams), Hosted by Ali McGuirk. Bull McCabe’s Pub, 366 Somerville Ave, Somerville.

Also on Friday, Aug 4. Guilty Pleasures! “Ace of Base! Foreigner! Captain & Tennille! Styx! Dolly Parton! Neil Diamond! Lionel Richie! And of course, Duran Duran. Come and see your favorite musicians as you’ve never seen them before: covered in the delicious cheese of musical Guilty Pleasures.” BRO performers Phil Aiken, Jennifer D’Angora and Drew Townsend (and probably others!) are performing on this great bill. More Info. $10 advance, $12 at the door, 9 PM. Lizard Lounge Cambridge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

Saturday, August 5 at 9 PM. Go dancing with Bikini Whale (w/BRO alum and active performers Michael A. Jordan as Fred, Lisa McColgan as Cindy, Erica Mantone as Kate, Kevin Coombs as Ricky, Joshua Pickering as Keith and Carolyn Corella as Sara Lee), Gunpowder Gelatine and Pretendica at The C Note, 159 Nantasket Ave, Hull, Massachusetts. This is what summer nights are all about.

Andy LeBlanc and the Striving Artists Theatre Company complete The Henriad series; two plays, one a day, combining Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.  August 5-6 at Merrimack College. More info: http://tinyurl.com/HenriadMerrimack

Aug 6 at 7 PM, World/Inferno Friendship Society with Diablogato and Stars Like Ours, Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

Also, Saturday Aug 5, our friends at Cuisine en Locale and ONCE Somerville present the 10th ONCE BBQ , Luau & beer garden with special guest Keytar Bear. All day drinking and all the meat eating your carnivorous heart desires. More Information about ticket prices and the menu. 2pm.

August 11. It’s time for the The Hereafter Party: A Tribute to Bowie, Prince and George Michael. Boston Rock Opera invites you to a celebratory tribute dance night extravaganza of high energy songs by David Bowie, George Michael and Prince. 3 amazing bands, featuring a who’s who of Boston music. Tickets available now. All proceeds go to The Children’s Room grief charity. 40+ performers!

BC65 – Bob Colby’s 65th Birthday Bash (*final* BCP show!) at ONCE Ballroom. Seven great bands, including Kingdom of Love (with Linda Viens), raise money and celebrate one of Boston Music’s tireless promoters as he gets ready to retire and move south. Sunday, August 13 at 3:30 PM – 12 AM. ONCE Somerville. 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143. More Info and Tickets.

Saturday, August 19, Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes present: Snakes On a Lake! 6 PM – 8 PM. The band will play from 6-8pm. Come early for a swim (anytime after 4pm) and Potluck dinner at 5. Information and tickets.

See the fabulous Jude Torres in the title role in The Wedding Singer, The Musical with The Phoenix Playmakers. August 18 – 20, Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Saturday, August 26, Extreme at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Gary Cherone and Pat Badger have both performed with BRO.

Cool September Bugalú with Rush Gershon and Lookie Lookie, Saturday, September 16 at Accurate Records, special guest opener TBA. Reservations and more information: http://lookiesept16.bpt.me.

More events will be added during the month. BRO Performers past and present, send us your events! Please check back for updates.