It's a big weekend for theater lovers just over the border in Nashua, N.H.
The Peacock Players bring the African jungle to life in their newest production Tarzan on stage at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., May 9-18.
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's classic story Tarzan of the Apes and the hit 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy, orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy yearns for acceptance by his ape father as he grapples with his uniqueness.When humans enter their territory, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time and life changes for him.
The show features music and lyrics by pop/rock star Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar-winning song "You'll Be in My Heart," and book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. The show is rated PG.
Performances are Friday-Saturday, May 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets $12-$17 at peacockplayers.org.
The Actorsingers bring a spirited production of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man to audiences at the Keefe Auditorium, 117 Elm St., Nashua, on Friday-Sunday, May 9-11.
Directed by Kathy Lovering, Jed Holland and Martha Daniels Holland, the classic musical is about the charming con man, Harold Hill, who poses as a band leader selling instruments to the townsfolk of River City, Iowa, and the prim librarian, Marian Paroo, who sees through him, but falls in love nonetheless.
The musical features a cast of 55, including many family members who have appeared in previous Actorsingers productions of the show.
Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. $20, adults; $18, students and seniors at actorsingers.org, 603-320-1870 or at box office before each performance.
On the marquee
- TUNING UP: The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra hosts its Spring Pops Concerts on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. at Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell, and on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m., at Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. The concerts will feature popular contemporary music, including music by Aaron Copeland and Duke Ellington and selections from A Chorus Line. It will also showcase young violinist Chloe Lee, winner of the LPO's 2014 Concerto Competition, and cellist Drake Driscoll. Admission is free, but donations accepted.
- MOTHER'S DAY TREAT: Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, located in Waltham, presents The Lennon Sisters in a Mother's Day concert on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Dubbed "America's Sweethearts of Song," the Lennon Sisters -- Dianne (Dee Dee), Peggy, Kathy and Janet -- made their debut on the Lawrence Welk Show on Christmas Eve, 1955 and were an overnight sensation. They appeared with Welk for 13 years and many other popular shows. They've been spoofed on Saturday Night Live and continue to perform in Branson, Mo. The act now consists of Kathy, Janet and younger sister Mimi. Tickets $25-$63, with 15 percent off for mothers at reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600 or at box office at 617 Lexington St., Waltham.
- FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents Into the Woods, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that puts a new spin on old fairy tales like Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. Runs May 9-June 15 at the Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. Tickets start at $25. Visit lyricstage.com or call 617-585-5678.
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