(603) 669-7469 karen@majestictheatre.net
Nov
30
Sat
Robert Dionne Piano/Vocal Christmas Cabaret
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Robert’s most popular Piano/Vocal Cabaret of the year in what has become a tradition here at The Majestic Theatre. Kick off the holiday season with us as Robert plays all of your Winter and Christmas classics and favorites, plus a few requests! A night of music and memories that will warm your heart as you sing-a-long, listen, or reminisce. Perfect for the whole family.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees. Advanced tickets suggested for this event.
Dec
5
Thu
Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day
Judy's Scary Little Christmas @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

Book by Jim Webber and David Church
Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

“Judy’s Scary Little Christmas” is an outrageous spoof of holiday TV specials from yesteryear and a look behind the scenes at the stars they featured.  Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman and Liberace all join Judy Garland to ring in the holidays, while cameos of Joan Crawford, Richard Nixon and Lillian Hellman all add spice to the punch.  Eight musical numbers performed by a cast of 14 make this clever parody an affectionate look back at the Golden Age of Television and a delightful holiday show for today’s audiences.

Judy Garland is primed for her biggest comeback ever – the dazzling star of her own TV special, broadcast live on Christmas Eve, 1959. Judy’s guests include Bing Crosby (making some holiday “grog”), Ethel Merman (plugging her Hawaiian album), and Liberace (with a handsome sailor in tow). However, mysterious snafus behind the scenes and cameo appearances by commie-baiting Vice President Richard Nixon (who performs a magic act) and blacklisted writer, Lillian Hellman, (who’s forced to read “Children’s Letter to Santa” with a puppet) throw Judy’s program off course. The surprises climax when the arrival of Joan Crawford is interrupted by the spectral figure of…Death. The evening takes a detour into the twilight zone as the celebrities are forced to confront the lies behind their legends. Devastated and alone, Judy meets a special fan who ultimately proves that, despite her flaws, her shining legacy still endures. Please note: PG – Contains some adult comedy.

Directed by Jim Webber
Musical Direction by Jed Holland / Choreography by Martha Daniels Holland

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 8
, 2019 at 2:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees. This show is PG-13.

“Magical! A side-splitting musical parody…wickedly funny! – Los Angeles Times

“Fascinating, hilarious and wildly entertaining!” – Gerard Alessandrini, Creator of Forbidden Broadway

“A true holiday treat!” – Hollywood Reporter

“Hilarious! A surreal snow globe highball; a Hollywood Christmas card from beyond the grave!” – Portland Mercury

“Holiday smash of the season…I can’t say enough about what a bracing surprise this unique show is!”  – Talkin’ Broadway, 2014

“Filled with gut busting laughs and wonderful musical numbers!” – Broadway World.com, 2014

“Must-see alternative to the Christmas classics we automatically fall back on during the holiday season!” – West Seattle Herald, 2014

THE CAST
Sheree Owens as Judy Garland
Rich Hurley as Bing Crosby
Michael Coppola as Liberace
Katie Collins as Ethel Merman
Aaron Compagna as Richard Nixon
Kath Palmer as Lillian Hellman
Barbara Webb as Joan Crawford
Glen Grimard as Death/Director
Sam Durfee as Sailor/Punch

Ensemble:
Denis Brunelle, Julia Fernandez‐Turk
Donna O’Bryant, Ryan Quinlan

Dec
13
Fri
Elf The Musical @ Derry Opera House
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

 

Directed and Choregraphed by Rebecca Antonakos Belanger
Musical Direction by Keith Belanger

NH Community Theatre Premiere!

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 15
, 2019 at 2:00pm

Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees.
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST – ADVANCED TICKETS HIGHLY SUGGESTED

 

Our Amazing Cast:

Buddy………….Robbie Chubbuck
Jovie………….Meredythe Leonard
Walter…………B. Jason Ouellette
Emily………….Bethany Layne
Michael………..Ian Dolley
Deb……………Candace Gatzoulis
Manager………..Mike Bunie
Greenway……….David Ropple
Santa………….Randle Cassady
Chadwick……….Catherine Dennehy
Matthews……….Carole Bilodeau
Fake Santa……..Daniel Scheys
Elf / Ensemble….Reagan Parker
Elf / Ensemble….Niav O’Leary
Elf / Ensemble….Colby Willis
Elf / Ensemble….Juliet Coffler
Elf / Ensemble….Ethan Boucher
Elf / Ensemble….Meghan Dolley
Elf / Ensemble….Emma Willis
Elf / Ensemble….Avelinn Ward
Elf / Ensemble….Vanessa MacDonald
Elf / Ensemble….Evan Welch
Elf / Ensemble….Hayden McNamara
Ensemble……….Heather Armhold
Ensemble……….Cady Hickman
Ensemble……….Harley Cassady
Ensemble……….Betty Fortin
Ensemble……….Piper Fortin
Ensemble……….Kyla Gatzoulis
Ensemble……….Karen McGraw
Ensemble……….Alice Ouellette
Ensemble……….Pamela Savino
Ensemble……….Laura Vitale

Jan
3
Fri
Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor @ Executive Court Banquet Facility
Jan 3 – Jan 5 all-day
By Anton Chekhov, Neil Simon

This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch, a feisty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another, a father takes his son to a house to initiate him into the mysteries of sex, only to relent at the last moment and leave the boy more perplexed than ever. In another sketch, a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the first overture. And let us not forget the classic tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending.

Directed by Joe Pelonzi

“A great deal of warmth and humor in his retelling of these Chekhovian tales.” – Newhouse Newspapers

“There is much fun here. Mr. Simon’s comic fancy is admirable.” – The New York Times

Friday, January 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, January 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.

JANUARY MENU*:
Sliced Ham with sauce. Served with Chef’s Choice of Vegetable and Starch.
Dessert: Creamy Chocolate Mousse Accented With Fresh Mint

*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.

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 TBA

Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts

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

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

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

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

“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)

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

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