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August 8, 2013

The Lookout: Three local teens star in ‘Hair’ at Governor’s Academy

The Tony Award-winning musical “Hair” is coming to The Governor’s Academy in Byfield this weekend.

Featuring Colin Budzyna, 16, of Newburyport; Juliette Cacciatore, 14, of Newburyport; and Allegra Larson, 18, of West Newbury, the show will be presented by Boston Children’s Theatre tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.

“Hair” is a rock musical celebrating the search for peace, truth and love in the Vietnam War era and includes the songs “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In” and “Good Morning Starshine.”

The show features a cast of 30 teens between the ages of 14 and 19. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $15 for adults and $15 and $10 for students.

For tickets and more information, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or call 617-424-6634, ext. 222.

Weeklong music festival starts Saturday

The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival is kicking off a week of concerts, open rehearsals, lectures, receptions and a children’s program.

Events start Saturday with a free Kids’ Workshop with Howard Frazin at 4 p.m. at the Newburyport Public Library. That evening will feature Amy Yang and Qing Jiang in a four-hands piano concert at 7:30 p.m. at The Carriage House, 203 High St., Newburyport. Admission is $30, and reservations are required.

On Sunday, Frazin and the festival artists will host a panel discussion at 4 p.m. at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport.

On Tuesday, a free Outdoor Family Concert at 7 p.m. in Newburyport’s Patrick Tracy Square will feature the festival musicians performing selections from the other shows.

Works by Bach, Haydn and Bartok will be highlighted in a concert and reception on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Amesbury. Admission is $30. The same concert will also be presented Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Paul Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, and Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. John Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel St., Portsmouth, N.H.

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