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35th season of 'Shanghaied' opens July 11

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The 35th season of “Shanghaied in Astoria” opens July 11 at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St.

More than two dozen performers, many of them community members who have performed in the show since it started in 1985.

The historical comedy and musical melodrama is about a heroine who owns a fishing cannery and a bad guy who wants it for himself. The hero is a Finnish boy named Eric Olsen who has four lovely, but unwed, sisters.

The play is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights with three 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. The season closes Sept. 14.

Tickets are $10, $15 and $20 and available at

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