Tempting fate

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Fairy tales take on different meanings for adults. Just think: what would it be like for Snow White to remember her adolescent years? Stories once...

Good advice

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Comedian Eugene Mirman offers helpful hints and reminisces about summers in N.H. Eugene Mirman just wants to help. The Massachusetts-via-Moscow native, who currently provides the...

Applause for paws

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Above, Christine Dulong and Rosie Stage Force’s latest production puts dogs in the spotlight By Charlie Weinmann Kent Stephens needed an idea. The artistic director...

The art of the pitch

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At The Players’ Ring’s producers’ meeting, playwrights make a case for their shows By Jenn Hastings, photos by Michael Sterling Gary Locke was furious. The...

Taking notes, making jokes

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Paula Poundstone talks about Twitter, comedy, and being employed by 16 cats Words and illustration by Dylan Metrano Since the 1980s, Paula Poundstone’s brand of...

A joyful rhythm

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Liz Fowler is building a community around West African dance and drumming Words and photos by Charlie Weinmann  It’s late on a Thursday evening in...

Laugh lines

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Seacoast comedians have built a scene on community, friendly competition, and unexpected laughs By Adam D. Krauss Photos by Michael Behrmann An elemental fixture of the Seacoast’s music scene, Steve Roy...

Lucky break

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At the Seacoast Rep, an impressive staging of “Guys and Dolls” marks a new beginning by Minta Carlson  It’s fitting that the Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s...

The play’s the thing

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Seacoast actors and playwrights hone their craft with play reading series by Charlie Weinmann, photos by Jasmin Hunter Actors don’t often momentarily pause a Shakespearean production...

Turning the corner

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When Craig Faulkner resigned as artistic director of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre last October, it was the latest in a long line of difficulties for...

Light and dark

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C.J. Lewis gives a striking performance in “I Am My own Wife” by Minta Carlson I Am My Own Wife” follows the life of Charlotte...

Queens of style

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For Knate Higgins, drag is an art form, a “fun form of expression” that he’s been working in for close to a decade. Higgins is...

Party like it’s 1979

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If you’re feeling nostalgic for the bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, and disco clubs of the 1970s (or if you missed the ’70s entirely because you...

Caffeine and choreography

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The Neoteric Dance Collaborative is offering a glimpse into its choreographic process with a new series held at Sole City Dance in Somersworth. And it...

Musicals for all ages

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Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), a performing arts organization based in Portsmouth and Kittery, has two unique musicals starting later this month at The Players’ Ring....

Plays among the stars

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There’s an embarrassment of riches to be found on Seacoast stages every year, and 2015 is no exception. The new year offers a mix of...

New directions

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Jasmin and Todd Hunter are a Portsmouth power couple. Their power doesn’t come from money, brawn, or social status, but creativity. She’s a passionate photographer...

Soul work

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Jonathan Rockwood Hoar loves the effect theater can have on people — especially veterans. He’s the artistic director for Veterans in Performing Arts (VIPA), a...

Comedy and concert

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Above, Dan Blakeslee (photo by Michael Winters) A night of local comedy and concert, Welcome to 39, is set for Friday, Dec. 19, at 1130ft...

Christmas steals the stage

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Although there are a few non-Christmas shows in theaters, most area stages are currently consumed with holiday cheer. The most prevalent show, of course, is...

The show goes on

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The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is “out of immediate danger,” but interim managing director Kathleen Cavalaro says the theater still needs to raise funds to secure...