“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.” Presented by The Producer’s Society at Gordon College, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., Margaret Jensen Theatre, Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Tickets $12 general admission, $7 for students and faculty, available at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets / Event Search?presenter=Gordon or at the box office 30 minutes before each performance. http://gordonsweeneytodd.wordpress.com/.
“INHERIT THE WIND.” Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., through Feb. 3, 12 School St., Marblehead. Based on a trial in 1925 when Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan battled in a courtroom over free speech, science and the forces of creationism. Tickets cost $23 for adults; special $15 student rate for matinees only. Available at www.mltlive.org or Spirit of ’76 Bookstore.
“RENT.” Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m., at Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. Salem High Drama Club presents the school edition of the Broadway musical. Show tells the story of a group of young musicians and artists living in New York City who struggle with their ideals and are faced with addiction, disease, isolation and poverty. $12/reserved seats, $10/general, $7/students and seniors. Reserve tickets in advance at 978-740-1136.
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“FOCUS ON FEEDERS.” Mass Audubon’s annual winter bird count, set for Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, invites people to participate in a volunteer survey and list individual bird species and the greatest number of each seen at one time at their feeders and in their yards on Feb. 2 and 3. Record one count for each species seen, then submit the report form to Mass Audubon. Participants’ names will be entered in a drawing to win one of several prizes. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 28. Anyone can participate. www.massaudubon.org/focus.