By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Power outage effects: Colby-Sawyer College has had to reschedule performances of Spoon River Anthology due to the wind storm power outage. So, if you thought you missed a chance to see this play, based on Charles Aidman’s adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, a 1915 “collection of short free-form poems” delivered by 144 characters, you have another chance, according to a press release from the college. Sunapee-Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre (S.K.I.T.) and Colby-Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Department collaboration present Spoon River Anthology Sunday, March 14, and Monday, March 15, at 8 p.m. at the Sawyer Center Theatre at Colby-Sawyer, Main Street in New London. Tickets cost $5 and $10. For tickets or refunds, call 526-3670.
• Dinner and a show: The McGonagle Irish Step Dancers join a long line-up of entertainment at “A Little Bit of Ireland” Saturday, March 6, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, 56 Mont Vernon St. in Milford. The annual show from the Knights of Columbus Councils of Merrimack and Milford features tenor John Ogrodowczyk, the Youth and Community Fiddle Orchestra, the Souhegan Valley Chorus, The Shenanigans, David Ogrodowczyk on mandolin, accompaniment from Jared Holland, and more. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. Ticket costs range between $12 and $25 (672-7021, www.johnosings.com). Proceeds benefit the Nancy O Fund and the Knights of Columbus Charities.
• Summer plans: Sure, it’s still March, but the professional Peterborough Players, which opened in 1933, have their summer stock season scheduled. They recently announced their seven main stage shows for 2010 including a new title by Robert Hewett called The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; the New Hampshire premiere of Freud’s Last Session, by Mark St. Germain; The Foreigner, by Larry Shue; Tartuffe, by Molière; The Torch-Bearers, by George Kelly; 2 Pianos 4 Hands, by Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra, and the world premiere of This Verse Business by Andrew Dolan about Robert Frost. Learn more at www.peterboroughplayers.org or call 924-9344.
• For kids and teens: The Palace Teen Company and Palace Teen Apprentice Company hold auditions Saturday, March 6, at the Palace Theatre in Manchester for ages 12 through 18. Auditions for the Palace Youth Theatre Rugrats musical are Sunday, March 7, at the Palace. Call 668-5588 to schedule an audition. See Hippo’s theater calendar for more youth auditions.