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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Music-filled BLACK PEARL SINGS! begins Thursday - Special Offers

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Video Blog
A sneak peak at rehearsals for Black Pearl Sings!, featuring actress Cherene Snow performing one of her favorite songs from the show, "Reap What You Sow."

More Black Pearl Sings! Videos
Video Blog #1

Director Benny Sato Ambush, music director Eugene Wolf, and actress Cherene Snow discuss the music of Black Pearl Sings! and what audiences should expect when they come see the production.

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 Blog Articles
The true story that inspired Black Pearl Sings! author Frank Higgins.

Stay tuned to the Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog for more articles and videos about Black Pearl Sings!.
by Frank Higgins
New England Premiere 
February 11 - March 7, 2010 

A search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious "song collector" for the Library of Congress, to Pearl, a woman with a soulful voice, a steely spirit and an incredible history. After meeting Pearl in a Texas jail, Susannah is convinced Pearl may know a song rare enough to earn her a teaching job at Harvard, a post denied to her thus far because of her gender. Pearl has dreams of her own, and hopes her songs will be her ticket out of jail for a reunion with her long-lost daughter.  Featuring many beloved American folk songs and spirituals - like "This Little Light of Mine," "Troubles So Hard," "Kum Ba Yah" and "Pay Me My Money Down" - the legacy of the past clashes with their hopes for the future, as they journey to find their way out of the shadows and into the spotlight. 
Special Events & Discounts
 February 11-14
Save money and help shape the show before Opening Night!

Pay What You Can Night:
February 11, 7:30pm
 Available 3 hours before curtain, in person, cash only at the Box Office.  Restricted seatingSponsored by Lowell Five.

Director's Dialogue:
February 11, 7:30pm
After the performance, enjoy the give and take as the director and designers field your questions, request input and describe the process of staging the play.

Lowell Night:  

February 13, 8:00pm
$10 tickets for Lowell residents available 3 hours before curtain, in person, cash only at the Box Office. Restricted seating.
Sponsored by Lowell Five.

Opening Night:
February 14, 7:00pm 
Join Merrimack Rep's staff and cast in raising a glass of champagne after the show.

Cookie Matinee: 
February 17, 2:00pm 
Join us for complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby before the show!  Courtesy of Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus.

Post Show Forums:
February 18, 7:00pm
February 25, 7:00pm
March 4, 7:00pm

Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn the inside scoop and chat with the actors after the performance. Sponsored by Yellow Book.

Purchase Tickets Online at
or Call 978.654.4MRT

Read the press release
 Read the cast bios.

Black Pearl Sings! is sponsored in part by the University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Make it a special evening for the
one you love
Buy 1 Ticket and Get 1 Free to the 7pm Opening Night performance
of Black Pearl Sings!   The discount is automatically applied to your basket when it contains 2 tickets to Opening Night.

Valentine's Day Package includes:
  • Free Champagne Toast
  • Meet the actors and creative team following the performance
  • Discounts and specials at four of our Restaurant Partners
Blue Taleh
Thai & Japanese Cuisine
Live Jazz Trio on Valentine's Day
Open until 10pm on Sundays, call 978.453.1112 for reservations
Mediterranean Cuisine
Special Offer for Merrimack Rep ticket holders: Show your ticket to the Valentine's Day performance of Black Pearl Sings! and get 10% off your dinner. Offer good on February 14 only.  Call 978.453.4630 for reservations

Open Sunday, February 14th from 4.30PM to 9.30PM, Two Seating's and a Special Valentine's Day Menu.
Enjoy a roaring fire and receive your entire dinner complimentary if you guess how many chocolates fill the showcase!
Reservations suggested.  978.970.2282
Open Sunday, February 14th from 5:00PM to 9.30PM, Two Seating's and a Special Valentine's Day Menu.
Enjoy the harp music of Groton's Erin Mullins, a fireplace, complimentary chocolates and Chef Enx's delicious new menu. Reservations suggested.  978.256.7777
Purchase Tickets Online at
or Call 978.654.4678
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
at Stonehedge Inn in Tyngsboro, MA
Sample some of the finest wines available from the largest wine cellar in New England.  Proceeds support Merrimack Repertory Theatre's mainstage productions and education programs.
Tickets are only $45 per person!
Order Online or call 978.654.7552 for reservations
The Friends of MRT Auction will be held Thursday, May 20 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Join us for dinner, drinks, silent auction, and a live auction hosted by Susan Wornick to help raise money for Merrimack Rep's mainstage productions and education programs.



Save $5

Order tickets to Black Pearl Sings! online at www.MerrimackRep.org by February 11 and save $5 off each full priced ticket.
Enter the promo code: BPS5OFF 
Offer Expires: 2/7/10. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
For tickets or more information, visit
or call 978.654.4678
Lowell Cooperative Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2009-2010 Season 
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