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First Night Portsmouth Presents: Roderick Russell

Seacoast Rep and Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates are proud to present: Roderick Russell.

Join us at The Rep on New Year's Eve for First Night! Roderick Russell will be performing is sword swallowing and mind reading act!

Roderick Russell is a professional mind reader, sword swallower, and speaker, and he's coming to the Seacoast Rep stage for one night only for a night of family-friendly spectacle.

You're not going to want to miss this.

Roderick performs nationally and internationally and his work has been featured by many media, including such notables as the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, CNN, NPR, and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.


Dan Butterworth Presents: Carnaval del Mundo

Sunday, September 20th, 2pm.


Carnaval del Mundo is a unique experience in puppet theater. It’s a World Carnival of music, dance and magic. In a parade of characters to delight viewers of all ages, the marionettes move from the highly decorated stage right out into the audience. Accompanied by beautiful, creative music these performances have traveled the globe. The stage itself becomes a puppet, moving and expanding as the pageant of highly articulated, wooden carved and painted marionettes reminiscent of traditional European masters, builds to a crescendo of action, light, and sound. This is the Butterworth Marionettes award winning signature product: Prepare to be amazed.

‘Popular Marionette artist Dan Butterworth presents a lively tribute to cultures around the world featuring his exquisitely carved marionettes.’ 
-New York Magazine

‘Dan Butterworth has the unusual ability to entertain adults as well as children. All were enchanted!!’ -The Standard. Hong Kong

There will be an 11am workshop for kids interested in making marionettes. $10

Buy your tickets here!

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

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.


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.

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