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Rasing some Funds for Heat and AC

Hi there!

If you've been coming to our theatre, you may have noticed that the temperatures in there can get a little, well, extreme. Well there's a pretty good reason for that. Our air conditioner has been on the fritz for a few years, and we haven't actually had a heating system in our theatre for eight years. Last summer, our air conditioner finally died.

We were able to live without a central heating system, because we could sort of heat our lobby with natural gas burning heaters and heat the stage with stage lights. However, we don't have a way of getting heat out of the theatre. Besides, we're already spending nearly $49,000 a year on inadequate solutions. We figured that, with all the progress we've been making in other areas, it was time to solve this problem for good, and in the process start to tackle our other facilities problems that have been building up over the years. 

So we talked to some engineers and HVAC specialists and got a quote on the greenest, most reliable HVAC we could implement; one that would solve our heating and cooling issues for the next 25 years and keep our audiences at the right temperature. Simultaneously, we made a plan to raise the funds necessary to install it. 

So we're trying to raise $150,000 every way we know how. We can start work on the HVAC system once we hit $16,000.

We've put up a campaign through Generosity, which is powered by Indiegogo specifically for non-profits. It is totally fee-free. Check it out here. We have some great perks you can claim.

There are many other ways to give as well. Consider becoming a member, or talk to Kathleen@SeacoastRep.org if you have a specific idea in mind. Most donations are tax-deductible. 

Thank you for your support.

Stranger Than Fiction Presents: Dead Presidents

March 1 || 8pm

Stranger Than Fiction, New Hampshires funniest improv troupe, presents an evening of improv comedy with special guest Brady Carlson, host of NHPR's Weekend Edition and author of Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders.

Sincerely the book title could describe the whole evening... except for the interactive comedy time battle featuring dead presidents! That's really happening... or your money back. No, really. 

Tickets are available through our box office at 603.433.4472 or online. 

Viewer's Choice

It's time to vote for the show you want to see for our prime-time Viewers' Choice show August 5th-28th. We've picked some big Broadway classics to duke it out in the court of public opinion. Look at your choices. Pick your favorite. Vote responsibly. 

 

Oklahoma! 

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard. Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn-of-the-20th-Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA!

 

The Secret Garden

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

 

Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested - her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. 

 

Carousel

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.

 

The Light in the Piazza

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara-a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman-loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

Vote at the link: Viewer's Choice

PAPA Presents: Little Red Spying Hood

There's trouble in Grimme Falls, and there's only one person who can solve it. Just don't call her little.

 

Meet Red Hood: the new kid in town, Red is feeling pretty lost, and between her busy mother, her senile grandma who’s convinced herself that she's a spy, and her lack of friends, she has no one to turn to. And just when it seems like things couldn't get any worse, the Mayor is framed and jailed and his daughter Avery Woodington, the most popular girl in school, makes it her business to try and ruin Red’s life. With the help of the Assistant Mayor’s son, Peter Wolfe, will Red be able to save the day?

 

Seacoast Repertory Theatre and the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is pleased to present a family-friendly original play by student Joshua Goldberg with music by Miles Burns.

 

Tickets are available online, or through our box office at 603.433.4472.

Speakeasy by the Sea: A Very Jazzy New Year

The Speakeasy by the Sea is open again for A Very Jazzy New Year. Come join some of Seacoast Rep's best performers for an evening of smokey, sultry, jazzy fun featuring Fourth Street Jazz. 

Performers include Kevin Mahaney, Rachel Pantazis, Linette Miles, Alden Caple, Jess Andra, Ben Bagley, and host Seraphina Caliguire.

Doors open at 6:30. Per usual, we'll have special wine selections and cheese plates by South Street and Vine.

This event is open to the public. $10 selected donation.

 

The Fabulous Find

As of December 2014, The Fabulous Find has given over $500,000 to area non-profits. The Seacoast Rep, The Players' Ring, and Pontine Theatre are the lucky recipients for this month.

So if you are looking for gently used designer clothing, jewelry, home accessories, furniture, music and books, stop by 139 State St., Kittery, ME. Anything you spend or donate there will directly benefit our theaters.

 

 

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