Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra performs a Veteran s Day concert on Sunday in Chelmsford.
Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra performs a Veteran s Day concert on Sunday in Chelmsford.

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to America's veterans with a patriotic Veterans Day concert on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road.

"We will be honoring our veterans with music from the World War I era," notes the LPO website program announcement.

The concert begins with a Downton Abbey Medley of music from the popular PBS series. Concert-goers are encouraged to come dressed in their best 1920s duds for a chance to win tickets to the LPO's March concert.

The rest of the program includes Elgar's Enigma Variations, Schumann's 1st Symphony, two English idylls by Butterworth, a Star-Spangled Spectacular, Tunes from the Trenches, and Colonel Bogey March.

Tickets are $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, children and students with valid ID. Veterans and active military personnel receive free admission to the concert. Visit www.lowellphilharmonic.org for details.


SUNNY DAYS: It's time to get down and party hearty with the Sesame Street Live crew who bring SSL's “Let's Party” show to the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 1011. From the moment the curtain rises, parents and kids alike will be on their feet, dancing along to the pop-infused soundtrack with their Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. The focus is on planning a party, and that isn't easy when everybody has a different idea of what's fun. But with help from the audience, it becomes the ultimate reflection of what friendship plus teamwork can accomplish. Shows Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visit www.tsongascenter.com for tickets and info.



BOUFFANT BOUNCE: Hairspray, the high-spirited 1960s musical, continues its run at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly through Sunday, November 11. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and a bigger dream - to dance her way into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin.

Tracy's audition makes her a local star and she uses her new-found fame to fight for integration. Featuring such tunes as “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “You Can't Stop the Beat” and “The Nicest Kids in Town,” Hairspray is a feel-good show that has audiences dancing the night away. Tickets $59 $84 and half-price for kids. Call 978 232-7200 or visit www.nsmt.org or the box office at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly.

IN THE WINGS: Tickets are now on sale for several touring shows arriving in Boston's Theatre District under the auspices of Broadway in Boston. The shows are Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Boston Opera House, Jan. 8-21; Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at Boston Opera House, Jan. 29-Feb. 10; School of Rock - The Musical at Boston Opera House, Feb. 1224; The Illusionists - Live from Broadway at Emerson Colonial Theatre, March 5-10; A Bronx Tale at Boston Opera House, April 214; and Kinky Boots at Emerson Colonial Theatre, May 7-12. For info on tickets for any of these shows, visit www.BroadwayIn-Boston.com or call 888-616-0272 Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets also available at the theatre box offices.

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