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Cast members perform the opening song "9 to 5" during dress rehearsal of “9 to 5 – The Musical,” a production by the Community Players of Concord, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens when fantasies of revenge become more than just that. Performances continue today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. …

Deadpan comedian Steven Wright brings ‘jokes, jokes, jokes’ to Capitol Center

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steven Wright doesn’t think he’s special. He just talks that way. But the fact remains this slow-talking veteran comedian, who’s elevated deadpan to an art, has built a decades-long career on the way he talks and his singularly peculiar take on the world. “This is just how I talk, and what I say …

Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff

Monday, October 27, 2014

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled feelings that emerge from the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City, where …

Comedian Sandra Bernhard brings her latest show, ‘Sandyland,’ to New Hampshire

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Brash, brazen, foul-mouthed and fiercely funny – all of these words describe actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard’s shtick. But one descriptor often left out is the key to her success: heartfelt. “I try to keep it fresh and …

Artist Richard Clark thrives despite degenerative eye disease

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Richard Clark has been creating art his entire life, but the style of his art is changing. The Loudon artist is losing his eyesight. Clark’s work, along with that of four other local artists (Mike Hanson, Barbara Carr, …

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His …

Ex-president George W. Bush exhibits portraits of world leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former president George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness …

Rundlett Middle School students prep ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anyone who enjoys lots of singing, lots of dancing, belly-laugh comedy and suspenseful intrigue is in luck. The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is all of this. Adapted for middle school students, the show runs today through Saturday at …

Child/parent inmate art to go on display in N.H.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artwork by New Hampshire inmates and their children is going on display at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord next month. Nine life-sized murals titled “A Perfect Day with Dad” and three posters titled “A Family Portrait with Mom” created by male and female inmates and their children …

Peter Pan show ‘Finding Neverland’ goes to Boston

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Paulus plans to make the Peter Pan musical Finding Neverland fly in Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater said yesterday that the show will kick off its 2014-2015 season under Paulus’s direction. It’s based on the 2004 whimsical …

‘Root Children’ ballet showcases students from Petit Papillon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In addition to the steps, the dancers of this weekend’s ballet The Root Children needed to learn the frenetic flap of a bee, the languid flutter of a butterfly and the sleek elegance of dragonfly flight. “When you …

Furniture masters’ exhibit pays tribute to mentor, educator

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The notion of having an idea, or just a thought blowing from one hemisphere to another, and then turning that into something tangible with his own two hands drew cabinetmaker Timothy Coleman to woodwork. But it wasn’t until …

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read at library

Monday, March 10, 2014

Richard Blanco, poet at the second inauguration of President Obama, will hold a workshop and public reading April 16 at the Concord Public Library. Blanco will host the workshop for high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. He will read and sign his books at a public …