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Priscilla Beach Theatre, a Plymouth institution since 1937, begins its summer season of four shows with “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville,” which is playing now through June 8.

The theater, housed in a refurbished 19th century barn on Rocky Hill Road, is owned and operated by Sandy and Bob Malone. A well-respected school of theater, PBT is unusual in many ways. To start, its shows are self-produced. And they aren’t touring shows. It’s a rigorous process from the start of planning a production to showtime.

“In January, over 1,600 people applied to be part of this summer’s season,” said Bob. “They’ll come in for the shows, but they’ll also live here in the three white buildings next to the barn.” Bob said in an interview. And that presents him with his biggest challenge.

“The trickiest part of what I do from the casting standpoint is that because they all live together, it adds this extra dynamic to who I select,” he said. “In a normal theater setting, you might rehearse five or six hours a day, and then you go away. Here, they don’t. They stay and they all live together. So when we audition people, it’s not just can you sing, dance, and act, and be right for this role, but how are you going to be afterwards?”

Inside Priscilla Beach Theatre in the 1930s. Credit: (Priscilla Beach Theatre)

There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of any successful production, but this wrinkle is something to think about before the curtain goes up the next time you go to a show at Priscilla Beach Theatre, which is located at 800 Rocky Hill Road.

This summer’s other productions include “Legally Blonde,” “Spamalot,” and “They’re Playing Our Song.” Tickets are $38 and you can get them here.

June 4

Untold Brewing hosts a trivia night on June 4. Credit: (Photo by Jim Curran)

Untold Brewing, 2 Loring Blvd., hosts its trivia night from 6 to 8 p.m., with quizmaster Sean Fitts. Bring your best team for this trivial pursuit. Prizes will be awarded.

The first night of four scheduled events in Plymouth’s 2nd Annual Poetry Festival happens at Breathing Lotus Living Arts in Kingston at 7 Green St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Listen to poets or share your own poetry. To sign up for a slot or for more information contact This event is free.

June 5

Solar panels will be the subject of a sustainability workshop at the library on June 5. Credit: (Stock image)

Sustainable Plymouth, South Shore and Cape Citizens Climate Lobby, the Plymouth Public Library and the League of Women’s Voters of the Plymouth Area are sponsoring a series of sustainability workshops this summer. The workshops will provide in-depth information about how these technologies work and cover the popular government programs designed to help pay for home energy efficiency improvements and electric vehicles. At the first one – Solar Panels – Run Your Home on Sunshine – solar designer and consultant Phil Angell will discuss the state of the art of solar panels and what state and federal incentives are available.  The free event is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library,132 South St.

The second night of four scheduled events in Plymouth’s 2nd Annual Poetry Festival happens at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Listen to Irish poems being recited with harp accompaniment by Aine Minogue. For more information contact This event is free.

June 6

Pilgrim Hall Museum’s speaker series presents a lecture by Bill Fornaciari titled 1824: The Year That Changed the Face of Plymouth. Fornaciari, a local historian and architect – and a Plymouth Independent columnist – will recount the story of the transformative year when Plymouth evolved from a farming and maritime community into a manufacturing center and tourist attraction. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and you can get them here.

The Spire presents Project Sidney featuring The Children of Hinnom, a fusion of jazz and symphonic music. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and you can get them here.

The acoustic folk-rock duo Creeque Alley will perform at the Plymouth Center for Active Living and COA at 44 Nook Rd. Dan Kirouac and Sean Fullerton, regional musicians, take a historical look at the American folk music and the 1960s folk rock scene. The show is at 1 p.m. The Center is located at 44 Nook Road. For more information, call (508) 830-4230.

The Stars and Stripers Veteran Fishing Excursion is set for June 6. Credit: (Stock image)

Rifles to Rods hosts its Stars and Stripers Veteran Fishing Excursion. Up to 15 boats, escorted by first responders and the Coast Guard, bring out 120 veterans for a free fishing experience. The boats leave Plymouth Harbor at 6 a.m. and the day ends with a lunch at the Tavern on the Wharf restaurant. For more information, email Val at

June 7

Roomful of Blues will be at The Spire on June 7.

The Spire presents Roomful of Blues, a venerable eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon. The band began performing in 1967. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and you can get them here.

First Fridays continues with the Plymouth Center for the Arts presenting author Stephen Sayers for a talk about his book “100 Things to do in Plymouth, MA, Before You Die.” In addition, guitarist/vocalist Sherry Malone will perform.

Wine and light refreshments will be offered. The event, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 11 North St., is free.

June 8

The Bark in the Park Festival takes place on June 8. Credit: (Photo by Carl Mastandrea)

The Bark in the Park Festival will feature dozens of pet friendly vendors, human and pup experiences, and even adoptable dogs as it raises awareness for local rescue groups, and animal related nonprofits, fur real. The event starts at 11a.m. at Nelson Park on Water Street. For more information, contact Bob Nolet at

June 9

The Rebels and Rods car show takes place every Sunday morning in the parking lot of East Bay Grille at 173 Water St., from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., weather permitting. This is a family and pet-friendly event.

Missed the Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium last week? How about taking in the tribute band Satisfaction at The Spire on June 9? You might get what you need.

The Spire presents Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show, a touring tribute show to the Stones that covers 50 years of the band’s hits. Come and get some satisfaction. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and you can get them here.

June 10

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra hosts its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament at Southers Marsh Golf Club at 30 Southers Marsh Lane. The Phil’s mission is to inspire, engage, and entertain through the power of live music. It starts at 1 p.m. For more information go here.

June 11

The third night of four scheduled events in Plymouth’s 2nd Annual Poetry Festival happens at Uva Wine Bar at 46 Main St. from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an open mic night. To register for a time slot or for more information contact

This event is free.

June 12

Wednesday Walks at Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary. At this weekly hour-and-a-half event, you can find out about the sanctuary’s successful wetlands restoration during a two-mile hike. You will get to see the sanctuary’s native plant and animal species. No registration required. Meet at 60 Beaver Dam Road at 10 a.m.

June 13

The last night of four scheduled events in Plymouth’s 2nd Annual Poetry Festival happens at the Inky Hands Studio at 84 Court St. from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This is an open mic night and has ekphrastic poetry potential. To register for a time slot or for more information. contact This event is free.

The Spire presents soul and R&B singer Bettye LaVette. At 78 years old, she was around for the birth of soul music in the early 1960s. She brings more than 60 years of experience to infuse her version of heart and soul. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48 and you can get them here.

June 14

The Spire presents pop/jazz/blues vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Suede. She will be performing with her New England trio of pianist Freddie Boyle, Marshall Wood on bass, and Steve Langone on drums. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$50 and you can get them here.

June 15

The First Annual Plymouth Pickle & Fermentation Festival, hosted by Indie-Ferm in collaboration with Pretentious Pickle Company and Edible Southeastern Massachusetts, takes place from 12 to 5 p.m. at 127-3 Camelot Drive.  Meet vendors who produce pickled and fermented foods and drinks. Other activities include classes, a home-brew demonstration, a make-your-own sauerkraut mob, and a science/sensory lab. The event is free. For more information

Crafts on the Green is a showcase for local artisans and includes paintings, ceramics, and sculpture. It’s a chance for you to see and enjoy the diverse artistic community of Plymouth. The event will take place on the Town Hall green, 26 Court St., from 12 to 4 p.m., and it’s free.

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