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December 12, 2017
Check out this year’s White Christmas reviews

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The reviews are in and White Christmas is a hit! With one more week of shows left, today, I thought I’d share some great reviews with you.

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December 12, 2017
Your White Christmas Questions Answered

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Pictured: Kate Loprest, David Elder, Jacob ben Widmar, Vanessa Sonon and the 2017 cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the musical at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH Photo Credit: Jay Goldsmith

I’ve been dreaming of a White Christmas for the last couple of weeks. Every time I see the show, I love it more and more. Today, as we enter the last week of this fabulous run, I know that there are some of you who haven’t gotten tickets to see this show yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the show, so I figured I’d answer them in today’s blog.

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December 11, 2017
Film discussion: 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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Maybe it’s the general tenor of the times, but I find myself surprisingly grumpy at the sound of Christmas music, especially those in heavy rotation like All I Want for Christmas (Is You) and Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime (which can induce Scrooge-like symptoms in the most seasonally well-adjusted among us).

Fortunately, I have the perfect antidote to Holiday Overload Syndrome in the form of a film called 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene. I’m a little worried that the overly descriptive title is a spoiler all by itself, but that can’t be helped.

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December 5, 2017
Tips to getting the best seats for White Christmas

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Pictured: Kate Loprest, David Elder, Jacob ben Widmar, Vanessa Sonon and the 2017 cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the musical at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH

Every morning for the last week, I’ve woken up singing one of the many charming White Christmas songs. This morning, The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing had me dancing around my apartment as I got ready for work pretending I was Judy Haynes. I can’t help it, the show is so good, that not only can I not leave after my welcome speech, I end up watching the entire show. I’ve seen it four times to date…

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November 30, 2017
Thank you to those who participated in our Annual Auction!

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To all who won items in our annual online auction this past November, congratulations - and thank you!  Thanks also to all of you who so generously donated items to the auction, and to our first ever Auction Sponsor, The Beach Plum. Your participation made this auction one of our most successful yet, raising over $50,000 that will support educational programming at The Music Hall.

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November 27, 2017
A Wilcox and Kane Partnership Brings 100 Veterans to White Christmas

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As the curtain rises on the tale of two former WWII platoon buddies teaming up with fellow veterans of the 151st Division to aid their retired General, 100 of New Hampshire’s esteemed veterans will be in the audience. Together, they’ll experience the magic, camaraderie, romance, and hilarity of this classic story. Thanks to the generous gift of Jim Teetzel of Wilcox Industries and Michael Kane of The Kane Company, Veterans Count received tickets to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to distribute to honored veterans for the Wednesday, November 29 performance.

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