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Backstage Blogging: Mary Poppins Specials

Backstage Blogging: Mary Poppins

Photo Credit: Gary Ng All good things must come to an end, but sometimes, they happen again! So, here I am, back at Ogunquit, back in the wonderful world of Mary Poppins, and back to share all the inside scoop with you! That’s right, Ogunquit has partnered with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, to present their beautiful production from the summer on the Music Hall stage. And what better time to perform a beloved Disney show about family then at the height of the holiday season?! Read More Read More
Comedy Star Juston McKinney Returns to The Music Hall Interviews

Comedy Star Juston McKinney Returns to The Music Hall

We are thrilled to welcome back Juston McKinney, a Music Hall all-star fan favorite. One of the Seacoast of New Hampshire’s acclaimed creative talents, the extraordinarily funny McKinney honed his craft performing stand-up in the comedy clubs of New York City. The New York Times has predicted that he is “destined for stardom.” Read More Read More
Film Discussion: The Congress Wildcard

Film Discussion: The Congress

In 1971, Stanislaw Lem, a prolific Polish science fiction writer, published a book called The Futurological Congress, a blackly funny book featuring one of his recurring characters, a man named Ijon Tichy. Tichy is attending the titular Congress (in Costa Rica) when he is hit by a stream of hallucinations and waking ups (that may also be hallucinations) so strong that he loses his sense of reality. (I’m giving you this information so you don’t think that the film is about the U.S. Congress; The Music Hall doesn’t show films about subjects that distasteful.) Read More Read More
Live Theater for Our Littlest Patrons! In Brief

Live Theater for Our Littlest Patrons!

We’re thrilled about the upcoming lineup for School Day Series, one of The Music Hall’s longest-running programs under our Explore + Learn banner. For the past 20 years, SDS has brought live theater to our littlest patrons, typically Pre-K to Middle School children from the greater Seacoast community. Read More Read More
Rising Star Brett Dennen Dishes on Life, Music, and Nature Interviews

Rising Star Brett Dennen Dishes on Life, Music, and Nature

If you make the time to listen to the songs on Brett Dennen’s latest work, Smoke and Mirrors, you will likely have difficulty sitting still. His songs, fast climbing on the Billboard charts, are lively and energetic. Brett has toured with John Mayer, Michael Franti, and Jack Johnson. His enthusiasm for music, his art, and his life on the road are apparent. He’s had a busy summer playing the festival circuit and shows no signs of slowing down. I was able to catch up with him in between shows. Here’s a snippet of that conversation. Please join us on Wednesday, October 22 in the Historic Theater as Brett makes his debut appearance in Portsmouth, NH! Read More Read More

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