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• Love story: Second Stage Professional Company, an offshoot of the Palace Theatre now under the Manchester Community Theatre Players umbrella, presents Bernard Slade’s romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Lynda Aramento stars as Doris and Brett Mallard as George, soulmates in a 26-year affair during which they meet for only one weekend annually. They change and grow as their lives are impacted by events of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, but their bond remains. Alan Kaplan directs at the Jewish Federation of NH theater, 698 Beech St., Manchester, recently renovated by the Manchester Community Theatre Players. Call 627-7679 for tickets, which cost $12 to $15.
• At the Palace: Swing! is the next Palace Professional presentation, a Broadway swing music and dance revue which will be performed Feb. 9 through Feb. 17. Call 668-5588 for tickets, which cost $20 to $40. Next at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, is Grease, running March 9 to March 17.
• Disney on stage: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. will combine a 13-foot LCD projection screen and live performance in the Peacock Players presentation Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 11. Brothers Matt and Alex Giggey play Aladdin and Jafar, and cast members range in age from 6 to 14. This Broadway Junior adaptation will use footage from the popular animated Disney film. Holly Countie directs with music direction from Frank Rene and choreography by Val Psoinos. Tickets cost $10 to $12 for the 14 Court St., Nashua, shows. Call 886-7000.
Fans of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast can take in a stage version presented by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative of Plymouth State University. The show is at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, on Friday, Feb. 9, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket costs range from $16.50 to $29.50.
The Acting Loft will produce what is now apparently every drama teen’s favorite – Disney’s High School Musical, a recent Disney Channel movie. The story involves a shy girl and basketball star boy who must break out of their school cliques to be together. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Feb. 9 through Feb. 17, 516 Pine St., Manchester, 666-5999.
• Dinner and a show: Foss Bros. Players’ The Wacky Italian Wedding puts the audience in the center of general madness Friday, Feb 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Alpine Club at 175 Putnam St., Manchester. Your $25 ticket also buys you dinner. Call 497-8226 or visit fossbros.com.