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Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin's alluring Kit Kat Club in the iconic Broadway musical "Cabaret," on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, July 17-Aug. 10. Set in the cabaret underworld on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, the production is based on the searing Sam Mendes-Rob Marshall revival of the musical that recently took Broadway by storm.   Read More >>
 
Merrimack Rep preps for new seasonMerrimack Repertory Theatre subscribers can purchase guest tickets to any show at a $15 discount when they use the promo code SUB15 between through July 28. Single tickets go on sale to the general public on July 22, except for "Lullaby," which go on sale Sept.   Read More >>
 
It's shaping up to be a merry Christmas, indeed, at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The venue, managed by Spectacle Management, already has four holiday-themed shows on the calendar. First up is "A Charlie Brown Christmas," with three performances on Saturday, Dec.   Read More >>
 
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Jack Neary's "First Night," a charming romantic comedy, was the first new play ever staged at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. That happened way back in 1987, when the late Dan Schay was the producing artistic director and the theater had recently moved downtown to Liberty Hall from its first home in Mahoney Hall on UMass Lowell's South Campus.   Read More >>
 
The hills are alive Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," on stage at the Robinson Theatre in Waltham through July 21. The beloved classic stars Aimee Doherty, an Elliot Norton and IRNE Award winner, as Maria and Mark Linehan, an IRNE nominee, as Captain Von Trapp.   Read More >>
 
Ah, summer — and the outdoor music season is in full swing. Besides the acclaimed Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell, the region has other options for al fresco tunes fans.   Read More >>
 
KID STUFF: If boredom is setting in with the kids now that July is here, take them to a show for fun. North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly opens its season with Snow White on Friday, July 12. Other shows include Rapunzel, July 19; Little Red Riding Hood, Aug.   Read More >>
 
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With two teens of her own at home, Jessica Phillips feels deeply connected to Heidi Hansen, the mom she portrays in "Dear Evan Hansen," on stage at Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, July 10-Aug. 4. "I have two Evan Hansens at home (sons Jonah, 18, and Malcolm, 15), so I really relate to Heidi — I see so much of myself in her," said Phillips, who grew up in Worcester, during a phone   Read More >>
 
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Free fun for kids this summerThe Lowell Summer Music Series Free Fun for Kids program launched this week at Boarding House Park in Lowell. Today at 11 a.m., Ben Rudnick and Friends, a family band, take the stage.   Read More >>
 
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It's not surprising that Matthew Lombardo gravitates toward writing strong plays for strong women like Kathleen Turner, Valerie Harper and Faye Dunaway. "I grew up with a strong, supportive mother and three strong, career-minded sisters.   Read More >>
 
 

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