the somerville theatre

Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.   Hosted By: Nick […]


Music concert with FARA

FARA brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene — Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano — to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Scotland’s Orkney Isles. ‘The Northern Isles and indeed Scotland now […]


Somerville Theatre Hosts 70mm Film Festival

The Somerville Theatre’s bringing rare prints back to the ’Ville this week for its second annual 70mm and WideScreen Festival after last year’s event drew crowds from around the world. The Somerville Theatre’s one of only about a dozen theaters in the country that can show 70mm films, according to Director of Operations Ian Judge. […]


Backstage at the Slutcracker

This month, everyone’s favorite scandalous holiday burlesque production returns to the Somerville Theatre in all of its sequined, glittery, pole dancing glory. Local photographer Adrianne Mathiowetz has been capturing candid, behind-the-scenes moments at the Slutcracker nearly every year since the show—and its giant peppermint dildo—first, uh, skewered Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet in 2008, and she’s watched […]


70mm Film Festival Celebrates Cinematic Classics

“Big things have small beginnings,” Claude Rains intones in Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean’s four-hour Super Panavision saga. Bellowed in 6-Track stereo sound before a packed house at the Somerville Theatre, as Rains’ likeness dominates the century-old screen, the statement couldn’t seem any more absurd. And yet, according Ian Judge, who programmed the 70mm & Widescreen Festival—which runs at the […]