Theatre/Dance Season

2022-2023 MAIN STAGE SEASON

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Anne of Green Gables

Written by Donna Hoke
Directed by Raina Ames

DATES: 10/5/22 at 7pm  |  10/6/22 at 7pm  |  10/7/22 at 7pm  |  10/8/22 at 7pm  |  10/9/22 at 2pm
LOCATION: Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $12 General Public  |  $8 UNH ID Holder/Senior/Group 15+/Youth (17 and under)
SPECIAL MATINEE FOR SCHOOL GROUPS 10/6/22.  CONTACT JAMIE.CLAVET@UNH.EDU FOR MORE INFO.

Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting. She's a mischievous, talkative girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, and the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination. All she's ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her. Produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS (www.YouthPLAYS.com)

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Bye Bye Birdie

Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Directed by Tom Alsip
Choreography by Mary Beth Marino

DATES: 11/2/22 at 7pm  |  11/3/22 at 7pm  |  11/4/22 at 7pm  |  11/5/22 at 7pm  |  11/6/22 at 2pm
LOCATION: Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $18 General Public  |  $15 UNH ID Holder/Senior/Group 15+  $8 Youth (17 and under)

A musical inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army, from composer Charles Strouse.  Conrad Birdie has been drafted. As a farewell, the rock and roll star is scheduled to sing Albert Peterson's "One Last Kiss" and kiss a girl from Sweet Apple, Ohio live on the Ed Sullivan Show. However, Conrad's hip-thrusting makes more than one man in town uncomfortable; many of whom attempt to stop the show from happening.  BYE BYE BIRDIE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com.

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Roe

Written by Lisa Loomer
Directed by David Kaye

DATES: 2/22/23 at 7pm  |  2/23/23 at 7pm  |  2/24/23 at 7pm  |  2/25/23 at 7pm  |  2/26/23 at 2pm
LOCATION: Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $16 General Public  |  $14 UNH ID Holder/Senior/Group 15+  $8 Youth (17 and under)

This nationally acclaimed, Jane Chambers Award winning play by Lisa Loomer (Girl Interrupted) takes an ingenious approach to examining Roe V Wade. Sarah Weddington, the young lawyer who argued for the right to abortion and plaintiff Nomra McCovery (the real Jane Roe) both wrote memoirs about the case and about their respective journeys. Their accounts differ in many dramatic ways, and Loomer weaves their conflicting perspectives into a play that asks unflinching questions about the landmark 1973 ruling. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the constitutional right for abortion access, this production will offer an important opportunity to more deeply comprehend and reflect upon Roe Vs Wade, then and now.

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The 2023 UNH Dance Company presents EVOLUTION

Directed by Gay Nardone and Assaf Benchetrit
Choreographed by Assaf Benchetrit, Susan Endrizzi, Mary Beth Marino, and Gay Nardone

DATES: 3/30/2023 at 7pm  |  3/31/2023 at 7pm  |  4/1/23 at 2pm & 7pm  |  4/2/23 at 2pm
LOCATION: Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $16 General Public  |  $14 UNH ID Holder/Senior/Group 15+  $8 Youth (17 and under)
SPECIAL MATINEE FOR SCHOOL GROUPS 3/29/23.  CONTACT JAMIE.CLAVET@UNH.EDU FOR MORE INFO.

EVOLUTION is a dance experience featuring Ballet, Point, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Tap and Aerial dance. In addition this production features PUPPETS by Carol Joe Fisher and the Projections of Assaf Benchetrit. Our journey begins at the beginning and takes the audience to where we find ourselves today.

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Songs For A New World

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Tom Alsip

DATES: 4/19/23 at 7pm  |  4/20/23 at 7pm  |  4/21/23 at 7pm  |  4/22/23 at 7pm  |  4/23/23 at 2pm
LOCATION: Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $18 General Public  |  $15 UNH ID Holder/Senior/Group 15+   |  $8 Youth (17 and under)

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.  It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.  Songs For A New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

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Matthew Three Horn

Written by Adam Eugene Hurst
Directed by Raina Ames
DATE: 4/30/23 at 3pm
LOCATION: Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $2
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Matthew is like any normal monster. He enjoys reading books, playing baseball, eating sandwiches. When his family moves to a new town, he's very excited to go to school and make some friends. Unfortunately, nothing goes according to plan as Thrash, the school bully, quickly teaches Matthew that he and his third horn make him not-so-normal after all. This play is not only about embracing the fact that we're all different, but about the fact that we should celebrate those differences together.

 

STUDENT-GENERATED WORK

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The John C. Edwards University Prize Plays Workshop

Written, directed and performed by students.
DATE: 12/3/22 at 7pm
LOCATION: Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
PRICE: $5
The John C. Edwards University Prize Plays Workshop (UPPW) is a 2-week new play development opportunity awarded to original student works directed and performed by students in a night of public staged readings. This award was originally dedicated by actor, writer, director, producer Mike O'Malley '88, ("Snowpiercer," "Yes Dear" and "Glee"), in honor of Professor John C. Edwards.

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Student Showcase Performances

PRICE: $5

  • Ballet Showcase: 11/10/22 at 7pm in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.
  • Musical Theatre Cabaret: 12/6/22 at 7pm in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center..
  • Aerial Dance Showcase: 12/7/22 at 7pm in the Newman Dance Studio, New Hampshire Hall.
  • Puppetry Showcase: 12/8/22 at 7pm in the Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.
  • Dance Showcase: 12/12/22 at 7pm in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.
  • Musical Theatre Cabaret: 5/2/23 at 7pm in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.
  • Aerial Dance Showcase: 5/3/23 at 7pm in the Newman Dance Studio, New Hampshire Hall.
  • Jazz/Tap Dance Showcase: 5/8/23 at 7pm in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. 
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Student Capstone Performances

PRICE: Free

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