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Opening At North Shore Music Theatre August 6: “Jersey Boys

OH, WHAT A NIGHT!

‘JERSEY BOYS’

PREMIERES AT NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE

IN A ONE-OF-A-KIND 360° IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION

August 6 – September 1, 2019

 

 Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This special extended engagement plays for four week starting Tuesday, August 6 and playing thru Sunday, September 1, 2019. JERSEY BOYS is sponsored by Abiomed.

 “We are so proud to be presenting the Massachusetts Regional Theatre Premiere of Jersey Boys. Many people have seen the show on Broadway and on the many tours that have come through the area, but I can guarantee they have never seen the show like this before,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “Our audiences will not just be watching the musical phenomenon – but they will be experiencing the show from all sides in our unique 360° theatre. Our Producing Artistic Director, Kevin P. Hill, has created a brand-new immersive production featuring his own original direction and choreography. Our extraordinarily talented cast will have audiences saying, “Oh, what a night!” and coming back for more!”

JERSEY BOYS is the four-time Tony Award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – four guys from Jersey who had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS, featuring a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The unforgettable score includes top ten his like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night).”

The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Andrés Acosta as Tommy DeVito, Luke Hamilton as Bob Gaudio, Jonathan Mousset as Frankie Valli and Alex Puette as Nick Massi. The cast of 15 also features Matthew Amira, Barry Anderson, Ashley Chasteen, Luke Darnell, EJ Dohring, Mia Gerachis, Josh Greenblatt, David LaMarr, Alyssa Mcanany, Alaina Mills, and Corey Mosello.

 JERSEY BOYS performances are August 6 – September 1, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit nsmt.org, or visit the box office at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.

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NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS THE BIG, FAT, HIT MUSICAL  ‘HAIRSPRAY’

October 30 – November 11, 2018 

Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) concludes the 2018 Subscription Season with Broadway’s big, fat, hit musical, HAIRSPRAY, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, October 30 thru Sunday, November 11, 2018.

 “I cannot think of more satisfying way to end this record-breaking season than with a bubbly, eye-popping, and powerful production of Hairspray,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “The final show of the subscription season has to be like a fantastic dessert. It needs to be memorable, put a smile on your face, fill you up, and make you want to come back for more. This hysterical and heartwarming show is a favorite of mine, and with Blake Hammond, Brooke Shapiro and this amazing cast under the direction of Jeff Whiting, I know we have the recipe for success!”

HAIRSPRAY, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for ‘Best Musical,’ is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and infectious musical numbers. Set in Baltimore, 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for something bigger than her hair – racial integration. HAIRSPRAY is an irresistible, feel-good show with a Tony Award-winning book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and a Tony Award-winning score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman featuring the hit songs “Welcome To The ‘60s,” “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” “Mamma, I’m A Big Girl Now,” “I Know Where I’ve Boon,” and many more.

The cast of HAIRSPRAY will be led by Blake Hammond as Edna Turnblad and Brooke Shapiro as Tracy Turnblad. Blake Hammond is stepping into the role of Edna Turnblad once more having played her in the Broadway company of Hairspray. He has also appeared on Broadway in Living on Love, First Date, Sister Act, Elf, Billy Elliot, The Lion King, The Music Man, Kiss Me Kate, and On The Town. His Off-Broadway credits include When Pigs Fly, Carnival and Do Re Mi at Encores. Other credits include National Tours of Something Rotten, Cinderella, The Addams Family, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Brooke Shapiro returns to North Shore Music Theatre where she was last seen as Jan in the 2014 production of Grease. She has performed off-Broadway in My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis, The Calico Buffalo, and did the first NYC reading of Love in Hate Nation (a new musical by Joe Iconis). Brooke has also performed in regional theaters across the country including Goodspeed Opera House, Cape Playhouse, Zach Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and Gateway Playhouse.

Performances are October 30 thru November 11, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit nsmt.org, or visit the box office at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.

 

 

“Mamma Mia!” Opens At The North Shore Music Theatre August 7

The hit musical Mama Mia! that includes 22 songs from the group Abba will be playing at the North Shore Music Theatre from August 7 through September 2. This will be an original in-the-round production.

Mamma Mia! is a show that audiences have been requesting for years, and I am excited that we finally have the rights to create our own unique production just for our audiences. Even those fans who have seen Mamma Mia! multiple times before have never seen the show like this,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “I am also very lucky to be able to cast many of the amazing performers from the recent sold out run we just produced at Theatre By The Sea, my other venue in Rhode Island. North Shore’s production will also be directed and choreographed by our talented Producing Artistic Director, Kevin P. Hill, who has also helmed our hit productions of Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Young Frankenstein, and A Christmas Carol. I know audiences looking to have a good time will not be disappointed.”

NSMT’s production of MAMMA MIA! will be led by Erica Mansfield (Donna Sheridan), along with Tiffani Barbour (Rosie), and Tari Kelly as (Tanya). Erica Mansfield has performed on Broadway in Bandstand, Finding Neverland, Mamma Mia!, On the Town, On the Twentieth Century, Pippin, Evita, and How to Succeed. Tiffani Barbour has appeared on television in “Veep,” “The Leftovers,” and “Law & Order,” and has been seen on stage in New York in Hit the Wall, and Born Blue, and on tour in Mamma Mia! and Fame the Musical. Tari Kelly has appeared on Broadway in Groundhog Day, Something Rotten!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Boy From Oz and Show Boat.

North Shore Music Theatre is located at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. 

978.232.7200 www.nsmt.org 

Peter Pan At North Shore Music Theatre Through July 22

Elena Ricardo as Peter Pan
Photo©Paul Lyden

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. From ticking crocodiles, to fierce warriors, bungling pirates and the villainous Captain Hook himself, this fun classic will delight all ages. With its iconic score featuring songs like “I’m Flying,” “I Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us!

James Beaman (Captain Hook) and Paul Castree (Smee) Photo©Paul Lyden

PETER PAN playing at North Shore Music Theatre thru July 22, 2018.   (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org,  box office at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.