5 things to do coming to Gazette country for April 29

1DEAN COLLEGE PRESENTS: DANCE COMPANY: Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will present Dance Company through May 1.

Award-winning teachers and guest choreographers showcase the talent of Dean’s dance majors through a mixed program of new and reconstructed dance works, ranging from hip-hop to jazz dance, tap to modern and ballet.

The Dean College Dance Company will take place on the main stage of Dean College Campus Center, 109 West Central St., Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dean College welcomes families and guests over the age of 12 to all shows, provided guests have followed all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

To learn more about the show and all safety policies, and to purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

2 UN-COMMON THEATER PRESENTS “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”: The Un-Common Theater Company will perform ‘The Addams Family’ at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (MRPAC)/Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxborough, April 29-May 1.

The performances are:

Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.

The Un-Common Theater Company production of “The Addams Family” is a beautifully macabre tale that explores the dark and delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch. The weird and wonderful family comes to life in a spooky and spectacular life in a story that is every father’s nightmare.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, grew up and fell in love with a sweet, intelligent young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And as if that weren’t enough, Wednesday confides in his father and begs him not to tell his mother. Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful evening when they throw a dinner party for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

For accessible seating, contact the box office directly by phone or email at 508-907-6940 or boxoffice@orpheum.org — box office emails/calls are returned within three business days.

Tickets are: $25 adults purchased in advance or $27 at the door; $20 students/seniors (65+) in advance or $22 at the door.

For tickets and COVID policy information, visit https://www.orpheum.org/

3 UPCOMING CONCERTS FROM CAFÉ NIAGARA: Dwayne Haggins will appear May 6 at the new Niagara Coffee Haus, 8 Exchange St., Millis.

Haggins will perform from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. He has been described as “the love child of Hank Williams and Sam Cooke” and “the John Legend of rockabilly”. An enigmatic performer, Haggins reveals different characteristics of his impressive voice, slowly unfolding the breadth and depth of his stylistic reach. Lauren King opens this concert, sponsored by Ferrimy Construction.

Dwayne Haggins will appear this month at the new Niagara Coffee Haus in Millis on Friday, May 6.

For more information on Haggins, go to https://dwaynehaggins.com/

Limited space is available. Email niagaracoffeehaus@gmail.com for reservation information.

Persons with disabilities should contact the organizers for seating information. Masking is optional, pending further notice. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. A $10 donation will be suggested.

Visit the Facebook, Niagara Coffee Haus and Millis Cultural Council pages for regular updates.

The concerts are offered to the public in part through a grant from the Millis Cultural Council, which is an affiliate of the Mass Cultural Council. Special thanks to the Millis Historical Commission.

To learn more about the history of the Niagara Building, visit www.millishistory.org/niagara-engine-house.html

4 CLAFLIN HILL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPRING POP CONCERT: The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, a Milford-based regional professional symphony, brings its triumphant and heroic “2021-22 Reopening Season” to a celebratory climax with “Arthur Fiedler-style Springtime Pops” on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will be performed at the orchestra’s long-standing concert hall, the Grand Ballroom at Milford Town Hall, 52 Main St., Milford.

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, a regional professional symphony based in Milford, brings its season to a climax with

For the finale of this historic season, the orchestra will return to its roots with a program honoring and celebrating the tradition and genre of the “pop orchestra concert” – a concert format popularized by Arthur Fiedler and his Boston Pops Orchestra.

The orchestra’s program will include Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Gershwin’s “American in Paris,” Broadway music including “Carousel” and “Les Miserables”; The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, music from the opera Carmen and the William Tell Overture.

Film music by Ennio Morricone and John Williams is also on the programme, along with a special set of original arrangements by Richard Hayman – who was the Boston Pops’ longtime arranger under Fiedler and an equal partner in their hit.

Tickets for the CHSO Saturday Night Symphony Concerts are available online only through the CHSO website, www.claflinhill.org. Ticket prices range from $27 to $42.

5 MEDWAY RESTAURANT WEEK: The Medway Business Council, in partnership with the Town of Medway, is celebrating Medway Restaurant Week.

Enjoy daily specials, featured items and discounts at Medway restaurants and caterers from Saturday, April 30 through Friday, May 6. #shopmedway #shoplocal

Here are the offers:

  • Papa Ginos, 74 Main St. – Get a free small pizza with the purchase of a large or XL specialty pizza (Code 9109)
  • The Muffin House, 116 Main St. – Buy a muffin and get a complimentary hot or iced coffee.
  • Supreme Pizza, 67 C Main St. – Buy two large pizzas and get one small pizza free.
  • Medway Nutrition, 113 Main St. – 10% off all items featured on the “Special Menu”.
  • Medway Village Pizza, 135 Village St. – Spend $50 or more and get a free small pizza.
  • Hang Tai Too, 75 Main St. – 15% off all restaurant orders with coupon. (use the Hang Tai chart as a coupon – phone or print).
  • Dunkin Donuts, 81A Main St. or 42 Summer St. Buy three pounds of coffee for $19.99 at either location.
  • Tingley’s Restaurant, 122 Main Street. Buy breakfast and get free coffee.
  • Medway Famous Pizza, 94 Main St. Get a free small cheese pizza when you spend $50 or more.
  • Medway Lotus, 128 Milford St. – visit the Medway Lotus, dine at their Medway Restaurant and get 10% off your entire food order. (use the Medway Lotus graphic as a coupon – phone or print).
  • Mickey Cassidy’s Irish Restaurant, 116 Main Street. Discounted fixed price menu. $40 for a three-course meal.

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