Party like it’s 1979


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 weren’t born yet), the Rochester Opera House can help you.

From Jan. 15 to 31, the Opera House will stage “8-Track: The Sounds of the ’70s,” a Broadway musical featuring close to 50 songs from the disco decade. The theater will transform into a retro club with cabaret seating, a cash bar and snacks, and audience members can dance with the cast while a live band performs onstage.

The Rochester Opera House production is directed by Anthony Ejarque and Danica Carlson, with music direction by Adam MacDougall. It stars actors and singers from around the Seacoast. Featured tunes include “Staying Alive,” “Le Freak,” “The Hustle,” “Car Wash,” “Brick House,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Get Ready,” and many others.

There are evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for cabaret seating, or $16 for balcony seating. For tickets, call 603-335-1992, or stop by the Opera House at 31 Wakefield St. in Rochester, or visit