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April 2014

Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival

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WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE

P.J. O'ROURKE

SPRING TRADITION: BALLET

SWAN LAKE ON SCREEN

TELLURIDE FAVORITES RETURN TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL

NATALIE MERCHANT JULIAN LAGE & CHRIS ELDRIDGE JOHNNYSWIM KEVIN DREW LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER SEASON SPONSORS


NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

This month, our “First Saturday” on sale event for members is Saturday, April 5. The following NEW shows go on sale to members at 10am for walk-up, at noon for phone and internet sales. Get your tickets and enjoy refreshments! Tickets on sale to non-members Sat., April 19 at noon. To become a member, call (603) 766-2176 or email Lsaniuk@themusichall.org.

Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Thurs., June 5 • 8pm • $22 • Loft Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills, this trio plays a brand of Americana and blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire. A force to be reckoned with!

Rental Partner Volcom Presents True to This Sat., April 5 • 5pm & 7pm •Free • Loft Captures the energy and artistry of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding in its purest forms.

Hilarity: Miss Richfield 1981 “Play with My Poodle” Sat., June 7 • 8pm & Sun. Aug. 24 @ 7pm • $35 • Loft Miss Richfield is on the prowl to find Mr. Right…now! In her all new show, she joyously looks for a suitable mate with colorful videos, twisted sing-a-longs, and a healthy heap of audience interaction. Don't miss this Music Hall summer favorite!

Rental Partner Seacoast Media Group Presents 20th Annual Spotlight on the Arts Awards Wed., April 23 • 7pm • Free • Historic Theater They are the Seacoast's Grammys, Tonys, Museum of Fine Art and Top Chef all rolled into one exciting evening at The Music Hall!

Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series La Santa Cecilia Sun., June 29 • 7pm • $25 • Loft A mesmerizing, modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music that utilizes rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, and tango — a 2014 Grammy Award winner! The Music Hall Presents Sing-A-Long Sound of Music Sat., May 24 • 7pm • $22; $18 • Historic Theater Doors open at 6:30pm with a costume parade. Experience the classic Julie Andrews film musical in Technicolor® like you’ve never seen before! Sing your heart out to the sing-along subtitles. Plus, each patron will receive complimentary props to use during the film.

Buddy is coming!

The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story PREVIEW SHOWS: Wed., July 9 @ 8pm, Preview 1 ($65–$30) • Thurs., July 10 @ 2pm, Preview 2 ($80–$30) Thu., July 10 @ 8pm • Fri., July 11 @ 8pm • Sat., July 12 @ 3 & 8pm • Sun., Jul 13 @ 2pm & 7pm • $98*–$30 (*$98 includes preferred seating, t-shirt & a rock-n-roll cocktail) • All shows in Historic Theater The most popular musical in Ogunquit Playhouse history comes to The Music Hall! Follow the incredible journey of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame to the top of the record charts during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, to his untimely death in 1959. This joyous celebration of a musical legend will have you dancing in the aisles with such rousing 50s favorites as “Peggy Sue,”“Oh Boy,”“Maybe Baby,”“That’ll Be the Day,”“Raining In My Heart,” Ritchie Valens’“La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” 1

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LIVE ON STAGE APRIL Ap�il 10-12 ALL INCLUSIVE FESTIVAL PASS $125

FEIST WITH 2 SPECIAL

NATALIE MERCHANT

OPENING ACTS:

HISTORIC THEATER 4/12 • 8PM • $70; $64

JOHNNYSWIM KEVIN DREW EVENING SPONSORS: Avery Insurance; Mad*Pow

HISTORIC THEATER 4/11 • 7PM • $48; $42

JULIAN LAGE + CHRIS ELDRIDGE:

THE JAY SMITH MEMORIAL CONCERT 4/10 • 9PM AT THE PRESS ROOM $13 ADVANCE; $18 DAY OF

Thank you to our festival sponsor:

EVENING SPONSORS:

Avery Insurance; Green Horizon Landscaping, LLC; Secure Planning, Inc.

LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER 4/11 • 8PM • LOFT $20; BAR SEATING $5 TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY

YOUTH AND TEEN ROUND ROBIN

WITH PORTSMOUTH MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER 4/12 • 4PM • LOFT • $5 TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY

Thank you to our Media Partners:

"The king of Chicago comedy!"

“A cut above many of its rivals.” — THE WASHINGTON POST

— UNITED NEWS SERVICES

JIM BELUSHI & THE CHICAGO BOARD OF COMEDY Tuesday, April 1 • 7:30pm • $46-$20

Comedy superstar and Saturday Night Live writer Jim Belushi joins us for one night only with his improvised sketch comedy show! SERIES SPONSORS:

Chase Construction; Kennebunk Savings

EVENING SPONSORS: Churchill’s Garden Center; D. F. Richard Energy; Dowling Corporation; Leddy Group; Wells Fargo Advisors Like us on Facebook & follow us Twitter!

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET: SWAN LAKE

Saturday, April 19 • 7:30pm • $50.25; $38.25; $15 for 15 and under Each Spring, The Music Hall’s ballet becomes a special occasion in Portsmouth when families come out on the town. With a special “$15 for 15 and under” ticket and great restaurants, families can make a day of dinner and ballet! EVENING SPONSORS:

Anneke Jans; New Hampshire Public Radio TheMusicHall.org

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LIVE ON STAGE APRIL

P.J. O'ROURKE

Wednesday, April 16 • 7:30pm • $13.25 • Book: The Baby Boom ($25, hardcover). Book voucher purchase required: 1

voucher per 1-2 tickets. Tickets & vouchers not available online.

The bestselling humorist – called "the funniest man in America" by Time and The Wall Street Journal – comes to town with his first book of all new, previously unpublished material since 2007, The Baby Boom. With his trademark wit and razor sharp delivery, O'Rourke turns his lens on his fellow post-war babies in a hilarious attempt to understand, explain, and celebrate the glorious mess made by his own generation.

THE BALLROOM THIEVES Fri., April 18 • 8pm • $10 • Loft

Rock disguised as folk with unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. Their sonic diversity allows the band to enter an intimate listening room one night and entertain a large festival crowd the next.

Writers on a New England Stage is a partnership between

Presenting Sponsor: Series Sponsors:

Auger Building Company, Inc.; Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service; RMC Research; Calypso Communications; New England Audio Tech

Evening Sponsors: Weyland Capital Management; Seacoast Area Libraries Media Partner:

Companion Bookstore: RiverRun Bookstore

MONA SIMPSON Wednesday, April 30 • 7pm • Loft • $40

23rd Annual

KITCHEN TOUR

SATURDAY, MAY 3 • 10AM-3PM See page 5 for more information! 3

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Ticket package includes reserved seat, book (Casebook, $25.95, hardcover), bar beverage; author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet

The bestselling author of such heralded works as Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood visits with her powerful new novel. One of Huffington Post's "30 books you NEED to read in 2014", Casebook centers on an eavesdropping boy who uncovers the workings of his parents' private lives. SERIES SPONSOR: Get more with e-news - new shows, special deals, and updates!


ON SCREEN

Presented by GRAND PIANO

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

R • 90min • Spain

R • 111min • UK

4/3 @ 7pm

extraordinary cinema

4/2, 4/3 @ 7pm TBTS favorite!

Elijah Wood and John Cusack star in this thriller about a brilliant pianist and a lifethreatening performance.

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past relationship with the author Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes).

RUN AND JUMP

TIM'S VERMEER

PG13 • 80min • US

NR • 102min • IRE

This film by Penn and Teller explores the mystery of how 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") painted so photo-realistically.

After a stroke leaves her husband disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia struggles to keep her family together.

4/4, 4/9, 4/10 @ 7pm

4/4 - 4/6, 4/8, 4/9 @ 7pm • 4/6 @ 3pm

GLORIA

THE BRITISH ARROWS

R • 110min • Chile (subtitled)

4/13 @ 3pm & 7pm • 4/15 @ 7pm

NR • 73min • UK

4/13 @ 4pm • 4/16, 4/17 @ 7pm

Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. She fills her nights seeking love at dance clubs for single adults, until the day she meets Rodolfo.

This eclectic mix of mini-dramas and outrageous wit celebrates the best in television commercial advertising from the UK.

LE WEEK-END

R • 101min • US

DIRTY WARS

4/20 @ 3pm & 7pm • 4/22, 4/24 @ 7pm

R • 101min • US

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship – or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Also stars Jeff Goldblum. TBTS favorite!

4/19 @ 3pm & 7pm • 4/24 @ 7pm

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill delves into America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond.

THE LUNCHBOX

ALAN PARTRIDGE

PG • 104min • India

R • 111min • UK

4/26 @ 3pm & 7pm, 4/27, 4/29, 4/30 @ 7pm

4/26, 4/29 @ 7pm

hd broadcasts

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. A favorite from this year’s Telluride by the Sea.

In this comedy, radio broadcaster Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) is held hostage by a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney).

the met @ the music hall: LA BOHEME (PUCCINI)

G • 102min • DEN

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, the mostperformed opera in Met history. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as the passionate writer Rodolfo, and Romanian soprano Anita Hartig makes her Met debut as his consumptive lover, Mimì. Susanna Phillips sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello in this performance, led by rising conductor Stefano Ranzani.

NR • 108min • US

BABETTE'S FEAST

4/10 @ 7pm • Historic Theater

Presented in affiliation with Portsmouth Restaurant Week and in memory of writer/director Gabriel Axel. Two Danish sisters take in French refugee Babette. Among the all-time greatest ‘food films’!

Sat., April 5 @ 1pm • Historic Theater $27.50; $15 for 18/under

MET SERIES SPONSORS: Tate and Foss Sotheby’s International Realty; NH Public Television FILM EVENT KEY: @ HISTORIC THEATER @ MUSIC HALL LOFT

THE CRASH REEL

4/17 @ 7pm • Historic Theater

The story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; his sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. SERIES SPONSORS: Cocked Hat Ventures; RAM Printing; The Wire; WSCA 106.1FM Portsmouth Community Radio

See Calendar on page 6 for Show & Tell Discussions

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MEMBERS, SPONSORS & MORE! Thank You Grace Limousine!

The Music Hall thanks Grace Limousine for sponsoring Sneak Peek 2014! This year's event gave our Directors Club members and corporate sponsors the first glance at many of the shows we have to look forward to next season, and the opportunity to gather together as a community on The Music Hall stage. A great night was enjoyed by all, thanks to the support of Grace Limousine.

Photo: gregwestphotography.com

1,000 @ $135 in honor of our 135th Anniversary Season! POPOVERS ON THE SQUARE P O R T S M O U T H

23rd Annual

KITCHEN TOUR SATURDAY, MAY 3 • 10AM-3PM A BENEFIT FOR THE MUSIC HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Featuring historic & modern homes in Rye, NH

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So far we have over 200 candles on the cake. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 candles! Each gift of $135 receives a Double Shot Film Pass and a voucher for a slice of cake from Popovers on the Square. To make your gift, please visit http://bit.ly/TMH135 or call (603) 766-2176.

Directors Club YOUR NAME HERE

Upcoming Directors Club Gatherings

EXP Date

Eleven spectacular kitchens in Rye – sleek and contemporary, cozy and traditional, packed with innovation and imagination – and featuring some of the most beautiful ocean views you'll ever see! Tickets: $23 for members in advance $25 not yet members $27 day of tour

presenting sponsor:

JIM BELUSHI: TUES., 4/1 6:30PM @ MUSIC HALL LOFT

BOZ SCAGGS: WED., 5/7 6:30PM @ MUSIC HALL LOFT

Directors Club is a benefit for members at our Patron level and above - to learn more please contact our Membership Coordinator at (603) 766-2176.

MICHAEL BOLTON: SUN., 6/1 6PM @ HOTEL PORTSMOUTH Directors Club Sponsor: Bosen & Associates, PLLC

THANK YOU TO OUR TOP CORPORATE PARTNERS!

EXPLORE + LEARN

Explore + Learn at the Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival!

Photo: David Murray/Clear Eye Photo

For the third year, the Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival welcomes students from Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC/one of our Explore + Learn Partners of the Year) to the Loft to showcase their songwriting chops. Hosted by PMAC instructor, Nick Phaneuf, the Youth and Teen Round Robin will be held Saturday April 12 at 4pm. We’re thrilled PMAC is joining us again and we want to give a shout out to their new space in the West End. Be sure to include this wonderful event in your festival itinerary. Here, PMAC students entertain festival goers at the 2013 Festival. 5 NOW

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Hilarity: Jim Belushi & Chicago Board of Comedy 7:30pm

School Days Series

Extraordinary Cinema The Invisible Woman 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Tim's Vermeer 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Grand Piano 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Run and Jump 7pm

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Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival:

Feist with special

Youth & Teen Round Robin with PMAC 4pm @ Loft

Community Partner Jewish Film Festival 1:30pm & 4pm

No Film Tonight

Extraordinary Cinema The Invisible Woman 7pm

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Historic Tour 2pm

Extraordinary Cinema Tim's Vermeer 3pm & 7pm

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Historic Tour 2pm

Extraordinary Cinema The British Arrows 4pm

Henry & Mudge

9:30am (sold out); 11:30am

Extraordinary Cinema The Invisible Woman 7pm Writers in the Loft & Innovation + Leadership Daniel Pink 7pm (SOLD OUT)

Directors Club YOUR NAME HERE

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6:30pm @ Music Hall Loft

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Historic Tour 5:30pm

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Historic Tour 5:30pm

Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival:

Box Office opens at 10am for member walk-up...

The Met: La Bohème 1pm Extraordinary Cinema Tim's Vermeer 7pm Volcom Presents True to This (board riding film) 7pm & 9pm

Community Partner Kent Stephens Stage Force Presents The Play Reading Series "Where We're Born" 7:30pm

Extraordinary Cinema Tim's Vermeer 7pm

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No Film Tonight

Extraordinary Cinema Gloria 7pm

Writers on a New England Stage P.J. O'Rourke 7:30pm

Wildcard Movie The Crash Reel 7pm

The Music Hall Presents

Extraordinary Cinema The British Arrows 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema The British Arrows 7pm

Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series The Ballroom Thieves 8pm

Extraordinary Cinema Tim's Vermeer 7pm Extraordinary Cinema Run and Jump 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Gloria 3pm & 7pm

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge 9pm @ THE PRESS ROOM Wildcard Movie: Babette's Feast 7pm Extraordinary Cinema Run and Jump 7pm

guests Johnnyswim & Kevin Drew

7pm @ Historic Theater Lady Lamb the Beekeeper 8pm @ Loft

Natalie Merchant 8pm @ Historic Theater

Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake 7:30pm Extraordinary Cinema Dirty Wars 3pm & 7pm

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Extraordinary Cinema Le Week-End 3pm & 7pm

No Film Tonight

Extraordinary Cinema Le Week-End 7pm

Rental Partner 20th Annual Spotlight on the Arts Awards 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Le Week-End 7pm

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire Presents 4th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 3pm & 7pm

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Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 7pm

No Film Tonight

Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 7pm

Writers in the Loft Mona Simpson 7pm

Film TBA

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Extraordinary Cinema Alan Partridge 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 7pm

EVENT KEY: @ MUSIC @ HISTORIC HALL LOFT THEATER

Box Office/Historic Theater: 28 Chestnut Street The Loft: 131 Congress Street Like us on Facebook & follow us Twitter!

Historic Tour 2pm

Extraordinary Cinema Alan Partridge 7pm

Box Office opens at 10am for member walk-up...

The Music Hall Presents 23rd Annual Kitchen Tour: Rye, NH 10am-3pm

Historic Theater Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday, noon - 6pm

Film tickets: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors 60+, Students & Military

Show & Tell discussion follows the film TheMusicHall.org

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