Seacoast Repertory Theatre's "Hair" is a pulsating production; intense, buoyant and heartbreaking, thanks to its talented cast and the true leader of the tribe, Director Bryan Knowlton. "Hair," first staged in 1967, is not known for its plot — thinning comes to mind. But the score includes iconic tunes of its era, and it holds a special place in theater history as a then-shocking, fresh work about youth, and idealism, and a struggling and changing culture. Sadly much of it remains relevant today. "Hair's" hedonistic tribe of teens lives in conflict with its day, both for reason and youthful idealism. They rail against the Vietnam War, escalating pollution and the "isms" of the time.
Check out the trailer for HAIR...running now through April 19th....
This powerful, epic rock musical runs through April 19th...Sunday matinees are filling up fast,. don't wait too long to get your tickets. Good seats are going fast. Check out this review from Seacoast Online (Spotlight).
Members, supporters and volunteers will join in celebration at the Seacoast Repertory Theater annual gala, this year named Rep on the River. Part fundraiser, part show, part auction, part dinner party, the event is an important opportunity to showcase the range of programming The Rep offers to theater lovers of all ages, and raise critical funds to keep this performing arts gem thriving in downtown Portsmouth.
This year’s gala runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be held under elegant events tents adjacent to the theater at One Harbour Place, which overlooks the Piscataqua River.The event features backstage tours and a silent auction, with items including fine wine, getaway packages, local art, jewelry and much more... donated by the finest area merchants.
The Rep’s youth program, Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts and its Teen Stage Ensemble, will welcome guests. The resident acting company will perform selections from the 2014 season. Artistic Director, Craig Faulkner, promises a few surprises, too!
Rep on the River will be held rain or shine on May 15, 2014 at One Harbour Place, Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $100 per person and space is limited. A block of 10 tickets can be purchased for $750, so gather friends and enjoy a night out while also supporting the local arts!
To purchase tickets please call the box office at (603) 433-4472 or visit the box office at 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.seacoastrep.org (please select red "Buy Tickets" button above and scroll through show listings to Rep on the River Gala.)
Bondgarden Farm, Charles Schwab, CP Management, ENH Power, Foy Insurance, Liberty Lane Catering, Martingale Wharf, One Harbour Place, ReVision Energy, Sperry Tents, The Rosa Restaurant, Two International Group, Warren's Lobster House
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Let's "B" Reel: Cult Classic Films will be screening Larry Cohen's high camp, bio-hazard horror comedy The Stuff (1985) April 16th, 2014 at 7:30pm. The screening will feature an exclusive interactive Skype interview and Q&A on the big screen with the director himself, Larry Cohen.
The Stuff (1985) is a cautionary tale of consumerism in America. A new ice cream like product called The Stuff is released for sale and all of America is raving about it. The fascination with the white substance, slowly becomes an obsession for most, turning the general population into zombie-like creatures. David Rutherford (Michael Moriarty) is hired to uncover the shocking truth behind The Stuff, and what he finds is nothing close to pure terror.
In addition to this interactive screening, The Rep will be hosting its first ever "Make You Own Stuff Contest.” Directors and Hosts, Bunny Wonderland and Timothy Fife are asking fans to make their own edible version of The Stuff , to be taste-tested and judged. The top 3 winners will receive some extra special Stuff and Larry Cohen themed prizes. "We have pulled out all the stops for this screening" says co-director Timothy Fife. "There will be even more special surprises for Larry Cohen fans at the screening...just wait!"
The Stuff screens at Seacoast Rep April 16th, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10, tickets day of show are Pay-What-You-Can. Seating is limited and general admission, arrive early for the best seat. Bar and lobby open at 6:30 p.m.
Let's "B" Reel is graciously sponsored by The Press Room and Bull Moose Music.
Portsmouth, NH-April 13, 2014: Dorks in Dungeons LIVE! Onstage continue their once-monthly show Sunday April 13th at 7pm from their home stage, The Seacoast Repertory Theatre. This month, in Dorks in Dungeons Presents: Fights of Spring, they continue their ongoing adventure in a two hour improv comedy adventure in the tradition of Dungeons and Dragons. The regular cast of characters will be joined by guest improviser Andrew Pinard, an acclaimed magician.
Dorks in Dungeons were awarded an Editor’s Pick for best Improv Comedy in NH from New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH in 2013. They wrote a book about their ongoing improve adventure game, The Dorks in Dungeons Campaign Guide and Roleplaying Game. They have performed as headliners at Hal-Con in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 2nd largest Fantasy/Sci-Fi convention in Canada. They will be guests of honor at and PortCon Maine in Portland, and will be joining Seven Stages Shakespeare Company as the Rude Mechanicals in the ShakesBEERience production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in May.
The performance will feature a social hour before the show beginning at 6pm, where guests can browse various vendors, play games by local and national game-makers, and enjoy beverages before entering the theater for the performance. The show is always, is pay-what-you-can and newbies get in free if they can score an elusive n00b comp ticket hidden around the Seacoast.
Dorks in Dungeons is inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, a rule-intensive role-playing dice game where players create imaginary characters in a fantasy world and set off on quests - all controlled by the Game Master. Game Master Brian Kelly leads the Dorks’ adventurers through battles, challenges, skill checks more while a troupe of improvisers act as the denizens of a living, breathing fantasy world.
Dorks in Dungeons LIVE! Onstage contains language and adult themes and is not recommended for children.