ELF - The Musical

presented by Franklin Footlight Theatre

December 3-11

Socially-distanced reserved seating currently in effect

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

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Tall Granite Big Band

Franklin Area Lions Club fundraiser
for Health First Family Care Center

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Get into the SWING of things with the fantastic Tall Granite Big Band! Grab your two-tone shoes, turn back the clock and swing and stomp - or just relax - to the Tall Granite Jazz Band's smokin' horn harmonies and big-band beat! Organized in 2015, members are drawn from around the Granite State. On this evening the Franklin Area Lions Club brings them to Franklin to benefit Health First Family Care Center.

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Dueling Pianos

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Socially-distanced seating in effect

Dueling Pianos can be summed up in a single word: FUN.

Put two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people; the result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. With a musical repertoire ranging from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40, these entertainers engage the audience making them the star of the show. It only takes a song to have the audience shouting out requests, singing along to favorites, bantering with performers, and having the time of their lives.

sponsored by Grevior Furniture

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Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered

Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre
to Benefit the Opera House, presented by
Franklin Footlight Theatre

Purchase entire table for six and get 10% off!
PLEASE NOTE: for comfort and safety, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test will be required for all.

February 11-12, 2022

Wrap your presents and put on your party hats, because actors from Franklin Footlight Theatre are about to unveil a mystery show about an 80th birthday party attended by two feuding Irish families trying to get their hands on the Wild Irish Rose Whiskey recipe. Audience members will get to cheer and boo as the two feuding families go after each other.  Keep your eyes and ears open because someone will meet an untimely death, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime! 

Desserts supplied by Zeke's Sweets and Farm Dog Farm

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Jazzical ®

with Joel A. Martin

February 19, 2022

JAZZICAL® celebrates the union of classical composition and jazz innovation ignited with a fresh spirit all its own. JAZZICAL® creator Joel A. Martin captures the dynamic force of multiple cultures and influences, unleashing a kinetic energy that breaks down boundaries and yields whole new worlds of musical expression.

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Little Women

presented by Franklin Footlight Theatre

March 10-13, 2022

Based on the cherished novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women tells the story of the four March Girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they grow to adulthood in Civil War era New England. The girls endure hardships and privations, and eventually even a tragic loss, but their courage, their love for each other, and the strength of their family bond never fade. This adaptation stays very close to the original text and is especially popular with those who truly love the book. An evening with sensible Meg, headstrong Jo, quiet Beth and lively Amy makes a wonderful and moving theatrical experience for the whole family.

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A String Fling

March 26, 2022

A perfect way to welcome Spring! Three superb NH homegrown players join forces for an evening of sublime musical enjoyment. Audrey Budington on fiddle, Dan Faiella on guitar, and Scott Keifner on bass. 

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Durham County Poets

Soulful Folky Blues

April 9, 2022

The Durham County Poets are a lively, soulful group born out of the vibrant music scene of Ormstown, Quebec-Canada, a town that was once called County Durham. They stand out for their original blend of blues, gospel, and folk. With four acclaimed albums under their belt, including their latest effort, HAND ME DOWN BLUES (September 2019), produced by Bill Garret, they have made it to several "Best-of" lists and charted on satellite and community blues radio stations.

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New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

April 23, 2022
7:00 p.m.

An annual favorite event, the NH Fiddle Ensemble is a community training orchestra that allows musicians of various abilities and ages to play together in harmony. You'll see our stage packed with fiddle players, and other instruments, and enjoy tunes and songs of many styles: American, Irish, Scottish, Swing, Folk, Bluegrass, and more!

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Fiddlers Three
with High Range

May 14, 2022

Rescheduled from October

 Three seasoned performers, all with local connections - Ellen Carlson, Melissa Bragdon Caron, and Kathy Zimpfer Sommer - will "WOW" you in this concert to celebrate their latest recording project, backed by  the acoustic roots band "High Range." This performance is not just for fiddlers. These gals are inspired by the horns of Chuck Berry, the swing of Bob Wills, sultry violin, country twang, the energy of a contradance, and the hard driving sound of bluegrass.

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Pricing Information

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!

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