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.

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

Sparhawk School Presents Bye Bye Birdie

Sparhawk School Boarding School in Amesbury MA

Sparhawk School in Amesbury Ma. is proud to present, Bye Bye Birdie with three shows May 20, 21, and 22. Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher).

Friday, May 20th at 7pm
Saturday, May 21st at 7pm
Sunday, May 22nd at 2pm

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour.

Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song.

Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre, and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

May 10 - 15, 2016.

Boston Pops: Puppets Take The Pops

Boston Pops Puppets Take the Pops

The Boston Pops collaborates with University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program in a stunning evening of grand symphonic music illustrated by imaginative puppet creations of all kinds and sizes. These aren't your kids handpuppets: alumni puppeteers have performed in The Lion King, Sesame Street, Avenue Q, and others. Performances will include Peter and the Wolf, and newly-commissioned performances to the classics of Pops' favorite Leroy Anderson.

Join us for an imaginative evening spectacular for the senses, for all ages!

May 21, 2016 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Beethoven, Bach & Brahms with Cape Ann Symphony

Cape Ann Symphony presents a trio of world call soloists for their Beethoven, Bach and Brahms Triple Concerto

Cape Ann Symphony’s May Concert features The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: a trio of renowned composers; and world class soloists: violinist Lucia Lin, cellist Owen Young and pianist Robert Levin for a classical music performance to remember. These three powerful soloists join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Three B’s Concert program also includes the orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 8pm

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.

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.

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!

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


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