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 [….]

The Cabot Selects International Artists for Mural

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Project installation to begin July 8th (Beverly, MA – June 27, 2019) The Cabot is pleased to announce that artists have been officially selected to complete its 2019 mural installation. Helen Bur of London, England, was selected for one wall; her artistic partner, Sam Worthington, will join her in creating a piece collaboratively. Alex Senna [….]

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 [….]

Ragtime at SSU – Reflecting Our Struggles 100 Years Later

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Images by Benjamin Rose Photography When: April 18, 19, and 20 @ 7:30 pmPrelude Conversation to be held on April 18th @ 6:30 in the Sophia Gordon Center. Click here to buy tickets. Ragtime at Salem State University’s Center for the Arts opened this past weekend to local critical acclaim, and the department is gearing [….]

Mr. Joy: The Neighborhood Tour Comes to Salem for Two Free Performances

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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: Mr. Joy: The Neighborhood Tour at the Peabody Essex Museum When: Friday, March 15 at [….]

Dog Sees God Opens This Weekend at Arts After Hours

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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: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – Produced by Arts After Hours When: [….]

Hamlet ’72 – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective. Click here for full gallery. You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job. Richard Nixon What if instead of brooding in mid 13th century Denmark, Hamlet was the son of a [….]

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 [….]

NSMT Announces 2 of their leading actors for September’s Production of Jekyll & Hyde

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Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced that recording artists, Broadway veterans, and “American Idol” finalists Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of their September production of Broadway’s Gothic musical thriller, JEKYLL & HYDE. Under the direction of Broadway’s original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE will play September 25 thru October 7, 2018. A complete cast and creative team announcement will come at a later date.

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.

New Play ​THE STAND OR, SAL IS DEAD​ to premiere at The Actor’s Studio of Newburyport

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June 7, 2018 NEWBURYPORT, MA — Written by poet and playwright Kevin Carey, THE STAND OR, SAL IS DEAD will make its world premiere this summer. Currently in development at Salem State University, the production’s five-performance run will be hosted at The Actor’s Studio of Newburyport from June 21-24, 2018.