WHAT SOMERVILLE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN UP TO DURING COVID

“We’ve built a really vibrant community, and it’s very hard to tell whether that still exists.” The last main stage show that Theatre@First hosted in-person was Anton in Show Business, which closed on March 7, 2020. Following closing night, founding Artistic Director Elizabeth Hunter held a cast party at her home with about 50 or […]

THE NEW CRYSTAL BALLROOM IS KEEPING SOMERVILLE THEATER ALIVE

Catching up with Somerville’s new, much-needed live performance venue and function space On September 17, the Somerville Theatre reopened after a 17-month-long closure brought on by the pandemic. Customers of the 107-year-old theater, some who have been catching flicks there for years, walked into a completely madeover venue with an improved lobby and a glitzy […]

SOMERVILLE WIRE: June 15, 2021 WEEKLY ROUNDUP

A proposal to extend the eviction moratorium, a theatrical reading, and Taste of Somerville’s new dining passport program. Welcome to the Somerville Wire’s June 15 Weekly Roundup—a fast look at local news published every Tuesday at somervillewire.news. Readers with Somerville-focused news tips or press releases or calendar items or letter and opinion submissions can send […]