Spotlight Playhouse Staging ‘Broadway on Essex’ This Weekend

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The Merrimack Valley’s Spotlight Players celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend with a series of cabaret-style dinner theater shows at Maria’s Restaurant in downtown Haverhill.

“Broadway on Essex” features 20 local actors and musical direction by Peg DiGrazia, with songs from some of the group’s most popular past performances.

Tickets for the 6 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday are $38 and include dinner, dessert and coffee. They can be reserved online at or by emailing [email protected].

Additional performances are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.