Merrimack Rep preps for new season

Merrimack 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. 1. The season also includes "Tiny Beautiful Things," Sept. 11-Oct. 6; "Cambodian Rock Band," Oct. 16-Nov. 10; "The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley," Nov. 26-Dec. 22; "Maytag Virgin," Jan. 8-Feb. 2; "Nina Simone: Four Women," Feb. 12-March 8; "The Lowell Offering," March 18-April 12; and "Lullaby," April 22-May 17. Visit or call 978-654-4678 for details.

Out and about

Tickets are on sale for the Boston premiere of "Come From Away," playing the Citizens Bank Opera House, Nov. 5-17. It is based on the true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed 7,000 stranded passengers whose planes were landed there following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Tickets start at $44.50 at Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 and by visiting ... In honor of the 30th anniversary of the hit film, Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents the poignant comedy "Steel Magnolias," July 19-Aug. 3 at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave., in Boston's Back Bay. Local legend Paul Plum directs. Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.


Pay-what-you-can to all performances. Donations of toiletries and beauty supplies welcome for distribution to women's shelters. Visit ... Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham welcomes "The Calamari Sisters' Sausagefest," a dancing, singing, cooking show, July 18-21 for six performances. Tickets $40-$45, adults; $35-$40, seniors. All tickets on Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m., are $32. Call 781-279-2200 or visit