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    July 10 - August 2 Sponsored by D.F. Richard
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    August 14 - September 13
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Midsummer Night Queens: The RU-TURN! AUG. 2015

 

We are pleased to announce that our award winning Red Light series will be presenting Midsummer Night Queens: The RU-TURN this August 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 7:30PM. Each very special evening will feature a full drag revue starring regional drag queens, and headlined by a bevy of contestants from Logo television’s most notorious reality tv show, Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

“After last year’s overwhelming, and SOLD OUT success, it was a no-brainer to bring back the series…” says Knate Higgins, special series curator and host of the event (as Bunny Wonderland). “We wanted to make sure that we brought the best, the brightest and the most audacious drag queens available for this year’s run. The people have spoken, and we have answered…with heels on!” This round, promises to bring lots of unexpected surprises, and even a few extra special guests…

Ru Paul’s Drag Race is an award winning reality television series that pits 12 of the nation’s best drag performers up against each other in a battle of wits, talent and nerve. Each performer has a chance to showcase their individual style of drag, and each week contestants are eliminated based on their performance in each week’s challenges. Only one drag performer can reign supreme!  Hosted by the infamous drag star herself, Ru Paul, the series just finished its 6th and most watched season. Select contestants will be performing in an all new drag revue as part of Seacoast Rep’s Red Light series this August 2014.

August 16th kicks off with season 2’s 2nd runner up, Jujubee. Exotic, high fashioned, and downright hilarious Jujubee is a surefire way to kick off the series. August 23rd brings the return of one of last year’s crowd favorite performers, Joslyn Fox. And finally, August 30th brings Season 6 Miss Congeniality, the camp-comedy queen sensation, BenDeLaCreme. In addition to the headliners, each night will feature regional drag queens from NH, Portland, ME and Boston, MA. Midsummer Night Queens is hosted by Portsmouth’s own Queen of The “B’s”, Bunny Wonderland.

 All shows are $25 per person, but a special limited edition $60 VIP “Untucked” Pass is available for purchase. The VIP pass grants each patron access to all three evenings, priority seating, and to the after party hosted by Seacoast Rep.

 Midsummer Night Queen’s: The Ru-TURN runs August 16th, 23rd, and 30th all shows at 7:30pm. Bar is open at 6:30pm. $25 per show, or $60 for a VIP “Untucked” pass that grants access to all 3 shows, priority seating and the exclusive after party at Gas Light Company. All tickets are general Admission. Seating is very limited and due to extreme high demand, advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online here, in person at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, or over the phone at 603.433.4472.

 Midsummer Night Queens is graciously presented by Pickwick’s Mercantile, Colby’s Breakfast and Lunch and Jessica Todd Salon.

 

Seacoast Rep Job Opportunities

Get your resumes in!

We at the Seacoast Rep are looking for more people to join our company part-time or as needed for productions! We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

  • Theatre Electricians
  • Sound Operators
  • Light board Operators   
  • Musicians

If you or anyone you know has one (or more) of these qualifications, send them to us! We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send all resumes and questions to jamie@seacoastrep.org

South Pacific on the Atlantic Dinner at the Franklin Oyster House

 

We've done it again, Seacoast Rep and Franklin Oyster House are teaming up for a new take on dinner and a show. 

Only this time, we're doing it backwards.

First you see the show at 2:00, the critically acclaimed South Pacific at Seacoast Rep. Once the show gets out, saunter your way down to The Franklin at 5:30 for a three course meal inspired by South Pacific by chef Matt Decker, who's been researching Pacific Island cuisine for the occasion.

The excellent staff at The Franklin will be turning out tuna poke, grilled wahoo, smoke roasted pork, bruleed pineapple, and more.

$60 per person, tickets to the matinee are included and will be held at Seacoast Rep. You MUST call The Franklin to reserve. 603-373-8500.

PLEASE DO NOT BUY SEPARATE TICKETS TO THE SHOW. YOUR TICKETS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE DINNER.

For more information, please visit the Franklin Oyster House website.

South Pacific

In the heat of WWII, lovers come together in an Island Paradise as prejudice and war threaten to tear them apart. Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French planter with children from a native mother. 


Meanwhile Lt. Joe Cable falls in love with Liat, a Tonkinese girl, but is torn by prejudice and duty. 

Join us for this powerful musical story of love in the face of war and hate by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Cast with talented performers from all over America and brilliantly directed by Danielle Howard, South Pacific is not to be missed. 

July 10th - August 2nd. Shows Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, and Sunday at 2:00. Tickets available online, or through our box office at 603.433.4472

Proudly sponsored by DF Richard.

Avenue Q

Starring Ben Hart of the Broadway International Touring Cast, the laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q comes to the Seacoast Rep stage for it's Portsmouth debut, puppets and all.

Recent college grad, Princeton (a puppet), receives a good helping of heart-FELT (sorry) life lessons from a bunch of colorful characters (who are also puppets) after moving into a dingy apartment on Avenue Q. Everyone learns and sings and debates what the internet is for. 

 

Our Creative Team, lead by Ben Hart and Brandon Mallard, have been working tirelessly for nearly 6 months creating more than 50 all-original, expressive puppets, entirely from reclaimed, recycled, and up-cycled materials. 

Sesame Street this ain't. The show is probably most definitely not appropriate for young children (or young puppets) or easily offended people or puppets. Our puppet heroes say bad puppet words and explore adult puppet themes. Parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children/puppet children.

Avenue Q runs from August 14th 2015 - Sept 13, 2015. Shows are Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00, and Sundays at 8:00. Tickets available here (be sure to scroll through to August) or through our box office at 603.433.4472. We recommend you get your tickets early. Seats, like the availability of affordable apartments in in New York City, are limited.

Let's "B" Reel presents: Donnie Darko 7/26

 

Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Let’s “B” Reel are proud to announce that their award winning Red Light series will be presenting the cult classic Donnie Darko July 26th, 2015. For this particular screening, audience members are encouraged to dress up in costume, quote-a-long with the film, and partake in an interactive pre-show with Bunny Wonderland, Timothy Fife and special guests, Lady Luck Burlesque. 

 

“It was Tim’s idea to revive Donnie Darko…” says Knate Higgins, special series curator. “It’s been a long time coming for us, as the crowd has asked over and over again for Donnie Darko. It was a no brainer for the Let’s “B” Reel summer series.” 

 

Donnie Darko (2000) is a dark comedy starring Jake Gyllenhal, Patrick Swaze, Drew Barrymoore. Donnie Darko follows Donnie (Gyllenhal), a troubled teen who is having waking nightmares about time travel, quantum physics and a man in a Bunny suit named Frank. As Donnie follows his dark visions, he soon starts to learn the truth about his family, friends, and teachers. Hip and ever quotable, Donnie Darko smashed the independent film circuit in the early 2000’s, bringing dark comedy/science fiction to a new level of cool. At this screening, LBR is encouraging fans to dress up, and quote the night away in true Let’s “B” Reel fashion. 

 

“People asked for it, and we aim to please!” says Timothy Fife, co-director of LBR. “(Darko) lends itself perfectly for our summer series, we can’t wait to pack the house with loyal fans once again. And yes, there will be a bunny suit…”

 

Let’s “B” Reel presents Donnie Darko runs one night only Saturday July 26th at 7:30pm. Bar is open at 6PM. Advance tickets are $10, and day of show tickets are pay what you want. Seating is limited and due to high demand, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at www.seacoastrep.org, in person at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, or over the phone at603.433.4472.

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