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June 6, 2013

The Lookout: Newburyport girl featured in ‘The Sound of Music’ at North Shore Music Theatre

A 12-year-old Newburyport girl is playing Louisa von Trapp in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” opening Tuesday.

Maggie Budzyna played an orphan in “Annie” at NSMT last year and Marta von Trapp in this year’s Community House of Hamilton and Wenham production of “The Sound of Music.”

The beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is returning the NSMT for the first time since 1989. The story of a governess who captures the heart of a stern captain and his seven children contains several well-known songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “So Long, Farewell.”

Performances are June 11 through 22, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. An additional matinee will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

Tickets cost between $45 and $75. Youths 18 and under will save 50 percent on Family Friday, June 14. For reservations or more information, call 978-232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org or visit the box office at the theater, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly.

Celebration of music and art in Groveland

The second annual Music and Art in the Park is set for Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Veasey Park in Groveland.

The event will include storytelling, guided bird walks, a hula hoop demonstration, raffles and performances by the Pentucket High School Jazz Band and the Merrimack Valley Concert Band. Local artists will display their wares, and a children’s book sale will also be held.

An old-fashioned barbecue and sundae bar will provide an array of dining options.

Veasey Park is located at 201 Washington St. For more information, call 978-521-9345 or visit www.veaseypark.org.

Ipswich artist’s work on display at Joppa Flats

Pastel paintings of coastal landscapes will be on display June 9 through July 28 at the Joppa Flats Education Center.

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