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The Wanderer (Rock n' Roll Redemption)
May
17
to Jun 17

The Wanderer (Rock n' Roll Redemption)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Redemption tells the story of Dion DiMucci, (Dion and Belmonts) the Hall of Fame musician from the Bronx, who took on the Mob, the music business, and his own personal demons to become one of the legendary voices of the Rock and Roll era. The show features all of Dion’s hit songs including Runaround Sue, I Wonder Why, Teenager in Love, Abraham, Martin & John, and The Wanderer. Connecticut Premiere! (Not to be mistaken for other similar shows.)

Presented at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, CT.

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Creative Team

Semina DeLaurentis◊ - Director

Janine Molinari◊ - Choreographer

Daniel Husvar - Scenic Designer

Johnna Fettinger - Costume Designer

Matthew Guminski - Lighting Designer

Matt Martin - Sound Designer

T. Rick Jones* - Stage Manager

Ray Westphal - Assistant Stage Manager

* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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Lonely Planet
Feb
3
to Mar 4

Lonely Planet

In a revival to commemorate its 25th anniversary, Lonely Planet tells the story of two friends during the height of the AIDS epidemic in America. While Carl is able to see beyond the confines of Jody’s map store, Jody refuses to acknowledge what’s happening outside. In Lonely Planet, playwright Steven Dietz crafts a humorous and touching play about friendship, loss, and hope.

Presented at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA in association with the Boston Center for American Performance.

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Creative Team

Steven Dietz - Playwright

Jim Petosa◊ - Director

Jeffrey Petersen - Scenic Designer

Becca Jewett - Costume Designer

Matthew Guminski - Lighting Designer

Zachary Rice - Props Manager

Brian M. Robillard* - Stage Manager

Elizabeth Ramirez* - Assistant Stage Manager

* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act
Jan
27
to Mar 3

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

In apartheid South Africa, where intimate interracial relationships are illegal, a black man and a white woman share more than just their love, baring all in the face of oppression and uncertainty. Athol Fugard’s Statements is a remarkable love story that stands as a strident reminder of the intolerance and cruelty of a not-so-distant past. Contains nudity.

Presented at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA in association with the Boston Center for American Performance.

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Creative Team

Athol Fugard - Playwright

Jim Petosa◊ - Director

Jeffrey Petersen - Scenic Designer

Becca Jewett - Costume Designer

Matthew Guminski - Lighting Designer

Zachary Rice - Props Manager

Brian M. Robillard* - Stage Manager

Elizabeth Ramirez* - Assistant Stage Manager

* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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Unveiled
Jan
10
to Jan 28

Unveiled

Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.

Presented at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA in association with the Boston Center for American Performance.

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Creative Team

Rohina Malik - Playwright

Logan Pratt - Stage Manager

Matthew Guminski - Lighting Designer

Jeffrey Petersen - Scenic Designer

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Curse of the Gay Bride (Concert Version)
Oct
20
12:00 AM00:00

Curse of the Gay Bride (Concert Version)

Rochester Opera house presents the Curse of the Gay Bride in Concert! (Same Show; Different Name)

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The Show runs October 20th - October 31st.

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Curse of the Gay Bride combines a rock show, theatre, and comic book art to create distinct and unique cartoon-ish musical theatre that you won’t soon forget!  

The “past” sets the stage for the “present" as two girls form a beautiful connection that ends in tragedy.  High school friends Edna, Chloe, Hairy, and Thad stumble into a night of rock music that can raise the dead!  One fateful Halloween night leads to a very unconventional “Monsters Ball” that becomes the first night of the rest of their lives!

“The conceptual staging of the play incorporates a comic book background displayed on screen behind the actors. This brings about a unique dimension that helps tell the story and create impact at just the right times… The storyline can be intense at times. A lovely young girl is killed in the show. But the sadness of the death is replaced by a chance at a new life and a love that comes very unexpectedly. So there are underlying themes of love choices, life choices, and evil that play out but they are presented with just enough humor so that the show does not become dark.” — Karen Nowosad from Newark Theater Examiner.

“Rather than settle for only heavy winking and pure camp, the show treats its teen characters with respect and affection throughout the wild ride. Wanting the best of both worlds — reality and horror fantasy — Gay Bride has its crazy cake and eats it gluttonously.” — Rob Lester from TalkinBroadway.com

“Gay Bride hilariously sends up all the conventions of teen horror films, giving the protagonists free reign to explore their sexuality before it’s wrapped up in a frantic finale that means you’ll never think of Shaggy and the Wolfman in the same way again!” — Phil Willmott from Attitude.

Curse of the Gay Bride is a classic story of unrequited love with a great rock score, awesome animation, and a bitter twist that will have you laughing all night long.  This swinging, grooving, and grinding Comic-Book Rock-Musical is a must see this Halloween!

 

The Design Team Includes:

Director/Choreographer: Danica Carlson

Music Director: Billy Butler

Scenic Design: Dane Leeman

Projection/Cartoon Design: Dan Drew

Lighting Design: Matthew Guminski

Costume Design: Danica Carlson

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Ghost the Musical - NY Regional Premiere
Oct
13
to Oct 29

Ghost the Musical - NY Regional Premiere

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About The Show

Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg made GHOST one of the biggest hit films of all time. Now the Oscar-winning film comes alive on stage in a smart, funny, suspenseful and romantic musical for the whole family. Or just a great date night!

With a fresh pop/rock score by Grammy winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”), GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

Get ready to fall in love again with the story you know and the characters that made the film one of the most romantic movies of all time. With a big heart and even bigger laughs, this musical gem is “out of this world”!

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High Society
Jun
28
to Jul 15

High Society

Director: Clayton Phillips

Scenic Designer: Melissa Shakun

Lighting Designer: Matthew Guminski

Sound Designer: Thom Beaulieu

Costume Designer: Lori McGinley

Choreographer: Bryan Knowlton

Music Director: Judy Hayward

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Professional Company Presents

High Society
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
 
Romantic entanglements set to Cole Porter’s glorious music
 
High Society is Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical based on both The Philadelphia Story and the film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Tracy Lord, a wealthy socialite, is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. When charming tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. As the day of the wedding draws closer, who will the bride choose? You're invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it's going to be! Featuring hit songs including "Let’s Misbehave," "Just One of Those Things," "True Love" and the unforgettable "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

PERFORMANCES:

Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Matinees at 2pm on June 29th, July 6th, July 10th
o Sunday performances
No performances on Monday,
uly 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th

Tickets from $20-34

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For groups of 20 or more, contact lesley@winniplayhouse.org

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BRING IT! Live
Jun
24
to Aug 20

BRING IT! Live

I will be returning to work with Mills Entertainment and A&E Entertainment to design 2017s Bring It! Live Tour.

The tour with travel across the United States spanning 28 states and feature equipment by Robe. Lighting, Martin Lighting, and Vari-Lite. All controlled by a High End Systems Hog 4.

BRING IT! LIVE SUMMER 2017

Over 70,000 enthusiastic fans celebrated “Bring It! Live” during the sold-out 2016 tour. Summer 2017 brings a NEW tour with hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen routines featuring Miss D and fan favorites from the Dancing Dolls.

Don’t miss the summer’s hottest tour that fans gave a 4.8 out of 5 rating in 2016. Consider Bring It! Live brought!!

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2017 TOUR DATES

June 24th // Baton Rouge, LA
June 26th // Shreveport, LA
June 29th // Atlanta, GA
June 30th // Jacksonville, FL
July 1st // Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 2nd // Tampa, FL
July 5th // Savannah, GA
July 6th // Charlotte, NC
July 7th // Norfolk, VA
July 8th // Norfolk, VA
July 9th // Baltimore, MD
July 12th // Washington D.C.
July 13th // Newark, NJ
July 14th // Brooklyn, NY
July 15th // Boston, MA
July 16th // Philadelphia, PA
July 18th // Reading, PA
July 20th // Indianapolis, IN
July 21st // Cleveland, OH
July 22nd // Cincinnati, OH
July 23rd // Detroit, MI
July 26th // Minneapolis, MN
July 27th // Milwaukee, WI
July 28th // Chicago, IL
July 29th // Akron, OH
July 30th // St. Louis, MO
August 2nd // Pittsburgh, PA
August 3rd // Louisville, KY
August 4th // Memphis, TN
August 5th // New Orleans, LA
August 6th // San Antonio, TX
August 8th // Austin, TX
August 9th // Dallas, TX
August 12th // Phoenix, AZ
August 13th // Riverside, CA
August 16th // Los Angeles, CA
August 17th // Sacramento, CA
August 18th // Oakland, CA
August 20th // Seattle, WA

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jun
14
to Jun 24

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Director: Timothy L'Ecuyer

Scenic Designer: Dan Daly

Lighting Designer: Matthew Guminski

Sound Designer: Thom Beaulieu

Costume Designer: Chelsea Kerl

Hair and Make Up Designer: Nick Cochran

Choreographer: Bryan Knowlton

Music Director: Shoshana Seid-Green

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Professional Company Presents


The Rocky Horror Show
By Richard O’Brien
 
Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!
 
The show that launched the movie that became a cult phenomenon!  It follows a young, naive couple, Brad and Janet, as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night.  There they encounter “sweet transvestite” Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other zany characters.

PERFORMANCES:

Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Midnight performance on June 17th
Matinee at 2pm on June 19th
o Sunday performances

Tickets from $20-34

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For groups of 20 or more, contact lesley@winniplayhouse.org

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George and Gracie: The Early Years
Feb
9
to Mar 5

George and Gracie: The Early Years

A nostalgic and hilarious look back at the early years of the famous husband and wife comedy team: George Burns and Gracie Allen.

After sending audiences into hysterical laughter in IT HAD TO BE YOU (Seven Angels Season ’08-09) R. Bruce Connelly (Say Goodnight Gracie) and Semina De Laurentis (the original Sr. Mary Amnesia – Nunsense) reunite on Seven Angels stage to bring to life the unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen in this special theatrical event just for Seven Angels.

George and Gracie were one of the most successful comedy teams of all time. George, one of comedy’s best straight men who ever walked the earth, and Gracie, the ditzy lady with her own sense of logic delighted audiences for years on radio and TV. Countless such acts came before them and plenty after them, but few are as memorable as this pair.

Come join George and Gracie, their neighbors Blanche and Harry and other memorable guests as Bruce, Semina and cast pay homage to the comedic idols who influenced and inspired them with their impeccable comic timing and zaniness

The production of GEORGE AND GRACIE: THE EARLY YEARS is to benefit Seven Angels Theatre educational and the High School HALO Awards programs.

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2017 NH Theatre Awards
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

2017 NH Theatre Awards

Best Lighting Designer - Professional

Cabaret - Winnipesaukee Playhouse - Graham Edmonson

Peter and the Starcatcher - Winnipesaukee Playhouse - Matthew Guminski

The King And I - Weathervane Theatre Players - Christopher Carter

The Waltz - WInnipesaukee Playhouse - Thom Beaulieu

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Peterborough Players - Kevin Frazier


It's a pleasure to announce I've been nominated for a 10th time (8 Wins) as Best Professional Lighting Designer at the 15th annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards. My nomination is for Peter and the Starcatcher which I designed June of 2016 at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Its an honor and a pleasure to be nominated with four other talented LDs.

Awards are Saturday January, 21st at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord NH.

"The NH Theatre Awards will showcase the state's remarkable achievements and exceptional talent in locally produced theatre and will encourage, stimulate and recognize creative excellence and exceptional dedication among the players, producers, writers, directors, designers and technicians who bring theatrical magic to the small stages of the Granite State."

 

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