The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

November 10th, 2016

“Goodnight, Captain White” Needs You to Solve Mystery

Interactive theatre is the calling card of History Alive, Inc. productions, most notably Cry Innocent which you may have seen during Halloween in Salem, but also with a relatively newer production called Goodnight, Captain White. This comedy murder mys…

November 4th, 2015

Hamlet, Contemporary As Ever, To Be Staged in Salem

Murder, betrayal, grief, political intrigue, revenge. Sounds like any number of series currently on TV. In fact these are the powerful elements of William Shakespeare’s tragic piece Hamlet, being staged by the Salem Theatre, Nov. 5-21 – the final performance in the black box theatre at 90 Lafayette Street before the company moves to a […]

March 31st, 2015

Twelfth Night Reaches Beyond The Stage

Community is a key element both on-stage and off in the current production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night  by the Salem Theatre. Running now through April 12th, it is a story of a community upended by a shipwreck and how those involved take to comedy and music to solve their dilemmas. And as a city […]

July 9th, 2014

10 Minute Turnaround on Plays at STC

Ten minutes to see a play. No, not 10 minutes to get there. We are talking about a play from start to finish, enter stage right to exit stage left. And not just one play, the Salem Theatre Company is producing seven such plays with its popular Moments …

May 28th, 2014

Arts Festival Celebrates the Arts, June 6-8 in Salem Ma

Take note of that first word. Salem celebrates not just Art but the Arts with our upcoming festival, set for June 6-8, throughout our Downtown District. More than 5000 people have regularly attended this annual event which serves to showcase more than …

October 6th, 2013

Haunted Happenings Kickoff Weekend

Bargains were there for the taking at the featured event this weekend, The Haunted Biz Baz. The Salem Chamber of Commerce produced a lively market atmosphere that motivated visitors and residents to move from one booth to another, charmed and delighted…

August 30th, 2010

The Book of Lilith

The Book of Lilith Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre presents The Book of Lilith at Salem Theatre Company this September From their release: Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre performs its original theatrical bellydance production The Book of Lilith, based on the story of the ancient Middle Eastern goddess and demoness. From her beginnings as handmaiden to the […]

July 7th, 2009

Hamlet – on tour

Salem’s very own Rebel Shakespeare Company, based on Winter Island in Salem, is taking their production of “Hamlet” on tour. I happened upon a production last year of Romeo & Juliette done by the RSC which was quite entertaining and different from most Shakespeare I had seen in the past. The young actors a preform […]

February 6th, 2009

Weekend Warrior: February freeze

Special Events / Festivals 7th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Chocolate & Wine Tasting Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA Friday, February 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm This luscious tasting event, now in its 7th year, features wine and chocolate samplings from many of Salem’s restaurants and sweet shops. […]