November 30 – December 23
The family classic hits the Seacoast Rep stage! Annie, the story of the hopeful little red-headed orphan who goes from rags to riches comes to Seacoast Rep for the holidays. A perfect family outing.
Red Light Presents: Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
December 2 & 9
The Santaland Diaries is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.
Stranger Than Fiction – Christmas at Hogwarts
December 3 & 4
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Harry Potter with a live-on-stage wizarding satire double feature! The first act is Dumble Dare, an equally messy and magical game show featuring trivia, improv comedy, and physical challenges.
The second act is the return of Christmas at Hogwarts! Join us on an improvised comedy adventure through the magical world of J.K. Rowling! Mystical creatures, whimsical spells, dangerous secrets, and holiday joy await us all in this next great adventure.
Our fantastical show will be in full costume but everything you see will be created on the spot based on YOUR suggestions. We will be giving away some enchanting themed prizes. All aboard the Hogwarts Express!
If you’ve never seen an improv comedy show before, everything is made up on the spot based on audience suggestion! The results are unexpected and hilarious! It’s a wonderful night out supporting local theatre, and we promise you laughter and great entertainment!
Mad Haus – Holiday Time!
“MAD HAUS!: A Performance Portmanteau As Conceptualized By The Mad Men Of Oopsy Daisy Inc!”
The Red Light Series, The Rep’s adult alternative programming, brings together Cirque, Theatre, Vaudeville, Dance, Drag, Fashion, Burlesque, Live Visual Arts, Technological Innovations and Puppets, to create a fully immersive sight and sound smorgasbord! This tribe of multi-disciplined artists, experts in their perspective fields, will bring you an un-ending swirl of artistic celebration spanning…
Adults Only – Viewer discretion is advised, maybe contain: Strong Language, Nudity or Suggestive Themes.
From Broadway Classics to hot new works, see captivating, professional theatre on the Seacoast’s most acclaimed stage.
Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts
The Seacoast’s premier performing arts education program, offering productions, camps, classes, and other programming for children, teens, and adults.
Our award-winning adult alternative series offers eclectic programing on the bleeding edge of performance art.