Pentucket Players stage ‘Sunset Boulevard’
Newburyport’s Cindy MacIasaac will join the local acting troupe Pentucket Players in staging the first community theater production of Broadway musical “Sunset Boulevard” in the area, beginning this weekend.
The musical, which is based on the 1950s movie, has earned 7 Tony Awards for its depiction of the life of Norma Desmond, a silent movie star seeking to make a return to the big screen. When fate brings unknown screenwriter Joe Gillis into her life, the pair begin to rely on each other for more than just business.
The show will run from tomorrow through Sunday, and next weekend, at the Rogers Performing Arts Center at Merrimack College in North Andover. Tickets are $24. Call 978-521-9259 or visit www.pentucketplayers.org to learn show times and to purchase tickets.
Food drive at
Chase and Lunt
Chase and Lunt Insurance is holding its annual food drive for the Pettengill House this week. Donations can be dropped off at the State Street agency through Saturday.
As in past years, for every bag of non-perishable food or household items that is donated, Chase and Lunt will make a $5 cash donation to the Pettengill House, up to $500.
Among the items that the Salisbury-based social service agency needs are: canned fruits and vegetables, children’s snacks, cereal, paper towels, soap and diapers (especially larger sizes and pull-ups).
Donations can be dropped at 47 State St. today and tomorrow, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Tree of Light ceremony at
The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association will hold its annual lighting for its Tree of Light on Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. The program will take place at the Highland Avenue entrance to the hospital. The Newburyport High School varsity chorus will perform and refreshments will be served.