There’s a chill in the air and strange spirits are lurking among us. Halloween is here! Looking for something to send shivers down your spine? Or just a fun way to spend the day with family and friends? Here are a few last-minute ideas for some Halloween treats in the Lakes Region… Continue reading
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for an amazing third season at its visionary campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to offer its professional summer lineup, as well as educational programs, youth camps, and community productions for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike! Continue reading
Ready to shake off the last remains of winter and welcome spring to the Lakes Region? The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be doing just that when it starts off its season with a dynamic performance by nationally recognized North Shore Acappella, a top ten finalist out of hundreds of contestants on NBC’s The Sing Off, to benefit a local community mental health center. Continue reading
With all the fun events happening in the Lakes Region over the next several days, folks of all ages will be warmed up and ready for Christmas! Whether it’s going out to soak up nature, shopping together, or going out to the theater, spend some down time with family this weekend just enjoying each other. That’s what the season is all about. If you’re in the mood for some great entertainment, here are just a few shows that will leave everyone in the holiday spirit… Continue reading
This weekend, the lakeside village of Meredith, NH will become a little more festive as The Mill Falls Marketplace transforms into a winter wonderland of old-fashioned holiday charm, while The Winnipesaukee Playhouse celebrates the season with a new twist on some well-loved classic Christmas tunes—with lots of laughs and good cheer! Continue reading
Put on your dancing shoes and step back in time for an elegant evening reminiscent of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, as the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is transformed into a ballroom for a night of Big Band music, dancing, and delectable refreshments to benefit a local charitable causes. Continue reading
Patrons enjoy a pre-show performance at “Busker Alley,” the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s outdoor amphitheater.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for a great second season at its new campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to offer its professional summer lineup, as well as educational programs, youth camps, and community productions for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike!
The Playhouse’s five-show professional season begins June 25th with The Foreigner by Larry Shue, “a farcical brew of misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mishaps,” followed by The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason, Any Other Name by George Brant, and Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson. Continue reading
The new main stage theatre of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse.
When the Winnipesaukee Playhouse moved from its small, storefront location in Laconia to its new one-of-a-kind performing arts campus in Meredith this past spring, the directors predicted a small increase in attendance for the first season in their new home. What they got was a show of support that far exceeded their expectations!
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse was founded in 2004, becoming so successful that it soon outgrew its intimate Weirs Beach theatre of 84 seats. With sights set on a bigger venue, the Playhouse assumed ownership of the former Annalee Doll Complex in Meredith in 2008, and put into action a plan to renovate the complex into a “Tanglewood type of setting” for their theatre and workshops. The 11-acre campus now boasts a state-of-the-art main stage theatre, nature trails, an outdoor amphitheater, picnic tables, and plenty of parking. Continue reading
Dan Roach and Amy Prothro in “It Had to be You” at The Barnstormers Theatre.
Although it’s almost time for “back to school,” there’s still a lot of summer still left to enjoy. Summer theatre is a long-standing tradition in the area, and our local Lakes Region playhouses are ending the season in style with top-quality performances that are sure to keep you warm well into fall!
Founded in 1931 by Francis Cleveland, The Barnstormers in Tamworth is one of the longest-running professional summer theatres in the country. The Barnstormers is now one of three Equity theatres in New Hampshire and is the only theatre in the world that maintains the summer theatre tradition of eight plays in eight weeks. During July and August, the theatre features plays that are considered the “gems of American and British theatre.” This weekend, guests can catch the final performances of the madcap comedy, It Had To Be You, which runs until August 18. Next week is the last show of the season—Larry Shue’s The Foreigner, running August 21-25. “The Foreigner is an amazing play that incorporates comedy, drama, farce and a hint of darkness,” says Artistic Director Bob Shea. Continue reading
Artist's rendering of the Winni Playhouse's new main stage theatre at the Meredith Campus.
After nearly two years of planning and fundraising, the new theatre at the Meredith Campus of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is on its way to becoming a reality. Construction on the new building, which will house the main stage theatre, began in the spring and is moving along without any delays this summer, bringing the entire campus project well past its halfway point.
The “Winni” Playhouse was founded in 2004, becoming so successful that it soon outgrew its current location, an intimate Weirs Beach storefront that seats 84. With sights set on a bigger venue, the Playhouse assumed ownership of the former Annalee Doll Complex on Reservoir Road in Meredith in 2008, and put into action a three-phase plan to renovate the complex into a “Tanglewood type of setting” for their theatre and workshops. Continue reading