On Stage Now and Upcoming Shows
2017 Season Subscriptions
Our staff has been hard at work planning a great 2017, and we want you to join us. There’s something for everyone: From our award-winning Mainstage, to the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, to our adult alternative Red Light Series and some new things. See what we have in store.
Rock of Ages
May 5 – 28
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
PAPA Workshop: Cinderella
May 13, 14, 20, & 21
For a long time now Ella has been finding it hard to fit in. When she was little, however, she sparkled. She’s always had a wonderful imagination that could take her any place she wanted to go! With her father becoming increasingly more busy at work, two self absorbed step-sisters, a stepmother who doesn’t understand her and a mother who passed when she was young- she preferred her imaginary life to her real life, of course. In her imaginary life her name was Cinderella and through Cinderella’s story she is reminded how special her life is and that the power of imagination is undeniable- but it’s important not to get too lost in it.
Musical by Miles Burns
From Broadway Classics to hot new works, see captivating, professional theatre on the Seacoast’s most acclaimed stage.
The Seacoast’s premier performing arts training center, offering classes, camps, and programming for children, teens and adults. Sign up for April Vacation camp today!
Our award-winning adult alternative series offers eclectic programing on the bleeding edge of performance art.
2017 Corporate Sponsors & Season Underwriters