A Gift to Remember

presented by
Franklin Footlight Theatre

December 7-8 & 13-15, 2019

On Christmas Eve, during a snowstorm, a group of strangers are on a train to Boston from Bangor, Maine, where the airport had been shut down due to the weather. Once they reach Boston, many of the passengers hope to make connections to various destinations across the United States.  However, the train develops engine trouble, and there are track problems ahead. The passengers are suddenly forced to disembark and take shelter in a small depot in New Hampshire. Understandably disappointed and dispirited, they try to make the best of things with little success at first. Eventually, however, they begin to bond, despite their circumstances. They even find themselves beginning to accept their fate by finding ways to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. 

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Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio

January 18, 2020, 7:30 pm

Putting a fresh spin on traditional Irish music, the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin' fiddle tunes and classic sing-alongs. Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. Their shows blend traditional Celtic music with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound.

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Joel Cage

Acoustic Rock Song Stylist.

February 8, 2020, 7:30 pm

You can’t compare Joel Cage to any other player – he stands alone. He inspires amazement. His command over his guitar is incredible – he’s an original – completely subsumed by the instrument. Joel puts on a show you are sure you will never see again. Every time.

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Makin’ Whoopie!
Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love and Marriage

Featuring Susan Poulin as Ida

February 29, 2020, 7:30 pm

Is your “happily ever after” in need of a little fine tuning? Ida to the rescue! The funniest woman in Maine returns with a show plumb-chucka-full of hilarious stories and down home advice on how to keep your marriage sweet, simple and easy. Well, she is a Certified Maine Life Guide, after all.

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

March 8, 2020, 7:30 pm

Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthty, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

"... I really didn't know what to expect. What I didn’t expect, though, was to witness one of the best live guitar performances of my life. But that’s exactly what happened.  -Trevor Lewis (Rochester City Newspaper)

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Footlight Theatre Production

March 19-22, 2020

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation.

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Introduction: The Chicago Experience

April 4, 2020, 7:30 pm

Introduction: the name of the first song of the first album, and the beginning of a musical legacy that spans five decades. Born of a deep admiration and respect for Chicago’s artists and their early music, this fantastic band will bring you not only the tremendous catalogue of Chicago’s music but a reminder of the times and events that shaped their lives and their writing. Introduction - The Chicago Experience, pays very careful attention to every musical and vocal nuance, to deliver what is the most memorable Chicago show of ANY Chicago tribute band in the United States and Canada!
Come see Introduction and join the Chicago Experience.

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New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

11th Annual Show!

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 pm

Made up of people of all ages and abilities playing a variety of acoustic instruments, the NH Fiddle Ensemble is a community training orchestra that teaches all the basics of performing and musicianship, both in the traditional manner (learning by ear) and using sheet music. The graduated parts allow musicians of all ages and various ability levels to play together in harmony. They all have a great time practicing together through the winter and then perform as a group in five April and May concerts.

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Durham County Poets

in concert

April 25, 7:30 pm

Hailing from Quebec, lead singer Kevin Harvey and his band are sonic shape shifters of the first order. Whether it’s blues, folk, soul, country, gospel or New Orleans swing, they purvey it with skill, aplomb and pure honesty.

“There's something about the Durham County Poets that leaves you feeling that everything might be OK in the world after all. There's a human spirit that lives in these people and their music is the medium that allows that spirit to roam free. ”
— Bill Hurley, Extended Play Sessions

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The Harp Twins

May 30, 2020, 7:30 pm

By mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits, HARP TWINS Camille and Kennerly Kitt have amassed over 1.6 million fans across their social media sites and over 95 million views on their YouTube music videos.

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Ticket Price Levels
Adult: 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.

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