Live Performance

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

When: 
October 2, 2015 1 - 11pm
October 3-12, 2015 10am - 11pm

NCS Spring Concert - Beethoven Matinee

Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert features Beethoven

Join Newburyport Choral Society under the direction of Dr. George Case, this Spring Concert in April will be a first for NCS, offering  Ludwig van Beethoven’s beloved compositions with full orchestra and soloists. This concert honors the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven who is widely considered the greatest composer of all time. It is often said that Beethoven’s body of musical compositions stands with Shakespeare’s plays at the outer limits of human accomplishment. The fact the Beethoven composed his most beautiful and extraordinary music while deaf is an almost superhuman feat of creative genius.

When: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:00 pm - Pre-Concert Lecture at 7PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016 4:00pm - Pre-Concert Lecture at 3PM.

NSMT: The Lightning Thief

North Shore Music Theatre for Kids.

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

When: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2 pm

Nottingham - The Legend of Robin Hood

Nottingham - an interpretation of the tale of Robin Hood developed on the North Shore of Massachusetts by Stage 284!

Be the first to see this brand new musical now in development here at Stage 284. NOTTINGHAM is an exciting tale based on the iconic Robin Hood legends.  Journey with Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John and more as they seek to overthrow the tyrannous rule of Prince John and the Sheriff and their unfair taxes. A true delight for families and people of all ages. This performance was developed locally, and its your chance to take part in the world premier week of performances!

When: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016 3pm and 7:30pm

Nottingham - The Legend of Robin Hood Matinee

Nottingham - an interpretation of the tale of Robin Hood developed on the North Shore of Massachusetts by Stage 284!

Be the first to see this brand new musical now in development here at Stage 284. NOTTINGHAM is an exciting tale based on the iconic Robin Hood legends.  Journey with Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John and more as they seek to overthrow the tyrannous rule of Prince John and the Sheriff and their unfair taxes. A true delight for families and people of all ages. This performance was developed locally, and its your chance to take part in the world premier week of performances!

When: 
Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016 3pm and 7:30pm

Allegro Dance Ensemble Presents - The Briar Rose Ballet

Hamilton Wenham Library, Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance

Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident company of Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, will perform an original piece called "The Briar Rose Ballet". The ballet tells the story of Sleeping Beauty. After the performance, children will be invited to take a short ballet lesson, learn a dance and have time for free dancing.

This program is open to the public and free of charge. No registration necessary.

When: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2 PM

BYSO: Rossini's Cinderella

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will collaborate to present a special family version of Rossini's Cinderella on April 10th! This performance is suitable for children six years of age and older. This production is newly conceived specifically for Symphony Hall and will be sung in English.

When: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016. At noon and 3pm
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World Figure Skating Championships

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held at the TD Garden, March 28-April 3, 2016. The World Figure Skating Championships will bring close to 200 skaters from over 30 countries to Boston’s TD Garden to compete for four international titles in four disciplines: Ladies' singles, men's singles, pairs and ice dancing. The Exhibition of Champions will also feature a performance by the world-famous Haydenettes synchronized skating team, based in Lexington.

When: 
March 28-April 3, 2016
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Stacey Peasley Band at the Cabot Theater

The Cabot Theatre in Beverly welcomes multiple Parent’s Choice award-winning singer/songwriter Stacey Peasley on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Stacey has long been delivering catchy melodies to the children’s music scene. Celebrating the success of their second album, “Lucky Day,” The Stacey Peasley Band combines exceptional musicianship with laughter and dancing to relatable songs about siblings, the family babysitter, fun with friends, getting into trouble, and growing up, creating an unforgettable family concert experience.

When: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:30 AM (Doors open at 10:00 AM)
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