The Priscilla Beach Theater continues its season with the musical “She Loves Me,” a romantic comedy based on the short story that inspired the hit movie “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
The other shows are at 7:30 p.m. from June 2 to 4.
Adapted from the Hungarian light comedy “Parfumerie” by Miklos Laszlo, the show centers on two controversial colleagues, George and Amalia, who work in a 1930s Budapest perfumery. the head. Off the clock, both seek solace in the “lonely hearts” section of the newspapers. Each begins a correspondence with an anonymous admirer. Neither of them knows the identity of their “dear friend”. The piece also inspired the 1940 film “The Shop Around the Corner” starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.
The award-winning musical was written by Joe Masteroff, who also wrote the book for “Cabaret,” with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, who also wrote the score for “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Priscilla Beach Theater is one of the oldest barn theaters in the country.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $32 for seniors 65 and older. The theater is at 800 Rocky Hill Road in Manomet. The box office can be reached at 508-224-4888 or online at pbtheatre.org.
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“Top Gun: Maverick” takes off
“Top Gun: Maverick” took off at the box office last weekend, setting a new record with its $156 million.
In the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, Tom Cruise reprises his most iconic role as elite fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. When Maverick is called back to his old stomping ground for a special mission, he clashes with his late wingman’s son, Rooster (Miles Teller). Told with nostalgia, emotion and high-flying action, the film also earned a 97% “fresh score” on film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
“Maverick” is shown on the South Shore at Cameo in Weymouth, Patriot Cinema at Hingham Dockyard, AMC Braintree, Showcase Cinema in Randolph and Regal Independence Mall in Kingston.
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Family movies at the Plymouth drive-in
The Marshfield Fairgrounds drive-in won’t be open for the 2022 season, but Moonrise Cinemas in Plymouth is filling the void. This venue, which opened last year, screens family movies on Friday and Saturday nights. Casual bites such as chicken fillets, Japanese-inspired lobster rolls, Bavarian pretzels, or hot churros with chocolate sauce and, of course, popcorn, are on the menu at Moonrise Kitchen. Wine by the glass, beer and cocktails are also available.
This weekend, “Shrek” on Friday and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” on Saturday. Next weekend’s lineup is “Frozen 2” and “Ghostbusters”. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the drive-in is located at 428 Court St., Plymouth. Cost is $34 per car. Visit moonrisecinemas.com for more information.
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Cirque du Soleil lands on ice in Boston
Acrobatics and aerial stunts meet ice in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’ which runs through June 12 at Boston’s Agganis Arena.
Since its beginnings nearly 30 years ago in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil has entertained audiences around the world with shows that are both fantastical and athletic. “Crystal” is Cirque’s first on-ice show, a mix of circus artistry and high-flying acrobatics with the loops, lutzes, flips and axes of the world of figure skating.
Agganis Arena is at 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston; tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/crystal.
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Free tours of historic homes
The Eustis Estate in Milton and the Josiah Quincy House in Wollaston are two local historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England that are open for free tours June 4.
The Eustis Estate, at 1424 Canton Ave., is one of the largest Gilded Age mansions in the state. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 617-994-6600 or visit historicnewengland.org/eustisestate.
Built as a country estate in 1770, Josiah Quincy House, located at 20 Muirhead St., was once surrounded by fields and pastures overlooking Quincy Bay. Its architectural details reflect the status of the man who built it, Revolutionary War leader Colonel Josiah Quincy. He was the son of Colonel John Quincy, after whom the town is named. Tours take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 617-994-5930 or visit historicnewengland.org/property/quincy-house/.
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