‘In Love with Broadway’ opens this week

Joel and Laura Iwaskiewicz perform in “In Love with Broadway” at the Colonial Theatre.

Joel and Laura Iwaskiewicz perform in “In Love with Broadway” at the Colonial Theatre. Courtesy

Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative

Published: 02-06-2024 2:41 PM

Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, the resident theatre company of the Colonial Theatre, is kicking off its five-show 2024 Colonial Series Feb. 9 to 11 with “In Love with Broadway: A Musical Celebration.”

Featuring 33 talented ensemble members plus performances from the Power Chords, “In Love with Broadway” includes over two dozen Broadway songs from all eras about love! Perfect for a lead-in to Valentine’s Day, the show will delight fans of Broadway of all ages and leave you humming – and maybe get you excited to audition for a future production.

The 2024 Colonial Series is sponsored by Grappone Mazda and Bank of New Hampshire and the Powerhouse Season is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Lavalley/Middleton Building Supply, and The Platinum Group. New for 2024 is a subscription package where you can purchase tickets to the full Colonial Series at a discount which will be available to purchase through the final performance on Feb. 11.

“In Love with Broadway” celebrates songs about all stages and types of love from shows that Powerhouse may not produce but are too “lovely” not to share with our community.

“We are often told how wonderful the vocals are in our productions so we thought, why not attempt a show focused on singing,” director Bryan Halperin said. And while the solos and duets are spectacular – there is nothing like hearing this group of 33 backed by the Power Chords come together for the full cast numbers. We expect audiences to be as enthralled as we are with how good they sound.”

The ensemble features many familiar faces to Powerhouse audiences such as Joel and Laura Iwaskiewicz (Just Duet 2023 champs, Daddy Long Legs), Rachel Hunton (Maria in The Sound of Music), Katie Duncan (Martha in The Secret Garden) as well as a host of talented newcomers ready to share their talents with the Colonial audience for the first time.

Ticket prices range from $18-$24 and can be purchased online or at the Colonial box office. For all the details on Powerhouse productions and to find ticket links go to powerhousenh.org/showstickets. Please be careful to not get fooled by third-party sites you may reach through web searches and who mark up ticket prices.

For all the latest news on Powerhouse and how to get involved or become a sponsor go to powerhousenh.org. Auditions for the spring production of Tuck Everlasting are coming up on Feb. 18. And a new session of Power Chords will begin in March for those interested in joining Powerhouse’s Broadway Show Choir.

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