History Alive, Inc. proudly presents: The Scarlet Letter

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Adapted by Dr. Peter Stine, Mark Stevick and Kristina Wacome StevickDirected by Kristina Wacome StevickBased on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne This November, History Alive, Inc. brings new life to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s greatest classic– The Scarlet Letter. In a site-specific adaptation for Salem’s Pioneer Village, the author himself guides the audience about the grounds of [….]

Salem Witch Trial play debuts at the 560-seat Larcom Theatre in October

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The original play “Saltonstall’s Trial” an untold story of the infamous Salem witch trials will make its full-production debut at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly, Mass. over 10 performances October 17 to 27, 2019. Click here for tickets. The new play tells the true, courageous story of Nathaniel Saltonstall who was appointed to the panel of judges trying [….]

North Shore Music Theatre To Present The Boston Area Premiere Of ‘THE BODYGUARD: The Musical’

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October 29 – November 10, 2019 – Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is thrilled to announce complete casting and creative team details for the upcoming production of, THE BODYGUARD, starring the previously announced Cheaza Figueroa and Judson Mills in the roles made famous by Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the smash [….]

Don’t Break the Circle – An Evening with Daemonologie: Smoke and Mirrors

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Doctor Horatio Gardner in Daemonologie: Smoke and Mirrors Image by Creative Collective • Story by Joey Phoenix Dusk has fallen, the street lamps are all lit. Monsieur Renee Levesque has invited you into his home for an evening of entertainment and socialization. The occasion? A séance. An opportunity for his new maid Hanora, freshly arrived [….]

Spooky Theatre in Peabody and Lynn offers an alternative to Salem’s Haunted Happenings

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Productions by Arts After Hours and Corsara Artists spread Haunted Entertainment into Peabody and Lynn this October by Joey Phoenix Salem is known for its October events and Haunted Happenings, and in the last decade has become an international phenomenon, capturing the attention of Halloween loving tourists the world over. As a result, its popularity [….]

Enter the World of Edgar Allen Poe Through Performance with Theater in the Open

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POE comes to Salem at the Gedney House October 3 & 4 Using music, movement and macabre pageantry, Theater in the Open will explore the emotional tension and otherworldly atmosphere that underscore the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Your favorite fearful Poe poems and stories — including The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher — come [….]

North Shore Music Theatre Presents Sunset Boulevard

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NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S TONY® AWARD-WINNING MASTERWORK “SUNSET BOULEVARD” STARRING TONY® AWARD-WINNER ALICE RIPLEY September 24 – October 6, 2019 – Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA: Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is thrilled to announce complete casting for the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterwork, SUNSET BOULEVARD, which will star [….]

The Worlds of Interactive and Immersive Collide in Game Theatre

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by Joey Phoenix When you go to the theatre, you expect to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. If the show is done well, your emotions will get pulled along with the story and by the performances occurring on stage. When you leave, you’ll feel like you had an experience, but you’ll know that [….]

Goodnight, Captain White!, Returns for One More Night

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Goodnight, Captain White!, after a popular run at the historic Ipswich Museum, has been extended for one final goodnight!  This historical, hysterical murder-mystery invites the audience to 1830’s most lavish affair– the retirement party of Captain White’s favorite ship, the Caroline. But it’s not long before a sinister plot is revealed, and your fellow party-goers [….]

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/ [….]