The best thing to happen to the holidays in Boston since Boston Ballet got kicked out of the Wang? That'd be THE SLUTCRACKER, Babes in Boinkland's instant-classic burlesque retelling of the classic Christmas ballet. We went apeshit for it when it debuted last year, and so did everyone else -- the production sold out its opening weekend and had to add extra shows. This year, we expect it'll be even bigger --at least as big as the 10-foot candycane dildo that provides the evening's biggest pop-off.
With word-of-mouth buzz still smoldering from last year, and Amanda Palmer giving away tickets on Twitter, we recommend getting your tickets early. They've expanded to eight shows over two weekends: December 10-13 and 17-20, again at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
For a recap of last year's shenanigans, check out the video, or see pix from the show's "undressed" rehearsal, or read our interview with Slutcracker creator Sugar Dish.