PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

Jersey Boys at NSMT Captures Signature Sound and Bravado of Bygone Era

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by Keith Spencer BEVERLY – With musical biopics dominating the box-office and our Netflix queues, it only makes sense that Jersey Boys is also drawing big crowds during its debut this week at the North Shore Music Theater. The high-energy production is the Massachusetts Regional Theater premiere of the Tony award-winning musical as well as [….]

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Salem Public Arts supports free Shakespeare in downtown Salem

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Salem Public Arts is excited to be bringing the Bard Brigade back for another free public Shakespeare this summer. After last summer’s success presenting Macbeth in Derby Sq, Salem Public Arts and The Bard Brigade are looking forward to bringing King Lear to the new part at 289 Derby St. as well as returning to Derby Square.

History Alive, Inc. proudly presents: Two Points Off the Weather Bow

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Created by Maeve Brooks, Kayla Gardner, Chris Ortiz, Mikee Parangalan, and Jonathan WackerConceived by Jonathan WackerDirected by Nicholas Blondell Two Points Off the Weather Bow takes its audience on a whaling adventure on the high seas– based heavily on the ship’s logs of 19th-century sailors, this new interactive piece will make its Salem debut at [….]

Oh What a Night! ‘Jersey Boys’ Premieres at North Shore Music Theatre in a One-of-a-Kind 360° Immersive Production

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August 6 – September 1, 2019Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This special extended engagement plays for four week starting Tuesday, August 6 and playing thru Sunday, September 1, 2019.JERSEY BOYS is sponsored [….]

History Alive Inc., the Salem Cultural Council, the Lynn Cultural Council, and the Hamilton Cultural Council proudly present: This is Not a Bill

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Written by Alexia RoweDirected by Kristina Wacome Stevick This is Not a Bill is an immersive, traveling play about Salem’s involvement in the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century; this new piece is set to premiere in downtown Salem on July 20-21 and August 17-18. Tickets at $18 and will go on sale at https://thisisnotabill.bpt.me/ [….]

North Shore Music Theatre Present’s Disney’s Freaky Friday!

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A New Mixed Up/Switched-Up Family Musical July 9 – July 21, 2019- Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY, a brand-new mother/daughter body swap musical playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 21, 2019. Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY is sponsored [….]

Assassins Takes Arts After Hours Stage Starting June 14th

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(LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS – June 5th 2019) – Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins, opens at Arts After Hours on Friday, June 14th. Get Tickets Assassin’s portrays the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of [….]

History Alive! Inc., The Ipswich Museum, and Ipswich ReCreation proudly present: Goodnight, Captain White

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Goodnight, Captain White: A Maritime History-MysteryWritten by Mark StevickDirected by M. Lynda Robinson Get Tickets It’s 1830. “All friends and well-wishers are invited to attend” the retirement party of Captain Joseph White’s favorite ship, the Caroline.  But this magnanimous invitation lures a host of enemies and ill-wishers into the perfect opportunity to murder the rich, [….]

NSMT Kicks Off the 2019 Musical Season with ‘Oklahoma!’ The Great American Musical

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June 4 – June 16, 2019 – Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) kicks off the 64th Annual Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, one of the greatest classic musicals of all time, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, June 4 thru Sunday, June 16, 2019. OKLAHOMA! is sponsored [….]

Leave the Cabin: Make Art, Make Connections

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By Joey Phoenix No one becomes an artist because they want to think about the business side of making art. They become artists to make art, but unfortunately, that isn’t enough. Making art and doing nothing else is how artists become starving artists. Which just isn’t as appealing as literature makes it out to be. [….]

Watergate-Era Hamlet Opens at Black Box Peabody

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  What: HamletWhere: Peabody’s Black Box Theatre, Peabody MAWhen: February 1&2, 8&9 at 7:30 PM, February 3 [….]

Weekly Buzz: Classes at North Shore Music Theatre

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  North Shore Music Theatre’s Director of Education Lloyd Woodcock tells Creative North Shore about upcoming classes [….]

Salem State University Theatre Presents ‘Harvey’

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SALEM, MA –   Salem State University’s award-winning theatre department presents the winsome comedy Harvey by Mary Chase. The production runs in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, October 18-28. The October 19 performance is “Salem Night” with Salem residents receiving free admission.   Elwood P. Dowd, much to the dismay of his family, [….]

HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS ‘MAMMA MIA!’

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Beverly, MA: Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018.