Every week, WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowensums up the exhibitions, theater, movies and music you should check out in and around Boston.
An American in Paris, running at the Citi Wang Theatre through November 6
Boch Center's Synopsis: "Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas, as well as the music of Tony Award-winning orchestrator and Berklee professor Bill Elliott."
Jared Says: "A gorgeous, sumptuous celebration of spirit and rebirth."
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., presented by Company One Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts through November 19
Company One's Synopsis: "Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. morphs language and explodes boundaries to explore the myriad ways women are styled, shaped, and confined to fit society’s expectations, asking us: What happens when we rebel? Combining sharp humor and raw emotion in vignettes that swing wildly between the real, the surreal and the self-aware, Revolt is as multifaceted and untamable as the subject matter it celebrates."
Jared Says: "This is a very challenging work, planting some very provocative thoughts from the necessary to the explosive."
The Scottsboro Boys, presented by Speakeasy Stage Company at The Calderwood Pavilion through November 26
Speakeasy Stage's Synopsis: "In this, their final collaboration, legendary songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) bring to light one of the most infamous events in American history: the shocking true story of nine African American boys jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. Featuring a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical uses the construct of a minstrel show to tell the harrowing true story that provoked a national outrage and helped launch the American civil rights movement."
Jared Says: "A superb and fully devastating production."
Le Corsaire, presented by Boston Ballet at the Boston Opera House through November 6
Boston Ballet's Synopsis: "A dashing pirate battles to rescue his beloved from the Pasha's harem with danger looming at every turn -- in opulent palaces, secret caves, and on the turbulent sea."
Jared Says: "A pirate treasure of beauty, danger, and intrigue all in a swashbuckling framework!"
This post has been updated.