With a full schedule of musicals, concerts, and kids shows set for 2022, Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to return for a full season of great entertainment for North Shore audiences. This is the first full season since 2019. The box office is open, and all tickets are available to purchase online at www.nsmt.org, by phone (978) 232-7200 or at the Box Office located at 54 Dunham Road in Beverly, MA.
“With the pandemic keeping our stage dark for all of 2020 and most of 2021, it feels good to be looking ahead to getting back to keeping the vibrant and growing Arts scene alive on the North Shore by bringing a variety of great entertainment to audiences all year round,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT’s owner and producer. “We are extremely anxious to welcome back audiences once again and our talented staff is working hard to make sure every show is worth the wait.”
June 7 – June 19 – SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
July 12 – July 24 – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
August 16 – August 28 – BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
September 20 – October 2 – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
October 25 – November 6 – KINKY BOOTS
December 1 – December 23 – A CHRISTMAS CAROL
April 1 – MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR
April 8 – VYNTYGE SKYNYRD with WHAMMER JAMMER
April 9 – DARK DESERT EAGLES
April 10 – THE NSMT ORCHESTRA featuring JAY DALY presents “From Stardust to Penny Lane; A Celebration of the Popular Trumpet”
April 20 – G420 CONCERT featuring WE ARE HYDROGEN
April 23 – Voices of Hope presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
April 29 – FOREIGNERS JOURNEY featuring CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
April 30 – LEONID & FRIENDS
May 7 – BACK TO BLACK starring MEGAN WOLF
May 13 – ADAM EZRA GROUP
May 14 – BROADWAY THE CALLA-WAY! starring ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY
October 8 – Voices of Hope’s ANNUAL FALL GALA CONCERT
October 9 – ONCE IN A LIFETIME! Fats Domino Meets Liberace
KIDS SHOW SCHEDULE
March 26 – A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD
July 29 – Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
August 26 – Disney’s FROZEN, JR.
Patrons can visit online at www.nsmt.org for more information about show schedules as well as ticket pricing and additional show details including cast and creative teams, run times, content advisories, and any additional events that may be connected to each show.
All tickets, discount subscriptions, and gift certificates are available to purchase online (www.nsmt.org), by phone (978) 232-7200 or at the North Shore Music Theatre Box Office located at 54 Dunham Road (Route 128, exit 46) in Beverly, MA.
EXPANDED SHOW INFORMATION
2022 MUSICAL SCHEDULE
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
June 7 – June 19, 2022
The jukebox comes to life, and you won’t be able to stay in your seat when the 2022 season opens with SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. This Grammy© Award-winning and Tony© Award-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. Featuring 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including show-stopping classics like “On Broadway,” “Stand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Charlie Brown,” it celebrates the music of legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, the Coasters, and the Drifters.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
July 12 – July 24, 2022
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. Our magical production features an incredible live orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone of any age who has ever had a dream.
BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story
August 16 – August 28, 2022
Follow the incredible journey of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to the top of the record charts during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll in this dynamic tribute musical featuring such rousing fifties favorites as “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Maybe Baby,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Raining In My Heart,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story is a joyous celebration of a musical legend and has audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe and it will explode on the North Shore Music Theatre stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza!
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
September 20 – October 3, 2022
Just in time for the season of spooky happenings, NSMT is unleashing the hysterically campy and delightfully dark modern classic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on the unsuspecting public. This deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for decades. The story follows hapless floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who pines for his coworker Audrey, a Skid Row girl who’s always dreamed of a life that is something more. When he stumbles upon a strange seedling, he nurses it to life, only to find it growing into a carnivorous plant with some devilish intents.
October 25 – November 6, 2022
“Sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out!” KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the 2013 Tony® Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Newsies), this dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting musical inspired by true life events, takes you from the assembly line of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! The energy, joy, and laughter of this exhilarating show makes for the ultimate fun night out.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A Musical Ghost Story
December 1 – December 23, 2022
New England’s brightest holiday tradition! An original adaptation based on Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story following the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Featuring dazzling special effects and traditional songs, this award-winning production was created specifically for North Shore Music Theatre and has been seen by more than one million people since its debut in 1989.
2022 CONCERT SCHEDULE
MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR
The Ultimate Disco Tribute Show!
April 1, 2022
Motor Booty Affair has been lighting up stages across America with their 70’s extravaganza for several years, continually improving on the show that has been dubbed “The Ultimate Disco Party Band.” The music is infectious – the most danceable songs of all time. The band is tighter than tight, delivering dance floor classics with confidence, groove, style and attitude. The show is spectacular – from the afros, bell-bottoms, platform shoes, polyester and dance moves, to the highest quality sound and light show this side of 1975.
with WHAMMER JAMMER
April 8, 2022
Vyntyge Skynyrd celebrates the iconic 70s era of Lynyrd Skynyrd while replicating their timeless music as it was originally recorded & performed. Whammer Jammer is a tribute to the J. Geils Band that will blow your face out!
DARK DESERT EAGLES
The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band
Opening Act: FRANCOIX SIMARD
April 9, 2022
With 5 number #2 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards and 6 #1 albums, The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records. Their “Greatest Hits” is the best selling album of the 20th century. Dark Desert Eagles stunningly re-creates the amazing musicianship, soaring vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire of The Eagles.
THE NSMT ORCHESTRA featuring JAY DALY
presents “From Stardust to Penny Lane; A Celebration of the Popular Trumpet”
April 10, 2022
You’ve heard them at every Broadway musical at North Shore Music Theatre and now is your chance to see them as they will move from the orchestra pit to the main stage for the 1st time ever in their own show. Enjoy The North Shore Music Theatre Orchestra as a 17-piece Big Band led by trumpet virtuoso Jay Daly as they present their own show featuring music made popular by artists such as Louie Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Herb Albert, Chuck Mangione, and Maynard Ferguson with songs including “After You’ve Gone,” “Stardust,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Penny Lane,” and “It’s Been a Long, Long Time”
featuring WE ARE HYDROGEN
A Tribute to the Music of Phish
Opening Act: WOOD & BONE
April 20, 2022
WE ARE HYDROGEN is New England’s premier Phish tribute band. They bring the songs of Phish to a level not seen in other Phish tribute bands. As phans themselves, they understand what phans want to hear and they take that responsibility seriously! With tight grooves, unpredictable jams, and in the pocket musicality, We Are Hydrogen is the place to get your Phish fix. WOOD & BONE is a Boston based roots band playing an ever-changing mix of harmony-driven Folk, Soul and Blues.
Voices of Hope presents
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
April 23 & 24, 2022
Voices of Hope is back and will be presenting A Grand Night for Singing! a musical revue of the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein! Featuring songs from such hits as Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella, The Sound of Music and many, many more.
featuring CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
April 29, 2022
The music and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands comes together in one electrifying show! Featuring Constantine Maroulis, 2X Tony Nominated Star of Broadway’s Rock of Ages and “American Idol” fame. Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s – Foreigner & Journey. Experience their rock ballads all performed as the originals were, in their original key and pitch!
LEONID & FRIENDS
The World’s Greatest CHICAGO Tribute Band
April 30, 2022
In just three short years, Moscow-based LEONID & FRIENDS have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American supergroup Chicago.
BACK TO BLACK
A tribute to AMY WINEHOUSE starring MEGAN WOLF
Opening Act: WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. FOX?
May 7, 2022
Vocalist Megan Wolf takes audiences through a tour-de-force of Winehouse’s 5x Grammy-Award winning album Back to Black in its entirety, plus Amy’s first album Frank along with other major hits!
ADAM EZRA GROUP
Opening Act: JAY PSAROS BAND
May 13, 2022
Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances.
BROADWAY THE CALLA-WAY!
starring ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY
May 14, 2022
The Tony-nominated Callaway Sisters are raising the roof with their new show “Broadway the Calla-way!” Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway – one singular sensation – singing showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked, and more great Broadway shows!
Voices of Hope’s
ANNUAL FALL GALA CONCERT
October 8, 2022
Voices of Hope present their Annual Fall Gala Concert to benefit the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
HARVEY ROBBINS presents
ONCE IN A LIFETIME! FATS DOMINO MEETS LIBERACE
October 9, 2022
An extraordinary concert celebrating the music and flair of two of the most unique and legendary performers in American history – Fats Domino (“Blueberry Hill”, “Blue Monday”) and the one and only Liberace. Starring New Orleans Icon, Al “Lil Fats” Jackson and National Star, David Maiocco
2022 KIDS SHOW SCHEDULE
A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD
March 26, 2022
Follow two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR
Presented by NSMT’s Summer Program Students
July 29, 2022
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
Disney’s FROZEN, JR.
Presented by NSMT’s Summer Program Students
August 26, 2022
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
About North Shore Music Theatre
Since opening in 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors’ Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of ‘Memphis’ in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney since 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ along with celebrity concerts, children’s programming and year-round education classes for children and adults.
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