We've opened our first show of 2015! The Pulitzer and Tony Award-Winning Guys & Dolls with music by Frank Loesser blasted it's way onto our stage to excited crowds and standing ovations.
Nathan Detroit is a gambler trying to get a game of craps going, but he's got a few problems: the heat is on, he's out of cash, he's neglected his girlfriend, and the only place that will host his game needs $1000 cash up front.
Hilarity ensues when he tries to win the money off of Sky Masterson, who will gamble on anything, including the heart of the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. The bet takes the show from New York to Havana and back again as dice and punches are thrown and guys and dolls fall in love.
Come join us for this iconic American musical from Broadway's Golden Age. Director Taryn Herman has assembled a cast of some of the most talented performers from around the Seacoast and beyond to bring the dazzling spectacle and gigantic sounds of this show to life. Tickets are available to all performances.
Hannaford Supermarkets awarded Seacoast Repertory Theatre a $25,000 contribution to fund the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, or PAPA, through 2015.
The PAPA program trains hundreds of children in the performing arts. The grant will cover expenses for teachers, costumes, props, and other production costs associated with the program.
"Hannaford Supermarkets actively supports youth and families in the communities we serve," said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. "We are proud to advance the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's vision, helping build the confidence and skills of young people in the Seacoast Region through participation in the PAPA program and in the performing arts."
The PAPA program holds classes, workshops, day and overnight camps for kids age 6 to 18, training them in acting, singing, movement and stagecraft to help them develop confidence, independence, and work ethic.
“You can see the way this program changes kids for the better,” said Miles Burns, interim artistic director at The Rep and head of PAPA. “Hannaford’s grant to the PAPA program will ensure we can really give this program what it needs to succeed and expand.”
PAPA classes begin Saturday, Jan. 10th and run year-round. For more information, visit www.seacoastrep.org/youth-program.
Portsmouth, NH - Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Let’s “B” Reel are proud to continue their award winning Red Light series with a screening of the cult classic “Blood Feast” on February 25th, 2015 at 7:30pm with an exclusive skype interview with the legendary director Herschell Gordon Lewis. In addition to the screening there will a “Make Your Own Blood Feast” competition with audience members bringing their own bloody and sweetly edible homages to the film.
“Herschell Gordon Lewis is an inspiration to the films that we show here at the Let’s “B” Reel and it is an honor to have him interviewed at this screening” says Timothy Fife, co-curator of the series. Among horror films, Blood Feast is one of the classics and the first to be categorized as a “gore film.” Without this film it would be hard to image a “Friday the 13th” or many of the horror films we know today. The film is one of the favorites of cult director John Waters, who famously touted the movie as “the Citizen Kane of gore films.”
“With a month full of love notes and bleeding hearts, we thought Blood Feast was a good juxtaposition for Let’s “B” Reel” sa’s Knate Higgins, special series curator for The Rep. “Im excited to see what people make for our (food) competition...It’s always hilarious watching us sample each and every entry, that’s worth the ticket price alone!”
Let’s “B” Reel presents Blood Feast runs one night only February 25th at 7:30pm. Bar is open at 7:00pm. 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 at 603.433.4472.