August 17, 2006

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Curtain Calls
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.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.


08/10/2006 All theater, all summer
08/03/2006 A Jesus musical, reworked
07/27/2006 A match made in Maine
07/20/2006 Variations on a theme
07/13/2006 I Hate Hamlet
07/06/2006 Serious theater
06/29/2006 L.A. in Peterborough
06/22/2006 Da Vinci to Rube Goldberg
06/15/2006 Peter Bridges remembered
06/08/2006 From Hairspray to monkeys
06/01/2006 Special Theatrics
05/25/2006 Live Brit-com
05/18/2006 Evil stepsisters earn the yuks
05/11/2006 A message to mom
05/04/2006 Meet the cast
04/27/2006 'I hope i get it'
04/20/2006 Find yourself in Yonkers
04/13/2006 Nashua rocks The Wiz
04/06/2006 Nashua rocks The Wiz
03/30/2006 Cabaret is Mnchester bound
03/23/2006 A 42nd Street detour
03/16/2006 Actor-director wants your ideas
02/23/2006 Yellow Taxi's Theater Festival opens March 1
02/16/2006 Herding CATS
02/09/2006 An actors' studio
02/02/2006 A thing about love
01/26/2006 Spring theater season warming up
01/19/2006 Gearing up for the big night
01/12/2006 This Phantom is not a menace
01/05/2006 Jim Kelly, sci-fi writer and alternate historian
10th anniversary at Capitol Center
10 Ways To Survive The Audition
A Chorus Line
A Figaro Worth Cheering
A 'Living Newspaper' on stage
A tale of two wives
A Tribute To Music
Actorsingers Deliver On Superstar
Beauty and the Beast
Bedford Off-Broadway Gets Spooky
Being The Beatles, 1964 The Tribute
Bringing NYC to Wilton
Creating the venue from antiques
Crimes Of The Heart
Curtain to rise on Dana Center
Dana Center Takes Center Stage
Ensemble elevates Palace’s Godspell
From stage to the silver screen
Great play, too bad it’s over
Greater Tuna
Humble Boy
It’s cabaret, hear it sing, joke, tease
It's Child's Play
Jesus Christ Superstar
Kids Tackle Edgar Allan Poe
Local boy hits the big time, doesn’t lose his head
Lowell theater opens with a winner of a satire
Madco welcomes Boston actor-director
Meet John Sefel, Director
Meet Suzanne Delle, Yellow Taxi’s driver
Music Man to run three weekends
New Thalian Players
Palace announces 2005-06 season
Peterborough Players’ Solidarity is solid gold
Plaid
Plaid (II)
Playing with man’s best friend
Proud of the Peacock
Racy, crazy blast at the Palace
Reviving His Passion
Robert Dionne, The man behind the Majestic
Rosemary Dann
Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know
Short-Attention Span Theater
Side Show
Sideshow slips sideways
Spending The Summer On Stage
Stages of learning
Steel Magnolias
Suessical: The Musical
Theater Of The Imagination
Theater Kids Without A School
Theater in the park draws big
The Drawer Boy
The Festival
The Five best shows of 2005
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
The Russian/American Kids Circus
The Senator Wore Pantyhose
The Tony Awards, they're grrrrreat
The Warmth Of The Cold
Three nights, three shows at the Palace
Tosca

Under the Caribbean with the little mermaid

Wake up to ‘night Mother