Bravo! Inexpensive theater weekends in November around the Seacoast!
Do you know how much Hamilton tickets are going for these days? Neither do I, but I bet it’s a lot. Here’s the good news—you can see plenty of live theater here on the Seacoast for much less. What a great way to introduce kids to the local arts without breaking the bank.
Check out all the upcoming productions happening around the Seacoast.
Honk, Jr. the Musical
PCA Players Lower School, Dover NH
Thursday and Friday, November 14 & 15 at 6:30pm and Saturday, November 16 at 2:00pm
Honk! Jr, the Musical is the jazzy, snazzy musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale “The Ugly Duckling”. When Ugly finds himself on an adventure to discover where he belongs, he unknowingly outwits a very hungry Cat, and a whole flock of unique characters who teach him the importance of kindness, and that being different is not a bad thing to be. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Visit pcaschool.org for more details.
Garrison Players, Rollinsford NH
Friday-Saturday, November 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 17 and 24 at 3:00pm
Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, Fame The Musical JR. is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Fame JR. features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. With its topical subject matter and a cast that can include plenty of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, Fame JR. is an ideal musical for aspiring artists and performers. Tickets are just $15-$18 and available at garrisonplayer.org, by calling 603-750-4278 or at the door. All shows are held at the Garrison Players Arts Center, 449 Roberts Road in Rollinsford.
The Main street Kids’ Club a MathStart Musical
Rochester Opera House, Rochester NH
Thursday and Friday, November 14 & 15 at 10am, Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17 at 11am
The Main Street Kids’ Club: A MathStart Musical is a musical adaptation of the award-winning visual learning book series, MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy. Murphy’s 63-book series involves teaching math through the context of stories. Bookwriter and lyricist, Scott Ferguson (most well-known for adapting the “edutainment” piece, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, to the stage), took a handful of Murphy’s books to combine into one plot. The books featured include: Treasure Map, Lemonade for Sale, Less than Zero, 100 Days of Cool, Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes, and More or Less. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the RPAC box office (32 North Main Street), over the phone (603-948-1682), or online.
Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH
Friday & Saturday, November 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:00pm, Sunday, November 17 & 24 at 2:00pm
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Wesley E. Kennedy Performing Arts Center at Marshwood High School
Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16 at 7pm, Friday, November 22 at 7pm and Saturday, November 23 at 2pm and 7pm
“Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in, like something is brewin’ and ’bout to begin!” Disney’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical is coming to Marshwood High School! When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. Don’t miss your chance to see Marshwood students in grades 3-12 in this delightful show as Mary Poppins teaches the Banks family (and the audience) to value the important things in life: family, friendship and imagination. It’s about discovering the extraordinary world around us, even when things look bleak. As Mary Poppins says, “Anything can happen if you let it. Life is out there waiting, so go and get it!” Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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