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annual report

2008-2009


From the President of the Board Dear Patrons: Since you are reading this as you wait for the performance, you’ve already entered through our gracious Founders Lobby – a new Great Room for the Seacoast. We’re thrilled to have met our goals of providing you with the single biggest upgrade in services in the Hall’s 130-year history, to become as “green” as possible, and to reflect the Beaux Arts design and history of our grand Victorian theater. As Doug Nelson, Music Hall Board Member and Chair of the Facilities & Restoration Committee, said, “We’ve moved the building far forward in time, bringing 21st century amenities to this important public space.” This renovation helped us take a critical step in strengthening and advancing our impact as an arts and education center for the broadest community. Our programming continues to bring in artists at the top of their game – our season boasts three Tony Award winning plays, Grammy Award winners in concert, Parents Gold Choice Award winners, Portsmouth premieres and the return of Music Hall favorites. And, we’re thrilled to feature the sophomore season of our newest signature series, The Met @ The Music Hall, which joins Writers on a New England Stage, Intimately Yours, KidsRULE! and the granddaddy of our signature programs, Telluride by the Sea. Our commitment to children has never been greater - each year 20,000 children visit the Hall for on and off stage programming. Education @ The Music Hall continues with the 14th Annual School Days Series, offering affordable (still $5!) high caliber matinees to 80 Seacoast schools, homeschoolers and families, while Masters in Learning provides master classes and “meet the master” opportunities. Our Community Partners Program welcomes area nonprofits and core tenants such as Ballet New England, New Hampshire Film Festival and Granite State Opera. Our economic impact is just as significant. We pump $5 million annually into our local economy in the form of show related spending. That’s the impact you create when you visit and shop and dine prior to the show. Thanks for your support in helping to make us, as Yankee Magazine said, “one of the premier venues on the New England seaboard…a mandatory destination.” We need you more than ever as we bring The Music Hall into the 21st century while maintaining and improving the treasure for generations to come. If you’re not yet a member, join us in “paying it forward” to our next generation – become a member today. Thank you! Mike Harvell President, Board of Trustees

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From the Executive Director Dear Patrons, I’m thrilled to tell you of the recognition your powerhouse regional performing arts center is receiving – from Yankee Magazine – “one of the premier venues on the New England seaboard…a mandatory destination.” From Traditional Building Magazine – “Jaw dropping architectural improvements” and the New York Times – “the structure is returned to its Victorian-era glory.” I’m especially thrilled that your Music Hall is being hailed for its programming and its space. Programming that continues to bring in artists at the top of their game – this season boasts three Tony Award winning plays, Grammy Award winners in concert, Parents Gold Choice Award winners, Portsmouth premieres and the return of Music Hall favorites. It’s true – we bring the world to Portsmouth! And, into our newly renovated space that features the single biggest upgrade in services in the Hall’s 130-year history, a green renovation that reflects the Beaux Arts design and history of our grand Victorian theater. I think you’ll agree, if you haven’t been to The Music Hall lately, you haven’t been! It’s clear – you and I are all part of a wonderful community. The Music Hall – and everyone who participates in the Hall – does a terrific job knitting that community together day in and day out. Is there anything more important than community? It’s clearly the key ingredient to making a better life for everyone on the Seacoast. How do we do that? By gathering people together for conversation, for entertainment, for education. By keeping our focus on the children of our community. By offering great on and off stage programming for children and adults and families. By working to restore the Hall for ourselves and for future generations to treasure. I hope you’ll join us by getting involved – as a member, as a donor, as a corporate sponsor, as a volunteer – and helping us to continue to build our unique Seacoast community. The journey continues…we’re on our way. If you’re a member, thank you for your continued support. If you’re not yet a member – As the sign says, “Love the Music Hall? Make it official – become a member today!” Patricia Lynch, Executive Director

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our mission, our vision... The mission of The Music Hall is to present the very best of diverse performing and related arts at The Music Hall as an active and vital arts center for the enrichment of the Seacoast community. Our vision is to be the Seacoast’s premier performing arts center fulfilling our role as the anchor cultural organization in our community and to emerge as an American Treasure through a combination of vibrant programming and a dynamic, respectful restoration that is historically valid while balancing contemporary needs. As a highly focused performing arts center we will enliven our community with a diverse array of performance genres and an outlook that is contemporary, inclusive and classic. We are invested in the health of our community through our commitment to outreach to the underserved and to educational opportunities for children and adults alike. 2


Board of Trustees 2008-2009

Corporate Partnership Season and Series Partners $15,000 to $20,000 GreatWaters Bank & Trust The Kane Company, Inc. Liberty Mutual Martin’s Point Health Care

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Left to right: Geoffrey E. Clark, Maxine Morse, Joanne Francis, Jamie Forbes, Toby Stowe, Albert Morales, Brook Gassner, Josephine Lamprey, Gail VanHoy Carolan, Patricia Lynch, Kate Murray, Michael Harvell, Angelynne Koromilas Hinson, Betsy Cosgrove, Betsy Cole, Doug Nelson, Donna Ryan Not pictured: Jameson French, David Hills, Michael Kane, Andrew Powell, Daniel Schwarz, Jennifer Shulman

Executive Committee

Michael Harvell, Esq. – President David Hills – Vice President Andrew Powell – Treasurer Betsy Cosgrove – Secretary Doug Nelson – At Large Albert Morales – At Large

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green Veris Wealth Partners Liberty Lane Partners

Morgan Stanley

Board Members

Gail VanHoy Carolan Geoffrey E. Clark, M.D. Betsy Cole Jamie Forbes The Meat House Joanne Francis Smuttynose Brewing Co./ The Portsmouth Brewery Brook Gassner Rudi’s Angelynne Koromilas Hinson Vocal Artist Michael Kane The Kane Company, Inc. Josephine Lamprey Lamprey Brothers Maxine Morse Kathleen Rochefort Murray Donna Ryan Anneke Jans Daniel Schwarz, Esq. Flygare, Schwarz & Closson, PLLC Jennifer Shulman Toby Stowe, CPA Albert P. Stowe, CPA, PLLC

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Ex Officio

Jameson French Northland Forest Products Patricia Lynch The Music Hall

Corporate Directors $10,000 to $14,999 Auger Building Company, Inc. BayRing Communications Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites Calypso Communications Comcast FPL Energy Seabrook Station Harbour Light Strategic Marketing Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Portsmouth The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric Sanger Communications Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel Corporate Backers $5,000 to $9,999 Brazo Bank of America Citizens Bank Foundation Comfort Inn French Foundation The Green Monkey The Lollipop Tree Ocean Bank Ocean Properties, Ltd. Piscataqua Landscaping RMC Research Corporation The Portsmouth Brewery Seatrade International Secure Planning, Inc. Smuttynose Brewing Company Winthrop, Inc. Wheelabrator Technologies Corporate Patrons $2,500 to $4,999 Agave Mexican Bistro Beswick Engineering Bid2Win Software, Inc. Brown & Company The Banks Gallery Calvert Funds Carpe Diem Coffee Roasting Company Centrix Bank Cocked Hat Ventures DC Home Systems Dowling Corporation FairPoint Communications Federal Savings Bank Freedom Boat Club Granite State Opera Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

Jardiniere Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café Lamprey Brothers Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA Mojo Boutique Northeast Credit Union Northeast Delta Dental Northland Forest Products The Page PainCare Piscataqua Savings Bank Popovers & Galley Hatch Hospitality Group The Port Inn The Provident Bank Regal Limousine Service Rudi’s Portsmouth Seacoast Rejuvenation Center Sentry Hill at York Harbor SleepNet Tate & Foss Whaleback Systems Corporate Contributors $1,500 to $2,499 Anneke Jans Arens Stoneworks Bellman’s Portsmouth Café Mediterraneo Flatbread Company Flygare, Schwarz & Closson, PLLC Harbour Women’s Health The Harbor Lights Hatchling Studios Homewood Suites by Hilton IOS Business Centers The Meat House New Castle Investment Advisors, LLC Northern Utilities Natural Gas Pesce Blue Portsmouth Regional Hospital Prime, Buchholz & Associates, Inc. Radici RiverWoods at Exeter Robert’s Maine Grill Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green Silver Lining Painting & Restoration Springer’s Jewelers TMS Architects Timberland Company Wachovia Securities West Branch Construction Corporate Advocates $1,000 to $1,499 Albert P. Stowe, CPA, PLLC Billingsgate Event Catering Bottomline Technologies CB Richard Ellis/New England The Catered Event Ceres Street Wine Merchants Dos Amigos Burritos

DTC Lawyers Dunaway Restaurant The First National Bank of Ipswich The Flower Kiosk Grubb & Ellis|Coldstream Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Infinite Imaging Jeremy Heflin Photography Joe’s New York Pizza The Library Restaurant Mahalos Mojo’s BBQ Shack Mulhern & Scott PLLC NH Film Festival Oak Point Associates The Oar House Optima Bank & Trust Pax World Mutual Funds Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital The Red Door Ristorante Massimo Sierra Designs Silver Oven Unitil Veris Wealth Partners Wentworth by the Sea Media Sponsors 92.5 The River 94.9 WHOM Brown & Company Clear Channel Experience Magazine Foster’s Daily Democrat Haunted Milk Design New Hampshire Public Radio New Hampshire Public Television PortsmouthNH.com Sanger Communications SeacoastNH.com Senior Times Travelhost of New Hampshire The Wire WSCA-LP 106.1FM 2008 Kitchen Tour Sponsors A & M Paint and Wallpaper Accent Home & Garden Advanced Custom Cabinets, Inc. Arens Stoneworks Atlantic Design Center Bagel Works Bauer Mortgage BG’s Boathouse Café Espresso Café Mediteraneo Calypso Communications Celebrity Sandwich Clear Channel Cori McGrath/Marple & James D.F. Richard Inc. David Witham Architecture DC Home Systems

DeStefano Architects Dovetailed Kitchens Exeter Hospital Fat Bellies Flatbread Company Gilley’s Graf Design Associates Greg West Photography Hammer Construction Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape, Inc. Jardiniere Jay W. Armstrong Design Jewett Farms K & S Contracting Library Restaurant Linda Taylor McHenry Architecture Muddy River Smokehouse New Hampshire Home Philbrick’s Fresh Market Philip H. Kendrick, R.A. Pickering Marine Piscataqua Landscaping Popovers Portico Fine Tile & Design Portsmouth Brewery Portsmouth Sign Company Robert Reed Associates, Inc. Roe G. Cole Custom Design & Construction Rolling Green Nursery, LLC Rudi’s Rusty Hammer Selectwood Shalimar India, Inc. Sierra Designs Somnia Standard Plumbing & Heating Supply LLC State Street Saloon State Street Discount Stiletto Taste of the Seacoast terrafirma landscape architecture The Banks Gallery The Harbor Lights/ The Lighting Center The Lollipop Tree The Webhannet Co.division of Chase Co. Tobey Design We Care Cleaners, Inc. When Pigs Fly York Hospital Philip Marcus and John Small Ann Kendall Elizabeth Cole

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Foundation Support

Education@The Music Hall

The Music Hall is deeply grateful for the support received between July 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008 from the following corporate, government, private and family foundations.

General Operating, Capacity Building Support and Capital Anne S. Howells Trust Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Piscataqua Region

14th Annual School Days Series

Top notch affordable (still just $5) matinees for children from 80 schools and home schoolers. Our 14th season features best selling books like Goodnight Moon, science fun, the lives of two American leaders – Ben Franklin and Rosa Parks, and a Music Hall favorite – Apollo to the Moon that the Smithsonian called an “incredibly powerful show… great theater.” Detailed study guides available on line!

Thanks to the generous support from the following NHCF advised funds: Chamberlin Fund for Art Builds Community! Geoffrey E. Clark & Martha Fuller Clark Fund Friese Fund for Art Builds Community! GPCF Community Fund Harlan L. Goodwin Fund HBA Fund Arthur M. & Patricia L. Heard Fund Dorothy and Paul Hobbs Seacoast Fund

Josephine A. Lamprey Fund George W. Merck Fund The Otto Fund Christos Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund Elizabeth G. Plumer Charitable Trust Prince/Bergh Family Fund Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III Fund The Taylor Family Fund

Masters in Learning

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Rosamond Thaxter Foundation

Learn with Grammy, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Artists

Education @ The Music Hall and Community Partners Program Bank of America Charitable Foundation Capezio / Ballet Makers Dance Foundation Citizens Bank Foundation Demoulas Foundation French Foundation Fuller Foundation Hesed Foundation The James Talcott Fund MacDonald Family Foundation

Merck Family Fund of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation The Montrone Family Morgan Stanley Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation The Timberland Company Unitil Corporation

Master classes; panel discussions and Meet the Master. In-depth, high-impact educational opportunities customarily enjoyed in larger metropolitan areas. Offerings include: • query a Writers on a New England Stage author • perform with a Kids RULE! musician • hear an inspirational life story backstage from an Intimately Yours performer • take a Master Class with a nationally renowned pro

1878 Legacy Society Members Established in 2005, the 1878 Legacy Society was created to recognize the generosity of individuals and families who have made or provided for gifts to The Music Hall in their estate plans. The most common planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and pooled income funds. Through their planning and generosity, 1878 Legacy Society members are helping to ensure the longterm viability and success of The Music Hall for future generations. The Music Hall is truly grateful to the following donors for their support through the 1878 Legacy Society: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Aeschliman, Esq. Jim and Gail VanHoy Carolan David and Elizabeth Choate Geoffrey and Martha Fuller Clark Elizabeth and Ed Cole Dean Diggins Jameson French and Priscilla Stevens French Dennis and *Mary Fink Mrs. Douglass C. Fonda, Jr. Michael and Cynthia Harvell Arthur and Patricia Heard David Hills and Catherine McLaughlin Hills * deceased

Tannye Wold and Stephen Kosacz Josephine A. Lamprey Donna Ryan and Andy Livingston Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Mallon Maxine Morse Doug and Karin Cullity Nelson George and Juliana Patten Anna Porter Elisabeth and Jeffrey Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schwarz, Esq. Joan H. White Diane F. Woods

For further information on becoming a member of the 1878 Legacy Society, please contact Laura C. Smith, Director of Institutional Advancement, 603-433-3100 ext. 40. 5

20,000 school children served in Seacoast’s largest performing arts classroom

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Community Partners Program A leader in building capacity for regional nonprofits, The Music Hall: • Mentors and subsidizes core tenants: Ballet New England; Granite State Opera; and NH Film Festival so they can educate and inspire their core audiences and donors • Hosts fundraisers and serves as a venue for several non-profits: The Housing Partnership; NH Charitable Foundation; and Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra • Board and staff serve on community boards, guiding a broad range of organizations • Donates $20,000 in tickets to local fundraisers each year

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Music • Theatre • Dance • Cinema September Telluride by the Sea/Founders Lobby Opening 26, 27 Intimately Yours: Yard Dogs Road Show 19-21

presented by The Music Hall presented by The Music Hall

October 4 Parsons Dance Presented by The Music Hall 8 Intimately Yours: Andrew Bird presented by The Music Hall 11 The Met@The Music Hall: Strauss’ Salome presented by The Music Hall 12 Kids RULE!: Dan Zanes and Friends presented by The Music Hall 16-19 New Hampshire Film Festival presented by NH Film Festival 21 Writers on a New England Stage: Gregory Maguire presented by The Music Hall 23 Scene@Five: Jeff Hatcher presented by The Music Hall 24 I Survived Breast Cancer presented by BreastCancerstories.com 27 Writers on a New England Stage: Madeleine Albright Presented by The Music Hall 29 Intimately Yours: Joe Jackson presented by The Music Hall

November 1 Yeahouse presented by cartwheel galaxy 7 La Traviata presented by Granite State Opera 8 Rob Bartlett presented by grant talent 9 Rockapella presented by Housing Partnership 14 Off the Beaten Path: Jazz and Tap Odyssey presented by The Music Hall 15 The Event: Denim & Diamonds Benefit for The Music Halll 18 Writers on a New England Stage: Anita Shreve presented by The Music Hall 22 The Met@The Music Hall: Damnation of Faust presented by The Music Hall 23 Brahm’s 175th Celebration presented by Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra 25, 26 Warren Miller’s Children of Winter presented by jeep December 6 All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 presented by The Music Hall 11-13 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker presented by Ballet New England 14 Kenneth Kiesler Conducts the Holiday Pops presented by The Music Hall 18 Writers on a New England Stage: Wally Lamb presented by The Music Hall 19 Messiah Sing! presented by The Music Hall 20 The Met@The Music Hall: Massenet’s Thais presented by The Music Hall 21 Leahy Family Celtic Christmas presented by The Music Hall 3 7

2008-2009 Season January 10 The Met@The Music Hall: Puccini’s La Rondine presented by The Music Hall 24 The Met@The Music Hall: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice presented by The Music Hall 31 Capitol Steps presented by the Housing Partnership February 7 The Met@The Music Hall: Lucia di Lammermoor presented by The Music Hall 13 Mike McDonald’s Comedy Xxtravaganza presented by cuzin richard ent. 14 Simone presented by The Music Hall March

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Sweeney Todd presented by The Music Hall The Met@The Music Hall: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly presented by The Music Hall Kids RULE!: SteveSongs presented by The Music Hall Mendelssohn Bi-Centennial presented by Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra The Met@The Music Hall: Bellini’s La Sonnambula presented by The Music Hall Trinity Irish Dance presented by The Music Hall Cherryholmes presented by The Music Hall

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Sleeping Beauty Wakes featuring GrooveLily presented by The Music Hall Kids RULE!: Tomás Kubínek presented by The Music Hall Philip Glass: An Evening of Chamber Music presented by The Music Hall The Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote presented by The Music Hall Jazzmouth presented by jazzmouth Intimately Yours: k.d. lang presented by The Music Hall

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18th Annual Kitchen Tour Benefit for The Music Hall Moscow Cats Theatre presented by The Music Hall The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by The Music Hall Macbeth presented by Granite State Opera

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Family Pops Concert presented by Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles presented by The Music Hall Season partners: GreatWaters Bank & Trust, Liberty Mutual, Martin’s Point health Care

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Destination Programs

Signature Series

Pioneering and popular events driving the growth of the Seacoast!

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth

photo: Ralph Morang Photography

First three weekends of December, 2008 Celebrating the winter, the warmth, the light, and our collective memories of holidays past! A classic holiday tradition in collaboration with Strawbery Banke Museum. Back by popular demand, a free festive Vintage Christmas Trolley provided by the City of Portsmouth.

“One of the ‘Top Ten Things Not to Miss in New England’”

– Boston Globe

Coming in 2008-2009

Gregory Maguire

Tuesday, October 21 7:30pm

Madeleine Albright

Sell out crowds at The Music Hall have welcomed such celebrated authors as Alan Alda, Ken Burns, Dan Brown, Anita Diamant, John Updike, Cokie Roberts and Mitch Albom. This popular writer’s series is produced at The Music Hall in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio and  RiverRun Bookstore.

Monday, October 27 7:30pm

“Writers on a New England Stage… is the hottest ticket in town.”

Anita Shreve

Tuesday, November 18 7:30pm

Wally Lamb

– Yankee Magazine

Thursday, December 18 7:30pm Sponsors: Auger Building Company, Inc.; Bid2Win Software, Inc.; Piscataqua Landscaping; RMC Research Corp; Calypso Communications; Popovers & Galley Hatch Hospitality Group; Haunted Milk Design; SeacoastNH.com Underwritten by Citizens Bank Foundation

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Pop concerts in an intimate setting, including Lyle Lovett, They Might Be Giants, Ziggy Marley, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

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“Fantastic kitchens.’”

Saturday, May 2, 2009 10am-3pm Peek into our tour’s dream kitchens, from sleek to historic, and get inspired about the heart of your home. A benefit for The Music Hall. This year to be held in Rye & North Hampton. Tickets on sale now! – NH Home Magazine

“One of the prettiest rooms I’ve ever been in. I love this place!”

Coming in 2008-2009

Yard Dogs Road Show Fri/Sat, September 26, 27 Andrew Bird Wednesday, October 8 7:30pm Joe Jackson Wednesday, October 29 7:30pm k.d lang Sunday, April 26 7:30pm

– David Crosby 8pm

Series Sponsors: The Kane Company; 92.5 The River Sponsors: Auger Building Company, Inc.; Brazo; The Green Monkey; The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric; The Meathouse; IOS Business Centers; SleepNet; Comfort Inn Portsmouth; The Provident Bank; Jumpin Jays; Northern Utilities; Portsmouth Brewery; Sanger Communications; WSCA-LP 106.1FM; The Wire; Wheelabrator Technologies

photo: Quentin Stockwell

Big City Fun for the Pint Size Crowd!

“rare cinematic experience’”

September 19-21, 2008 One September weekend with the latest international cinema fresh from their Colorado debuts at the Telluride Film Festival - Yankee Magazine

Coming in 2008-2009

Dan Zanes and Friends

Sunday, October 12 12:30pm, 3:30pm Sponsors: Calvert Funds; Dos Amigos; Northeast Credit Union

SteveSongs Saturday, March 14 11am Tomás Kubínek Saturday, April 18 2pm Sponsors: Calvert Funds; Portsmouth Brewery

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We’ve showcased Kennedy Center’s Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, A Year with Frog & Toad, and They Might be Giants.

“My six year old son often asks, ‘Mom, when are we going to The Music Hall again?’” – Kristen Morales, member

Series Sponsors: BayRing Communications; Ocean Properties; WERZ

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Extraordinary Cinema Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 19-21

Six Films. Three Days. One Weekend Celebration of New Cinema. It’s our Tenth and the opening of our brand new Founders Lobby – a match made in heaven!

“It’s a moving party!” – Patricia Lynch, The Music Hall Sponsors: BayRing Communications; Flygare, Schwarz & Closson, PLLC; Harbour Women’s Health; Harbour Light Strategic Marketing; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.; New Castle Investment Advisors, LLC; New Hampshire Film Festival; New Hampshire Public Television; Portsmouth Brewery; Radici; Seatrade International Co., Inc.; Secure Planning, Inc.; Silver Lining Painting; Silver Oven; Veris Wealth Partners; Smuttynose Brewing Company; The Wire

the met @ the music hall

Live matinee broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera from Lincoln Center shown on screen in high definition and Dolby Digital surround sound, and enhanced by live interviews and a look at behindthe scenes action.

Strauss’ Salome

Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Massenet’s Thais

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

October 11, 2008 1 pm November 22, 2008 1 pm

December 20, 2008 12 pm

Puccini’s La Rondine January 10, 2009 1 pm

January 24, 2009 1 pm

February 7, 2009 1 pm March 7, 2009 1 pm

Bellini’s La Sonnambula March 21, 2009 1 pm

Sponsors: Granite State Opera; Tate & Foss; Ristorante Massimo; New Hampshire Public Television; Senior Times

Wildcard Movies

Once each month. One night only. Rare, random, relevant. Expect Surprises. Sponsors: BayRing Communications; Cocked Hat Ventures, LLC; Brown & Company; Experience Magazine; The Portsmouth Brewery; PortsmouthNH.com;NHPR

Dozens of cool fims in the hot weeks of summer

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Show and Tell - Professional film enthusiast Paul Goodwin puts the talk in talkies. Join us after 30 select films throughout the year.

Members & Donors The Music Hall relies on donor support as we continue to present the best in the performing and cinematic arts. Our heartfelt thanks to the members and donors listed below – it is their generosity that makes what we do possible. Those listed have made contributions to The Music Hall August 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008. Please join us in applauding their dedication and enjoy the show! Stakeholder - $5,000 and above Anonymous (2) James G. & Susan M. Baldini Dan & Blythe Brown Thomas & Patience Chamberlin Geoffrey E. Clark & Martha Fuller Clark David & Karen Della Penta C. Dennis Fink Lois Fonda Jameson & Priscilla French Brook Gassner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Heard David Hills & Catherine McLaughlin Hills Michael Kane Josephine A. Lamprey Elisabeth & Jeffrey Robinson Tom & Barb Sedoric Jason & Jennifer Shulman Steven Shulman John Small & Philip Marcus Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet, III

Founder - $2,500 to $4,999 Peter Bergh & Janet Prince Beswick Engineering Company, Inc. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable Ed & Fran Mallon David & Kate Murray Nancy Phillips & Elliott Berkowitz Andrew Powell & Nicole Ruane Donna Ryan & Andy Livingston

Backer - $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous (2) Britta & Christopher Ayer Brenda Baker & Stephen Baum Stephen & Karin Barndollar James & Christina Breen Jane L. Bruno George N. Campbell, Jr. Patrick Carey Phyllis H. Carey Jim & Gail Carolan David & Elizabeth Choate Mrs. Hildreth M. Clark Betsy & Ed Cole Lawrence & Linda Connell Barbara Connolly & Bette Burbank Betsy Cosgrove Bob & Eileen Eberhart Tim Ellis Alison & James Forbes George Friese Kasara & Jeremiah Gage Dr. Gary Galovic Jim & Robin Giampa Katherine & Jay Gould Peter Griffin Michael & Cynthia Harvell

Dr. Robert & Patricia Hickey Judy Jellinek Mrs. Robert Kendall Mr. & Mrs. William Lenz Kathleen & Rob MacLeod Peter Markos & Debra Learmonth Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Merriman Raymond Miller, Jr. & Judith Day Maxine K. Morse Douglas Nelson & Karin Cullity Nelson Marianne Mitzi Papoyans Johanna Rice David & Ellie Sanderson Bill & Naomi Scott Michael Simchik Lee & Pamela Sollenberger Somnia Peter Stanhope Drew Sunstein & Deborah Twombly Margaret Talcott & Scott Scharer Mr. & Mrs. Donald Taylor Alalia & Frederick Thaler Peter & Lee Vandermark Helga Washburn Jack Wentzell David & Margaret Witham

John & Nancy Merkle Martha R. & Dr. W. Jost Michelsen Clinton Frederick Miller, M.D. Kristin & Al Morales Brett & Paula Nelson Midge & Jack Nelson New England Homes, Inc. Clare O’Brien & Charles Doane Danny & Susan O’Brien Okhuysen Family Samuel & Jane Page Peter & Roni Pekins The Reid Family Rodney & Wickie Rowland Stuart & Zoe Shaines John Butler Smith Mr. & Mrs. Peter Spears Jim & Michele Swisher Bob & Sue Thoresen Gary Usher & Alison Sollee Andre & Edwinna Vanderzanden Mary Zealide Walker Mary Jane & Scott Werner Sumner & Helen Winebaum Roger & Mary Lee Worboys

Patron - $500 to $999

Anonymous (2) Carol & Rhett Austell John Benford & Kendra Ford David Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Case Ellen Chandler Dr. & Mrs. Richard Corzatt Charles DeGrandpre & Marcia Makris Robert & Jeanette Dunfey Pauline G. Elkin Peter Ellis & Carey Armstrong-Ellis Danal P. Epstein Richard Fortmann Susan Frantz & Wes DeVries Debbie Gagnon Mark Geller Diana Todaro Getman Helen G. Gettelman Raymond & Helen Goodman Dr. Harlan Goodwin, Jr. Bob & Jean Griffin Jo Haskell Kevin & Peggy Hodges Thomas Holbrook & Stephanie Hausman The Hyer Family Barclay Jackson & Dean Plager Elaine Kaczmarek Jon Kimbell & David James Ron & Suzanne King Chris & Tracy Kozak Peter Lamb Dan & Stephanie Limmer

Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. James S. Adams Lis Anderson & John Robinson Richard Antal Back Channel Canvas Shop, Inc. Tim & Holly Cook Gregory & Sandra DeSisto Major General & Mrs. Lee Downer Brian & Suzanne Dunham Hilda W. Fleisher Patricia & Stephen Foss Joanne Francis & Peter Egelston Jill & Paul Franz Steve & Darlene Friedman Marion Fuller Brown Wes Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gianotti Connie & Dave Greer Terrie Harman & Tom McCarron Faith Harrington Angela & David Hiley Angelynne & Edward Hinson Vernis & Emerald Jackson Simeon P. Jarvis Howard & Helen Johnson Bonnie Knickerbocker Guillermo & Alice Larrea Keith Launchbury Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Lovell Patricia Lynch & Kent Stephens Jay McSharry

Supporter - $275 to $499

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Members & Donors Jaqueline Mahoney Robert & Wendi McKeagney Jamie Nappi Paul Panish Pam & Ted Parrot Joel Plagenz Ashley Davis Prend Susan Sampson Dan & Lisa Schwarz John Simas & Karen Hamel Simas Karen Smith Richard & Diane Thayer Dr. William & Bertha Trently Steven & Linda Trofatter Ron Ulrich & Rebecca Blaine Mr. & Mrs. S. Thompson Viele Sandy & Ben Wagner Joan White Marianne Pernold Young & E. Gordon Young

Contributor - $150 to $274

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Anonymous (11) The Adams & Wake Family Holly Lowe-Adamy & Mark Adamy Lea & Nick Aeschliman Laurence & Marcia Albright Tim & Loretta Allison Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Andolina Gary Andres & Maurice Dalton Tama Andrews Corinne & Tom Baker Dale Barkey & Deborah Sisson Walter & Carolyn Beaulieu Andre & Karen Beaupre Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beecher Betty Morton Belcher Judith Beliveau & Janet Martin Belle Peppers LLC Pamela Bertram & Joseph Stieglitz Dr. John & Jody Bloom Kimberly Bois Nancy & David Borden Cindy & Bill Bouman Charlie Bourdages & Holly Zurer Peter & Suzanne Bowman Paula & Stuart Boxer Eileen Boyle Elizabeth Brackett Elizabeth Bramante Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Braseth Andrew & Joan Breen Arlene Brewster Gale Brown Joyce Hemenway Brown Richard & Cheryl Buckingham Joan Burbank David Burke Betsy & Wayne Burton Weld & Sarah Butler Porter & Susan Caesar Mr. & Mrs. Harold F. Cail, Jr. Karen L. Campbell Tom & Pamela Carnicelli William & Paula Carroll Jennifer Carsen Peter Cass & Mara Witzling

Phil & Meg Cavanaugh John & Joni Chagnon Jack & Diane Chambers Nancy Starks-Cheney & Walter Cheney Jeff & Beth Church John & Sharon Churchill Kim M. Ciborowski Frank & Irja Cilluffo Hilary Clark & David Hamel Noele & Kit Clews Michele Cloutier Patty & Burt Cohen Chris & Roddy Cole Jennifer & Aaron Conway Wendy Coolidge Albert & Elizabeth Cornelio Correll Associates, Architects Bruce Cronhardt Alan Cronheim Linda Cunningham Harlan & Pat Cutshall Micum Davis Stuart & Ellen Dawson Joel Decosta Geraldine Degurski Anne Delaney Robert & Patricia Dempsey Jonathan & Kathryn Dennett DeStefano & Associates Margaret DeWever Pamela Diamantis Andrew & Barbara Dickinson Jeffry & Barbara Diefendorf Dennis & Shari Donnermeyer Betsy Doolan Larry Drake & Joan Jacobs Mary Ann & Tim Driscoll Drougas Inspections LLC Liz & Tim Durkin Mr. & Mrs. David Effron Ferd & Mary Ensinger The Epler-Geffert Family Dr. & Mrs. Guy Esposito Rebecca Watts & Adrian Fieldhouse Roberta & Barry Finkelstein David & Bette Fitts Brian Fitzgerald & Katherine Maxwell Fitzgerald Tom & Sue Fitzgerald Jack & Ruth Fitzsimmons Dr. & Mrs. David Flavin Lynn & Larry Flibbert Dorothy & Jim Fogarty Barbara Franzoso Lesli Friel A Friend of The Music Hall Mrs. & Mr. Gabel Wayne & Marie Gagnon Deborah & Paul Gelardi George & Mary Geuras Kristin Girald Ross Gittell & Jody Hoffer Gittell Jeffrey Gordon & Donnajean Ahigian Laurie & Roland Goupil Mary M. Gowen Bob & Karen Graham Juliet & Ian Grant

Members & Donors Barbara & John Gregg Zachary & Nicole Gregg Pamela Hall Robert & Hazel Hall Martin & Caren Hanssmann Marsha Harris Robert & Deborah Hart Cherie Hayes Nathan & Helen Hazen Paul Heckel Sarah Heller Nancy & Luke Hill Thomas & Tamara Hindle Louise Hirshberg Lee & Cathleen Hodson Mr. & Mrs. Chet Homer John Hopkins P. Darcy Horgan Jill Horgan Thomas & Mary Horigan Jane Hourihan Laurie Hylton Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ingalls Izzy’s Frozen Yogurt Bill & Martha Jackson Janet Janigan Lisa Jennings Robert & Patricia Jennings Stephen Johnson Joy & Alan Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kaplan Julie & Bill Kath Alex & Maggie Kennedy Brooks & Mary Kennedy Jessie Kent Anne & Dick Kern Phyllis Killam-Abell Herbert & Ellen Kingsbury Anita Klein David & Mary Krempels John & Lee Lamson Patricia & Robert Lanciani Pamela M. Langley Albert & Holly Lantinen Elizabeth B. Larsen Andrea LeBlanc Mark & Prebbie Leonardi Ruth Knights Littlefield Ken & Bertha Litvack William Lord & Judith Perry James Loring Bill & Andrea Lott Denise Lovett Elizabeth Lucas Richard & Shirley Lyons Duncan J. MacCallum Rudy Macchi Terry & Peg MacDonald Barbara MacLeod & Scott Joslin Mr. & Mrs. John A. MacLeod, II Mark & Carol MacRae Lawrence & Elizabeth Marcotte Guy & Jenny Marshall Howard & Deanna Mayne Laurie McCray & George Nowak Ellen McDermott

Karen McDonnell & Sam Smoot The McDonough Family Jay McFarland Allen & Mary McGee Steven McGrath Priscilla McInnis Dr. Elizabeth C. Menson Ted & Paula Merritt David Mitchell Jack & Sue Mitchell Kevin Montuori Vance & Anne Morgan Patrice & Boyd Morrison Raymond & Maralyn Morrissey Ruth B. Mott George Moynahan Philip Nazzaro Debbie Needleman & Robert Lambert New Castle Investment Advisors LLC Charlene Newton Patricia Nichols Jacquelyn Nooney Hollie Noveletsky Nancy Noyes Elizabeth O’Donoghue Dr. David Olken & Monika Olken Eileen O’Neil Kathie & Dennis O’Neil Barbara & Jack Panopoulos Erin Pantelis Mark & Kathryn Parenti Dan & Sue Parr Ann & Tom Parziale George & Julie Patten Robert Pease Erin Perkins Benjamin & Barbara Porter Jane Porter Paul & Kimberly Poulin Allan B. Prince Bettye & Bruce Pruitt William & Jayne Quinn Susan Rakaseder Jaye Rasmussen Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Reaney Jan Reardon & Art Sloan Phyllis & Peter Reed Marybeth & Tom Reis Alberta S. Remick Mr. Harold V. Richard Dianne Richards Susan Riffert Elaine J. Ritchey James Rives Rodney & Lee Roberts Carol Rodenberg Frank & Barbara Roth Philip & Patricia Rowe Robert Ruben & Anne Emily Caplin Janice Russillo John & Sheelagh Ryan Louis & Patricia Salome Elizabeth & Vaughan Sanborn Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Sanders Sanger Communications A. Schein

Maggie Schilling Seacoast Business Machines Timothy & Diann Sherbak Cathy & Phred Short Byron & Lisa Siegal Carter & Joshua Siegel Tom & Ellen Simmonds Nancy Slater Mary-Leigh C. Smart Eliot Smith Max & Kathy Smith Ted & Laura Smith Todd & Amy Spencer Linda Steneck Dr. & Mrs. Derek Stern Gretchen Stewart & Marleen Szymanski Vern Stump & Clay Wilcox Agu & Liz Suvari Dale & Catherine Swanson Lisa & David Sweet John & Betsy Tabor Lisa Taylor Martha Thyng Stephen & Linda Tobin Maya Travaglia & Charles Hugo Susan Treleaven - Remax Coast to Coast The Troiano Familys Puff Uhlman Leland Van Oss Nancy & Rod VanSciver Jonathan Verville Robert & Dee Vieira Gregory Vince Kenneth & Joyce Volk Alison Watts Katherine & Douglas Wheeler Emily White & Dannen Mannschreck Jerry & Susan White Cynthia Wigren Mark R. Windt, M.D. Beverly Winn Martha & Russell Winslow Roberta Wood Diane E. Woods Sharon Youschak Marcia & Robin Zosack Susan & Donald Zuckert

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Chance & Woody Allen Margaret Allen Lydia R. Allred George Almgren William Alves Graham Alvord Barbara Amergian Karen Andersen Dana & Lisa Anderson Harmony W. Anderson John & Nancy Anderson Laurene Anderson-Ashe Peter Angerhofer Spyridon & Anne Antippas Lee & Leo Appel Pam & Kevin Appleton Susan Arico Frederic Arnold Around the Corner Bed & Breakfast Barbara Arrington Karen & Mark Arsenault Heather Ashton Constance Aubin-Adams Regean & Rebecca Audet Mr. & Mrs. Paul Avery Jennene & Robert Bach Richard Bachmann Jan & Jim Bailey Yvette & Wayne Bailey Arthur Balderacchi Judith Ballester Linda Barber Dr. Carole K. Barnett Ellen Barnett & Elizabeth Goldman Jill & Chuck Barrett Ken & Eve Barrett Külli Barrett Kim Barry James Bartlett Joanne & Dan Bartone Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bean Robert Bear Mike & Beth Beaudin James & Raylene Becht George & Sherri Becker Beebe-Jenny Family Joseph C. & Jeanne R. Beland Beverly & Ken Bellevue Brian Bendiks Mark Bennett Thomas W. Bennett Jane & Lucien Bergeron Fran Berman Mark & Susan Berman Gail Berneike & Don Bernier Nancy Berry Joy Bicknell Peter & Karen Billipp Bill Truslow Photography John & Eileen Bischoff Robert L. Bishop Robert Blais Dawn & Bob Blanchard Marby Blanchard Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Blau Ann & Michael Bliss

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Members & Donors Karen Boardman Dennis Bobilya Jaime Bock William & Jane Boesch John Bohenko & Nancy London Billie Bondar & Tammy Day Michael Bondi Jonathan & Cheryl Booth Mary Boswell Irene Boyle Jeff & Jill Boynton Alan Brady Robert Bragdon Belinda Braley Maryhop Brandon Patrick Brennick Chris & Mimi Brett Don & Mary Jo Briselden Helen Brock & Doug Knight Barbara Broderick Robert Brookhouse Elizabeth Brosnan Ron & Wanda Brouillette Jackie Cotter-Brousseau & Michael Brousseau Chris Brown & Janet Day Daniel J. Brown Marsha Brown Mr. & Mrs. Brown Nicholas & Alicen Brown Robert & Janet Brown Stephanie Brown Maria & Ron Brush Carol Buchalski Susan Bucknam Carole Bunting Richard & Laura Burbine Diane Burch Thomas Burger Karen Burgess Smith Adrienne Burley Jacque Burns Ed & Andrea Burzon Irene & John Bush Lorn & Rosalie Buxton Agnes & Marc Cabot Leslye Cain Carol Caldwell Cindy Caldwell Debbie Callahan Anthony Callendrello & Regina Delaney Elida Campbell Mary Campbell & Deborah Chase Patricia Campbell Pat & Joe Campisi Gerry & Mary Beth Carbine Maureen Carey Patrick Carleton George & Susan Carlisle Lindsey Carmichael Ruth Carney Richard & Joan Carr Doreen & Kevin Carson Joanne Casale The Casanave-Cohen Family Mike Casino & Cindy Hall Sean Caughran

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Nancy Cauvet Ed, Janet & Rachel Caylor Girellis Centeno Richard & Dorothy Cerilli Fritz Cerullo Bob Chaffee & Barbara Trimble Mary Jean Champlin Judith Ann Chandler Debra Chase Nancy & Thomas Chasse Rick & Carol Chellman Harry Cheney Eric & Jen Chinburg Heidi Choate Jane & Korty Church Dorothy & Mary Ann Church Rob Ciandella & Debra Tillar C. Sean Clancy Dana Clinton William & Malin Clyde Tom & Annabelle Cocchiaro Bert Cohen Ellen Cohn Neil Cohn Isabelle Cole Elizabeth Collard Michael Collins Susan Combs David Comeau Michael Conaboy Robin & Christine Conant Terry & Nancy Conklin Ramona Connelly Nancy Connors Janine Contillo Christopher & Julia Cook Emily & Richard Cook Helen Coon Wallace & Barbara Cooper David Corbett Rick Cote & Susette Milnor Elise Couillard Michel & Bridget Coullon Louise & Skip Cousens Apryl & Adam Cowper Cliff Cox Russell & Susanna Cox Amy Craig Rose Cronk Martha Cross Sandra Crosson Jeffrey Croteau Debbie Johnson & Leslie Culbert Patricia Cullen Sarah Cullen Ruth Cunniff James Currie Mary Cushman Joshua Cyr Martina Cyr Chris & Stefanie Daly Melvyn Damast Jeannie & Charles Daniels Robert & Jeanne Davidson Chris & Alex Davis Penelope Davis

Members & Donors Porter & Megan Davis Jim & Dianne Dean Anne & Mark DeCarteret Kelly Decourcy Paul DeGrass & Dale Smith Todd Deluca Virginia Deluca & Perry Cayes Ray DeMarco JoAnn DeMuth & Earl Whitfield Mr. Armistead Dennett Bob Dennett & Helen Smith Rachel Dennis Josh Denton Frank Depippo Scott Derouin Nina & Bob Devantery Karine Dhanger & Stephen Schmidt Elizabeth Diamond John & Zoi Diamond Jon Dickinson Andrew & Patty Diengott Dean Diggins Sandra Dika Dr. Peter & Jennie Dinnerman Rich & Cathy DiPentima Len DiSesa Ann & Arthur Ditto Carolyn Dixon Sharon Dockham Pat Moreinis & Peter Dodge Margot Doering Elaine Dolph Sandy Domina Laurie & Richard Donahue Deirdre Donchian & Andrew Colby Megan Donnelly John & Patricia Donohue Trisha & Mike Donovan Stephen & Jane Dooda Art & Annie Dove Ramona Dow Joan & Bill Drapeau Duane Draper Donna Drew Amy Driscoll Ann Driscoll Marilyn Driver Anne Dubois Nancy & Andy Dudek Elizabeth Dudley Lisa Dunagan Debra Dupont Derek & Viviana Durbin Priscilla Eames Eric & Sue Ebbeson Janice Eddy Hendrik Edelman & Antoinette Kania Fred Egan The Eichel Triplets Phyllis Eldridge Paul & Patricia Elkins Ann & Tim Elliott Beth Elliott The Rev. John Miles Evans Kathleen Evans Keith Eveland

Carolyn Everest Elria & David Ewing Valerie & Gary Fagin Bill & Mary Lynn Fahey Elizabeth Fairchild & Glenn Walker Jane Faix Charlotte Fardelmann Janice Farmer John Farrell James & Shannon Farrelly Catherine Fatina & Stephen Sawyer Larry & Claire Feldman Kathleen & Jack Fellman Ken & Kristin Fellows Cynthia Fenneman & Peter Braddock Doug & Lori Ferguson Henry Ferrell & Gwen English Angela Ficco Elaine & Stephen Fink Sharon Finley Elizabeth Fischer Arnold & Naomi Fishbein Elliott & Shirley Fishbein Theresa Fister Kristin Fitzgerald Joyce Fitzpatrick Joe & Amelia Flaherty Mark Fleisher Janet & Patrick Fleming Capt. & Mrs. Robert Flolid Albert Florez Pamela Flynn Greg & Mary Fontaine Daniel Ford Peg Foss Claudia Foster Terri Foye Michael Fraas David Francis Dietrich & Marie Frank Elinor Frank David Frankfurter & Anath Golomb Tara Fraser Holly Fraumeni Jeanne Freeze William Fregosi & Frederic Bell Friend of The Music Hall Rick Fritsch Wendy Frosh Anna Frost-Jensen Edward & Mary Fuller Jeanne Fuller Dr. David Funk Matthew Gaeta Beth Gagne Jean Gagne Tom & Peg Gaillard Gerry & Cathy Gajewski Meagan Gallagher James & Sally Gambrill Luci & Hugh Gardner Grae Garl Michael Gauthier Sarah & Alan Gayer Michael & Elizabeth Gehron Susan Geib Charlene Genest

Frank W. Getman, Sr. Aubrey Gewehr Kenny & Sally Gilbride Judy & Gerry Giles Fred Gillis Ronald & Jane Gillis Tricia Girouard Bill & Sandy Givens Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Glanz Tina Gleisner & Ted Blank Christine Goodwin Bruce Gordon Gorman Family Sandra L.M. Gosser Susan & Don Gough Rebecca Gould Scott & Cheryl Gove Raymond & Vicki Grady Tracey Graffam Cleone Graham Gregory Graham Nancy Graham Rosalind Grant Michael Graves Mr. & Mrs. Bradford Gray Bobbie & Doug Gray Douglas & Kimberly Green Arthur & Susan Greenberg Brian Gregg Judd & Kathleen Gregg Mr. & Mrs. David Grieve Darilyn Griffin John & Alison Griffin Mary Griffin Carrie & Charlie Griffiths Bob Grimard Rachel & John Grogan Joyce & Eugene Grossi Mr. & Mrs. John Grossman Beth Gross-Santos Jaci & Otto Grote Larry & Silvana Grubb Jason Grucel Nancy Gustad Margaret Guy Melinda Haas Alan Haesche & Sandra Rux Bob & Vicky Haft Helene M. Hallett Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Hamblet, Jr. Suzie & Pete Hamblett James & Sarah Hamill Robert & Joyce Hamilton Sara Hamilton Elizabeth Hamlin Ray & Kay Hamlin Scott Hamor Thomas Hand Todd & Lisa Hanson Merle E. Harmon Lewis Harriman David Harrington Mrs. W.F. Harrington Benjamin Harris & Rebecca Mitchell Josh Harris & Elaina Brown Adrianne Harrison Steve Hartman

Virginia Hartnett John & Leslie Haslam Charles & Lynn Hatch Elaine Hayden Richard Hayden Scott Healey Crescentia Anne Healy Dorothy Healy The Heberts Christine Hegarty Richard & Patricia Helminski Diane & Booth Hemingway Douglas Henderson Polly & Robert Henkel Alex & Nina Herlihy Jack & Susan Herney Kathy Heselbarth Malcolm Heslop Cheryl & Alan Higginbotham David Hill Dan Hilliard Karen & George Hilton Johanna Hock Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hodsdon Jonathan & Etoile Holzaepfel Anne & Karl Honkonen Judy & Tom Hoober Laura & Patrick Horan Cal & Cynthia Hosmer Lisa Houde Glendowlyn Howard Jeremy Howard Maria Howell Nancy & Wally Hubbard Jeffrey & Barbara Hughes Richard Hughes Chris & Jess Hulseman Tom & Carol Humphrey Philip Moorby & Judith Hunt Holly Hunter Brian Hussey The Hyland-Jensen Family Jerry Hyman Margaret Ibscher Robert Ide Martha & Albert Indelicato Manley & Doris Irwin Richard & Elaine Isaacson Roberta Issokson Jon Jacobs Lauren Jacoby Hope Jahn Karen Janas Louise Janelle Katie & Ray Jarvis Craig Jaus David Jefferson Patrick Jeffery Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Jendzejec Robert Jesurum & Christine Petrucci Carl Eric Johnson David Johnson Deborah Johnson Karen M. Johnson Mary Johnson Tracy Johnson & Jill Belilah Joan & Arthur Jones

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Deborah J. Jones & Dr. Robert Stier Tom Jordan Valerie Jorgensen Amy Kane John & Mary Ann Kane Richard & Sue Kaplan Vicki Kasabian & Eric Chalek Pam Kashnig Katherine’s Garden Arieh & Pam Katz Judith & Richard Kaufman Cynthia Keenan John & Marjorie Kehe Jay Kellar & Deb McCaddin Edward Kelleher Sarah Keller Sheri Keniston James & Gail Kennedy Sheila Kennedy & Aidan Moore Terry Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Kennedy Victoria Kennedy Richard Kfoury Akmal & Maura Khan Barbara Kimball Benjamin T. King, Esq. Paul & Stacy Kinnaly Adm. & Mrs. George E.R. Kinnear, II Timothy Kinney & Jean Ryan Dr. & Mrs. Gary Kish Patricia Knox Stephen & Elsa Koallick Jim & Cindy Kobylarz Elizabeth Komisarek Ethan Korpi Roger & Susan Korpi Dan Kostick Christine Kramer Robert & Phyllis Kraunz Barry Krieger Barbara Kurson Jim & Betty LaBranche Frank Labuski Stephen Lachance Peggy Lamb & Steve Joselow Nancy Lambert & Martin Lee Len Lamberti Katherine Lancaster Jim & Denise Landis Claire Landon Kenneth Lane Pat & Gerald Lang Michael & Georgy Lannon Pam & Larry Lariviere Holly Lashar Helen S. Lauenstein Law Offices of Justin Caramagno & Heritage Title Company Kathleen Leavitt Paula & Ron Ledgett Virginia Lee Wayne & Robin Albert-Lehman Candice Leighton Angela & Tom Lepore Dana Levenson Sandra Levin Roberta Lew

David Lewis Lizbeth Liakos Jane & Tom Light Joanne Lindbom & Thomas Kesel Gordon Lindquist Pamela Linseman Mary Ann List Karen & Glenn Littell Sheryl & Michael Little Gini Littlefield Denise Long Richard Longley James Longstaff Katrina Holt Loudon Peter Loughlin Amy Lovoi Elizabeth Lund Jere Lundholm & Harriet Forkey Carol & Eric Lusty John & Susan Lydon Dan & Lisa Lyons Karin Maback James & Susan MacBride Kevin MacCleod David Macintosh Ben Macko Daniel MacLellan Jen & John Madden Marlene Magri Lorraine Maguire Steve & Linzee Mahar Megan Maher Susan Mair Effie Malley & Gerald Duffy Jane Mallinson Patrick Malloy & Birgit S. Christiansen Joyce Malmberg Cyndy & Steve Maloney John & Jane Maloney Charles & Ann Malpass Christina Manikas Debora Manzi Mr. & Mrs. William Mapel Steve Marchand & Sandi Hennequin Rebecca Marden Mia & Peter Marietta The Marotto-Potvin Family Jeffrey & Sylvia Marple Marple & James Real Estate Denise Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Marshall Jamie Marston Pamela Martell Robert Martin Nicole Martineau Lucille & Jerry Marvin Janet Marx Richard Mason Carina Mastrocola Diana & David Mattoon Mary Maurer Debora & John Mayer Robert T. & Ann F. Mayer Carri Mayo Julia & Bruce McAllister David & Nancy McArdle John McArdle

Members & Donors Mark & Virginia-Lee McCaddin Michaelene McCann Brian McCarthy David & Gail McCarthy David & Elaine McCartney William & Susan McClure Mary E. McConnell Peggy & Bill McConnell Mary McDermott John & Pauline McDonough Bruce McEldowney & Rachel Connell Mary Lou & Bob McElwain Jack & Diane McGee Martha McGovern Mike McGrail Margaret McGrath Tom & Ann McHugh Mary McIver & John Ferguson Scott McKee Catherine McKinna Kathleen & Scott McQuade Dennis E. Mechem David & Sharon Meeker Danielle Megliola Edward J. Mehigen Michelle Meno Erin E. Merrill Marie Merrow Kathleen Metterville Stefanie Michaud Barbara W. Millar Alice T. Miller Ann Miller James & Joyce Miller Lisa Miller Steve & Tricia Miller Miller/Howard Investments, Inc. Deborah Minassian Michael Miner David Miranowicz & David Nicholas John Mitchell Jenn Monroe Lynne Emerson Monroe Maria Montanaro Peter Monte & Glen Flowers Diane Monti Kris Moody David Moore Leila Moore & Deborah Hamilton Myrt Moore Don & Lindi Moreau Sandell & Dick Morse Peter & Starr Motson Judith Moyer Scott & Betty Moylan Judie Mraz Margaret Muench Barbara H. Muir Kris & Jim Mullen John P. Muller Joe & Nancy Mulqueen Carolin Murphy Hank & Susan Murphy Keith & Romedy Murrow Cynthia Muse Jack & Victoria H. Myers NAI Norwood Group

M. Nakrosis William & Margaret Naumes Jerry & Sally Needell Sonja Nelson Barbara Newall Diane Newick Sarah R. Newick Bob & Sondra Newman Lisa Newman Terry Nichols Vasilka Nicolova Rebecca Niebling Martha Niver Laurin Noel Eric Nordgren Allen & Terie Norelli North Coast Family Health Naturopathic Medicine Cindy Nottage Donna Novelli Dr. & Mrs. John Novello Elizabeth & Matthew Nowell Agostino Nunes & David Bair Diane O’Callahan Rebecca Ohler Suzanne Olcott Patricia O’Neil Peg O’Neil Jane Zill & Joe Onosko Paul & Karen Orsillo Austin & Jane O’Toole Margaret O’Toole Karta Owens & Susan MacDougall Karen Packard Everett Page Bert & Agnes Palmer Dino Pantelis Susan Parker & Philippe von Hemert Terrence Parker Tim Parker Mildred & Thomas Parks Richard Pascoe Dr. Constance M. Passas Gary & Susan Patenaude Gary & Lenore Patton John & Carolyn Payzant Mr. & Mrs. Eric Pearce Maureen Pecora Susan Pelczar David Pence Jim & Joan Pender Sandra Penn & Andrew Wroblewski Amy & Otis Perry Carl & Nancy Peterson Neil Jorgensen & Martha Petersen Russell A. Peterson Phillips Exeter Academy William Phipps Walter & Nancy Pierce John Pitanis Carol Pivor Matthew Plumlee Janet Polasky & William Lyons Robert & Nancy Pollard Donald Pollie Rita Pomerleau Douglas Pomeroy

Patricia Pongrace Bill & Judith Pope Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center Renee & Mark Portu Edie & Hal Posselt Joe Poulin Lory & David Pratt Margery & Greg Prazar Tammy Proctor Elizabeth Pruyn Bill & Donna Purdie Sharon Quimby Sandy & Dean Quinlan Christine Quinn-Thibodeau John Ragonese & Lynda Schmidt Dianne Ramey Darren Ramsden Jeffrey & Christine Randall Paul Rantilla Patrice & Stephen Rasche Susan Ratnoff Joanne Ravgiala Rich Raymond Patricia Ream Sheila Reardon Dolores Rebolledo Christopher T. Regan Nancy Rehfeld Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rehner Ala & William Reid Carole H. Renselaer Penny Reynolds Margaret Rhinelander Ricci Lumber Sara Richard & Dean Chase Jon & Peggy Richardson Stephen A. Richardson Rebecca Richkus Johanna Richmond Peter Riley Gary & Vicki Rinaldi James Rioux Eugene & Donna Ritzo Laura & Mark Roaman Davis Roberts Eileen Roberts Patricia Roberts Thomas & Mariah Roberts Marsha & Peter Robie Teresa Robles & Tom Hemenway Byron E. Robyn Christine Rockefeller Ann Rodgers John Rodie & Carol Davis Rodney Rodriguez Jen & Kevin Roelofs Natalie Roman-Nelson Sheryl Rome Andrew Rosen Carrie Rosenthal Jonathan & Kathleen Ross Rebecca Ross Marsha J. Rostocki Edward & Judith Rowan Mark Roy Paula Roy Judith Rubenstein

Donna Ruddy Dana Russell Elisabeth Russell Amy Ryan Deane Rykerson Janet Sable Jeffrey Salisbury Joe Salsbury Thomas & Stephanie Saltonstall Jim & Gail Sanders Chad Sandven Brenda Sargent Kathleen Sargent Gail Savage Don & Kathleen Scheuerle Alli Schilling Janice Schlapak Herbert Schlegel Nancy & Simeon Schlis Emily Schmalzer Carl & Elaine Schmottlach Elisabeth & Garrett Scholes Don & Sandy Shule Robert Schultz Sharon & Raymond Schultz Ann Schwartzwalder Mike & Pam Schwotzer Joshua Scott Lynn & Thomas Seidenberg Carol Selsberg Siobhan Senier Barney & Diane Share Dr. & Mrs. J. Shearman H. Shepard & K. Brownback Mr. & Mrs. Sanford C. Sherman John Shields Jessica Shipman Roy Shoults, Sr. Bicycle Bob & Jane Shouse Diane Schaefer & Mitch Shuldman Eliza Shulman & Jodi Sperber John & Marsha Sibley Lily Sibley Dr. & Mrs. George Sigalos Maria Sillari & Greg Wool Trish Simas Roberta Simko Andrea & Eric Sinclair Sandy Sinclair Ann & Gary Sinden Harvard Sitkoff & Gloria Singer Berit Sjuls Gary Skantze & Judith Grant Patrick Skeffington Emily & Fred Slama Gilbert & Jeanne Slater Thomas & Kristine Slater Kathleen Smith Kim Smith Matthew Smith Michele Snyder Trudy Snyer Jonathan & Valerie Sobel Tom Southworth Dennis & Ann Souto James Sparrell & Katherine Towler Emily Spear

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Judith A. Spiller Roseanna Spizzirri Anne Spraker Jessica Spring Fran & Clint Springer Benoit St. Jean Diane St. Onge Rhonda Stacy-Coyle Judith Stadtman Tucker Frisky Stal Karen Stanley Meredith K. Starbranch Skip Stearns & Lorraine Wheeler Mary Steele Geoffrey Stein Bobbie Stephenson Michael Sterling & Paula Sonnino Amy & Chris Sterndale Robert & Dorie Sterndale Brad Stevens Nancy Stevenson Robert & Jennifer Stiefel Michael Stiers Toby & Carol Stowe Deanna & Paul Strand Stratham Heights Video Ann Strauss Lisa & Bruce Street Gail Stuart Dave & Judy Sullivan David Sullivan Joseph & Katherine Sullivan Mary Ann Sullivan Paula Sullivan Sean & Annette Sullivan Jane & John Sutherland Christ Svetanoff Kimberly Sward Mary Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. David P. Sweet Jeff & Sarah Sweet Stephanie Bradley-Swift & Dan Swift Eric Swinebroad Tom & Shawna Swist Don & Elaine Sylvester Jeanine Sylvester Jane & Hooker Talcott James & Sandra Tanis Arthur & Deborah Tasker Mary Tate Jason & Jennifer Taubman David A. Taylor Mary Beth Taylor Jan & Craig Teed Les & Sharon Thagard Sylvia Thayer & Philip Zaeder Bev Thewes Michael Thiel & Gail Richards Dianne Thompson Heather & Len Thomsen Coralee Thomson Jeffrey Thomson Kathleen Thomson & Robert Young TicketsFromTheWeb.com Lynne Tocci Billie Tooley Joan Topp

Sara Treacy Patrick Trevino Jeff & Barbara Troxell Leslie Trudeau James E. Tucker Gale Turner Sally Turner Ruth C. Tuttle Michael Urbano Stewart Urist Ed & Dale Valena Linda Van de Car David Van Patten Susanne Veal Jane Veale Robert & Nancy Vecchio Alan & Michelle Verdi Hilda Powers Versluys Robert Vibbert Annelisa J. Wagner Glenna Walburn Anna Walczak Elfriede E.B. Walden Marcia D. Walenta Frank Wallace Joan Walsh Susan Walsh & Douglas Lanier Steven Warnock Phil Wasylean & Family Christina Waterman Bobbie & Jack Watson Kevin & Kathleen Webb Connie Weeks Kim Weibrecht & Bruce Hurley Josh Weinstein Anne Weston Ann Marie & Dick Weston Gregory & Vicki Whalen Karen & Randy Whisler Conni & Tell White Mark & Kathleen Whitehead Virginia Widmer Missy Wilich Betty S. Williams Sarah & Stuart Williams Robert & Elaine Willoughby Bruce & Liz Wilson Dan & Annie Wilson R. Sloan Wilson Robert Wilson Don Winterhalter & Diane Beaupre Bob & Bev Witkop Janis Wolak Roger & Elaine Wood Debra Woodward & Terry Dostie Lynda J. Wright, M.D. Barbara Wrobel Kathy Wurtz Jon Wyckoff Eileen Xenakis Barbara Yates Matthew Yellis Vicky Young Dr. & Mrs. James A. Youngren John Zandi Ginger Zinkowski Priscilla Zoffoli

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Anonymous (51) Theresa Adamatis & Michael Crosbie David & Crystal Adams Peter Agrafiotis Brenda Ahlstrom Emma Aldrich Ted & Susan Alex Linda Allen Mickey Allen Lisa Alyson Ken Andersen Maureen Anderson Susan Anderson Doreen & John Andriola Joanne Angier Nicolette Annelli Shannon Archibald Pamela Ardus Grace Armano Linda J. Armirotto Suzanne Voshell Armstrong Jeanne & Gerald Ashworth Doreen Athans Papatones Kevin Baab Josiah Babcock Robert Babcock Channing & Joan Bacall Anna Baccaglini-Frank Cheri Bach Lynn & John Badger Brigitte Bailey & Rudolph Martinez Jonathan Bailey Karen Bailey Barb Baker Katie Baldwin Christopher Bamford Kathleen Barger Kathy Barker Dorsey Baron Joan D. Barondes Lockwood & Ingrid Barr Maria & Bob Barth Elizabeth Batchelder Katy Baucke Kathleen Quinn Bean Erika & Robert Becker Brandon & Amy Bedard Sue Bee Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Begiebing Steve & Sandra Belair Jennifer Bell Ellen Bennett Tracey Bentley Howard Berg Nancy Bergeron Natasha Bergeron Will Berliner David Bernstein Alan Bing & Joan Beskenis William C. Birch Kari Bivona Scott Blackstone Richard Blais

Marcia Blatchford Deborah Hall Bloomer Judy Blumert Mel Bobick Nancy Bode Pam Boley Diane Bortone Leonard Boudreau Martha Boulanger Ronald Bourgeault Albert Bourque Charles & Kathie Bowen Linda Bowler Duncan Boyd Lisa Bozzuto Mae Bradshaw Kate Brady Mr. & Mrs. Richard Brain Mr. John Branagan & Mrs. Sheilagh Durkin Jill & Allen Brandt Shelley Brass Pam Brazeau Mary-Ellen Breton Larry & Deidre Brickner-Wood S. Bridget & Thomas Barker Jackie & Bob Brisebois Timothy Broadrick Matt Brock Andrea Brockelman Mr. & Mrs. Paul Brockelman David & Kathleen Brown Debra Brown Jeffrey Brown Margery Brown Mary Johanna Brown Penn Brown Wanda Brown Mary Louise Brozena Laurie Bryant Ashley Bullard Maryellen Burke & Dennis Robinson Joan Cooper Burkholder Kristin Burns Zachary Burt Linda Butler Diane Byrne Jill Capobianco Mr. & Ms. Joseph Cardone Michael Carey Chip & Tina Carey L. Allan Carlsmith Stefania Carlton Lise Carrigg Rob Carrigg, Jr. & Jennifer Griffin Janice Carson John Carter, Jr. Donna Cavalieri Shawna & Mark Chag, Jr. Gordon & Carol Chambers Janet Champlin Jayne Chellman Judith & Sherman Chester Marta Christensen Judy & Tim Churchard Emily Ciaurro John Cid

Barbara Clark Kate Clark Katherine Clark Susan Clark Ellie Clement Laura Cleminson Kate Clifford The Clines Anthony Codding Michael & Anne Coffey Daryl Colden Carol & Arthur Cole Cole-Ryder Family Kathie & Vinny Colella Caroline Collins Mark & Karen Collins Sandy Conley Michael & Suzanne Conlon Dr. James J. Connell Linda Connell James & Grace Connolly Mary Coppinger Peg Correia Kathleen Costello Bill & Cynthia Cote Kathleen Cotton Julie Couture Drew Craig Merle Craig Brian Cram Julie Crocker Elizabeth Cromley Dave Cropper Thomas Crosby Betty Crowell Bryan Cuddihee Valerie Cunningham Julie Curley Kyle Currier Penelope Curtis Debbie Cushing Thomas Dana Patrice Daneault Susan Danforth Marya Danihel William Danilczuk Betsy & Michael Dater Jack & Judy Davis Rebecca S. Davis Count & Countess S. de Saard Danna Dearborn Susan Deese Jacquie DeFreze Deborah Deitz Gayle & Parker Denaco Scott & Barbara Dennett Rose Denning Tully Derby Suzanne Dev Sandra & Mark Devins Susan Dewhirst & Andy Richmond Jean DeZarn Marianne Dicicco Alison Dickey Jay Diener Jackie & Dave Dietle

Marty & Bill Dignan John DiNella Jane & Wilson Dodge Charlene Dolan Denise & Charles Doleac Sandra Dombrowski Elsie Domingo Kate & Jeff Donald Shawn Donnells Christie Donnelly Joseph & Caroline Donnelly Nancy Donovan Carol Downer Nancy Drew Ana Drexler Heather Driscoll Gail Drobnyk Ellen & Philip Dube Liz Dubois Patricia D. Dubois Patricia DuBois Jane & Brian Dufresne Carol Dugan Ulf Dunberger Mr. & Ms. Daniel Dunn Francine DuPont Claire Duris Michelle Dustin Carol Eaton Mr. & Mrs. James Eaton John C. Edwards Stephen Egbert Heidi & Bob Ely Rebecca Emberley Chris & Nancy Embry Ann Emerson Elaine Emery Perry & Susan Engle Janyce Eow Rose Eppard Robert Erickson Kathy & Dick Erskine Cheryl Evans Judith Evans Ed Facey Ronald Falong & Doreen Quinn Edwina Fancy Ellen Sue Farber Donna Farrar Muriel Farrar Robert & Winifred Farrell Camille FaurĂŠ-Bent John Fazekas Joan Feldmeier Larry & Kathy Feltz Joan Ferguson Glenn Ferland Roxanne Ferrin Lisa Finethy H.E.J. Finke Michael Flaherty Sally & Mike Flanigan David Flaschner Kirstin Fleming Wes Flierl Eileen Dondero Foley

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Mary Carey Foley Priscilla Forance Debra Ford Maryka Ford Roger Fortier Jann Foster Susan & Daniel Foster Craig Fowler Elizabeth Fowler Eileen M. Frazer Jenny Fredette Anita Freedman Craig Freeman Linda Casinghino Freeman Connie Freiermuth Elizabeth Frinak Felice Fullam & Peter C. Sullivan Claudia Fuschillo Lorraine Gaire Diane Gallant Janice Gallinger Maureen Gamache Terri Gamble Trevor Garman Gary Garneau Lucie Garnett Richard Garvey Frederick Gaudette Alyson Genovese Joan Gilman Julie & Richard Gilston Carol Glaser Global Sign Julie Glover Richard & Jo Goeselt Cohava Golden Jody Goldman Jennifer Goodwin Susan Goodwin Pat & Matt Gormley Joan Gough Nick Goulas Gary & Janet Gould Christopher E. Grant Gael Grant & W.K. Henze Ana I. Gray Nika Gray-Hill Katie & Russ Grazier Michael Greco Catherine & Brad Greeley Irene Greenberg Richard Greene Peg & Bruce Grimes Attorney Howard Gross The Groux Family Peter Grulke Richard & Van Gsottschneider Judith Guptill Micki Haberman Claudia Hackett Glen Hadwen Kevin Hahnen Jeffrey Haines Kenneth J. Hale Mariette Ham Dillon Hamilton Joan & Glenn Hammond

Dan Hannigan Diane Hansen David Hanson Mary E. Hardiman Liberty Hardy Christine Harrington Denise Hart & Michael Moroukian Diane Hart The Timothy H. Haskell Family Robert & Natalie Hassold Elaina Hatsis & Frank Ott Alexandria Hayes Joseph & Sarah Hayes Thomas Heany Kenneth Heavner David & Colleen Heller Rita K. Henderson Victoria Henkes Elizabeth Hentz Penny & Buzz Herbert Janet Hickey Kellie Hickey J. David Higgins Laura Hill Barbara Hilton & Douglas Prince Patricia Hippe David Hirsch & Shelly Lieber Sally Hirshberg Pat Hodder Phillip & Mary Lou Hodgdon Jack & Carol Hodges Ursula Reich Hoene Joanne & Jeff Hoerth Rick & Kathy Hoesly Cheryl & Todd Hoffman Fred Holland Susan Hollinger Debra Holloway Richard & Anita Holt Wendy Honig Philip Hood Richard Hopley & Barbara Ross James O. Horrigan Karen Horton Alton & Beverly Hotaling Michele Hovde Paula Hoy Charles Hubbard Sally Hudgins Jonathan Hudson Mindy Huffman Gail Hughes Colleen Hugo Alan Huisman David Hunter Jill Hunter George & Heather Hurtt Jackie & Ray Hutchins Jane Hutchinson Paul Hymon Pat Iguchi William Irving Jack & Dianne Lou Anne Jackson & John Contella Mike Jacobs Karl Jakobs Jody Jansen

Members & Donors Bruce Jewett Christian Johnson Deborah R. Johnson Janet Johnson Marilyn Johnson Marion Johnson John & Lynn Joslyn Ethan Jule Don Kadlik Mike & Louise Kandle Lisa Karakostas Rebecca Kates Susan Kaufmann Jennifer Kavanaugh Rev. Edward J. Kelley Gerald & Brenda Kelley Janice Kelley Deryn Kellogg Hope Kenefick Gwen & Steve Kenney W. Fletcher Kent Kendra Kersey Kerry’s Dance Center Wendy Kessler Robert Kilbride Kleist Family Janet Knab David & Mary Knapp Katherine & Trevor Knight Jeannine Kolb Amanda Komisarek Amy Komisarek Tannye Wold & Stephen Kosacz Susan Kouguell Paula Kuselias Sean Labrie Shirley Lacasse Susan Lacroix James Lafferty Julia Lambert Mary Beth Lambert Barbara S. Lamothe Linda Landry Linda Mary Langley Thomas E. Lanter Susan Lantz Lori Larson Edward & Susan Lawry Maureen Leary Martha Leathe Daniel Lederer Brianna Lee Donna Lee Lori Lee & Bruce Myers Susan Lee Sharon & William Lee Jane Leger John Lelecas Jennifer Lemire Jean & Richard Leopold Nancy Lepage Holly & Michael Letourneau Susan Letourneau Susan Levenson Carl Levine John Leydon Robert Lietz

Alan & Carol Lincoln Rob Lincoln Elizabeth Lindquist Gloria Lindsey Nelson Linscott Andy & Annie Littlefield Bill & Jill Lockhardt Mary J. Long Don Lonsway Jeff Lord Genevieve Lowe Joseph Lucas Bridget Lynch Carson Lynch Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Lynch John Lynch Michael Lynch Peggy & Joe Mace Darle MacFadyen Carol & Greg MacGlashing Dian T. Mack Laura MacKay Denise MacLatchy Kent & Susan MacLeod Judith MacMurray Joan MacPhail Jan MacQuarrie Raymond Macwhinnie Julia & Keith Madden Melanie & Andy Maddox Richard & Nancy Maina Suzanne Mallett Elena Maltese Johanna & Robert Mangion Rachel Mareb Paula Marggraf Ellen Marlatt Ruth Maron John Marr Joyce Marr Denise Martel Julia Martin Mary Jo Martin & Stephen Naifeh Bernard Marvin Diana & John Marzinzik Lesley Mathews Cindy Matteson Maggie & Len McAuliffe Sue McCann Leslie McCarthy James McClaine Sarah McCue Ryan McDonnel Mr. & Mrs. Brian McGann Cori & Bob McGrath Hilary McIndoo Barbara & Bob McKechnie Dick & Amelia McKenney Robin McLane Joyce McLaughlin Dale & Jan McLean Karen McNamara Edward McNitt Jane McRae Judith McVety Laurie Meehan Susan Meffert

Jennifer Meister Lauren Melanson Luis & Carol Melchor Donna Melillo Sue & John Mellin April Melo Lore Menard Andrew Merseth Joseph Metrick Christina & Arthur Meyer Pat Meyers Marie Milad Edmund G. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Miller Mark Miller & Peggy Vagts Roberta Miller Jim Mills Joyce Mills Loring Mills Marcy Mills Maria Minickiello Sally & Israel Mirsky Sandra Mitchell Geraldine Mittelman Mary & Peter Moak Gloria & Harold Moldoff Doug & Sue Molin John Monroe Katie & Kenny Moody Hap Moore Stacy Moore Mr. & Mrs. Terence Moran Katherine Morgan Debbie Moriarty Edward Moriarty Sharon Morrill B. Morris & Rob Howard Robert & Celia Morris Carol Morrison Elisa Morrison Mark Morrison Tod & Galen Mott Pamela Mower Chip Moynihan Timothy Moynihan Lisa Muccini George Muhoray Stephen & Greta Munton Elizabeth Murphy Michael D. Murphy, Jr. Ruth Murphy Ruth Murray Bruce Musicus Judy & Pat Nerbonne Meredith Neumann John & Nancy Neville Barbara Newton Les & Melissa Nicholson Nicki Noble Susan Norman Mr. & Mrs. William Norris Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Nossiff Judi Connors O’Brien Robert O’Brien Susan B. O’Brien Ruth O’Leary Karen & John Oliver

Joan O’Neil Marilyn O’Neil Robert & Linda O’Neill David Ostman Helen & Lauren Otis Sarah Ozyck Geraldine M. Palmer Roswitha & Jack Panabaker Betsy & Anthony Panico Jacqueline Parenteau David Parise Paula Parisi Audrey Parker Janice Parker & Leo Drapeau Monika & Richard Parker Patrick & Judy Parks Kelly Parrott Karen Pastor Michael Paterniti Melissa Patnaude Daniel & Audrey Peabody Thane & Holly Pearson Thelma Pelletier Judith K. Pence Geoff Pendexter Mr. & Mrs. Harold Perkins Stephen Perry Steve Perry Ellen Peterson Tom Peterson Margot Petler Valerie Petrovits Jennifer Philbrick Brian Phillips Deborah Phillips, Esquire & George Bell Michele Phillips Teresa Picard & Edward McIntosh Edwin Pierce Douglas Pinciaro Kenneth T. Pinhero Robin Pitcairn Judith Pitchforth Carmen & Gregg Pollack Jack Pollard Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Poor Suzanne Pope Margaret & Bruce Potvin Barb Poulin Joni Praded Dean & Joan Preece Jim & Kari Prichard Lou Prince Robert & Karen Prior Joan Pritchard Adele Pulitzer Brian Putnam Dan Quinlan Maureen Quirk Sigrid Rainoff Robert & Eileen Rais Lisa Raitt Jennifer Ramsay Emerzette Rand Edward Randall Charles & Christine Rankie Carol Ranshaw Mary & John Rauh

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Members & Donors

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Mrs. Leonard J. Raymond Ken Recu Damon Redmond Deborah Regan & Peter Kelley Helen Reid Mary B. Remensnyder Mr. & Mrs. David Remington Beverly Rexford Mary Rhiel & Patrick Clary Chuck & Melanie Rhoades Mr. & Mrs. John Rice Dean Richards Dana & Steve Rickerich Dennis Riendeau Angela Rines Phyllis & Jonathan Ring Jerry Riss Joe & Tracy Ritzo Buffi Robbins Doug Roberts Lew & Judy Roberts Paige Roberts Stephen & Janice Roberts Susan Rockwell Carrie Roder Carl Rohacek John & Nancy Rohrer C. Rolde Todd Rollins & Cheria Clow Rollins Maureen Romagnoli George & Meche Romoser Sydney Rose Linda Rosenthall Colleen & John Rosky Mary Ross Tim Rothfuss John C. Rouman Vivian Rous Walter & Emma Rous Sean Rudman Anne Ruozzi Judith Ryan Steven Sacks Durval & Christie Salema Thomas Watson & Kathleen Salisbury Masood Samii George Samuels Dante Santora Melanie Saunders Frederick Savage Karen Savramis Barry Sawtelle Mr. & Mrs. David Saxton Jillan Scahill Dr. & Mrs. N. Paul Schepis Mr. & Mrs. David Schirmer Kathy & Eric Schmigle Greg & Amy Schneider Rick & Caren Schubart Ann & Rudy Schultz Ann & Jim Schulz Paula Schumaker Kathleen Schusler Dr. & Ms. Alvin Schwartz Priscilla Schwartz Betsy & Brad Scott Stephanie Seacord

Anne Sears John Seckler & Sheona Scobie Jeffrey Segil Jim Seitz Mary Sennott Len & Barbara Sevigney Cathy Shahinian Robert Shapiro Linda Shaughnessy Sheila & John Shea John Sheasgreen Dudley & Rebecca Shepard Steve & Donna Shervanian David Shirley Jennifer Shoer Nina Shore Marianna Shubov Betsy & George Shultis Paul Shumway Kathy Birse Siegel Michael Sievert Linda & Matt Siler Clark Sillery Silver Lining Jay Simmons & Jane Nyman Michael Skelly Dale & Charlotte Small Eleanor M. Small Dylan Smith Eleanor Smith Henry M. Smith Susan Smith William Smith Paul Lechner & Peter Soley Mary Solomon Randall Solsky & Susan Burns Peter & Kathleen Somssich Kiki B. Soris Linda Spaanenburg Karen Spear Susan Spinney Robert Squier Virginia St. Clair Ronald St. Hilaire David Stahl Susan Stankiewicz Susan S. Stanley Halina Stave Pam & Guy Stearns Nancy & John Stern Quentin & Rachel Stockwell Nancy Stone Timothy & Elissa Stone Patricia & Roy Strand Sally Strazdins David & Mary Stumhofer Glenn Suchocki Julia Sudderth Lee Sullivan & Stephen Buzzell Maureen Sullivan B. Sussenberger Nancy Sutcliffe Bob Sweeney Switzers Helen Taft Stephen Tallman Deborah Taylor

Members & Donors Eilie Taylor Donna Theobald Sylvia Thibault Candace Thomas Jackie Thompson Julie Tiebout Sandi Tilton Tyler & Marcia Tingley Ann Tolson Michael & Catherine Toner Cathleen Toomey David E. Tosi Patricia Tracy Samuel Travis Bobbi Treen Michael Trotta Tammi Truax Paul Trunfio Barbara Tsairis Alison Tucker Dave & Debby Turbide Patricia Turner Dupuis William Twibill Steve & Julie Twombly John Tyler John Udaloy Bob Vaccaro Karen Vachon Nola Van Oss Sherry Van Oss Michelle Vangel Carol VanLoon Joseph Verdone Dennis Vickery Suzanne Vietas Carolyn Vinica Dorothy Oliver & Larry Vogelman Julie Vogt John Waalewyn Louise Waldron-Carter Elizabeth Walker Gary Walker Cynthia Wallace Geli Walley Martha Walsh Raymond Walters Darcy Walton Ross & Paula Warner John Wasserlein Martha Waterman Benjamin Watts Patricia & Robert Weathersby Joan Weaver The R.F. Weaver Family Edward Weismann Ben & Phyllis Welch Amy Wentworth-Godfrey Anne Werner Candace Wheeler Susan Wheeler Lillabeth Wies Autumn Wilbur W.K. Wilcox Bob Wiley Suzanne Wilkins Mary & Jack Williams Nancy Willis

Robin Willits Karin Wilmarth Charles Wilson Nancy & Joe Wilson Steve & Pat Wilson Nancy Winograd Mark Winzeler Bill Wish Eiran Wolfman Mary Lou Wollmar Beverly Wood Thomas Wood Kelsey Woodward Sandra Woodworth Iris Woodworth-Watson Denise Worobey Lawrence Yerdon Randi Yoder Barbara Young David Young Joshua Young Karen Young Halya Zadoretzky Joan Zardus Elaine Zitomer & James Dricker Darrell & Sue Zwicker

Annual Fund Donors

Anonymous (32) Abraham Burtman Charity Trust Saundra R. Ackler Mr. & Mrs. James S. Adams Mark Adams Francis & Gillian Aguilar Chance & Woody Allen Dana & Lisa Anderson Harmony W. Anderson Joanne Angier Richard Antal John & Diana Appleton Linda J. Armirotto Around the Corner Bed & Breakfast Karen & Mark Arsenault Carol & Rhett Austell S. Ayer Kevin Baab Channing & Joan Bacall Richard Bachmann Lynn & John Badger Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bean Mike & Beth Beaudin Walter & Carolyn Beaulieu Betty Morton Belcher Thomas W. Bennett Jane & Lucien Bergeron Deborah Bodeau & Douglas Muder Nancy & David Borden Diane Bortone Peter & Suzanne Bowman Paula & Stuart Boxer Jeff & Jill Boynton Elizabeth Bramante Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Braseth Mary Braun Andrew & Joan Breen Chris & Mimi Brett Mr. & Mrs. Paul Brockelman

Susan Brovarone Stephen Brown Carol Buchalski Richard & Cheryl Buckingham Carole Bunting Richard & Laura Burbine Maryellen Burke & Dennis Robinson Irene & John Bush Mary Caldwell Patricia Campbell Phyllis H. Carey Jim & Gail Carolan Ed, Janet & Rachel Caylor Thomas & Patience Chamberlin Janet Champlin David & Elizabeth Choate Michael Chubrich & Donna Saunders Dorothy & Mary Ann Church Jeff & Beth Church Judy & Tim Churchard Ellie Clement Dana Clinton Aaron Cloutier Michele Cloutier Alexandra Coir Betsy & Ed Cole Mark & Karen Collins John & Maureen Convery Wallace & Barbara Cooper Betsy Cosgrove Alan Cronheim Martha Cross Betty Crowell Debbie Johnson & Leslie Culbert Linda Cunningham Betsy & Michael Dater Jack & Judy Davis Jim & Dianne Dean Danna Dearborn Anne & Mark DeCarteret Charles DeGrandpre & Marcia Makris DeStefano & Associates John & Zoi Diamond Andrew & Patty Diengott Dr. Peter & Jennie Dinnerman Len DiSesa Ann & Arthur Ditto Laurie & Richard Donahue Larry Drake & Joan Jacobs Patricia D. Dubois Robert & Jeanette Dunfey Mr. & Mrs. James Eaton Janice Eddy Hendrik Edelman & Antoinette Kania Mr. & Mrs. David Effron Stephen Egbert Paul & Patricia Elkins The Rev. John Miles Evans Elizabeth Fairchild & Glenn Walker Eleanor Feeney Joan Feldmeier Rebecca Watts & Adrian Fieldhouse Vincent Lombardi & Ellen Fineberg C. Dennis Fink Elaine & Stephen Fink H.E.J. Finke Jack & Ruth Fitzsimmons

Dr. & Mrs. David Flavin Mrs. Douglass C. Fonda, Jr. Dietrich & Marie Frank Barbara Franzoso Holly Fraumeni Joseph Galli Luci & Hugh Gardner Wes Gardner Greg Gathers Sarah & Alan Gayer Michael & Elizabeth Gehron Mark Geller Helen G. Gettelman Ronald & Jane Gillis Susan & Don Gough Aliisa Gray The Groux Family Claudia Hackett Elizabeth Hamlin Ray & Kay Hamlin Todd & Lisa Hanson Marcia Harris Elaina Hatsis & Frank Ott Cherie Hayes The Heberts Diane & Booth Hemingway Julie Hensel Dr. Robert & Patricia Hickey Angela & David Hiley David Hills & Catherine McLaughlin Hills Ursula Reich Hoene Richard & Anita Holt Dennis Howland Sally Hudgins Alan Huisman Jackie & Ray Hutchins The Hyland-Jensen Family Richard & Elaine Isaacson Izzy’s Frozen Yogurt Howard & Helen Johnson Tracy Johnson & Jill Belilah Joan & Arthur Jones John & Lynn Joslyn Mary & Carl Kammerer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kaplan Mrs. Robert Kendall James & Gail Kennedy Kerry’s Dance Center Ron & Suzanne King Adm. & Mrs. George E.R. Kinnear, II Kleist Family David & Mary Knapp Diane Knight-Mohr Stephen & Elsa Koallick David & Mary Krempels Len Lamberti John & Lee Lamson Albert & Holly Lantinen Elizabeth B. Larsen Mr. & Mrs. William Lenz Nancy Lepage Ruth Knights Littlefield Bill & Andrea Lott John & Susan Lydon Bridget Lynch Richard & Shirley Lyons Peggy & Joe Mace

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Members & Donors Dian T. Mack Laura MacKay Denise MacLatchy Joan MacPhail Marlene Magri Jaqueline Mahoney Patrick Malloy & Birgit S. Christiansen Francesca Maltese Rhonda Mann Mr. & Mrs. William Mapel Steve Marchand & Sandi Hennequin Marple & James Real Estate Gennie Marvel Lucille & Jerry Marvin Diana & David Mattoon Robert T. & Ann F. Mayer Mark & Virginia-Lee McCaddin John & Pauline McDonough The McDonough Family Mary Lou & Bob McElwain Jack & Diane McGee Tom & Ann McHugh Priscilla McInnis Ann McKenzie Kathleen & Scott McQuade David & Sharon Meeker Edward J. Mehigen Richard & Shirley Mehley Jennifer Meister Aleida Merrifield Ted & Paula Merritt Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Miller Miller/Howard Investments, Inc. Doug & Sue Molin Maria Montanaro The Montrone Family Catherine Moran Robert & Celia Morris Gregory Morrison Maxine K. Morse Morse Hill Trust Ruth B. Mott Kris & Jim Mullen Hank & Susan Murphy Sonja Nelson John & Nancy Neville Vasilka Nicolova Mr. & Mrs. William Norris Elizabeth & Matthew Nowell Susan B. O’Brien Robert & Linda O’Neill Helen & Lauren Otis Karta Owens & Susan MacDougall Samuel & Jane Page Bert & Agnes Palmer Geraldine M. Palmer Mildred & Thomas Parks Patrick & Judy Parks Dan & Sue Parr Stephanie & Josh Parsons Ann & Tom Parziale John & Carolyn Payzant Joel Plagenz Carmen & Gregg Pollack Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Poor Richard Popov

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Jane Porter Merrilee J. Possner* Bettye & Bruce Pruitt Sandy & Dean Quinlan Robert & Eileen Rais Susan Rakaseder Marybeth & Tom Reis Alberta S. Remick Margaret Rhinelander Gary & Vicki Rinaldi Doug Roberts Rodney & Lee Roberts Elisabeth & Jeffrey Robinson Lyn Rosoff Jonathan & Kathleen Ross Marsha J. Rostocki Annelle Routhier Judith Rubenstein John & Sheelagh Ryan Thomas & Stephanie Saltonstall David & Ellie Sanderson Don & Kathleen Scheuerle Maggie Schilling Catherine Scholz Ann & Rudy Schultz Seacoast Business Machines Beth Shafer Linda Shaughnessy H. Shepard & K. Brownback Kathy Birse Siegel Michael Sievert Thomas & Kristine Slater Eleanor M. Small Eliot Smith John Butler Smith Ted & Laura Smith Richard & Susan Smylie Lee & Pamela Sollenberger Brooke E. Stearns Michael Sterling & Paula Sonnino Dr. & Mrs. Derek Stern Nancy & John Stern Robert & Jennifer Stiefel Anne & Matthew Sudduth Don & Joan Sundberg Drew Sunstein & Deborah Twombly Jim & Michele Swisher Margaret Talcott & Scott Scharer Donna Lyn Tamaroff Scott Theurer Michael Thiel & Gail Richards Kathleen Thomson & Robert Young Bob & Sue Thoresen Chris Thurber TicketsFromTheWeb.com Tyler & Marcia Tingley Lynne Tocci Ann Tolson Dave & Debby Turbide Puff Uhlman Nola Van Oss Peter & Lee Vandermark Andre & Edwinna Vanderzanden Robert Vibbert Mr. & Mrs. S. Thompson Viele Carolyn Vinica

The Music Hall Staff 2008-2009 Elena Volozhanina Mercedes Voorhees John Warburg & Jane Wyman Ross & Paula Warner Phil Wasylean & Family Martha Waterman Joan Weaver Connie Weeks Jack Welch Wendy J. Frosh Fund Linda Westinghouse Catherine Whelan Jerry & Susan White Joan White Carolyn Wiggin Missy Wilich Mary & Jack Williams Robin Williams Robin Willits Nancy & Joe Wilson Sumner & Helen Winebaum Beverly Winn David & Margaret Witham Diane E. Woods Roger & Mary Lee Worboys Lawrence Yerdon Marianne Pernold Young & E. Gordon Young Dr. & Mrs. James A. Youngren *deceased

Tribute Gifts

In Honor of Harlan and Pat Cutshall’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Melissa & David Costa In Honor of the Marriage of Denise Whittier & Frank Locke Andrea Doucette Eileen & Doug Flockhart Alice Frazier Nancy B. Holland Charlene & Robert Jerard Monique & Mark Kane Claire Lavoie & Jean Stocker Gary & Thea Lemire Sylvia Lemire Michele & David Peterson Elise Smith

Patricia Lynch Elizabeth Antalek Monte Bohanan Chris Curtis Meghan Durkee Lee Frank Chris Greiner Chelsea Heck Mary Horigan Jack Joslyn Bob Kimball Therese LaGamma Jo Ann Lamoreaux Lauren Lenox Mike Marchand Zhana Morris Deborah Pickett Mark Pruett Amanda Noble Steve Shervanian Kelly Shrimpton Kathleen Soldati Laura Smith Quentin Stockwell Margaret Talcott Matt Talus Michael Tucker Marcia VanDyke Andree Van Oss

Executive Director Head Projectionist Electronic & New Technology Manager Film and Outreach Coordinator Development Associate Executive Assistant/Development Associate Box Office Manager Patron Services Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving House Manager Head Custodial Engineer Programming Manager/Curatorial Associate Patron Services Associate Membership Manager Audio & Visual Director Production Manager House Manager/Coordinator of Volunteers Assistant Box Office Manager Patron Services Associate House Manager Artist Hospitality Director of Marketing Director of Institutional Advancement Technical Director/Asst. Projectionist Director of Strategic Communications Assistant Custodial Engineer Front of House Operations Manager Director of Finance Graphic Design/Print Publications Manager

Staff and friends celebrate the opening of the Beaux Arts Founders Lobby, September 2008.

Photos: Dan Gair/blinddog.com and www.GregWestPhotography.com

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Membership

Membership Benefits Stakeholder $5,000 +

Founder level benefits plus… • Invitation to Stakeholders’ Annual Round Table

Founder $2,500 – $4,999

Backer level benefits plus… • Spring sneak preview of upcoming season • Two additional Advocate gift memberships – total of 4

Backer $1,000 – $2,499

Photo: Jay Reiter Photography

Why Join? As a Music Hall member you will … Get the Seats You Want!

Purchase tickets before sales are opened to the public.

Save Money!

Receive discounts and complimentary tickets for Music Hall Presents performances, events and films.

Stay in the Know!

Get first notice of new shows and films, home delivery of NOW@The Music Hall, E-news, and invitations to members-only events.

Invest in the Arts!

Help bring outstanding performing arts and cinema to the Seacoast and contribute to the vitality of our community. Each year 20,000 school children enjoy the arts in our theater and 100,000 patrons walk through the doors. More than 500 volunteers, board and staff devote their time and 175 businesses and corporations contribute funds. All of us are passionately invested in the cultural health of our community. Through membership, our patrons show they are invested too. More than 2,400 households are already enjoying membership at The Music Hall! It’s not only about being in on the latest news and the best deals. Our members take particular pride in the stewardship of this historic building in order to pass it on. In supporting The Music Hall, they’re ensuring the future of historic Portsmouth.

We invite you to join us!

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For more information, call our membership office at (603) 433-3100 x28 or visit www.themusichall.org.

Patron level benefits plus… • Invitations to Writers on a New England Stage VIP Receptions • 20% discount on Music Hall Presents performances • Two additional complimentary vouchers for a Music Hall Presents performance – total of 4 (up to $150.00) • Two Advocate gift memberships

Patron $500 – $999

Supporter level benefits plus… • Two complimentary vouchers for a Music Hall Presents performance (up to $75.00)

Supporter $275 – $499

Contributor level benefits plus… • Two complimentary vouchers for a Kids RULE! performance

Contributor $150 – $274

Advocate level benefits plus… • Two additional complimentary film passes (total of 4)

Advocate $75 – $149

Friend level benefits plus… • 10% discount on Music Hall Presents performances • Two complimentary film passes

Friend $40 – $74

• Opportunity to purchase tickets for Music Hall Presents performances before the general public • Home delivery of NOW@The Music Hall • Receipt of E-newsletter • Season Playbill recognition • Invitation to members-only events • Invitation to Scene@Five • Discounts on Music Hall special event tickets • Discounts at local restaurants and merchants 28


The Music Hall Financials

An American Treasure For The Arts A new gem at our historic theater...

The FOUNDERS LOBBY

FRIENDS OF THE MUSIC HALL STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR END JUNE 30, 2007 Temporarily Permanently

Unrestricted

Restricted

Restricted

Total

REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT Ticket sales

979,890

Theatre rental

$-

$-

979,890 180,173

180,173

-

-

Advertising revenue

67,166

-

-

67,166

Concessions

95,919

-

-

95,919

Contributions

453,464

-

-

453,464

Grants Sponsorships Interest and dividends Fundraising and other income America’s Treasures Campaign 2007-2015 Unrealized gains on agency funds

78,100

-

-

78,100

542,727

-

-

542,727

9,041

1,125

-

10,166

186,925

44,197

-

231,122

-

132,413

-

132,413

1,500,000

-

-

1,500,000

-

-

18,612

18,612

New assets rerleased from restrictions: Satisfaction of capital acquisition restrictions

78,826

(78,826)

-

-

Total revenues and other support

4,172,231

98,909

18,612

4,289,752

EXPENSES Production and operating expenses

1,081,497

-

-

1,081,497

Administrative and fundraising

767,435

43,026

-

810,461

Marketing

455,814

-

-

455,814

Facility

157,361

-

-

157,361

16,141

-

-

16,141

6,682

-

-

6,682 115,899

Rental related expense Interest expense Depreciation

115,899

-

-

Concession

53,016

-

-

53,016

127,243

-

-

127,243

America’s Treasure expenses

Total expenses

2,781,088

43,026

-

2,824,114

INCREASE IN NET ASSETS 29

$1,391,143

$55,883

$18,612

1,465,638

Welcome to our new Founders Lobby – the latest restoration and renovation work completed in the 1878 historic hall. This is our first season in this remarkable 2,600 square foot space, and we are thrilled patrons can now experience the expanded amenities, and enjoy the history and beauty of this Beaux Arts “...the structure lobby for the 21st century.

is returned to its Victorian-era glory.” – The New York Times

Working from our strategic plan, we embarked on renovating our cramped, cold, and inadequate lobby in October of 2006. We’ve succeeded in our many goals including becoming as ‘green’ as possible - increasing energy efficiency to 96% - within the building’s antique footprint.

With this new lobby we look back…and we look forward. The new gathering area is named after the Founders, the early friends of The Music Hall who saved the historic theater from destruction in 1987, and brought it life as an arts center vital to the community. After the U.S. Senate named The Music Hall an “American Treasure” in 2003 we accomplished great things by taking small steps. We hung a new red curtain and fixed the roof and stairs. Two years ago we revealed the stunning and previously hidden cherubed proscenium arch from 1901. Last year we completed the faithful restoration of the 1878 decorative paintings on the ceiling dome. Architectural conservators have called the restoration “so dramatic, it takes your breath away.” In a full feature on the theater and its history, The New York Times celebrated the “majestic Music Hall…much of the Beaux Arts interior design is restored and the structure is returned to its Victorian-era glory…Gods and cherubs have reappeared.” When we received the 2008 Preservation Award from the NH Preservation Alliance for our comprehensive work, we were understandably proud.

“…one of the premier venues on the New England seaboard.” – Yankee Magazine

With this year’s renovation of the lobby and plans for future work, we hope to secure the legacy of this historic building and its community programs, further stimulate the creative culture and economy of this fast-growing region, and strengthen and advance The Music Hall, an American Treasure for the Arts and a cultural anchor for New England.

Historical Tours: To learn more about the history of The Music Hall and its remarkable restoration, join us on a guided tour behind the scenes, at 5pm on the first Wednesday of the month and at 12:30pm on the third Thursday. The 75-minute tour starts at the box office at 28 Chestnut Street. Tickets are $6 ($5 for Music Hall members). For more information call 603-4362400 or visit www.themusichall.org.

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The Journey Continues The Music Hall is committed to its transformation into a performing arts center for the 21st century. Future projects include: • the full restoration and enhancement of this historic hall, including backstage systems • the further development of educational offerings for the benefit of the broadest community • the establishment of an endowment to maintain and advance this American Treasure Because of our antique equipment backstage, shows are mounted and presented at four times the effort and physical strain than at more modernized theaters. The hand-operated rigging system was built by sailors more than 100 years ago no major upgrades have been undertaken since.

The Music Hall is the 14th oldest operating theater in U.S., older than any in New Hampshire, Maine or Massachusetts. It’s one of the last “hemp” houses.

As the theater is modernized, its history must be preserved – except perhaps for the garbage can chandelier put in place decades ago! Photos: Rich Beauchesne/Seacoast Media Group and Quentin Stockwell

2008 Annual Report  

The Music Hall's 2008 Annual Report

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