An Evening of Yankee Humor
with Rebecca Rule
and Fred Marple
presented by Franklin Opera House
at Franklin Public Library
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Rebecca Rule has been telling stories in New England, especially NH, for more than thirty years. She hasn’t visited every town in the Granite State but has found her way to many of them — speaking at libraries, historical societies, church groups, and charitable organizations. She likes collecting stories because “they’re free and you don’t have to dust them."
Yankee humorist Fred Marple has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, on the radio, at town halls, church basements, and the homes of most of his friends, usually right around dinner time. Fred’s humor columns have appeared in Yankee Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, and many others. Fred is a graduate of the Frost Heaves Academy and the East Coast School of Knife Sharpening and Carburetor Repair.
Franklin Footlight Theatre presents
at Franklin Middle School
April 11-14, 2024
Nunsense is habit-forming! This riotous show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). With over 5000 productions worldwide, it's newly updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements, and a brand new song.
Spring Gala Event with
the Scott Spradling Band
at the Franklin Elks Lodge
Saturday, April 27, 2024
ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY
Sales end April 20!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Join us for some Medieval Merriment as we celebrate another year of Franklin Opera House programs and cast a hopeful glance forward to reopening as soon as possible. Some of our Friends from the neighboring Kingdom of Footlight will be joining us in the Great Elk Hall for a rousing good time.
Be sure to get tickets for their summer production of “Spamalot”!
There will also be some great items available in our raffle, and with admission you'll receive one complimentary raffle ticket!
Your Meal Includes salad, sides, rolls, main course (roast turkey or stuffed shells), dessert & a complimentary ale, wine or soda from the bar. Each Lord or Lady will receive their drink medallion upon check-in.
After dinner, Scott Spradling brings his tremendous "modern big band" (with lots of horns!) playing the mega hits you’ve heard on the radio over the years – from the 50’s to the 90s. Enjoy tunes from Chicago, Billy Joel, Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Huey, and more!
Sit back and enjoy the show, or feel free to get up and dance! All proceeds benefit the Franklin Opera House.
FHS Players presents
Mean Girls - High School Version
at Franklin Middle School
May 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm
May 4 & 5 at 2:00 pm
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Adapted from Tina Fey's hit 2004 film, Mean Girls was nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards. This queen-bee took Broadway by storm and has joined the musical in-crowd.
Currently we do NOT charge extra ticketing fees, although we do absorb those fees. The price you see is the price you get.
Ticket Price Levels
General: ages 21-55
Senior: over age 55
Student: ages 14-20
Child: under age 14
Group Discounts often available for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for details.
If you are unable to print your tickets, don't worry! You can call or send us an email and we'll print them for you. Or you can show us the tickets on your phone, if you are able to. Or just give us your name at the box office when you arrive for the show and we'll print them on the spot!