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Andover: The Treble Chorus of New England presents “The Pirates of Penzance.” The opera, fully produced, staged, choreographed, and sung by choristers ages 9-18, follows the story of young Frederick, a pirate who is about to leave his pirate band. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road. $16, $10 students and seniors. www.treblechorusne.org
Hamilton: “Meet Julia Child,” presented by the Delvena Theatre Company, is a live performance by Lynne Moulton as Julia Child. Learn more about Child’s life — from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, to becoming a culinary legend. Friday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Free. www.hwlibrary.org
Newburyport: Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, “Red” is set in the late 1950s inside Mark Rothko’s New York City studio. The action centers on the artist’s completion of three pieces commissioned for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Through Nov. 17. Actors Studio of Newburyport at The Tannery, 50 Water St. $20, $17 seniors and students. 978-465-1229, www.newburyportacting.org
Salem: Blue Heron presents “French song from Du Fay to Le Jeune.” Blue Heron is a virtuoso vocal ensemble that combines a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practice. Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Salem State University Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. $15, $10 students and seniors. www.salemstate.edu/artsSubmit items directly at www.boston.com/addevents