Man of La Mancha written by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion

Original Production Staged by Albert Marre; Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

Produced by Hatbox Theatre.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece "Don Quixote," MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His

is presented by arrangement with

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays @ 2pm.


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Queen City Improv


Queen City Improv is Manchester's finest improv troupe, and they're bringing their act to the Capital City! Join QCI as they perform a night of goofs, gaffes, and laughs through a never before seen show-every night! Improvisational theater is made up on the spot, which means the games are planned but the scenes stories are not! What will they come up with next? Join us to find out!

2020: 1/24, 2/21, 3/20, 4/16 (Thu), 5/15, 6/4 (Thu), 6/25 (Thu), 7/12 (Sun @ 6:30pm), 8/9 (Sun @ 6:30pm).

Mostly Fridays @ 7:30pm (after March 2020, see above).

This is a BYOB event.


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Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard


This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Using only the most ordinary of objects, accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results.

The only show of its kind in the New England, audiences have traveled from throughout New England and beyond to experience sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, political spin, and more through the eyes of a “perceptual engineer” on his quest to explore distortion and guile. Audiences can expect a truly unique experience and insight into how remarkable human perception and interpretation can be!

Now in its 7th Season of monthly performances!

2020: 1/8, 2/12, 3/4, 4/8, 5/13, 6/3, 7/15, 8/12.

Wednesday @ 7:30pm


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July 24–August 2

Some Holiday written by Justin Scarelli; music & lyrics by Marina Altschiller and Justin Scarelli.

Rogue Productions.

Grace and Dan are college sweethearts, trying to pay the bills and settle into married life, when an unexpected pregnancy is thrown into the mix. Sam, a commitment-phobe, struggles when his boyfriend Chris reveals he has a child from a previous relationship. Tracy and Miles gave up their performer lifestyles for their son, but Tracy’s Broadway dreams are still calling. Some Holiday, an original musical written by Justin Scarelli, with music and lyrics by Justin Scarelli and Marina Altschiller, explores the thread that holds all of these relationships together: the uneasy, often humorous, endearing acceptance of becoming a parent.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.


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Hatbox Performance Lab

Produced by Hatbox Theatre.

Hatbox Theatre's educational series for theatre artists and the public looking to explore the theatrical arts and expand their capabilities. Each month we hold a two-hour (plus!) workshop on different topics including: lighting, sound, projections, costumes, design, acting, improv, directing, auditioning, publicity and more!

Free to Hatbox and CPC members. $10/adults; $7 seniors/students.

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 7pm:

Have you ever wondered what goes in to directing a production? Ever been curious about what directors look for at an audition or what is involved in casting a show? Maybe you've considered directing but you're not sure where to begin. Join us for a virtual performance lab with three of NH's most well known and experienced directors.

New World Theatre and Hatbox Theatre will be hosting a performance lab via Zoom on May 28th at 7pm. Please join us for a live conversation with Matt Cahoon, Bryan Halperin, and Gary Locke. They will discuss several areas of directing a production including challenges, pitfalls, and rewards. The conversation will be moderated by Donald Tongue. Following the conversation, we will host a live Q+A where you will have the opportunity to ask anything you'd like about directing. We hope you will join us for this exciting panel. Grab a ticket and sign up today - ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED DAY OF EVENT.

COMING SOON: Fundraising 101

Does your theater company struggle with raising funds? Are you looking for something beyond program ads to boost your revenue? Are you completely stumped as to how to even begin? Does the thought of asking for money terrify you? Then this workshop is for you. Presenter Katie Collins will go over simple fundraising basics from Annual Fund appeals to grant writing and, in the process, you’ll learn that raising money for something you’re passionate about can be enjoyable and even fun!

Katie Collins has been working nonprofit arts and culture fundraising and administration for over thirty years – fifteen of which have been spent as the Director of Development for the Capitol Center for the Arts. She is a proud member of the NH theater community and is looking forward to having you join her for a fun afternoon of fundraising tips and tricks.

2020: 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/18 (‘Shack), 8/15.


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Putting It Together: New Works


Produced by New World Theatre.

New World Theatre will present four new works at the Hatbox Theatre this season as part of our ongoing play development program. These productions will either be a staged reading or a workshop script-in-hand performance; with minimal staging, costumes, and props. Please join us and be a part of seeing a new play go from page to stage for the very first time.

2020: 1/19, 4/5, 7/26.

Sunday @ 6:30pm (quarterly).


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August 7–16

Scene Changes by Donald Tongue

New World Theatre.

"It's a Broadway traveling show, a theatrical purgatory, and the only reason any of us are here is because we failed to land a role in a production without wheels!" So explains Samantha Wheelwright, ex-Brit, star of stage and film, but whose faltering career has landed her in the role of Mrs. Cratchit in a traveling production of A Christmas Carol. Her co-star playing Bob Cratchit has taken ill and is in hospital in Burlington, VT. When the show arrives in Concord NH the producer is forced to hire a young local actor, Matthew Simmons, to fill in. This unlikely pairing immediately erupts into a colossal clash of wills as star-struck youthful enthusiasm slams headlong into mid-life cynical realism - and the scene changes.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.


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August 20-30

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Shakespeare Company by Alan Lindsay.

The Granite Playwrights.

An ambitious company of Shakespearean actors falls on hard times. Desperate to stay afloat, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Shakespeare Company rushes to stage a festival of five plays in five days. But Rose’s private feud with Biron, her former lover, threatens to bring the curtain crashing down on all their plans. Can Henry, the newly hired director, negotiate peace? Will upstart Nate or cynical Paula bump Biron and Rose from their lead roles? Do Mark and Cleo need the company more than the company needs them? And where will they get the money to make the show go on?

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.


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