The Goffstown Theatre Company at Goffstown High School will present a comedy night, Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors. For details, contact Lee Mannion at the high school, 497-4841.
Thursday July 21 Goffstown Summer Theater will be in Goffstown Village for their annual one hour long musical theater Cabaret on the Common at 7pm. This will serve as a great warm up for our full-show-length Song and Dance Revue on Saturday at 7:30 at the GHS Hieber Theater.
Friday July 22 Goffstown Summer Theater presents a Disney Double Feature! Our Summer Theater Camp casts will perform Disney's Mulan Jr. and Aladdin Kids at 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $5 general admission. Performances are in the air conditioned Hieber Theater at Goffstown High School.
Saturday July 23 Goffstown Summer Theater closes its successful season with a full-show length Song & Dance Revue showcasing some of your favorite songs from our shows the past three years, as well as some new and exciting repertoire we are trying out. Don't miss out on your last opportunity for great theater in Goffstown this summer! Tickets are $10 adults, $7 students/seniors.
The Goffstown Summer Theater Program presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical this weekend, on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. The show is rated PG-13 for mild crude humor and language.
L to R: Rosie Ouellet (Logainne), Sam St. Jean (Barf), Amanda Harrington (Olive), Josh Barton (Chip), Zak Ahmad (Leaf) and Molly Goldstein (Marcy) Not shown: Eric Schaaf (Mitch), Briana Nelson (Rona) and Nate Welton (Panch)
Scapino, Scappino, or Scapin, is a zanni
character from the commedia dell'arte. His name is related to the English
word "escape" in reference to his tendency to flee from fights, even
those he himself began.
Goffstown Theatre Company was chosen Best Performance 2010
at the NH Educational Theatre Festival!!!
Many adjudicators believe that being chosen to perform at New Englands is an award in itself. However, our adjudicators saw fit to give 4 additional awards (out of 12 total given) to GHS.
The entire cast and crew was given an award for Excellence in Commedia Style. While our students studied the 16th Century commedia dell’arte technique, it is almost unheard of to recognize the entire troupe at the State level.
Excellence in Commedia Style
Zak Ahmad-Kahloon, Emilia Boisvert, Keith Bouchard, Mike Drolette, Kyle Duclos, Shani Edwards, Julia Macon, Shannon Moloney, Rosie Ouellet, Sandy Sargent, Mary Sawyer, Scott Schaaf, Pat Sheehy, Ceira Smith, Marissa Smith, and Tessi Terrible.
While we have often received acting awards for Excellence in Acting, we have never received an Ensemble award AND no school has ever won both acting and the ensemble award, but our kids did!
Excellence in Ensemble
Zak Ahmad-Kahloon, Ketih Bouchard, Ceira Smith and Marissa Smith
Excellence in Acting
Ceira Smith and Marissa Smith
Finally, for the first time ever, a GHS student (Ceira Smith) was awarded the Bob Stuart Award. This prestigious award is given to just one actor each year in honor of the festival founder. It is quite an outstanding achievement and speaks to the level of skill of that student as well as the support she received from our troupe.
Not only was it our students best performance of this show, it was clear from the moment they performed that this was the school to beat. The best part of this success was that we were very early on Saturday morning and our students spent the day receiving hand shakes and congratulations from hundreds of people.
The New England Theatre Festival is a showcase of talent from all over New England offering student forums and theatre workshops. Mark Roth once commented that being chosen to perform at New Englands might take a director their entire career. This is Goffstown’s third time in a decade – but make no mistake, as my adjudicators pointed out, this was the best show I have ever had the opportunity to direct. In festival history, few shows garner so many awards. This is truly something special.