What’s happening in arts and entertainment

  • “Willy Wonka” opens Friday at the Leddy Center in Epping. Courtesy

  • Willy Wonka at the Leddy Center. —Courtesy

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Concord Harmonious grouping

The Concord Coachmen will be joined by barbershop quartets Drive and Taken 4 Granite on Sunday for a one-day-only show at 2 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium.

The show is called “Jukebox ’57” and will feature the popular music of that year.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and available at harmonize.com/coachmen and several downtown Concord shops.

Andover Railroad on display

An exhibit of 20 photos of 19th-century structures along the Northern Railway corridor is on display at the Andover Town Office during business hours. The photos were taken by Charley Freiberg of Wilmot in 2013 as part of a historical documentation project with the state Department of Transportation.

The exhibit was previously shown at Potter’s Place Railroad Station in 2015. It will be at the town offices through the end of the year.

Epping ‘Willy Wonka’ is a trip of pure imagination

The Leddy Center’s final musical of the season will be Willy Wonka.

Mark Tuomanen of Newmarket will star as candy-factory owner Willy Wonka.

In the musical, Wonka awards five children and a guest the chance to tour his secret factory: Charlie Bucket (Ryan Kouchoukos), Mike Teevee (Deckard Thompson), Violet Beauregard (Grace Rohde), Veruca Salt (Simone Labell) and Augustus Gloop as Sam Marcotte.

But the chance of a lifetime turns sour for many when they get greedy and can’t follow the rules.

Shows will be Friday through Nov. 8 on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Sunday and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at leddycenter.org.

Concord Some new sounds

The JT Wildman Jazz Band will release a new CD, The Nearness of You, on Saturday from 7 to 10 pm. in the Eagle Square Atrium.

The three-set release party will have music, food and a cash bar.

The Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble is comprised of two local musicians, Tim Wildman on trumpet and Whit Symmes on piano and vocals, with trombonist Jim Wildman, saxophonist Ray Scro and Phyllis Pastore. Local musicians joining the ensemble include Jock Irvine, Ed Raczka and BJ Steinberg.

There will be a cash bar run by Tandy’s Pub.

There will be a $15 charge at the door, which includes a CD and appetizers.

ConcordStrings and things

Concord Community Music School will host its annual Fall Fiddle Festival on Satuday.

Musicians from Celtic and American folk-fiddling traditions will offer a full day of workshops. Plus there will be a performance in the evening.

Bluegrass fiddler Darol Anger, Irish maven Winifred Horan and community school instructor Liz Faiella will be the lead fiddlers of the day.

Workshops will take place at the school from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited and registration necessary. The cost is $50 for children ages 9 to 12 and $75 for those older, which includes, workshops, jams, lunch and the evening concert.

If you’re just interested in the concert, it will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ccmusicschool.org or call 228-1196.