The Arsenal Center for the Arts is now The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts!
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Mosesian Center for the Arts


Mosesian Arts Live

The Krang of Pop

Mosesian Arts Live presents
Laughs & Drafts: The Krang of Pop
Monday, May 22, 8:00 pm
Black Box Theater


The Krang of Pop captures the breath of pop culture geekery, everything funny from comics, movies, TV, toys, nostalgia and more! Here we get to level with Daredevil, go back and time, and turn our Care Bare Stare toward the funniest and nerdiest comedy acts in Boston.


Tickets $15 (including fees)
Tickets available here.





Watertown Children’s Theatre

Watertown Children’s Theatre
Watertown Children’s Theatre was founded in 1983. This award-winning theatre program has enriched the lives of thousands of children and their families for 30 years. WCT, now resident children’s theatre of the Arsenal Center for the Arts, offers year-round performance opportunities, internships and classes, including many grant-supported free programs, for children in kindergarten through high school. Combining values of artistic excellence with its inclusive open audition policy, the WCT has long been viewed as a community treasure.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

WCT Youth Theatre presents
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Charles Mosesian Theater


An ensemble cast of 8th-12th graders performs this this interactive, character-driven musical farce. This production contains mature themes and language and is not suitable for all audiences.


Friday May 5: 7pm CAST A
Saturday May 6: 7pm CAST 1
Sunday May 7: 1pm CAST A
Thursday May 11: 7pm CAST 1
Friday, May 12: 7pm CAST A
Saturday, May 13: 1pm CAST 1 & 7pm CAST A
Sunday, May 14: 1pm CAST 1



Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss | Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

New Rep

New Repertory Theatre

Our resident professional theatre company, New Repertory Theatre has established itself as a leading Boston theatre company that produces electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions. These plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance with our lives–here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.


Prologue 2016-17 Season


Regular Singing | September 3 – 25
Good | October 8 – 30
Fiddler on the Roof | December 2 – 24
Thurgood | January 7 – February 5
Brecht on Brecht | February 4 – March 5
Golda’s Balcony | March 25 – April 16
The Gift Horse | April 22 – May 14

Golda’s Balcony

New Repertory Theatre presents
Golda’s Balcony
March 25 – April 16, 2017
Charles Mosesian Theater

Featuring Bobbie Steinbach (Collected Stories, The Clean House), Golda’s Balcony follows Golda Meir from her humble beginnings as a Wisconsin school teacher to her meteoric rise through Israel’s early political system, becoming one of the world’s first elected female heads of state and one of the most influential women in Jewish history.


Learn more:

Tickets available here or call Box Office 617-923-8487





The Gift Horse

New Repertory Theatre presents
The Gift Horse
April 22 – May 14, 2017
Charles Mosesian Theater

A humorous and introspective Boston-area premiere, The Gift Horse follows Ruth, a successful teacher and artist, whose quick and easy wit masks a painful childhood. With the support of her best friend Ernesto and therapist Brian she finally confronts her tumultuous past in a play infused with nationally-acclaimed playwright Lydia R. Diamond’s distinctive voice.


Learn more:

Tickets available here or call Box Office 617-923-8487





Visiting Productions

The Lexington Players present
Who Will Sing for Lena?
April 27 – 29th, 7:30pm
April 30th, 2pm


Lena Baker was an African American maid in Cuthbert, Georgia who was convicted of capital murder of her white employer, Ernest Knight. She was executed by the state of Georgia in 1945. Baker was the only woman in Georgia to be executed by electrocution. The slaying and execution came during a decades-long period of state suppression of civil rights of black citizens in Georgia by the white-dominated society. It had disenfranchised blacks since the turn of the century, and imposed legal racial segregation and second-class status. At the time of the trial, a local newspaper reported that Baker was held as a “slave woman” by Knight, and that she shot him in self-defense during a struggle. In 2005, sixty years after her execution, the state of Georgia granted Baker a full and unconditional pardon.


Tickets available here – $25.00 plus fees
($29 online for an e-ticket; $30 at the box office/will call)
Box Office 617-923-8487

Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain in
Tālam: Rhythms of North and South India, Unplugged
May 20, 7:00 pm


A tour de force performance of Indian dance, music and rhythm evoking the traditions of North and South India.


In a sensational new collaboration, leading Kathak dancers Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain come together with acclaimed musicians from North and South India. The Sanskrit word Tālam – literally translating to clapping – refers to the rhythmic time cycles essential to both musical traditions. Carrying forward the legacy of Kathak icon Pandit Chitresh Das, Tālam centers on improvisation (rather than choreography) and juxtaposes the raw power of percussive footwork and drums with lush movements and dramatic storytelling. Chhandika is proud to present this performance, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Tickets available here