Our picks for the best of the burbs
Gloucester: Stories, Songs and More is a festive hourlong program of entertaining, on-your-feet fun for children and families led by storytellers Lucille LePage and Alicia Quintano. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Also Aug. 7. Stage Fort Park, Hough Street and Stacy Boulevard. Free. 978-281-6304.
Newburyport: The Newburyport Choral Society will host a summer sing of the Brahms Requiem. Participants may bring a score and sing along, or come just to listen. Limited scores will be available for loan. Monday, 7 to 10 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St. Free. 978-465-5757, www.newburyportchoralsociety.org.
Salem: What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and the Rev. Spikes have in common? They are among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas, the state’s third-smallest town. “Greater Tuna,” the hilarious, long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour-de-farce of quick-change artistry that has them shifting costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Friday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St. $25, $20 seniors/students. 978-542-6000, www.salemstatetickets.com.
Somerville: “Mythos: Pathos” explores lesser-known characters and underexamined story lines of Greek mythology from a contemporary viewpoint. Familiar myths are woven into a cohesive saga, while colored with innovative choreography. The show features unusual lighting design that manifests in many unusual ways, from wearable to handheld lighting. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15, $12 students, seniors, BDA. 617-718-2191, www.LuminariumDance.org/buy-tickets.