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May 2014

intimately yours • wed., may 7

Boz Scaggs Plus! 23rd annual

kitchen tour writers in the loft

david allen sibley On Screen

sound of music sing-along Tickets going on sale in may

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New shows on sale!

This month, our “First Saturday” on sale event for members is Saturday, May 3. 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., May 17 at noon. To become a member, call (603) 766-2176 or email Lsaniuk@themusichall.org.

Writers in the Loft: Sue Miller Tuesday, July 1 • 7pm • Loft • Ticket package $40 Includes reserved seat, book (THE ARSONIST, hardcover $25.95), bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, & book signing meet-and-greet The acclaimed author of The Good Mother, While I Was Gone, and The Senator’s Wife visits with her new novel about a wave of fires that spreads through a small New England town.

Rental Partner The Granite Stoke Sat., May 3 • 7:30pm Historic Theater • $15 A documentary on NH's vibrant surfing community. Profits donated to The Molly Fund and the NH Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Rental Partner Samuels, Dorezas & Cordell Present 50 Shades! The Musical Fri., May 9 • 8pm • $47-$35 Historic Theater A hit in Chicago and NYC, the show opens with a book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. An uproarious show with a live band onstage.

Writers in the Loft & Innovation + Leadership Presents: Dan Harris Tuesday, June 10 • 7pm • Loft • Ticket package $40 Includes reserved seat, book (10% HAPPIER, hardcover $25.95), bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, & book signing meet-and-greet The Award-winning ABC News Anchor (Nightline, Good Morning America) joins us to discuss his #1 New York Times bestseller. Harris’ personal story combined with scientific research on the benefits of meditation have gained national acclaim, leaving readers with simple and potentially life-changing takeaways.

Community Partner Berwick Academy Company Dance Showcase Presents Heroes & Villains Fri., May 16 6:30pm • Historic Theater • $10 Extensions Sat., May 17 • 7pm Historic Theater • $10

Community Partner Mandarava & The Dharma Fellowship Present For The Benefit of All Beings Fri., May 30 • 8pm •$20 Historic Theater This film powerfully portrays how Buddhism affects one man’s life in the face of adversity.

Rental Partner The NH Providers Association Presents The Anonymous People Thurs, May 29 • Film at 6:45pm $15; $20 (includes admission to catered reception at 5:30pm) A documentary about 23 million Americans living in recovery from addiction. Q&A to follow.

The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall Presents

“Outstanding... Exciting and energetic... Jenkins is gifted, infectious and positively irresistible”– Portland Press Herald July 9-13 • Tickets: $30-$98 • 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,” SPONSOR: Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

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Live on stage MAY The astonishing kitchens of Rye, NH!

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ON SCREEN: 23rd Annual

Kitchen Tour Saturday, May 3 • 10am-3pm a benefit for the music hall Tickets on sale now!

Sound of Music Sing-Along Sat., May 24 • $22; $15 age 18 & under • Historic Theater Doors open at 6pm; costume parade 6:45pm; film starts at 7pm The smash hit musical returns to The Music Hall! 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 a complimentary party pack to use during the film. Prizes awarded for best costume!

Photos: gregwestphotography.com

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! Tour map will be posted online for download & available at the Box Office.

BOZ SCAGGS

Wed., May 7 • 7:30pm • $89; $65; $48 • Historic Theater

Tickets: $23 for members in advance; $25 not yet members; $27 day of tour PREMIER sponsor: LEAD Sponsors: Budget Blinds of Portsmouth; Chase Construction & The Webhannet Co.; Chinburg Builders; Coastal Home Magazine; D.F. Richard Energy; Ethan Allen Inc. Portsmouth Design Center; Exciting Windows; Jamie Gowing Cabinetry; Mari Woods Kitchen Bath Home; New England Home; Portsmouth Bath Company; Summer House Furnishings; The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric; Windover Construction

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The iconic rock legend, brings his unique blend of blues, R&B, rock and jazz to the stage in support of his new album, Memphis. Throughout his career Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music. Join us in the Loft at 6:30pm before the show! Directors Club Sponsor: Bosen & Associates, PLLC SERIES SPONSORS:

EVENING SPONSORS: Weyland Capital Management; Arts Consulting Group; Carpe Diem Coffee Roasting Company; Clear Eye Photo TheMusicHall.org

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DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY Thursday, May 15 • 7pm • Loft • $54 Ticket package includes reserved seat, book (The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition, paperback $40), bar beverage; author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet

CHRIS TRAPPER

Saturday, May 10 • 8pm • $18 • Loft Chris Trapper returns to the Loft following a sold out performance. This Boston based artist began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars. Lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters.

Coming June 1!

Join us and moderator Jameson French for Mr. Sibley’s show-andtell discussion of the completely revised edition of his landmark guide, with more than 600 new paintings and 111 species added, new information on habitat and behavior, and more tips on finding species in the field. Ticket purchasers will be entered in a drawing to go on a Seacoast bird walk the next morning, Fri., May 16 at Odiorne State Park. Up to 15 winners will be notified by Tue., May 13. SERIES SPONSOR:

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MICHAEL BOLTON MICHAEL BOLTON

Sun., June 1 • 7:30pm • $78; $64 • Historic Theater An unforgettable evening with the multi-Grammy award winner whose iconic voice has helped him sell more than 53 million records worldwide. Directors Club will be held at The Hotel Portsmouth at 6pm, featuring a Music Hall Wine Club tasting! Directors Club Sponsor: Bosen & Associates, PLLC SERIES SPONSORS:

EVENING SPONSORS: Arts Consulting Group; Secure Planning, Inc.; Clear Eye Photo 3

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ON SALE DATES May 17: New subscribers (members only) May 24: Members (tickets) May 31: Public (tickets)

2014-2015 Season

Sat., Oct.11, 2014 • 1pm: Macbeth (Verdi) Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 • 12pm (delayed): Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 • 1pm: Carmen (Bizet) Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 • 12pm: The Death of Klinghoffer (Adams) Sun., Jan. 4, 2015 • 12pm (delayed): Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner) Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 • 1pm: The Merry Widow (Lehár) Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 • 1pm: Les Contes d’Hoffman (Offenbach) Sat., Feb.14, 2015 • 1pm: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (Tchaikovsky/Bartók) Sat., March 14, 2015 • 1pm: La Donna del Lago (Rossini) Sat., April 25, 2015 • 1pm: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Mascagni/Leoncavallo) 2014-2015 Season Preview with Dennis Kleinman, May 8 — details online! Get more with e-news - new shows, special deals, and updates!


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Jodorowsky’s Dune

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

PG13 • 90min • USA • some subtitles

extraordinary cinema

5/2, 5/4, 5/8 @ 7pm

NR • 80min • USA

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky's film was poised to change cinema forever. A doc about a film that never got made, starring Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, with music by Pink Floyd.

5/2, @ 7pm 5/4 @ 3pm

Reaches beyond the showbiz icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

On My Way

Nymphomaniac, vol. 1

NR • 116min • FR • subtitled

NR • 118min • DEN

5/10, 5/13, 5/14 @ 7pm 5/11 @ 4pm

5/9, 5/11, 5/13 @ 7pm

A former beauty queen (Catherine Deneuve) is jilted by her lover and takes a road trip to deal with financial problems facing her business.

From acclaimed & controversial auteur Lars von Trier. Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells harrowing tales of her erotic adventures. Extremely explicit sexual content. Under 18 no admittance.

ENemy

R • 90min • CAN

Particle Fever

5/20 - 5/22 @ 7pm

NR • 99min • USA

Academy Award nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve team up once again for this sexy and surreal psychological thriller, in which a disheveled history professor meets his doppelganger.

5/16, 5/17, 5/20, 5/22 @ 7pm

Six brilliant scientists seek to recreate conditions that existed moments after the Big Bang, explaining the origin of all matter.

Omar

Nymphomaniac, vol. 2

NR • 98min • Palestine • subtitled

NR • 123min • DEN

5/23, 5/25, 5/27-5/29 @ 7pm

5/23, 5/24, 5/27, 5/28 @ 7pm

A gripping thriller about betrayal in the Occupied Territories. Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet Nadja. Oscar nominee: Best Foreign Language Film.

Continued tales of Joe's alarming exploits. From director Lars von Trier. Extremely explicit sexual content. Under 18 no admittance.

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Ernest & Celestine

PG • 80min • FRA

5/18 @ 3pm & 7pm • Historic Theater

Cosi Fan Tutti (MOZART)

Tucked away in subterranean tunnels lives a civilization of mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Celestine and Ernest form an unlikely bond. Oscar nominee: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.

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Sun., May 4 @ 12pm • Historic Theater $27.50; $15 for 18/under

James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance. Lesley Koenig’s sleek production stars Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés.

Opera Connection: 10:30am in the Loft with opera expert/writer-producer Dennis Neil Kleinman.

SERIES SPONSORS: Cocked Hat Ventures; RAM Printing; The Wire; WSCA 106.1FM Portsmouth Community Radio

THE hungry heart

NR • 93min • US

5/6 @ 7pm • Historic Theater

La Cenerentola

Presented in affiliation with Exeter Hospital. A look at the world of prescription drug addiction with a VT pediatrician who works with patients struggling with this disease. Post-film discussion features the filmmaker, Bess O’Brien and the featured doctor.

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Sat.,May 10 @ 1pm • Historic Theater $27.50; $15 for 18/under

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli, and Luca Pisaroni. MET SERIES SPONSORS: Tate and Foss Sotheby’s International Realty; NH Public Television

Film event key: @ Historic Theater @ Music hall Loft

SERIES SPONSORS: Allergy Associates of New Hampshire; Calvert Investments; People’s United Bank; Rudi’s Portsmouth; NH Gazette; PortsmouthNH.com; RAM Printing; News Radio 96.7 See Calendar on page 6 for Show & Tell Discussions

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Members, Sponsors & more! 23rd Annual

Kitchen Tour Saturday, May 3 • 10am-3pm

Super Date Night Package!

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Become a NEW member or UPGRADE your current membership before May 26 and be entered into a drawing for this Super Date Night Package on Sunday, June 1:

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Enjoy a 1 night stay at the newly renovated independently owned and operated boutique hotel, The Hotel Portsmouth

PREMIER Sponsor: Dinner for two (appetizer, two entrees and a dessert) for a late night dinner at The District.

lead SponsorS: Directors Club YOUR NAME HERE

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Invitation to our Directors Club at The Hotel Portsmouth with an exclusive Music Hall Wine Club tasting at 6pm

Two front row tickets to Michael Bolton at The Music Hall To join, renew, or upgrade your membership, or for any questions regarding this package, please contact Lorianne at (603) 766-2176 or LSaniuk@themusichall.org. Winner will be selected and notified on Wednesday, May 28.

Thank you to White Heron Tea & Coffee!

Tour & Trolley Sponsors: Kennebunk Savings; Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service; Revision Energy; Knock on Wood; Linda Cloutier Kitchens-Baths; PK Surroundings; Regal Limousine Service; TMS Architects

Our 3rd annual Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival was an incredible success last month, with sold-out crowds filling the Historic Theater and the Loft for acts like Feist, Natalie Merchant, and Johnnyswim. We were only able to bring this stellar line-up to the Seacoast with support from our Festival Sponsor White Heron Tea & Coffee. If you missed trying their delicious teas & coffees at the Historic Theater during the festival, be sure to head to their Islington Street location for incredible organic hand blended teas and fresh roasted coffee, open 7 days with an in-house bakery and kitchen. Stop in for a scrumptious treat! And thank you White Heron Tea & Coffee for adding such flavor to the Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival!

Thank You to our Top Corporate Partners!

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Teachers, homeschoolers, and families— heads up! We're about to announce our 20th Annual School Days Series for the 2014-2015 season. Watch your mailbox for a brochure or pick one up at the Box Office. Our top-caliber, affordable (only $6!) matinees entertain children from 80 Seacoast Pre-K to Middle School groups, and provide valuable educational opportunities for all creative educators. Study guides are available for download. Any group is welcome!

explore + Learn "It was a blast! Thank you so much for inviting us!" — David Ervin, Oyster River Middle School Music Teacher. Nine of David's students had the chance to share The Music Hall stage with The Piano Guys prior to their sold out performance in our Intimately Yours series on March 24, 2014. Get more with e-news - new shows, special deals, and updates!


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Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 7pm

Writers in the Loft Mona Simpson 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema The Lunchbox 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Jodorowsky’s Dune 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Alan Partridge 7pm

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The Met @ The Music Hall: Cosi Fan Tutti 12pm Opera Connection: 10:30am Extraordinary Cinema Jodorowsky’s Dune 7pm Extraordinary Cinema Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me 3pm

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Historic Tour 2pm

Extraordinary Cinema On My Way 4pm

Community Partner Kent Stephens' Stage Force Presents The Play Reading Series 7:30pm

Extraordinary Cinema Ernest & Celestine 3pm & 7pm

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Intimately Yours Boz Scaggs 7:30pm Directors Club

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Extraordinary Cinema Jodorowsky’s Dune 7pm Met Season Preview 8pm

Book Club Walter Kirn's Blood Will Out 7pm

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Extraordinary Cinema On My Way 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema On My Way 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 1 7pm

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Film Matters The Hungry Heart 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me 7pm

Historic Tour 5:30pm

15 Writers in the Loft David Allen Sibley 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 1 7pm

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Extraordinary Cinema Enemy 7pm

School Days Series The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks 9:30am & 11:30am

Extraordinary Cinema Particle Fever 7pm

Historic Tour 5:30pm

Extraordinary Cinema Enemy 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 1 7pm

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The Met @ The Music Hall: La Cenerentola 1pm Extraordinary Cinema On My Way 7pm Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series Chris Trapper 8pm

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Rental Partner Berwick Academy Dance Showcase: Heroes & Villains 6:30pm

Rental Partner Berwick Academy Dance Showcase: Extensions 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Particle Fever 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Particle Fever 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Enemy 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Omar 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Sound of Music Sing-Along 7pm (Doors open 6pm)

Extraordinary Cinema Particle Fever 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 2 7pm

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Community Partner Mandarava & The Dharma Fellowship present: For The Benefit of All Beings 8pm

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Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 2 7pm

Extraordinary Cinema Nymphomaniac, vol. 2 7pm

Rental Partner NH Providers Association Presents The Anonymous People 6:45pm

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Rental Partner 50 Shades! The Musical 8pm

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Rental Partner The Granite Stoke 7:30pm

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

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

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

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