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“Music Gala Fundraiser for the North Conway Library: An Afternoon of Live Music on Sunday, Dec. 17 with Mary Bastoni”

The North Conway Public Library invites you to a wonderful gala event on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. featuring singer Mary Bastoni and pianist John Waldie. Mary’s versatile vocal style ranges from classic to contemporary and she will bring iconic female vocalists to life on stage that afternoon, along with John Waldie’s skilled performance at the piano.

The afternoon kicks off with a cocktail party at 4:00 p.m. at the M&D Playhouse.  Guests will enjoy a fantastic array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, along with a selection of wine and beer. The magnificent buffet of appetizers and desserts will be prepared and donated by the best local chefs; wine will be donated by the White Mountain Winery and the beer will be donated by Tuckerman Brewing Co.

At 5:00 p.m. Mary Bastoni will present modern classics by iconic female vocalists such as Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, and many more.

The Music Gala is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors, to sample terrific food, and listen to beautiful music, all to support your local library.

Tickets are $40, including appetizers and desserts, open wine and beer bar.  Get your tickets now as we are sure that this wonderful gala event, which is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library, will sell out.

Tickets are available at the library and need to be purchased ahead of time. To make a reservation, call the library at 603-356-2961.

Tickets can also be purchased online with a credit card on the library’s website at NorthConwayLibrary.com .

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The North Conway Public Library, “Mount Washington Valley’s Free Community Library,” is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public. Its mission is to provide stimulating books, resources and services that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Visit NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

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FRYEBURG ACADEMY PRESENTS GODSPELL 2012

Fryeburg Academy presents its 2017 All-School Musical, Godspell 2012, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:00 pm. Injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements, Godspell 2012 is a masterful retelling of the original musical sensation. Godspell was the first major musical theater offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Pre-order online at fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.

M&D Playhouse Presents 84 Charing Cross Road

84-charing-cross-roadIt all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene’s sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.

M&D Playhouse is pleased to present 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, the second production in our 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships. The production will be presented February 16- 26, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway. 

Written by Helene Hanff and adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans, this wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen.  This production is directed by Ken Martin.

Enjoy food and beverages from or Culture Café during the performance.  The Café opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.

To reserve seats please visit our website at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Artist Reception and a Performance of The Dixie Swim Club

On Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m., prior to M&D Playhouse’s performance of “The Dixie Swim Club,” an artist reception will be held for local artist Sandi Poor.

Poor, a member of the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association and artist in residence at the Ellis River Art Gallery in Jackson, has been a student of watercolors for the past seven years, and became a “Juried Artist” with the MWV Arts Association in 2013. She has exhibited at The Met, Darby Field Inn, the Bernerhof Inn, and Conway Library. Self-taught, Poor has attended many local and nationally acclaimed workshops, and participates in Friday Painters Group.

Poor’s passion for drawing and painting began at an early age, with the arts being an important part of her life. She finds watercolor to be the best medium for expressing her love for all things artistic, and is fascinated by the transparency and blending of colors that allows her spontaneity and control. Many of her projects begin with sketching to determine values, composition and colors. Poor enjoys painting a myriad of subjects including landscapes, flowers, figures, and most recently, musical themes. Semi-retired as a healthcare consultant, Poor has pursued her life-long dream of becoming an artist, and works to continue her growth, knowledge and technical abilities in watercolor with ongoing workshops and fellowship with other artists.

There is no cost to attend the reception, which will offer refreshments and a cash bar. However, tickets for “The Dixie Swim Club” should be booked ahead to ensure a seat. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For more information, contact (603) 733-5275 or visit mdplayhouse.com.

M&D Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of its Theatre Arts Studio (TAS), with a lineup of fall curriculum.

M&D Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of its Theatre Arts Studio (TAS), with a lineup of fall curriculum. Taught by some of the area’s most renowned and respected actors, directors and performers – including Mary Bastoni-Rebmann, Rich Russo, Kevin O’Neil, Carol Hanson, and Jane Wilcox Hively – TAS classes and workshops aim to encourage the love for and art of acting for all ages and levels of experience.

The fall semester begins on Wednesday, September 14th, with two six-week “Fundamentals of Acting I” classes for both adults and youth, taught by NH Theatre Awards 2016 Best Actor award recipient, Kevin O’Neil. The semester continues on Saturday, September 24th with Mary Bastoni-Rebmann and Rich Russo offering back-to-back workshops on successful auditioning strategies and techniques for musical theatre and stage. Additionally, there will be classes offered on the art of improvisation, a theatre appreciation class, and a class for actors ages 5-7 showcasing their creativity with a performance for parents.

As stated by Cindy Sauerwein, chair of M&D’s educational committee, “Now that the Theatre Arts Studio has its own dedicated space to promote the learning of theatrical arts for all ages, TAS and M&D Playhouse are excited to provide a respite from busy lives, encourage imagination, and allow the growth of creativity in a safe and nurturing environment. The theatrical arts are important in today’s world, it’s stressful living in this age of non-stop information fed to us by our smartphones – especially for our children.”

Registration for the fall classes and workshops is now open. Further information can be found by emailing info@mdplayhouse.com, visiting www.mdplayhouse.com, or calling the theater at (603) 733-5275.

M&D Playhouse presents “The Last Five Years”

M&D Playhouse will be presenting “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown as directed by Mary Bastoni, and starring Matt West and Emy Holden (of Fryeburg, Maine), Thursday through Saturday, June 9 to 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein (West), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt (Holden), a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance and can be ordered by called (603) 733-5275 or visiting www.yourtheatre.com.

Wait Until Dark Directed by Rich Russo

M&D Productions presents Wait Until Dark, Thursday through Saturday, October 22 – November 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Your Theater,  Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.

Frederick Knott’s thriller, as directed by Rich Russo and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, is the story of Susan Hendrix (Melissa O’Neil), a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with diamonds. Harry Roat (Dan Tetreault), a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susan into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susan and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susan navigates through her sightless world in 1944 Greenwich Village. Other local actors to appear in the show include: Ryan Orlando as Sam Hendrix, Bob Rowe as Sergeant Carlino, Eric Jordan as Mike Talman, and Sara Tetreault as Gloria.

On opening night, Thursday, October 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a reception for local MWV Arts Association artists: J.P. Goodwin, Joyce Desmarais, and Laura Thompson.

Prior to the Friday, October 23 performance of Wait Until Dark, audience members will have the opportunity to eat delicious appetizers, and learn about film noir from the Conway Daily Sun’s film and theatre critic, Alec Kerr. Following the performance, cast and crew members will be available in the lobby for a meet and greet.

Pre-show events are free, however, tickets for the show are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.yourtheatre.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Enjoy food and beverages from the theater’s Culture Café during the performance.  The Café opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.

For more information on M&D Productions visit our website or call us at (603) 733-5275.

Arts in Motion Theater Company presents Shtick

Arts in Motion Theater Company announces Shtick, a dramatic comedy directed by Tatiana Zaharova on stage at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway Village.

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Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased online, at the door or reserved by calling 603-356-0110.

For more information please visit artsinmotiontheater.com

Children’s Summer Theater Series at the Theater in the Wood

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is hosting IMPACT’s  Children’s Summer Theater Series at the Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH. Performances will be every Friday at 10:00am (doors open at 9:30am) from June 26-August 14. Tickets are $7.50 per person, or $40 for a seasons pass. Children ages 3 and under are FREE.

IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. Each summer Believe in Books Literacy Foundation partners with Jean’s Playhouse and IMPACT to bring the Children’s Summer Theater Series to the Theater in the Wood. The company writes and performs eight children’s musicals every summer, and all promise a good time for both adults and kids! Kids will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors!

 

The Schedule:

June 26: Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

July 3: The Pied Piper of Hamelin 

July 10: Puss in Boots 

July 17: Arabian Nights 

July 24: The Three Little Pigs 

July 31: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Aug 7: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 

Aug 14: Pinocchio 

This program is one of many that the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has created to reach the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters through education and healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

Upcoming Shows at M&D Productions

 

Enjoy a variety of upcoming shows and events at M&D Productions!

Looking for a romantic night out with your special someone for Valentine’s Day?

M&D Productions presents Love Letters written by AR Gurney, starring Rich Russo and Karen Gustafson. The actors will read together, unrehearsed, hand-written letters shared between two people over the course of a lifetime.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include complimentary champagne, chocolates from Bavarian Chocolate Haus, and a single stem rose on behalf of M&D’s board of directors.

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

Starring Ken Martin as Barney Cashman, Brenda Berry as Elaine Navazio, Tracy Orlando as Bobbi Michelle, and Elaine Farrar Kondrat as Jeanette Fisher. Directed by Christopher Bellis.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Join us for the 5th Annual Oscar Party on Sunday, February 22nd at 7pm, hosted by local film and theatre critic, Alec Kerr.

Don your evening wear or come as your favorite actor or character, but be prepared for paparazzi! Fabulous prizes from Mt. Valley Mall Cinemas, M&D, Starbucks and more.

Food provided by Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro.

Tickets are only $15.

M&D would also like to announce that due to director scheduling conflicts, the upcoming performances of Toil & Trouble and Death of A Salesman have swapped performance dates. Toil & Trouble will run Thursday through Saturday, April 9 through 25 and Death of A Salesman will run Thursday through Saturday, May 14 through 30.

For more information about this or any of our upcoming events, call the box office at (603) 733-5272 or visit our website at http://www.yourtheatre.com

Christmas in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH

Plan Your Christmas in the Mt. Washington Valley, with these helpful hints!

Events

Dining

  • December 18 from 5:30-9pm.  Locals Holiday Party Snowvillage Inn  Four course dinner for $30.  Reservations requested at 603-447-2818
  • December 24 Snowvillage Inn Christmas Eve Dinner.  See the menu here!
  • December 25 Mountain View Grand Hotel will be having a Christmas Breakfast Buffet from 7am to 12pm. Ages 13 and older will be $15, ages 6 – 12 will be $8 and children 5 and under dine free.
  • Stonehurst Manor – Plan your Christmas Party for 6 or more at $23 pp for 3-course dinner including tax and gratuity.
  • December 25 Stonehurst Manor Christmas Day Holiday Dinner Menu will be served from 4 – 8 pm.