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Tidings of theater
Catch a holiday show

11/23/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 These “other” holiday theater shows (as in, not A Christmas Carol or The Nutcracker — see the previous pages for a listing of those productions) are sure to get you in the spirit. From timeless favorites like Miracle on 34th Street to a cappella and dance performances, there’s something for everyone. 

 
• New Hampshire’s medieval and Renaissance a cappella group Myschyffe Managed performs its holiday musical show at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The show is free. Visit concordcityauditorium.org. 
• The Ogunquit Playhouse presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the musical at The Music Hall Historic Theatre (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) Nov. 29 through Dec. 17. Showtimes are Wednesday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (no 2 p.m. show Nov. 29), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. show Nov. 30), Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at noon and 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $34 to $94. Visit themusichall.org. 
• Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, presents the story “A Child’s Journey with Dickens” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 12:30 p.m. at the Nashua Senior Center (70 Temple St., Nashua). Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit fortingage.com.
• Bedford Youth Performing Company presents Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Derryfield Theatre (2108 River Road, Manchester) on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13.50 for students and seniors. Visit bypc.org.
• The Concord Dance Academy presents its Holiday Spectacular Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 and 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) Tickets are $15. Visit concorddanceacademy.com. 
• The Winter Wonderettes will perform ’60s versions of classic holiday tunes at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Dec. 7 through Dec. 31. Showtimes are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org.
• The Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford) presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec. 8 through Dec. 10. Ticket information is TBA. Visit svbgc.org/amato-center. 
• Pontine Theatre presents A New England Christmas on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye). The show is composed of original adaptations of three Christmas stories written by New England artists. Tickets cost $24. Visit pontine.org.
• The Majestic Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry). Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+ and $12 for youth age 17 and under. Visit majestictheatre.net. 
• The Windham Actors Guild produces The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at Searles School (3 Chapel Road, Windham). Tickets cost $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for children and seniors. Visit windhamactorsguild.com. 
• The Manchester Community Theatre Players present Christmas Stories at the MCTP Theatre at The North End Montessori School (698 Beech St., Manchester) on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., and at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (180 Loudon Road, Concord) on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 and 7 p.m. Ticket information is TBA. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com. 
• Carpe Diem presents A Dickens of a Christmas at the Old Salt Restaurant (490 Lafayette Road, Hampton) Monday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Gourmet dinner, live music, holiday carols and the show. Tickets cost $39.99 for adults and $19.99 for children. Call 926-8322. 
• The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., with an additional evening show Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit seacoastrep.org.
• Rockapella Holiday comes to the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $32. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 





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