A CHORUS LINE, THE ODD COUPLE and More Set for Seacoast Repertory Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
Seacoast Repertory Theatre announces its 25th Anniversary 2013 Season. After another record breaking year of performances, attendance and contributions The Rep continues to delight audiences of all ages. Given the life expectancy of a new theatre is only 5 years, Seacoast Repertory Theatre has made that mark, in strides, and as of 2013 The Rep celebrates its 25th year as the Seacoast's largest year round professional live theatre. The Rep is a gathering place for actors, musicians, fellow non-profits, and performance artists from all over the country. The success of The Rep is made possible through the generosity of its members, sponsors and patrons. Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2013 Mainstage lineup.
The Rep welcomes back the world's "longest line". One of the most definitive musicals in theatre history, a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of countless theatre and Tony Awards, A Chorus Line follows the lives of a line of hopeful Broadway dancers, auditioning for a show they all need desperately. But the catch is they aren't just singing and dancing, they are telling their individual stories of what brought them to the stage. Still as relevant and poignant as it was almost 40 years ago, this high energy, all singing, all dancing, high drama musical is a gem. With memorable songs like "One", "At the Ballet" and "What I Did for Love" and directed by the Broadway revival's own Bryan Knowlton, A Chorus Line is sure to be "One Singular Sensation..."
April 5 - April 28
By Richard Dresser
A baseball lover's dream! This quick witted and often hilarious play, puts the audience in the dugout and lets them interact with the two little league coaches that tell the story. The constant battle of "are we playing for fun or playing to win" is explored in this off-beat and heartwarming play. A not-to-be missed nostalgic look into the way of the game and all the curve balls life throws at us.
Stephen Sondheim's dark, mysterious and uniquely beautiful musical comes to life at The Rep. Set in 19th century London, an unjustly exiled barber named Sweeney Todd returns to seek revenge. Along the way he meets the twisted Mrs. Lovett and the two join forces to bolster Mrs. Lovett's meat pie business and Sweeney's need for vengeance, razor by razor… What ensues is a dark comedy with brilliant music and lyrics. One of Sondheim's best! Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and countless other awards and nominations.
Family-friendly entertainment at its finest! Follow Charlie Brown and the whole gang in this cherished classic musical. With toe-tapping, memorable music, this sweet adaptation brings the Sunday morning comics to life onstage. You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown offers a unique look at friendship, the importance of being kind, and the philosophies of childhood. An excellent choice for the young and young at heart!
September 20 - September 29
By Lowell Williams
In the spring of 1965, Jonathan Daniels, a twenty-six year old seminary student from Keene, New Hampshire, embarked on a journey that would change not just his life, but the lives of many, from all over the United States. Six Nights tells the story of the last few days of this journey. It's a compelling narrative of drama and music about how to scrape together the courage to face the insurmountable and it will make you think about how one person can make a difference. Jonathan's determination was a testimony to those who witnessed it, and it will be one for you, too.
*(not included in season subscription)
The Odd Couple
October 18 - November 10
By Neil Simon
The ultimate in comedic farce, The Odd Couple is a look into the lives of two completely different and completely stubborn roommates. Felix Ungar is an uptight neat freak who, after being thrown out by his wife, moves in with the slovenly and laid back Oscar Madison. What ensues is nothing short of hilarity as the two riotously fight for their own space and try to make the best of an undesirable situation.
Season Ticket Holders' Holiday Choice
November 22 - December 22
Our season ticket holders will choose from four shows: White Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol or A Christmas Spectacular. The show with the most votes will be announced in the Spring of 2013. As the season ticket holders' choice, this show is sure to be very well received and very well attended!
Rock The Rep and Red Light Series
In addition to the Mainstage season, The Rep will continue its new Series in 2013. Rock The Rep is a new series creating a space for local, regional, and national musicians. Rock The Rep is a concert series that opens its doors to musicians of all genres to play in a professional atmosphere. By taking from the pool of local talent, and blending it with regional and national acts The Rep makes it's mark as a great venue not limited to musicals and plays. Red Light brings alternative entertainment to The Seacoast and beyond. Red Light brings audiences the best in drag, burlesque, independent films and other esoteric performances Red Light's success is one to be reckoned with. After a limited run this past August 2012 with the Wonderlust Burlesque series, Red Light has proven that there is a need and want for alternative adult entertainment. As naughty as it is brilliant, Red Light continues to impress.
Rock The Rep, The Rep's new concert series, invites local acts and out-of-town favorites to play on our stage. This series has already featured Red Sky Mary, Bling Cherry, Ryan Flaherty and The Burners, and Tim McCoy and the Papercuts among others.
Season Tickets and Individual ticket sales are now open to the public for purchase. You may purchase tickets to the mainstage season now by visiting the box office at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, by calling 603.433.4472 or by visiting online at www.seacoastrep.org.
Founded in 1987, SEACOAST REPERTORY THEATRE is a not-for-profit arts and educational organization, which has been entertaining, enlightening and engaging audiences as New Hampshire's laregest year-round professional theatre for decades. Winner of countless regional and local awards, The Rep offers a complete schedule of award-winning musicals, plays and youth productions as well as educational opportunities for all ages with its youth workshops, classes, camps and Senior Moments programs.