, Newburyport, MA


January 9, 2014

The Lookout: Local artists show off their work


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New exhibit opens at Custom House

Prints by artist Blake Hughes are featured in “Illustrated Newburyport,” the Custom House Maritime Museum’s first exhibit of the year.

Hughes has penned and colored a large range of artistic subjects from almost every era in his “Newburyport Through the Years” collection, which will be on display through March 1.

The museum is located at 25 Water St., Newburyport. Winter hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays and holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 978-462-8681 or email

Theater groups casting new shows

Auditions for Neverland Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz” will be held Monday in Beverly.

The group is planning two productions, a full version and a youth version, with performances set for April. Audition times are 5 p.m. for ages 6-10, 6 p.m. for ages 11-13, 7 p.m. for ages 14-18, and 8 p.m. for ages 18 and older at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St.

Actors are asked to bring a verse or entire song to sing a cappella and a short monologue to read.

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This Sunday, actors and actresses ages 10 and up have one more chance to audition for Village Theatre Company’s production of “Night at the Wax Museum.”

Auditions are scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Laurel Grange, 21 Garden St., West Newbury. Performances are April 3-6.

Those interested are asked to bring a list of shows they have been in and a head shot, as well as to be prepared to perform a short song and a very short scene or monologue. People will also be required to read/act in groups.

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Coffee shop hosting open mikes

A weekly open mike called Merrimac Mic is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

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