MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is presenting the worlds longest running musical "The Fantastics" from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 24. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Monday's and on Thursday, August 15.
The Fantastics tells the story of a young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. The youngsters nevertheless contrive to meet and fall in love. Their parents are in a long-standing feud and disapprove of the children’s decisions, but all is not what it seems. This musical takes the audience into a world of moonlight and magic to watch young love blossom.
The Winni Playhouse Professional Company is excited to be performing their first musical with Playhouse veterans Alex Jacobs, Richard Brundage, Brady Lynch, Adam Kee and Kevin Killavey and fresh faces Katie Proulx, Benjamin Estus and Adam Hadas.
Director Bryan Halperin says, "The Fantasticks is a beautiful musical that has played so long in New York for a reason. As usual, we hope to celebrate all that is magical about the piece and add our own Playhouse flair to the proceedings by looking at it with fresh eyes. I couldn't be more pleased to bring The Fantasticks to the Lakes Region as our first professional musical."
As always pre-show dinners are available and catered by Magic Foods Restaurant Group, the owners of Canoe in Center Harbor and O Steak and Seafood in Laconia. A post-show discussion with the cast and crew will take place on Wednesday, August 21. Be sure to check the Winnipesaukee Playhouse website for the selected nights of free pre-show entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre.
Tickets are $27 for seating in the orchestra, $22 for seating in the first row of the balcony and $15 for seating in the second row in the balcony. Tickets can be ordered by calling 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winniplayhouse.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 08:09
LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach is presenting "World War Two New Hampshire," featuring John Gfroerer on Wednesday 14 at 7 p.m.
This documentary tells the story of life in New Hampshire during the Second World War. Through interviews, historic news film, photos, and radio reports from the battlefields, this documentary and discussion facilitated by Gfroerer chronicles how a nation, a state and the citizens of New Hampshire mobilized for war.
Gfroerer is a documentary producer and owner of Accompany, a video production company based at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. He has produced more than 40 documentaries, ranging from profiles of towns along the Maine Coast to a history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Gfroerer's work has been aired on public television stations, The History Channel, and many other venues.
This event is free to the public thanks to a donation from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 07:54
LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem St. in downtown Laconia is featuring jazz and blues this week.
On Thursday Kid Jazz, featuring Kenny Wieland, will perform.
Kid Jazz is a five-piece swing band and they keep it all in the family. Together with Dad Tom Lemieux on guitar, and mom Mary on vocals,, their four sons rip it up with familiar tunes from the 1930s and '40s. Michael, age 19, on clarinet, Jacob, age 11, on drums, and Adam, age 14, on bass. The Lemieux family will be joined by special guest Kenny Wieland.
Kenny's solo career spans nearly 30 years, performing throughout the mid-Atlantic states and eastern seaboard. His music is jazz and swing oriented, covering old standards from the 30's and 40's, but is equally comfortable playing blues, folk rock, and contemporary songs by Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, The Beatles, John Prine, and more.
A New Hampshire resident since 1997, Kenny is a popular performer throughout the greater Concord area working as a soloist and with other talented musicians.
Admission is $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m and Pitman's is an air conditioned BYOB.
On Friday at 8 p.m. Jeff Dearborn and the Contoocook Blues Society featuring Rosemary Casey will perform.
This is the blues, the way it's meant to be done — gritty and soulful, Texas blues, Chicago blues, and Delta blues with a boogie back-beat that keeps you grooving all night, delivered by a front man who knows the meaning of hard work. Jeff Dearborn plays a mean harmonica — but he also is well versed in logging, tree removal, animal husbandry and farming.
Special guest Rosemary Casey will join the band and bring her saxophone, her high energy and her love of all things Blues.
Admission is $12 and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Rosemary Casey, left, of the Contoocook Blues Society and Jeff Dearborn will perform Friday at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 07:45
MOULTONBOROUGH — Wildlife biologist for NH Audubon, Chris Martin, will lead the presentation "Bald Eagles: The Story of Their Recovery in N.H." on Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center.
Martin monitors and manages the state's endangered and threatened birds of prey, such as bald eagles. During the talk, Martin will discuss the eagle recovery successes and failures in the Lakes Region and beyond, describe key management efforts and partnerships to help eagles, and tell audience members how they can get involved.
This presentation is being held as part of Loon Preservation Committee's Summer Nature Talks. The program is open to the public and free of admission. For more information, call the Loon Center at 476-5666.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 09:29