Suzi Shelton is an award-winning NYC singer/songwriter who’s has been making catchy music for more than a decade, performing at the White House and Lincoln Center. Little Miss Ann, a first-generation Filipino-American creates heartfelt songs with unique instrumentation, infectious melodies, and a soulful voice. Join both of them (together again) on one stage for a super fun family show!
Ezekiel’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.The quintet’s unique style was forged in the subway stations and farmers’ markets of Boston, where the informal setting and ever-changing audience created an ideal environment for musical experimentation. After playing these informal gigs for some time, Ezekiel’s Wheels entered the 2012 Boston Jewish Music Festival’s “Klezmer Idol” competition, winning first place and a recording session. Seven months later, with a brand new EP under their belt, they won both the jury-awarded City Winery Prize for best klezmer ensemble and the Audience Pick Award at the third biennial International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. They continue to perform regularly across New England, occasionally around the United States, and every-so-often around the world.
Each year in February, the Salem State music department holds its annual high school invitational jazz festival, taking place in the music department at Central Campus. Area high school jazz bands are invited to Salem State for a day of workshops and an evening performance in the recital hall. Students will have the opportunity to work with instructors who are proficient in jazz studies and techniques. Past participants have included Salem High School, Ipswich High School, Masconomet High School, Lynn Classical, and others.
Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.
Join Aisha Chodat for a week of fun and discovery at The Firehouse. We'll spend four hours a day in the Firehouse theater working on storytelling, improv, singing and general silliness. Just bring a snack and your imagination and we promise a perfect school vacation week. For ages 7-12.
Get ready for an exciting and fun magic show developed especially for kids and families! Mike Bent began his career in magic at age 6, when he checked out his first magic book from the library. That book started him on the path to a lifetime love of learning, creativity and performance that literally changed his life. Come see his show and enjoy fun magic and comedy designed just for families!
Join the Newburyport YWCA for a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, featuring thought provoking performances by theater students from area high schools and a discussion about racism and its impact. Thanks to generous donations from the community, High School students attend the event for free.
December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Oberufer “Shepherds Play,” a Nativity play, is once again offered by faculty of the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. It shows twice on Thursday, Dec. 17: at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. The play focuses on three shepherds who hear of the birth of Jesus and travel to bring him gifts.
Ilse Kolbuzowski, a former Waldorf Eurythmy teacher, shares this about the three Oberufer plays, of which the “Shepherds Play” is one:
Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. The show features a cast of 35-40 student actors and a crew of 6-8 student technical interns whose ages range from 6 to 19 years old. Any student who completed a class session during the calendar year of the production is invited to join the cast. Holiday Delights affords the YAW students an opportunity to collaborate harmoniously on a professionally-run, large-scale theater project resulting in a three-performance run at the Gorton Theater, home of the Gloucester Stage Company.
Sparhawk School is proud to present the classic holiday play, It's A Wonderful Life. This film adaptation is directed by Robert Delibero, Sparhawk teacher and seasoned actor and director, and performed by Sparhawk School students and alumni.