Blue Man Group, Nutcracker to ‘Pop Up’ in the MBTA

The Blue Man Group will give a free performance in the MBTA Friday. Photo via Facebook/Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group will give a free performance in the MBTA Friday. Photo via Facebook/Blue Man Group

The city hopes to bolster Boston-area commuters into the holiday spirit by offering free live performances at eight MBTA stations Friday afternoon.

Artists include Blue Man Group, Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, The Boston Pops and New Repertory Theatre. Performances will run about 10 minutes.

“Nothing sets the tone for your daily commute like the percussive beats of Blue Man Group. You can score an up close and personal look at one of the Blue Man Group’s classic show segments, performed like never before,” organizers said in a press release.

The performances are presented by ArtsBoston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor Thomas Menino’s Holiday Spectacular, which offers 25,000 half-price tickets to more than 120 of the region’s most popular holiday performances, as well as dining deals and gift ideas.

The program runs November 1, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

Here is a rundown of the #BostonHoliday pop-up performances, which all begin at 4:30 p.m:

Blue Man Group
Downtown  Crossing: near Orange Line outbound platform at the end of Green Line tunnel to Park Street
(Northwest side of Washington Street across from the entrance to the Macy’s)

Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker
South Station: Commuter Rail Level, in central atrium near piano under the signboard

Back Bay Ringers
South Station Downstairs in T station on upper level just inside the fare gates

The Boston Pops
Government Center: Downstairs in the nook to right of escalator

Handel & Haydn Society
Kenmore: just inside the fare gates before going downstairs to the platforms

The Christmas Revels
Harvard Square: on the landing between escalators via main entrance/exit to the Square

American Repertory Theater, The Donkey Show
North Station: just inside the fare gates on the upper level near tunnel connection to Commuter Rail

José Mateo Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker
Porter Square: at the bottom of the long escalator before arriving on Red Line platforms

New Repertory Theatre, Camelot
Back Bay: along the north corridor near the fare gates

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