Best of Boston

2019 Best Ongoing Live Show

Silent Film Music

New Hampshire composer Jeff Rapsis is a man on the move: At least once a week, you can find him traveling throughout the region, performing improvised scores to pre-talkie classics. He’s a regular at the “Silents Please” film series at the Somerville Theatre, where he plays along to both romantic travails and madcap adventures, as well as Arlington’s Regent Theatre and Aeronaut in Somerville. Wild and whimsical, Rapsis’s performances give voice to the days of yore.