By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Short runs: The Derryfield Repertory Theatre, a new group of theater camp counselors, will perform Little Shop of Horrors at the Derryfield School (derryfield.org), 2108 River Rd., Manchester, Thurs. Aug. 17 through Sat. Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. A lot of these kids major in musical theater at top universities. Tickets are a bargain at $12 to see a really talented ensemble.
The Peacock Players finish up their summer full of theater camps by dragging the parents on stage to perform with the children in The Sound of Music this weekend only, Aug. 18 through 20, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets to the show, at 14 Court St. Theatre in Nashua, are $10 to $15.
Manchester’s Majestic Theatre production of Greater Tuna is heading to Rochester Opera House for three shows Aug. 17 through 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the comic satire about Tuna, Texas, are $15, call 335-1992.
• A sweet transvestite: You have two more weekends to catch the fantabulous, camptacular Rocky Horror Picture Show Live, an August tradition at the Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Sing along, dress up like Frank, or shout out new and creative audience responses midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 26. Call 433-4472 for the $20 tickets.
• By the lake: The Streetcar Company’s Theater in the Park bit brings one-act plays to Rotary Park in downtown Laconia for free Mondays in August at 7:30 p.m. (streetcarcompany.com). The community group performs two short plays by Christopher Durang Aug. 21 and two short plays by Tim Kelly Aug. 28. Rain dates are Tuesdays.
• Show me the money: The professional theater company Yellow Taxi Productions, Inc., just got free money to go learn how to find money. Well done. They received a scholarship by The Corporate Fund to attend The Corporate Fund Institute on Fundraising beginning in September. The Institute offers training on fund development for nonprofit staff and board members, is presented by Giving Monadnock, Inc., and is an initiative of 14 of New Hampshire’s most generous companies and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Palace Theatre in Manchester is also finding the money. It just received $10,000 from Hannaford Charitable Foundation to help finish new rehearsal space renovation.