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NHTP Spring Fling – May 2, 2015


Spring Fling Fun(d)raiser

To benefit New Hampshire Theatre Project

Saturday, May 2, 6-9 pm

Women’s City Club, Portsmouth

Dance to the music of Honest Millie!

with Valerie Blachly on bass, Lee Ann Ames on sax & clarinet, Agnes Charlesworth on keyboards, Carol Chaplin on drums, and Ellen Carlson from High Range on fiddle

$35 admission

includes light refreshments & 2 drink tickets

Silent auction featuring unique May Baskets!


$10 raffle ticket

Chance to win 40 bottles of wine, plus Cuisinart wine cellar!


May baskets chock-full of gift certificates & goodies!

Yoga!  Pilates!  Reiki! Books!  Theatre!  Fashion! Beer & Brewing! Music!

Gift Certificates from The Music Hall, Act One, Neoteric Dance & PMAC!

Become a character in James Patrick Kelly’s latest novel!

Art from Marie Aichele, Randy Armstrong, Meghann Beauchamp, Kim Bernard, Skyler Clark-Hamel, Terry Farish, Tess Feltes, Heather Glenn Wixson, Michele Macadaeg, Mike Nelson, Rebecca Rudolf, TJ Wheeler & many others!



Galileo’s Pendulum & Freedom of Thought

Galileo’s Pendulum & Freedom of Thought

by Michael Megliola

Junior Youth Repertory Company

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April 10-12, 2015

Friday & Saturday @ 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 2 pm

Tickets: $10, or $30 for family of four

Sponsored by Learniverse LLC

STEM Curriculum for Grades K-3


Goblin Market – March 20 to April 4, 2015

Goblin Market

by Polly Pen & Peggy Harman

Goblin Market is a beautifully composed, thought-provoking production unlike anything you’ve ever seen! – The Spotlight

A daring, grown-up fairy tale – beautiful and transfixing! – The Sound

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Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm

Reservations & Ticket Information

Read the feature story in the Portsmouth Herald!

New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 26th season continues with Goblin Market, an intimate chamber musical featuring award-winning actors Heather Glenn Wixson and Linette Miles as sisters who find their bonds of love tested by temptation. Based on Christina Rossetti’s most famous poem, the play is rich with evocative images, haunting music, vivid language, and a fantastic journey that follows the plight of two sisters inexplicably drawn to a dark glen where they encounter a band of mysterious “goblin merchant men” who offer them what they most desire and what they most fear. Director Danielle Howard, in her first production at NHTP, describes Goblin Market as “part fairytale, part memory, and a feast for all the senses.”

This little known musical gem had its start at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City in 1985 and quickly moved to Off-Broadway where it would go on to receive five Drama Desk nominations and the BEST PLAYS Special Citation for Musical Composition and Adaptation. Music director Peter Motson describes the music of Goblin Market as “an eclectic score that combines Pen‘s original haunting and poignant melodies with snatches of Brahms and Antonio Lotti.” Along with Motson on keyboard, the production will also feature Cathryn Norris on violin, Vicky Myers on cello, and Dave Hamilton on synthesizer and percussion.

Jeanné McCartin is designing the lovely Victorian costumes, with set, lighting and prop design by Meghann Beauchamp.

Goblin Market is sponsored by:

SILVER SPONSORS: Gail Adams Music Studio, Duy Bui Music Studio, & Roland Glenn

BRONZE SPONSORS: Full Circle Community Thrift Store, Saunders & Silverstein LLP

I Am My Own Wife

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New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Doug Wright’s

I Am My Own Wife

January 16-February 1, 2015

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm – Add’l Show: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 pm!!

Check out the reviews in Spotlight and The Sound!!

Audience Members say:

Bravissima!  Masterful direction, incredible performance – a tour de force!

Stunningly directed & acted!

Breathless talent!!

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CLICK HERE for reservations & ticket information!

INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS – CJ Lewis & Genevieve Aichele with Jess Marbacher at PPMTV 

New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 26th season continues with I Am My Own Wife, an extraordinary one-man show starring award-winning actor CJ LewisI Am My Own Wife explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century – the Nazis and the Communists. Critics have acclaimed Doug Wright’s morally complex tale as an “intriguing meditation on what it takes to be a survivor.”   The original Broadway production won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2004 Drama Desk Award, and 2004 Tony Awards for Outstanding Play & Outstanding Solo Performance.

I Am My Own Wife is directed by NHTP artistic director Genevieve Aichele, assisted by Robin Fowler. Set design is by Cary Wendell, lighting design by Meghann Beauchamp, costume design by Maura Suter, and sound design by Rachel Neubauer.

SILVER SPONSORS – Pamela & James Patrick Kelly, Pat Spalding

BRONZE SPONSORS – Harman Law Offices, Cherylanne Williams

INKIND SPONSORS – Lindt & SprungliWhen Pigs Fly

NHTP celebrates with First Night Portsmouth

NHTP celebrates New Year’s Eve with First Night Portsmouth

NHTP artist Meghann Beauchamp will sing in the New Year with Jeremiah Messer in “A Little First Night Music.”  Join them for an eclectic mix of reworked soul tunes, old standards and some contemporary tunes with a twist!  Performances on December 31, 8:30 & 9:30 pm, at West End Studio Theatre.

NOTE First Night button required for admission.  For Pro Portsmouth information, click here!


Youth Rep Scene Study 2014

Youth Rep December Scene Study

School for Wives opens NHTP’s 2014-15 Season

New Hampshire Theatre Project presents

The School for Wives by Molière

November 14 – 30, 2014

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General Admission – $26 online/credit card, $24 cash/check

Students & Seniors – $22 online/credit card, $20 cash/check

Reservations are recommended.

Call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or email:

350 years later Molière’s “school” is still in session!

Check out our lovely School for Wives raffle basket!

Read the Review in Spotlight Magazine!!

New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 26th season opens with The School for Wives, written by Molière and translated by Richard Wilbur. Considered to be one of the finest examples of Molière’s comic writing and a classic example of farce, The School for Wives created quite a scandal when it was first performed in 1660. Thematically provocative for its time, the play pokes fun at the male dominance and hierarchy of the French renaissance period.  Though the male tries to create the perfect ignorant wife, his fate is that he shall never have her and she outsmarts him at every turn. He is the bumbling fool, and she gets her true love. For fans of classic dramatic literature, this production promises a delightful combination of hilarious comedy, heightened style, and a provocative look at society’s gender mores.

The School for Wives is directed by NHTP resident artist Blair Hundertmark, recently returned from another summer season at the Barnstormers Theatre (America’s Oldest Professional Summer Stock Theater) where he directed the hilarious farce One Man, Two Guvnors and Ken Ludwig’s popular romantic comedy Be My Baby. The School cast includes local favorites Gabrielle Archambault, Jamie Bradley, Becky Rudolf, Robin Fowler, Todd Hunter and Paul Strand, along with newcomer Josh Paradis. Also new to NHTP, lighting and set will be designed by Wallace Pineault of Manchester and New England College. Actor Gabrielle Archambault will double as costume designer, while Robin Fowler and Rachel Vilandre will stage manage.

SILVER SPONSOR – The Edgewood Centre

BRONZE SPONSOR – Diverse Networks, LLC

INKIND SPONSOR – Kilwins Portsmouth