SWING INTO SPRING. Monday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Masconomet Regional High School, 20 Endicott Road, Topsfield. Masconomet Regional High School and Middle School Jazz Bands, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Choir will perform a special selection of music while attendees enjoy an ice cream sundae bar, raffles and more. $12/ticket in advance, $15/at the door. Fundraiser for the Masconomet Music Parents Association, which annually awards over $12,000 in merit scholarships to underclassmen and seniors for music lessons, enrichment programs and post graduate studies. Details and reservations available at www.mascomusicparents.org or by contacting Glaudia Giustra at email@example.com.
“NEXT TO NORMAL.” Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m., Marblehead Firehouse, 12 School St. Marblehead Little Theatre presents a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Tickets cost $23 for adults, $15 for students (matinees only). Tickets available at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or www.mltlive.org.
“HONK!” Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., Collins Middle School, 29 Highland Ave., Salem. North Shore Children’s Theatre presents a musical journey of the Ugly Duckling. www.northshorechildrenstheatre.org.
“A DELICATE BALANCE.” On stage through Saturday, June 1, at the Salem Theatre Company Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The STC concludes its 10th anniversary season with a production of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Performances run on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. www.salemtheatre.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-790-8546.
“BRAIDS.” Fridays, May 17 and 24, 8 p.m., and Saturdays, May 18 and 25, 3 and 8 p.m., Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. The Sea Change Theatre Company presents Joseph Frost’s lyrical one-act play as the final production in its inaugural season. In the play, the lives of three women, a mother and her daughters, intertwine as they struggle with the perplexities of womanhood, family responsibilities, and abandonment. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call 978-500-3885, or email email@example.com. Run time is approximately 40 minutes.