Music and theater
TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY SHOWCASE. Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. Featuring the jazz band, solo performers, group numbers, silent auction, 50-50 raffle and concession stand. Tickets cost $10/seat at a table for eight or $70 for an entire table of eight, $8/general admission, $5/students and seniors. Event supports society’s efforts to raise funds for a new software system called “Smart Music.” 978-740-1136.
FIFTH ANNUAL INTERCOLLEGIATE JAZZ FEST. Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Endicott College, Rose Performance Hall, Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Features the EC Jazz Band along with jazz bands from Waring School, Beverly High School and Gordon College and the Cape Ann Big Band. Free reception will follow, with an opportunity to speak with musicians. $5/general, free/ECID holders. Reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.
“MAN AND SUPERMAN.” Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Comedic and unconventional love story by George Bernard Shaw. $15/general, $10/students and seniors. www.salemstatetickets.com or 978-542-6365.
“WAITING FOR GODOT.” Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13, Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Gordon College, Barrington Center for the Arts, Margaret Jensen Theatre, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Department of Theatre Arts presents Samuel Beckett’s classic existentialist tragicomedy reimagined by director and professor Norman Jones. www.gordon.edu/tickets.
“SPLIT — TALES OF ESCAPE.” Four comic, one-act plays, written by Newburyport native Nikole Beckwith, that explore immobility, optimism, love, loss, escape and cannibalism. Performances through April 14, Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m., Salem Theatre Company theater, 90 Lafayette St. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. www.salemtheatre.com, email@example.com or 978-790-8546.
PERFORMANCE OF CIVIL WAR-ERA SONGS. Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Meeting Room, 25 N. Main St. The program will be presented chronologically with songs chosen alternately from the Union and the Confederacy. Roger Tincknell will play guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica. Songs will be introduced with quotes from letters, published speeches and newspapers. Some lyrics will be provided for the audience to sing along. Part of “Ipswich Reads ... One Book!” program. Families encouraged to attend. 978-356-6649.