Steven Prescod and Robert Tarango star in 'Feeling Through,' one of the Oscar-nominated short films available to stream via The Music Hall.

Top five things to do: April 16-18

Film, Music, Stage, Top Weekend Events
A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Enjoy the weekend safely with music, theater, dance, comedy, film, and more. Here are some highlights.

‘Godspell’ at the Seacoast Rep

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth opens a beloved musical starring a cherished local musician this weekend. Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell” runs April 15 to May 30, available to view in person at the theater or livestreamed from home. Stu Dias, singer and guitarist of Seacoast band Soggy Po’ Boys, stars as Jesus in this reimagined production. In-person tickets are $32 to $50; seating is socially distanced. Learn more here.

Truffle at The Stone Church

NOTE: Due to weather, this show has been moved to Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets have been going fast all spring at The Stone Church in Newmarket, and this weekend is no exception. Of the three concerts taking place there on Friday and Saturday, only Truffle’s afternoon show still has tables available — and just a few, as of this writing. The longtime local favorites play a soulful outdoor show on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. A table for four is $100; a table for six is $150 (tables for two are sold out). For more information, click here.

Sole City Dance: ‘Moving Forward’

Sole City Dance will present a concert-style evening of dance at the Rochester Opera House on Saturday. The show reflects the thoughts, feelings, and emotions experienced by the Somersworth-based organization’s dancers over the past year, as the pandemic turned the arts world upside-down. There are performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Theater seats are $12 to $16; the 7 p.m. show can be streamed live for a minimum contribution of $15. Learn more here.

Steven Rogers at The Music Hall

New York-based comedian Steven Rogers brings his latest stand-up routine to the stage of The Music Hall in Portsmouth for a live performance on Saturday from 8-10 p.m. A regular opener for Brian Regan, Rogers has performed on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” and at several major comedy festivals. He is also co-host of the popular podcast “Panic Attacking” with Andrew Schiavone. Tickets are $34. For more information, click here.

Oscar Nominated Shorts

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In advance of the 2021 Academy Awards ceremony, The Music Hall is inviting film fans to view some of this year’s Oscar Nominated Shorts from the safety of home. Viewers can choose from selections of animated, live action, or documentary shorts for $15, or watch them all for $40. Tickets are available through April 25; once purchased, viewers have 30 days to begin watching, and 72 hours to finish watching once they start. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.