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FEB 15-24, 2013

A 10-day, high energy tour of contemporary performance

The Next Thing Festival is not just about great theatre, films and workshops. We have two unique and exciting live musical events that promise to be unforgettable.

Walter Sickert and the ARmy of BRoken TOys
WED FEB 20, 9:30PM
Paramount Center Mainstage
Perform 28 Seeds, the Soundtrack
Come on an adventure through time and space from Jules Verne to Jim Henson, sliding down the rabbit wormhole like Alice 20,000 leagues under the Labyrinth. Walter Sickert, winner of The Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll – Best Artist 2011 and 2012, and founder/impresario of the SteamCRUNK band Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys, will reprise his Apocalyptic Sci-Fi SteamCRUNK Rock Musical by performing 28 Seeds, the Soundtrack in its entirety. This evening of wonderment will also include special previews of their tempting new album the Soft Time Traveler. Buy tickets.

The Shakespearean Jazz Show
SAT FEB 23, 10:45PM
Randall Lobby in the Paramount Center
Join The Shakespearean Jazz Show following TNT’s Saturday night performances and screenings! Enjoy this innovative live music experience and mingle with fellow Festival-goers. A cash bar will be open.
Free and open event to all TNT festival attendees.


  • Individual Festival tickets now on sale!
  • ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage, in association with The Center for the Theater Commons and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, presents a combustible combination of theatre, film, music, workshops and live-streamed events. Completely housed in ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center in downtown Boston, The Next Thing (TNT) Festival (FEB 15-24) creates an unprecedented opportunity to dive deep into the world of contemporary ensemble performance.
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