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Entertainment or bust!: New London shares stage with pro actors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s risky to venture beyond the familiar to seek a more satisfying life, and there’s no guarantee of happiness when you do. But there’s no happiness in staying where you don’t quite belong, either. The Northern New England Repertory Theatre Co. will present Educating Rita, a two-person play by British playwright Willy Russell, for seven performances starting May 1 at …

Hopkinton Variety Show has entertained the community for 30 years and counting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This week, Hopkinton High School’s auditorium will be transformed into the deck of a cruise ship, the backdrop for a lot of singing, dancing and laughter. Welcome to Hopkinton’s Variety Show, a community tradition going back three decades. Every other year, the members of First Congregational Church put on a performance that runs …

Concord’s True Brew music scene: Live, local, original

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you like good local music, a nice espresso and a hearty stout, True Brew Barista in downtown Concord is the place for you. The Hippo has named True Brew the Best Bar for Live Music three years in a row, and the coffee shop/music bar was named the second-best live music venue …

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 …

New Hampshire Theatre Awards moving to Cap Center next year

Monday, February 9, 2015

It was a night of pomp, circumstance and stage direction. Theater troupes from across the state – professional, community and youth – came together for the annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Saturday night, with some productions dominating …

About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn’t take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it …