Mime Dance and Musical Theater Take Over the North Country!


Perhaps a bit. But I saw two phenomenal school assemblies by Karen Montanaro, and let me tell you, her artform, “mime dance”, and her, are the real deal. Children were on the edge of their seat, staff were mesmerized – I cannot WAIT for her performance tonight. There are plenty of tickets, so come on by – and if your kids (in grades 3-7) want to join, they can come to a 6 pm rehearsal and be in the performance with Karen? Pretty great, right? Learn more here. Littleton Opera House at 7:30 p.m. and it’s for all ages. (She will be in Gorham May 30, so if you can’t make it tonight, it isn’t your last chance! More fun stuff to be announced.)

I’m also particularly excited that we’re bringing some lesser-known musical theater to Littleton and Plymouth next week. Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater is just that – a frequent reviewer of NYMMT described them this way,“If you want theatre that’s predictable, safe, familiar, and comfortable, then by all means, stay away from NOT YOUR MOM’S MUSICAL THEATRE. If, however, you like your theatre served up with a big ol’ heapin’ helpin’ of innovation, passion, quirkiness and quality, then get yourself to wherever they happen to be and treat yourself to a feast for the eyes, the ears, the heart and most importantly, the soul.” – Michael J. Curtiss, reviewer for Caught in the Act 

This is a rare chance to see lesser-known musical theater in the North Country, and these actors are stunning – incredibly versatile, fabulous voices – expect to laugh, maybe to cry, and definitely to be entertained. Don’t miss it. Powerful theater to be had! That being said, it’s best for ages 12 & up due to a bit of adult subject matter in a couple of songs. If you like music, you like theater, or you like arts you can’t find anywhere else, this is the place to be. Littleton Opera House at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday, May 10, and in Plymouth at Starr King Fellowship at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy Mother’s Day weekend and combine it with a meal – we’ve got special offers up on our page! Learn more about all of it and get your tickets here.

I am loving northern NH – and particularly loving the opportunity to help bring such amazing acts north. Thank you for spreading the word and supporting what we do – let’s keep doing that and make the arts scene even stronger in the North Country!

p.s. I captured a short but amazing clip of Karen (and the reaction she had on her audience) yesterday – I posted it today on the Arts Alliance of Northern NH Facebook page. Check it out!



It’s Giving Tuesday! How Are You Celebrating?

Happy Holidays everyone!

#GivingTuesday may be a new concept, but taking the time to give to causes we care about and people in need is not a new holiday concept.

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This holiday season, I’m of course especially aware of AANNH’ Arts in Education campaign. We’re in the midst of it now. All of the money we raise during this year’s Annual Appeal goes towards future arts in education programming in the North Country.

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Whether you’re supporting a White Mountain artist-in-residence, bringing a wonderful dancer or visual artist into schools, Annual Appeal 6

or providing a film workshop for high school students, the possibilities and potential for life-changing work are endless.

How are you supporting #GivingTuesday?