THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SEASON SPONSORS!




Captured the Essence
Thank you to everyone who was involved in today's production of Macbeth. Please send along my deepest appreciation to the cast and crew for their work today. I felt that the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth interaction captured the essence of their relationship... stormy, manipulative, seductive, and euphoric.
   ~Peter

Most Impressed
I grew up in Somersworth and have been
living in Florida for 20 years. I've known very little about the Rochester Opera House. Our family, including my 91 year-old father, had the distinct pleasure on January 3, 2015, to attend the afternoon performance of GODSPELL. We were all most impressed both by the wonderful performance and by the Rochester Opera House itself. Kudos to the actors/singers, staff, and all who volunteer their time and effort to make it possible. The Rochester Opera House is a true gem, and it's the people who make it possible. Let's hope it is able to continue for many years to come.
   ~ David

Wonderful Evening
Once again, I am writing to say thank you for such a wonderful evening with LeAnn Rimes. My son bought the tickets for my birthday and we got to spend a special evening together. Happy Holidays to all of you who work so hard to bring us wonderful entertainment all year long. 
   ~ Mary

Fabulous Show

Just wanted to write a quick note and let you all know what a fabulous show we saw today, and how much talent was up on that stage in The Wizard of Oz! The show was seamless, the sound system was perfect, and we enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks for your great work! 
   ~ Stacy

Perfection
There is NO facet of this production [Shrek The Musical] that isn't absolute perfection - from the music, to the costumes, to the set, to the performances. I wish I'd seen it last weekend so I could've seen it twice. HUGE kudos to everyone involved - I was totally enchanted! 
   ~ Chris

Amazing
Having done musical theater professionally for most of my life, I have great respect for the work that goes into these shows. The ROH production [Shrek the Musical] is amazing. It has heart, the performers and crew are clearly invested in it and talented, the ensemble scenes in particular are stronger than almost any I have seen. The audience, many of whom also do theater professionally, was astounded. People could not stop talking about how they'd never been there before and now they would come to as many shows as possible. These are some pretty critical theater folks saying this stuff.
     ~ Jonathan, Portsmouth, NH

Wonderful Voices, Fine Direction
All Shook Up is shakin' up the winter doldrums at the Rochester Opera House. It's a fast-paced production, featuring strong vocals. The score includes classics such as Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Can't Help Falling In Love and others made popular by the King; some toe-tappers, others, thanks to a truly wonderful collection of voices, follicle raising. This entertaining production has a number of things going for it; the lodestone is seriously fine direction by Steve Small.
 
   ~ Jeanne McCartin,
Portsmouth Herald Spotlight

Awesome Annie!
Annie
at the Rochester Opera House is a delightful production- Annie-fied in the best sense of the word, and cram-packed with talent. Every lead, feature and child, not to mention the dog, gives a strong to exceptional performance, giving us all something to sing about.
   ~ Jeanne McCartin, 
Portsmouth Herald Spotlight
 

Loved The Show!
Thank you for a MOST enjoyable experience! Three of my friends and myself attended last evenings' production of "Shout, The Mod Musical!" Loved the show, wonderful talent was showcased and we were so thrilled to find this little gem of a theatre. The cabaret seating was most comfortable, enjoyed some delicious food and beverage and most of all was thrilled with the show! I am a SHOUT groupie so it was a pleasure!! Wonderful interpretation of the characters and a super delivery of the fabulous music that we all know so well!! I am hoping to get back to your hidden little gem of a town in the near future, perhaps in the daylight so as to explore the up and coming arts community that I was told about! Good luck with the rest of the run and with all the upcoming events! I certainly will share my excitement with all my friends!! 
   ~ Keith, Manchester NH

Wonderful!
Hello! I attended last Friday's Acting Out! show (Summer Theatre Camp performance) - it was wonderful. Thanks very much - GREAT JOB BY ALL!
   ~ Marcia 

BEST local productions!
I attended yesterday's performance of Cinderella and I wanted to write and tell you how impressed I was.  I lived in NY for a few years and attended many Broadway shows.  I have been attending local theatre with my daughter to introduce her to the arts and this was by far one of the BEST local productions I have seen. The actors did an incredible job, the scenes were well done and the costumes were terrific. Thank you so much, we had a great time and my daughter is still talking about getting to go up on the real stage and meet Cinderella.
 
   ~ Tamara

Blown Away!
Can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed Cabaret last night. The cast was amazing...in its entirety. I came because I knew a couple of folks in it, but just didn't expect to be blown away so by the whole production! And the Cabaret set-up was pure genius!!! (and the food to die for, though I wish you'd advertised its extent...When I read "light refreshments" I figured I'd need to feed my hungry hubby before we went and there was no need...so we were too full to purchase as much as we would have liked to have tried!). Huge kudos to cast, crew & staff at the Opera House...with productions like this, you'll be packing the place!!!
     ~ Susan, Eliot, ME


Terrific Time
I wanted to write to thank Susan Page and Cathy Taylor for inviting me to participate in the fundraiser [Rochester Follies: Show of Shows] for the Opera House. I had a great time and met some terrific people. Thanks to all who came out to support this event.
      ~ Bill Powers
 

Great Time
Just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at the Crystal Gayle concert. That was my first concert at the Opera House and it won't be my last. I truly enjoy the old time theater style venue and its size is perfect to make every seat in the house a good seat. Great job to all the staff.
      ~ Tom

Awesome
The Strafford Wind Symphony was awesome!!!! They were delightfull; a little touch of the Boston Pops in Rochester.
      ~ Toni 

A New Fan
Tonight's performance of the Shanghai Circus was the first time I have been to the Opera House. I can't wait for Beatlemania [Now] to get here. What a lovely building...helpful staff and the show tonight was fantastic. A new fan of the Rochester Opera House!
      ~ Lyndalee

Georgeous and Intimate
My husband and I attended the Jim Brickman/Anne Cochrane concert last night and had a wonderful time. The theatre is gorgeous and intimate; what a fabulous place to attend a concert. I know I will return to your theatre in the future...the ushers were so friendly. You folks are top notch!  
     ~ Jody

Heads Up!
I have been to the show "Cabaret" and what a great performance! I loved it very much and it was so entertaining and well done!!! Heads up... the Opera House is such a beautiful building and hopefully will be able to survive with donations from supporters for the future. It would be a shame to lose it and the opportunities for people to see great shows, plays, stars, etc.... right out our doorstep and don't have to drive to the big cities of Boston and New York to see something great and have a good night out.
    ~ K.S.


Upcoming Events at Rochester Opera House

Summer Box Office Hours: Wednesday & Friday Noon - 5:00 pm
and one hour prior to showtime.
Telephone: (603) 335-1992



SPECIAL EVENT

Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015
7:00 PM

Tickets: $8
Available at the ROH box office
(603) 335-1992



15/16 Season Kickoff Party
Twenty-Year Restoration and Season Sponsor Celebration


Join us for an evening of live entertainment, drinks and hors d'oeuvres as we preview the upcoming 2015/2016 Season and honor the members of the original "Green Committee," formed twenty years ago, and the volunteers responsible for the restoration of this historic theatre. We will also thank our Season Sponsors, who make it possible for us to continue our growing success as a not-for-profit performing arts venue presenting Arts For All

*Cash Bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Handicap access, balcony only.






COMMUNITY ARTS EVENT


Sat, September 19, 2015
1:00 PM

Gallery Reading Tickets: $15
Available at the ROH box office
(603) 335-1992



GALLERY READING WITH ANTJE BOURDAGES

Rochester Main Street and Jetpack Comics are pleased to partner with the Rochester Opera House in hosting a Gallery Reading with noted medium Antje Bourdages as part of the September 19, 2015, Rochester Paranormal/UFO Festival. A true renaissance medium, Antje is a woman of many talents. In addition to helping clear people & places energetically, she helps people discover what lies beyond their awareness and connects them with their deceased loved ones and guides. Antje also assists people in spiritual/energetic balancing and healing through focused transformational energy work and life path advancement and consulting. Join us in the audience for an experience that you will not soon forget.

Other events that day include a "Haunted History Walking Tour" ($5 tickets must be reserved in advance through paypal at www.RochesterMainStreet.org ) at 11:00am and again at 3:00pm with medium Isabeau Esby and local historian Martha Wingate.  A free "Skywatch" (weather permitting) on Friday, September 18 at the Rochester Common with the NH Astronomical Society, lecturers and vendors at the Knights of Columbus Exhibit Hall, free movies at the Rochester Public Library, and special activities at participating businesses. For more information go to www.RochesterMainStreet.org .





COMMUNITY ARTS

Sat, Sept 19, 2015
Doors at 6:00 PM

Tickets: $10
Available at the ROH box office
(603) 335-1992



ROCKING BACK TO SCHOOL
with End 68 Hours of Hunger

Great Music & Great Company for a Great Cause

Join End 68 Hours of Hunger for a night of entertainment with performances by the lovely Katy White, folk & blues with Erinn Brown,  solo acoustic artist Tony Santesse, and Ezekialswheel.

Help us raise money to feed our students on the weekends!  Doors open at 6pm with a silent auction full of art, jewelry, decorative items, tablets and more.  All profits will support End 68 Hours of Hunger.


*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.






COMMUNITY ARTS

Fri, Sept 25, 2015
7:30 PM

Get Tickets: $22


The Freedom Cafe Presents
A COMEDY BENEFIT SHOW
       with "Ace" Hypnotist Steve Coppola


End Human Trafficking Through Comedy


Mind reading! Hypnosis! Hilarity! The Freedom Cafe is thrilled to host mentalist Richard Pierce and Ace Hypnotist, Steve Coppola, in a benefit show to remember. Both Richard and Steve have amazed audiences with their acts for years- we promise you will be talking about the incredible things they do for days after the performance! All proceeds from the event will go to funding the mission of Freedom Cafe: to end human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people. Join us for this fun awe-inspiring evening and help impact an important cause for our global and local community. There is also a chance to bid on items during a silent auction. Rated PG.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.






MAINSTAGE

Sat, September 26, 2015
7:30 PM

Get Tickets: $25


IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR: MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
    
    Starring TONY SANDS

Celebrate A Legend

Take a multi-media, musical journey through Sinatra's career... from the early days with Tommy Dorsey, to the bright lights of New York City, to the silver screen of Hollywood. With his extraordinary resemblance to Frank Sinatra, Tony Sands mesmerizes audiences with the same smooth voice and stage presence of Ol' Blue Eyes himself. Celebrate the songs and the life and times of the legendary music of Frank Sinatra. As well as touring across the United States with his multi-media Sinatra Tribute, Tony Sands has appeared on stage in Ol' Blue Eyes in Atlantic City NJ and Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  





MAINSTAGE


Fri, Oct 2, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $22/$20


An Evening With
MELANIE & FRIENDS


The Voice of a Generation


Melanie first attracted national attention when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock in the summer of '69. Relive the summer of love with an unforgettable night of songs and stories with folk legend Melanie, who became known as "The Female Bob Dylan." She has recorded over 30 albums and sold over 80 million records. She is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with passion and eloquence, write with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song.  Melanie is accompanied by her guitarist and son, Beau Jarred.

Sharing the stage with Melanie will be EVA, an international female folk group with roots in the USA, Ireland, and Australia. Kate Buckell, Liz Simmons, and Nicole Zuraitis blend captivating renditions of traditional and contemporary fold music with stunning three-part harmonies.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.






SPECIAL EVENT

Sat, October 3, 2015
7:00 PM

Tickets Available Online Only
Through WOKQ & The Shark
Click Here for Tickets


POSTCARDS FROM HEAVEN
    
with Maureen Hancock

Join Maureen Hancock at her hugely popular “Postcards from Heaven” as she delivers messages from your loved ones in spirit. Using light-hearted humor, Hancock creates a celebration of life and memories during her event. This is the most unique family reunion you will ever witness!

Maureen Hancock is an internationally renowned Spirit Medium, intuitive, teacher, lecturer, Holistic Healer, and author of the bestselling book, “The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer.”

This Special Event is hosted by WOKQ 97.5 FM and The Shark 102.1 & 105.3 FM .  

*Cash Bar.
*Patrons under 18 not admitted without an adult.

 





YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES

Sixteen Sessions
Tues & Thur, Oct 6-Dec 1, 2015
(No Class 11/26/2015)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuition: $225


YOUTH THEATRE SHOWCASE

Thur, Dec 3, 2015
6:00 PM

Tickets: $5
Available at the ROH box office
(603) 335-1992



YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES
     with Instructor Jennifer Batchelder


Bringing The Magic Of Theatre To Children!

Studying with the Viola Spolin "Theatre Games" method, students build confidence and self-esteem, enhance problem-solving, creative thinking and teamwork skills, and develop a foundation of self-reliance, responsibility and leadership. In a safe, nurturing theatrical environment, students will work on improvisation, character development, basic acting skills, stage movement, rehearsal protocol, scene writing and more; culminating in the presentation of an original piece at the Youth Theatre Showcase.

Award-winning actor Jennifer Batchelder has served as Music Director, Choreographer and Children's Theatre Director throughout New England and beyond. Teaching children's theatresince 1996, Ms. Batchelder has inspired legions of young performers in programs including Theatre Arts Excel and Vocal Excel for District 60 in Maine, Drama Director for the Henry Wilson Memorial School in Farmington, New Hampshire, and Youth Education Program Director for the Garrison Players in Dover, New Hampshire.

Download Youth Theatre Class Registration Forms


Registration forms are also available at the ROH box office: M/W/F 10am-5pm.
*Space is limited, early registration is advised.







FAMILY THEATRE

Friends & Family Night:
Thur, Oct 15, 2015
7:30 PM

Get Family Night Tickets: $16
No Discounts
(Pricing Includes $4 Ticketing Fee)

Performance Dates:
Fri & Sat, Oct 16 & 17, 2015
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Fri & Sat, Nov 6 & 7, 2015
Fri, Nov 15, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, Oct 17 & 18, 2015
Sat & Sun, Nov 7 & 8, 2015
Sun, Nov 15, 2015
2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
11:00 AM

Get Tickets: $22 Premium/$18
$12 age 12 and under
Limited Seating
(Pricing Includes $4 Ticketing Fee)



ARTS & EDUCATION SERIES

Thur & Fri, Oct 22 & 23, 2015
10:00 AM

Grades 5-12
(Approx. Running Time: 120 Minutes)

Reserve Tickets: $7
Call Martha in the box office
(603) 335-1992  Mon & Wed 10AM - 5PM
or email roh2@metrocast.net



Meredith Willson's
THE MUSIC MAN

Family Friendly Story for Every Generation!

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, TONY-Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain fall.

This award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to its quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards, including Ya Got Trouble, Till There Was You, Seventy-six Trombones and Good Night My Someone.

Director/Choreographer: Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors
Music Director: Tim Allen

The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tel.: (212) 541-4684  Fax: (212) 397-4684  www.MTIShows.com

    





MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Wed-Fri, Oct 28-30, 2015
8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 31, 2015
7:00 PM & 10:00 PM
 
Get Tickets: $18/$14 Students & Seniors


Richard O'Brien's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

Multimedia Rock Musical A Creative Triumph!

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure in this humorous satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940's to early 1970's. This dark comedic favorite tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, seeking refuge from a storm in the bizarre home of a mad transvestite scientist; Dr. Frank N Furter. The unsuspecting couple arrives just in time for Frank to unveil his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. 

An ROH Production directed by Danica Carlson featuring shadow acting with the original feature film combined with live music and a cast of fifteen.  Intended for adult audiences. 

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Sat, November 14, 2015
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24/$22


DIRTY DEEDS THE AC/DC TRIBUTE

Let There Be Rock!

Take an unpredictable thrill ride with the nation's number one AC/DC Tribute Band Dirty Deeds, back by popular demand. It's high energy and wild entertainment, when Dirty Deeds delivers the on stage antics and theatrics of AC/DC, one of the world's best rock and roll bands. With a reputation for detail, Dirty Deeds incorporates authentic props throughout the concert to produce the consummate AC/DC experience. Escape into pure rock n' roll for an evening of the timeless hits of the great AC/DC!

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







SPECIAL EVENT

Fri, November 27, 2015
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $75/$55/$45


LITTLE RIVER BAND
Presented by Rochester Opera House and First City Cars & Trucks


Hurry, Don't Be Late...

Famous for their mega hits Lonesome Loser, Lady, Cool Change and Reminiscing, the Little River Band, formed in Australia, soared to the top as one of the great vocal bands during the seventies and eighties. Touring internationally and headlining concerts across America, Little River Band stops on our stage to bring you these glorious, enduring hits and many more classics like It's A Long Way There and Take It Easy On Me.

With powerful vocals and guitar harmonies, the band set a record for remaining on the Top Ten chart for six consecutive years. BMI recognized Reminiscing, with over five million airplays, as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio. Lady follows close behind with over four million airplays. Hear these super hits live on stage.

*Cash Bar
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.








MAINSTAGE

Sat, Dec 5, 2015
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $22 Premium/$20



KASHMIR
   The Led Zeppelin Show

Killer Salute to Zeppelin Returns!

Kashmir transports Zep fans to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the stage. To re-create the experience of a 70's Zeppelin show, the band uses authentic vintage stage gear, costumes and special effects. Kashmir, the nation's number one Zeppelin Tribute Show features Jimmy Page's iconic double-neck guitar and John Bonham's unforgettable drum solos. Lead singer Jean Violet's dynamic vocal range and uncanny resemblance to Robert Plant wraps up the package with highlights, including Page's bow-neck guitar solo in Dazed and Confused and the hypnotic theremin during Whole Lotta Love.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







FAMILY THEATRE

Thur-Sat, Dec 17-19, 2015
7:30 PM

Sat & Sun, Dec 19 & 20, 2015
2:00 PM

Get Tickets: $22/$18
$12/Ages 12 & Under


ARTS & EDUCATION

Thur & Fri, Dec 17 & 18, 2015
Tues & Wed, Dec 22 & 23, 2015
10:00 AM

Grades 3-12
(Approx. Running Time: 90 Minutes)

Reserve Tickets: $7
Call Martha in the box office
(603) 335-1992 Mon & Wed 10AM-5PM
or email roh2@metrocast.net



A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Victorian Christmas Carol For All Ages!

Christmas isn't Christmas without revisiting the beloved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and the awakening of his long forgotten festive spirit. This ghostly tale of the Past, Present and Future is brought to life in this exciting new musical adaptation. Keeping true to the original text, it draws upon the themes of time, family and society's ills to warm even the coldest of hearts.

Bringing the atmosphere of Victorian Christmas traditions to the stage, this vibrant and joyous musical takes you on a journey of discovery. A journey where the true meaning of Christmas is found. With a cavalcade of colorful Dickensian characters and a ghostly quartet of guardians, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Filled with joy, laughter and heartbreaking moments, this new adaptation has something for everyone, both young and old.  Directed by Sharon Arsenault.

Book & Lyrics by Chris Blackwood
Music by Piers Chater Robinson
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
An Amateur Production by Arrangement with International Theatre and Music Limited
www.itmshows.com


   
  





MAINSTAGE

Sat, Feb 6, 2016
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $28 Premium/$25


DRAW THE LINE
The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show

"They ARE The Best" ~ Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler doppelganger Neill Byrnes, not only resembles the rock icon, but sounds just like him! Byrnes has the tone, the mannerisms and the attitude of America's favorite rocker. When Tyler met Byrnes, he was so impressed with his raw talent that he referred Byrnes to his own vocal coach. Boston-based Draw The Line has the character and feel of a genuine Aerosmith concert, when they slam out Aerosmith's outstanding hits; Dream on, Walk This Way, Crazy, Cryin', Dude Looks Like A Lady and many more. This wild rock show is a definite crowd-pleaser with lots of audience interaction.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.





MAINSTAGE

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $24/$22 Students & Seniors


R-RATED HYPNOTIST FRANK SANTOS JR.

Ridiculously Funny!

Get ready for R-rated hypnotist and innovative comedian Frank Santos Jr.  He's back on our stage by popular demand for a sixth season. Under his hypnotic spell, audience members are more than willing to follow Santos' every command...from awkward to outrageous...in the unpredictable, uproarious laugh-until-your-sides-hurt R-rated comedy show. You, your friends, and strangers across the room are all fair game awaiting the possibility of instant stardom.

No two shows are ever alike. With over twenty years' experience mesmerizing audiences, Santos' spectacular display of mind-bending antics will turn any skeptic into a fan!  Expect the unexpected with lots of audience participation in this fresh, energetic and unique act.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.





MAINSTAGE

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
8:00 PM

Get Tickets: $25 Premium/$20



THE SPIRIT OF JOHNNY CASH

The Man in Black Returns

Crowd pleasers Harold Ford and the Cash Band return to our stage for a fourth season to enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep Cash baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon. Ford, with The Cash Band, recreates the sound of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three. Laura Lucy joins Mr. Ford and the band as the captivating June Carter Cash. Ford possesses the stage presence and charisma reminiscent of Johnny Cash, lending the feel of a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. 

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


   






MAINSTAGE

Sat, Feb 27, 2016
8:00 PM  (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $22/$20


LA SANTA CECILIA

2014 Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album

Hailing from the City of Angels, La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, & world music, drawing inspiration from all over the world and utilizing Pan-American rhymes like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music.  Their unique sound and colorful passionate performances leave audiences mesmerized.

La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose "Pepe" Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007- named after the patron saint of musicians.

In 2013, the band released their major label debut Trienta Dias (30 Days),  which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on Losing Game. Now, just after their GRAMMY win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New. The album features a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles' iconic Strawberry Fields Forever.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Thurs, March 10, 2016
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $28 Premium/$24/$22


RAVE ON!
The Buddy Holly Experience

Celebrate a Legend!

Thrill to an electrifying, high-energy rock n' roll extravaganza featuring Billy McGuigan, America's premiere Buddy Holly Interpreter and dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. In this rock n' roll tour-de-force, Billy and the Rave On Band ignite the stage with favorite Buddy Holly hits like That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, True Love Ways and Rave On. Then, with an added crowd-pleasing twist, Billy as Buddy, celebrates the birth of an era as he pays homage to fellow rockers; Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

Across the country, Billy McGuigan appeared in over four hundred performances of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, breaking box office and attendance records. The talented artist received critical acclaim for his realistic, sincere portrayal of Buddy Holly and was crowned the "Preferred Buddy Holly" by writers and producers. After that success, Billy developed his exciting one-of-a-kind Rave On! tribute to a legend.

*Cash bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.







MAINSTAGE

Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Get Tickets: $34/$30



THE HIT MEN
Featuring Former Stars of FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS


Oh What A Night!


Gerry Polci and Lee Shapiro toured the world with Frankie Valli and sang lead vocals on the all-time Seasons' greatest hit... Oh What A Night. Spurred by the runaway success of Jersey Boys the Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical based on the Four Seasons' career, Polci and Shapiro decided to reunite. The former stars of the hit-making factory Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons, Polci and Shapiro are now touring as The Hit Men with a group of fellow A-list musicians from the 60s and 70s era.

The Hit Men includes an impressive line-up of musicians, who have performed and recorded with dozens of mega-stars: Jimmy Ryan (Carly Simon, Elton John, Jim Croce, Paul McCartney); Russ Velazquez (The Ramones, LL Cool J, Chicago); Lee Shapiro (Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, The Shondells); Larry Gates (Bon Jovi, Carol King, Phoebe Snow); Gerry Polci (Barry Manilow, Four Seasons).

Take a one-of-a-kind trip through the glory days of rock and roll with The Hit Men. Immerse yourself in the sounds of your favorite mega-hits of the era: songs from The Four Seasons' songbook like Rag Doll, Walk Like A Man, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Marianne and Sherry; plus Cat Stevens' Peace Train, Jim Croce's Leroy Brown, Carly Simon's You're So Vain and Tommy James Mony, Mony.


*Cash bar.
*Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.











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SUMMER HOURS: Wed & Fri Noon-5pm
BOX OFFICE: (603) 335-1992 
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