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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

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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
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

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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

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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 TBA
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

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Jul
10
Fri
The Secret Garden – The Musical @ Derry Opera House
Jul 10 – Jul 18 all-day
The Secret Garden - The Musical @ Derry Opera House

by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon
Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Directed by TBA
Musical Direction by Keith Belanger

 

Friday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00pm