The Who’s Tommy
June 29 – July 29
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. Starring a who’s who of Seacoast and Regional performers, Tommy will blow you away with its ensemble power, dazzling sights, killer choreography, and monstrous sound.
The Rocky Horror Show
July 20 – 28, August 17 – 25
We saw you quivering with antici…pation, and so we’re delivering more Rocky Horror in 2018. That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are ready to do the Time Warp again! All the lip-biting, gold-briefs-wearing, pleasure-inducing, mad-sciencing, sexy-partying, time-warping nightmare fun time you can handle. The Rocky Horror Show will please the purest purists and the curious newcomer alike. Don’t miss this cult hit. Don’t forget to dress up.
PAPA Presents: Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack lives a very ordinary life. Wakes up, milks the cows, does his chores, and goes to bed. But, when his mother falls ill, he must find a way to help her. He trades his cow for some magic beans that grow into a giant beanstalk, reaching up into the clouds. Determined to help his mother, he climbs the beanstalk and enters the Land of the Giants. Little does Jack know, humans are not welcome there. Will Jack make it out alive? Will his mother be okay? Only this adventure will tell!
PAPA Presents: Smile
A touching and satiric musical by theatrical legends Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch, Smile follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant. Smile is the inaugural production of PAPA’s brand new Student Works program, which gives students the opportunity to develop and lead programming while working closely with adult mentors.
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.