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In this image released by JT-Pr, from left, Tom Galantich, as Bill Clinton, Kerry Butler, as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Duke Lafoon as Billy Clinton, appear during a performance of "Clinton the Musical."The musical begins previews off-Broadway at New World Stages on March 25 and opens April 9. (AP Photo/JT-Pr, Russ Rowland)

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring – onstage, that is. Clinton the Musical, the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the ’90s. The play celebrates the first baby-boomer president – the one who preferred briefs to boxers, played a sax …

How 3 Broadway novices wrote ‘Something Rotten!’

Monday, March 23, 2015

It began with an intriguing premise for a musical: What would it have been like to be a fledgling playwright making a living at the same time as William Shakespeare? The result is Something Rotten! and all it took to get to Broadway was that original idea plus 40-odd songs, endless rewriting, a …

Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre Co. to help us find the ‘Lost Princess of Oz’

Thursday, March 19, 2015

There are some things Patricia Walker feels very strongly about. The artistic director of Petit Papillon Ballet Theatre Co. believes in showcasing her dancers’ talents with a production rather than with recitals, she believes in camaraderie and cooperation over competition, and she follows the Russian syllabus of ballet training religiously. Why such strong …

UNH presents world premiere of play

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

‘Keep on Walkin’,” a world premiere production presented by the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Theatre and Dance, explores the topic of how we imagine people to be before we meet them, and what our reactions are once we do. Added to the surprise of the unknown …

Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents pet-loving comedy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The street-wise lab-poodle mix who has the title role in playwright A.R. Gurney’s canine comedy, Sylvia, will take to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse stage, played by very human actress Rachel Broadwell, for one weekend only – tonight through Sunday. The synopsis, according to the Playhouse: Empty nesters Greg and …

Warner family uses frigid weather to build gem-colored igloo

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The McInturff family first attempted to build an igloo on their front lawn last winter, but the temperate February hindered the project. But this year has been anything but mild, with plenty of snow and extra cold temperatures. …

Snow won’t stop ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Derryfield Upper School Players learned the meaning of “the show must go on” with its latest production, Beauty and the Beast. The students have been rehearsing for this weekend’s show since Jan. 1. In the last two …

‘Dottie’ takes audience into the world of dementia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Alumnus, professional actor and creator Robin Marcotte remains loyal to Plymouth State University long after his 2000 graduation. This year, as the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at PSU recognizes the 30th year of theater as a …

Longtime Concord Community Players volunteer honored at state theater awards

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Carol Bagan, a longtime volunteer with the Community Players of Concord, was awarded the “Matty” Award for Vision and Tenacity during the New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Jan. 31. Bagan was a New York teacher when she first …

Do This: Valentine’s brings out the theme event organizer in everyone

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s Valentine’s weekend, everybody. Head’s up! For those of you who haven’t been meticulously planning the perfect romantic date for weeks or those who don’t plan to go to the same place you first said “I love You” …

‘Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ offers up edgy comedy in Concord this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On the surface, A Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is all about “rich people problems.” But if that were all it was, there would nothing to which the audience would relate. No, the real tug at reality in …

Proctor Academy students to stage ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A cast of 17 students and an additional 11 students working on costumes, props, set building and lighting, are about to stage a production of To Kill a mockingbird at Proctor Academy in Andover this weekend. Friday and Saturday night’s performances will be at 7 p.m. in Proctor’s …

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit – as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream …