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April 2017

Playhouse Productions presents Waist Watchers the Musical!

$40 - $65
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:30 pm

– Playhouse Productions’ producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson’s WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 – June 25. Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a lighthearted look at four women ‘of a certain age’ dealing with assorted body image issues; it covers…

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Foghorn Stringband

$20
April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

No band is more responsible for the dynamic resurgence in old time string band music than Foghorn Stringband. For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music, their success built upon a foundation of jaw-dropping musicianship, joyful vocal harmonies and a knack for unearthing dusty, long-forgotten classics.

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Friday Night Wine Down at Mill River Winery – Live music with the Portermen!

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday nights between 4-7pm, we sell wine by the glass! Come in this Friday, sip on your favorite wine and enjoy the lively tunes of The Portermen! The Portermen, based in Newburyport, Mass., was formed in 2015 by Galway, Ireland native Rob McKeown and his love for sea shanties. The Portermen regularly perform at various venues on the North Shore including Yankee Homecoming, Blue Ocean Music Hall’s Festival of Trees and the American Music and Harvest Festival along with appearances…

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

59$ - 79$
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner are each bold personalities with strong opinions, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges. “The band talks about all kinds of things, many of which are unprintable,” Marsalis admits. “But we have serious musical debates as well.” One of these conversations led to Upward Spiral, the new album…

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Carbon Leaf

$29
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music, Carbon Leaf has created a vibrant two decade career based on their powerful live shows and DIY independent spirit.

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Luca Buratto, piano

$24
April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Luca Buratto, 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse” (Musical America). The Italian pianist has also won third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘Acerbi’ prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition. Buratto will perform works by Beethoven, Bartók, Adès and Schumann.

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May 2017

Boston Children’s Chorus

$15
May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music.

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Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

Free
May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble.

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Storm Large (of Pink Martini)

$38
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.

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1964 The Tribute

$29.50 - $45.50
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

World’s #1 Beatles Show Thursday, May 11 | 8PM Doors Open at 6:30PM Reserved Seating: $29.50 – $45.50 + $3 Additional Day of Show Since the early 80’s, “1964”…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth ”. “1964” …The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed…

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Tales and Ales

$65
May 12 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Friday, May 12th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $40 Historic New England members $65 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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Karla Bonoff

$29.50 - $35.50
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, May 12 | 8PM Reserved Seating: $29.50 – $35.50 + $3 Additional Day of Show Doors Open at 6:30PM About Karla Bonoff Born and raised in Southern California, Karla Bonoff was a songwriter by the age of fifteen. She and her sister Lisa were writing songs and playing as a duo titled “The Daughters of Chester P” named after their father, Dr. Chester Paul Bonoff. She had already fallen in love with the guitar and studied with Frank Hamilton…

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Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

$35
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beloved by many as one-half of the folk pop duo The Weepies, Deb Talan steps out for an acoustic tour in support of her upcoming solo record, Lucky Girl. Here’s a chance to see and hear’s Talan’s supremely tender and melodically potent songwriting up close and personal.

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Tales and Ales

$65
May 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Saturday, May 13th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $40 Historic New England members $65 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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KidsFEST

Free
May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A creative afternoon of great food and activities for all ages! Located in the Riverfront Cultural District of Haverhill the event will include a full day of live music, local theater, dance performances, and family-friendly entertainment. There will be lots of fun and interactive activities including face painting, sand art, martial arts and much more! A highlight of the day’s event will include the “Haverhill Idol” competition. Finalists in the Junior and Senior divisions will compete to be the next…

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MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

$20
May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.

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Ottmar Liebert

$45 - $59
May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One of the most successful instrumentalists working today, guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a niche for himself, creating a sound that borrows from flamenco, new age, jazz, rock and Pan-Latin music.

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2nd Annual Bent Water Blast Off- Launch Into Summer

Donation to Beyond Walls Suggested
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

3, 2, 1 … Finish off American Craft Beer Week with all of us at Bent Water Brewing Co. at our 2nd annual Bent Water Blast Off. We’re launching into warmer weather by releasing 5 brand new beers, including the return of our Blast Off White IPA. Join us at Bent Water for these new brews, live music from Bearly Dead, American Thread, Rival Island, SYM, Foxes and more, sweet and savory offerings from local food trucks, expertly crafted cider…

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Rockport Folk Summit

$26
May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three of New England’s most acclaimed songwriters join forces for the Rockport Folk Summit! Dynamic veteran folk/roots artists Kris Delmhorst and Tim Gearan, as well as rising star folkie Dietrich Strause, will each perform a set and then play all together for a joyous song swap to close out the night. Not to be missed!

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June 2017

THE MUSIC MAN at the North Shore Music Theatre

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

JUNE 6 – JUNE 18 One of the most cherished American classics, THE MUSIC MAN, marches onto the North Shore Music Theatre stage to kick off the 2017 musical season. Join us for the timeless story of the fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Before the fraudulent teacher can skip town with the loot, Harold’s got trouble when he…

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“Avenue Q” by Jeffrey Whitty

$21 - $28
June 15 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Jun 15-18, Jun 22-25 Thu-Sat at 8:00pm Sun at 3:00pm “Of all the musicals hatched in…

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Three Dog Night

$65.50 - $79.50
June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, June 23 | 8PM Reserved Seating: $65.50-$79.50 About Three Dog Night Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard…

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Music in the Meeting House

$5
June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 25th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents $5 nonmembers UMass Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are a blend of community and student voices bringing the four-part hymns and anthems of Fasola music, also known as Sacred Harp…

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July 2017

Beauty and the Beast at the North Shore Music Theatre

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

JULY 11 – JULY 30 A family musical based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated film, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows a young woman who stumbles upon a secluded castle occupied by a monstrous beast and a host of enchanted objects trying to break a witch’s spell before it is too late. It is a classic romantic story about finding love in unexpected places. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of countless audiences worldwide and is filled with…

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Annual Buffet Beach Blast

$25.00
July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

with Changes in Latitudes Friday, July 28 Buy Tickets Two Tickets – Each Sold Separately! Tailgate Party | 4PM $15 per car (on sale soon) Changes in Latitudes Concert | 8PM $25 General Admission & Reserved Table Seating Click HERE to buy tickets About Buffett Beach Blast Calling all Parrot Heads! Jimmy Buffett tribute band Changes in Latitudes is one of America’s premier tribute shows to the master of the tropical lifestyle singer-songwriter. Each show is good clean fun, with…

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August 2017

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the North Shore Music Theatre

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

AUGUST 15 – AUGUST 27 It’s Alive! From the creators of Broadway‘s record-breaking musical comedy sensation, The Producers, comes YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels to Transylvania to complete the masterwork of his grandfather by bringing a corpse to life. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a scientifically proven, monstrously good…

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September 2017

AMESBURY HARVEST FAIR & COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

September 22 - September 24

Celebration of the fall harvest and country music. Featuring artisan vendors, farmers market, street music, etc (downtown Amesbury). Top Grammy Award and CMA Award winning country music stars in Landry Stadium throughout the weekend.

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Evita at the North Shore Music Theatre

September 26 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 8 The third and final collaboration between British musical theatre legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The 1980 Tony Award winner for best musical, EVITA is the smash pop opera about a passionate woman who went from the streets of Argentina to show business stardom, to the highest levels of influence in Buenos Aires. At once both a saint and a villain, Eva Peron’s dramatic, meteoric rise from poverty to prosperity is a groundbreaking –…

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The American Music and Harvest Festival

September 30 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, September 30th, Time: TBD Game Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. PRICE: TBD Enjoy music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. This festival celebrates everything from traditional to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond. See the full schedule. Enjoy a variety of farm activities during the festival: Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand and win prizes at…

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October 2017

Tales and Ales

$65
October 20 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Friday, October 20th, Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $35 Historic New England members $60 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while listening to true tales…

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Community Concert: Nina Ott Jazz Quintet

$10,
October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nina Ott has earned the reputation as an amazingly versatile and comprehensive player that can move between styles while retaining her own unique identity. Her skills as a composer won her a grant from RI Council for the Arts. She has recently completed her second recording as a leader made at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.

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Tales and Ales

$65
October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 21st, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $35 Historic New England members $60 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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42nd Street at the North Shore Music Theatre

October 31 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 12 Come and meet those dancing feet in 42nd Street, the glamorous, Tony Award-Winning, 1930’s musical spectacular. The stakes are high when a young chorus girl fresh from Allentown, PA, is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a star in musical that recalls both the classic days of Broadway and the golden age of movie musicals. With sensational tap numbers, lavish costumes, and one show-stopping tune after another, you will be thoroughly entertained from the first…

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December 2017

Music in the Meeting House

$5
December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents $5 nonmembers Experience the holiday season filled with song at Rocky Hill Meeting House. The Connexion Shape-Note singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the meeting house alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are an all-volunteer blend of community voices young and old, united by a…

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A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm

DECEMBER 8 – 23, 2017 Join us for the 27th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, New England’s brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special…

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