Jul
31
Sun
2016
“FATHER OF THE BRIDE” presented by The Majestic Academy Adults in conjunction with the Derry Arts Council
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BRIDE
A Comedy by Caroline Francke
The live play that the hilarious movie was based on! Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. The groom-to-be, Buckley Dunstan, appears on the scene and Mr. Banks realizes that the engagement is serious. Buckley and Kay don’t want a “big” wedding—just a simple affair with a few friends! We soon learn, however, that the “few” friends idea is out. Then trouble really begins. The guest list grows larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil—not to mention growing debt. When Kay, in a fit of temper, calls off the wedding, everyone’s patience snaps. But all is set right, and the wedding (despite more last-minute crises) comes off beautifully. In the end, the father of the bride is a happy, proud man, glad that the wedding is over, but knowing too that it was worth all the money and aggravation to start his daughter off so handsomely on the road to married life.
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Aug
19
Fri
2016
“THE SPITFIRE GRILL” presented by The Majestic Academy Adults in conjunction with the Derry Arts Council
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SPITFIRE

Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
“An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill!…Some of the most engaging and instantly infectious melodies I’ve heard in an original musical in some time.” – USA Today
“A soul satisfying…work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows.” – The New York Times
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Aug
20
Sat
2016
“THE SPITFIRE GRILL” presented by The Majestic Academy Adults in conjunction with the Derry Arts Council
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SPITFIRE

Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
“An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill!…Some of the most engaging and instantly infectious melodies I’ve heard in an original musical in some time.” – USA Today
“A soul satisfying…work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows.” – The New York Times
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Aug
21
Sun
2016
“THE SPITFIRE GRILL” presented by The Majestic Academy Adults in conjunction with the Derry Arts Council
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SPITFIRE

Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
“An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill!…Some of the most engaging and instantly infectious melodies I’ve heard in an original musical in some time.” – USA Today
“A soul satisfying…work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows.” – The New York Times
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Sep
10
Sat
2016
2016 Greater Derry’s Got Talent! (Preliminary) presented by the Greater Derry Arts Council
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GDAC

Greater Derry’s Got Talent is a family friendly event that is open to all singers, dancers, musicians, and performers of all ages and levels of experience.

  • The Preliminary round performance takes place on Saturday September 10th @ 2:00p with the top 12 acts moving on to the Final round.
  • The Final round performance takes place on Friday September 16th @ 7:00p where the top 4 acts win prizes and are invited to perform the following day at DERRYFEST!

Audience admission for each performance is $10 at the door which includes a ticket to vote for their favorite performer. Doors open 1 hour prior to the performance so arrive early for the best seats.

For more details and to request an audition, click here!

 

Sep
16
Fri
2016
2016 Greater Derry’s Got Talent! (Final) presented by the Greater Derry Arts Council
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GDAC

Greater Derry’s Got Talent is a family friendly event that is open to all singers, dancers, musicians, and performers of all ages and levels of experience.

  • The Preliminary round performance takes place on Saturday September 10th @ 2:00p with the top 12 acts moving on to the Final round.
  • The Final round performance takes place on Friday September 16th @ 7:00p where the top 4 acts win prizes and are invited to perform the following day at DERRYFEST!

Audience admission for each performance is $10 at the door which includes a ticket to vote for their favorite performer. Doors open 1 hour prior to the performance so arrive early for the best seats.

For more details and to request an audition, click here!

Sep
30
Fri
2016
“Stupid F…ing Bird” presented by tKapow
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

To love with all your heart and know that it will never, ever be returned. And to be loved by someone else whose love you cannot possibly return, even if he were the last man standing. What kind of a God needs a laugh that bad?

Friday, September 30, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 2 pm

Tickets: https://theatrekapow.ticketleap.com/#/

In this irreverent remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Chekhov’s story of love, art, and a hapless bird gets a remarkably contemporary face. On the grounds of a country estate, a battle between young and old ensues Winner of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, Stupid Fucking Bird is about our longing to love and be loved. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young

Oct
1
Sat
2016
“Stupid F…ing Bird” presented by tKapow
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

To love with all your heart and know that it will never, ever be returned. And to be loved by someone else whose love you cannot possibly return, even if he were the last man standing. What kind of a God needs a laugh that bad?

Friday, September 30, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 2 pm

Tickets: https://theatrekapow.ticketleap.com/#/

In this irreverent remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Chekhov’s story of love, art, and a hapless bird gets a remarkably contemporary face. On the grounds of a country estate, a battle between young and old ensues Winner of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, Stupid Fucking Bird is about our longing to love and be loved. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young

Oct
2
Sun
2016
“Stupid F…ing Bird” presented by tKapow
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To love with all your heart and know that it will never, ever be returned. And to be loved by someone else whose love you cannot possibly return, even if he were the last man standing. What kind of a God needs a laugh that bad?

Friday, September 30, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 2 pm

Tickets: https://theatrekapow.ticketleap.com/#/

In this irreverent remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Chekhov’s story of love, art, and a hapless bird gets a remarkably contemporary face. On the grounds of a country estate, a battle between young and old ensues Winner of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, Stupid Fucking Bird is about our longing to love and be loved. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young