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Sunflower Theatre concert will be finale of fall festival

Peabody’s Sunflower Theatre is still in the early stages of restoration, but that won’t stop Susan Mayo and fellow musicians from participating in the fall festival finale.

Musicians will perform on the lanes of what was Peabody’s former bowling alley because the rest of the theater is being gutted and renovated.

Mayo, a rural Peabody resident, composed a musical program based on historic performances at the theater.

Silent film scores and the Wizard of Oz influenced the piece.

The WC Quartet, the Peabody High School choir, clarinet player Rachelle Boling Goter, and banjo player Paul Elwood will perform it.

A video featuring local residents sharing memories and dreams for Sunflower Theatre’s future will play in the lobby before the show.

Last modified Sept. 19, 2019