We are thrilled to share a project that we have been working on with author and historian J. Dennis Robinson and filmmaker Jay Childs (Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket), who together produced eight short video chapters of The Music Hall’s history. These are perfect companions to the definitive history book authored by Robinson, Music Hall: How a City Built a Theater and a Theater Shaped a City.

The video series weaves together the history of Portsmouth, the musical roots in the community, past performers on our stage, and prominent local figures.

Chapter 1: Make a Joyful Noise

Chapter 2: Lewd Amusements in Town

Chapter 3: Those Lively Lyceum Lectures

Chapter 4: Opening Night 1878

(available Wed, June 23)

For the full story and a peek behind the curtain, pick up your copy of Music Hall: How a City Built a Theater and a Theater Shaped a City

By J. Dennis Robinson
Available Now!

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