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March 20, 2018
Sharing the Theater Experience

I’m standing in the back of a sold out show in the Historic Theater. The crowd is rowdy until the lights go down to a chorus of “Shhhhs.” Then the stage lights come on and the dinosaurs come out and the audience fills with appreciative “Ooohs” and delightful chuckles. This is not your average Music Hall show but it is one of my favorite activities: I’ve come to watch a School Days Series matinee performance of Dragons Love Tacos and Other Story Books.

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March 5, 2018
Creating a Healthy Community

The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Historic Theater for two nights this month on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15. A unique, exhilarating, and provocative exploration of the mountain world, the films take you to some of the world’s most captivating and breathtaking mountain environments. This popular festival has called our theater home for the last two decades and has served as a fundraiser for one of our longest community partners, Goodwin Community Health.

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February 22, 2018
Sharing Stories and Song

Umalali with AIR Girls Jan. 2018

Students from Arts in Reach, an organization empowering teenage girls through mentoring and the arts, met the performers of Umalali and the Garifuna Collective prior to their performance at the Loft on January 19. Performing traditional songs from a community that is struggling to maintain its unique language, music, and traditions in the face of globalization, the Garifuna Collective has made it their mission to preserve and share the threatened music of their community.

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February 16, 2018
Join One of Our Real Life Social Networks

Did you know that The Music Hall offers a number of social clubs in addition to shows? “We want to engage with our members and patrons in new ways,” said Alexis Hahalis, Membership Coordinator. “These clubs are a great chance to get to know you better.” From learning about operas, films, and literature, to providing first looks and insider access at Seacoast hotspots across the region, these clubs provide the opportunity meet new people and connect with old friends.

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January 31, 2018
Here’s to our next 140 years!

Music Hall Marquee

For those of you who read this blog regularly, you know that I love to celebrate just about anything. So this past weekend, when I learned that our Historic Theater was celebrating it’s 140th Birthday, I knew exactly what this blog was going to be about. Can you believe our lovely pink lady is almost a century and a half old?

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January 9, 2018
Help The Music Hall and the environment

Hannaford Bag for a Cause

This month, we are so fortunate to be chosen by our local Hannaford Supermarket (800 Islington St, Portsmouth), to be the recipient of their Bags for a Cause program. This fabulous program is super easy to participate in. All you have to do is go to the Hannaford on Islington Street and purchase the reusable bag pictured above. Each bag purchased this month, equals a dollar donation to us here at TMH.

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