Ongoing events and programs
Salem Theatre Company’s Season 11 Main Stage lineup includes Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” on stage through Oct. 19, and Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams’ “A Tuna Christmas” from Nov. 29 to Dec. 21 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Details and tickets at www.salemtheatre.com.
“Miss Saigon” on view Nov. 5 to 17 at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. From the creators of “Les Misérables,” this classic love story sets Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” within the turmoil of the Vietnam War where an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years are a moving testament to the human spirit as she fights to find a better life for the child he never knew he had. Tickets range $45 to $75. 978-232-7200, www.nsmt.org.
“A Christmas Carol” on view Dec. 6 to Dec. 22 at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol” tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. The musical, an original adaptation written for NSMT audiences, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Dazzling special effects with traditional and original songs and colorful costumes. Tickets range $50 to $65. 978-232-7200, www.nsmt.org.
The Peabody Essex Museum is currently featuring the following exhibits in its galleries: “Constructed Landscapes,” landscape photography by Toshio Shibata; “Golden Light,” selections of Dutch paintings from the Van Otterloo collection; and “Freeport [No. 005]: Michael Lin,” armorial designs by Michael Lin painted directly on gallery walls and floors. The following exhibits open this fall: “Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations,” Oct. 19, works by artists engaging creatively with animals; “Impressionists on the Water,” Nov. 9, oil paintings, works on paper, models and small craft; “Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion,” Nov. 16, redefined Japanese fashion $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students, free for PEM members, youth, and Salem residents with ID. PEM is located at 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500, pem.org.