(603) 669-7469 karen@majestictheatre.net
Jan
24
Fri
Fiddler on the Roof jr @ Derry Opera House
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
Music by Jerry Bock
Book by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl.

This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.  Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

 

Directed by A. Robert Dionne
Assisted by Colby Willis

Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (Youth & Teens)

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020
 at 2:00pm

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Feb
7
Fri
Things My Mother Taught Me @ Executive Court Banquet Facility
Feb 7 – Feb 9 all-day
By Katherine DiSavino

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?

This comedy from the author of Nana’s Naughty Knickers takes a generational look at relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.

Directed by Becky Rush

“Things My Mother Taught Me is superbly written […] [it’s] a wonderful, sentimental, true-to-life comedy about love and family, guaranteed to leave young and old with knowing smiles, because we’ve all had mothers of our own.” – Intelligencer Journal

“[Things My Mother Taught Me] is is entertaining and touching, enough to move the heart of the most reluctant romantic.” – The Oakland Press

“Makes for one hilarious time […] Things My Mother Taught Me has just about everything you’d want in a romantic comedy, all wrapped up with an appreciate-your-mother bow. You shouldn’t miss it.” – Quad-Cities Online

“This is a clever script with lots of laughs […] Things My Mother Taught Me may be the most love-affirming comedy you’re likely to see this season [and] it is a treat to see a play in which three couples love each other and value the things that make their partners special.” – The Examiner

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:30
pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all dinner theatre performances.
Limited tickets available up until 3 hours before show time.

FEBRUARY MENU*:
Grilled Marinated Chicken: Plump chicken marinated with Authentic Italian Seasonings.
Served with Chef’s choice of Vegetable and Starch.
Dessert: Carrot Cake

*Other Considerations:
-Doors open at 6:30pm Friday & Saturday / 1:00pm on Sunday.
-Same meal is served Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
-Please note vegetarian and gluten free options are available with a 24-hour notice; contact karen@majestictheatre.net
-Parties that wish to sit together should reserve at the same time.
-Cash Bar available at all dinner shows.

Feb
14
Fri
Love/Sick @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Feb 14 – Feb 23 all-day
Love/Sick @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

By John Cariani

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Directed by A. Robert Dionne

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

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“Sometimes playwright John Cariani looks at the world—actually the worlds—of love and relationships through rose-colored glasses. Just as often he views those worlds through lenses tinted a middling-to-dark-gray or maybe a jaundiced yellow…While poking fun at the happily-ever-after notion by means of a strong dose of happily-never-after, Cariani shoots his cockeyed valentines with a quiver full of funny lines. He knows how to keep audiences laughing while passing along disappointing news.” —The Huffington Post.

“…Whimsical romantic comedy. In the nine vignettes that make up [the] play, couples meet [or] break apart or learn to love each other more…the jokes here are easygoing and snark-free.” —The New York Times. “[LOVE/SICK brings] to light the complexity of communication and what it means to not only love someone else, but yourself as well…Truly beautiful.” —TheSource.com.

“A dark, amusing look at romance…strikes just the right balance between wisdom and whimsy…light, bright, anti-romantic, and engaging.” —The Hartford Courant.

“Entertaining and fun. A satisfyingly dark look at this thing we call love.” —BroadwayWorld.com.

Mar
6
Fri
King O’ The Moon @ Executive Court Banquet Facility
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
By Tom Dudzik

In this hilarious, heartfelt sequel to Over the Tavern, the Pazinski family has left the conservative 1950s for the rebellious 1960s. But prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciating their ongoing trials and triumphs. As Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon, the family gathers to honor their late father’s memory, and they quickly become entangled in each others’ problems — Rudy is re-thinking the priesthood, Eddie is preparing for fatherhood and Vietnam, and Annie is contemplating divorce as their mother Ellen considers a new romance. There’s rarely a quiet moment in the Pazinski household as they hurtle towards the next decade.

Directed by A. Robert Dionne

 

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:30
pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all dinner theatre performances.
Limited tickets available up until 3 hours before show time.

MARCH MENU*:
Pork Loin with Apple Demi Glaze
Chef’s Choice of Vegetable and Starch
Dessert: Chocolate Seduction Cake

*Other Considerations:
-Doors open at 6:30pm Friday & Saturday / 1:00pm on Sunday.
-Same meal is served Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
-Please note vegetarian and gluten free options are available with a 24-hour notice; contact karen@majestictheatre.net
-Parties that wish to sit together should reserve at the same time.
-Cash Bar available at all dinner shows.

REVIEWS of this PLAY:

“Winces with pain and winks with joy. In its easy accessibility, this is a play that sometimes feels like an all-American musical comedy without the music.” –Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

 

“…like the comforting taste of homemade bread, this production leaves reviewers satisfied, delighted and hungering for more.” –Christina M. Abt, Hamburg Sun

 

“Tom Dudzick’s play has taken inertia out of sixties nostalgia and brought to life an honest take on family and an honest look at tolerance. King o’ the Moon is dynamic entertainment from the very beginning.” –John Simonds, The Rensselaer Beacon

 

“It isn’t necessary to have seen Over the Tavern to be immediately drawn into King o’ the Moon. The Pazinskis are compelling to watch whether one knows their history or not. A breezy comedy marked by more than a dash of heartache and poignance, King o’ the Moon is a clever hybrid of dysfunctional family sitcom and emotional gut-wrencher. That’s not an easy mix to create, but playwright Tom Dudzick manages it.” –Catey Sullivan, Press Publications/Northeast Dupage

Mar
20
Fri
Disney’s The Little Mermaid jr @ Derry Opera House
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film
produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

 

Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (Youth & Teens)

Directed by Collette Fortin
Assisted by TBA

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Apr
3
Fri
Love, Sex, and the IRS @ Executive Court Banquet Facility
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
By Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

The classic farce that everyone should be doing – especially around tax time! Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate. Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancée, and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won’t see her anymore. Like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot.

Directed by Joe Pelonzi

 

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:30
pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all dinner theatre performances.
Limited tickets available up until 3 hours before show time.

APRIL MENU*:
Chicken sautéed with artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and pancetta, finished with a terragon cream sauce. Served with Chef’s Choice of Vegetable and Starch.
Dessert: Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis

*Other Considerations:
-Doors open at 6:30pm Friday & Saturday / 1:00pm on Sunday.
-Same meal is served Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
-Please note vegetarian and gluten free options are available with a 24-hour notice; contact karen@majestictheatre.net
-Parties that wish to sit together should reserve at the same time.
-Cash Bar available at all dinner shows.

REVIEWS of this PLAY:

“Enough comic lines to fill an encyclopedia of humor.” – Red Bank Register, NJ

“A season seldom goes by that this show doesn’t run somewhere nearby. And for good reason. It convulses audiences!” – Englewood Times, FL

“Eat carefully before curtain time or you might laugh enough to choke if you don’t.” – Asbury Park Press, NJ

“A concoction of mistaken identities and sub-plots that would put Shakespeare to shame.” – Star Beacon, OH

“The funniest show I have seen in years. This is a MUST see!” – News Tribune, OR

Apr
17
Fri
Steel Magnolias @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day
Steel Magnolias @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

By Robert Harling

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

 

Directed by Carole Neveux

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.

 

A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —NY Daily News.

“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.” —Drama-Logue.

“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post.

May
9
Sat
The Rockin’ Daddios in Concert @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Rockin Daddios return to The Majestic again in 2020 after a sell-out in 2019 that had people singing along and enjoying the great music. A vocal group from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, The Rockin Daddios are gaining popularity in New England. They are well known for their great harmonies and are known to include audience participation along with their stage antics. This is a fun group of guys! Join them (and their band) for an amazing night of Doo-Wop music that will keep your toes tapping as we stroll down memory lane! Direct from their engagement earlier this year at Mohegan Sun, The Rockin Daddios will NOT disappoint!

Their song choices include melodies from the 50’s and 60’s

  • Teenager in Love
  • Last Kiss
  • Book of Love
  • Walk Like a Man
  • Sherry

Some of the venues performed:

  • Wolf Den at Moheghan Sun
  • Pitman’s Freight Room
  • Best of N.H. Party at DD Stadium
  • Putnum Fund Concert Series
  • Wright Museum of World War II
  • The Herter Park along the Charles River

 

ADVANCED TICKETS RECOMMENDED

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00pm

May
15
Fri
Monty Python’s Spamalot – School Edition @ Derry Opera House
May 15 – May 17 all-day
Book and Lyrics By Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

Spamalot School Edition is a slightly reworked version of the original Broadway script. The School Edition has been carefully edited, to make the show more producible for teen groups.

Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (Teens)

Directed by Jocelyn Duford
Musical Direction by Keith Belanger

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.
Jun
19
Fri
Agatha Christie’s The Rule of Three @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Jun 19 – Jun 28 all-day
Agatha Christie's The Rule of Three @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

By Agatha Christie

This triple bill of one-act murder mysteries combines: the light-hearted comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective attempts to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

 

Directed by Mike Wood

Presented by The Majestic Productions (Adults)

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.

“Three thrilling dénouements for the price of one.” – Daily Telegraph 

“A trio of playlets devoted, like the rest of her work, to whetting ones appetite for retribution.” – Kenneth Tynan, The Observer  

“They are, without exception, the work of an experienced and artful cook, whose interest is to please.”  – Joseph Muddiman, The Times Literary Supplement