Jun
6
Sat
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company Presents: HAMLET
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
This is not the HAMLET you read in high school. In a post-rapture world where the people left behind are forced to pick up the pieces, the themes of religion, revenge, and political intrigue are taken to even deadlier heights. Within the self-named colony of Denmark, a tenuous political hierarchy is threatened with the sudden death of King Hamlet, and to preserve peace and order, his brother Claudius immediately claims his throne, his power, and his Queen. With our framing, we aim to heighten the play’s themes and deliver HAMLET to a modern audience where “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Max”, “Black Mirror” and “Mr. Burns” reign culturally supremes. We’re looking to bring not only a visually exciting piece to the Derry Opera House, but also to explore unconventional stage combat, such as found object and close hand-to-hand.

There’s nothing quite as chillingly thrilling as seeing your world reflected in a dark mirror, and the intimacy we want to create within our version of HAMLET is perfectly suited for the Derry Opera House.

Jun
7
Sun
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company presents: HAMLET
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm
This is not the HAMLET you read in high school. In a post-rapture world where the people left behind are forced to pick up the pieces, the themes of religion, revenge, and political intrigue are taken to even deadlier heights. Within the self-named colony of Denmark, a tenuous political hierarchy is threatened with the sudden death of King Hamlet, and to preserve peace and order, his brother Claudius immediately claims his throne, his power, and his Queen. With our framing, we aim to heighten the play’s themes and deliver HAMLET to a modern audience where “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Max”, “Black Mirror” and “Mr. Burns” reign culturally supremes. We’re looking to bring not only a visually exciting piece to the Derry Opera House, but also to explore unconventional stage combat, such as found object and close hand-to-hand.

There’s nothing quite as chillingly thrilling as seeing your world reflected in a dark mirror, and the intimacy we want to create within our version of HAMLET is perfectly suited for the Derry Opera House.

Jun
12
Fri
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company Presents: HAMLET
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
This is not the HAMLET you read in high school. In a post-rapture world where the people left behind are forced to pick up the pieces, the themes of religion, revenge, and political intrigue are taken to even deadlier heights. Within the self-named colony of Denmark, a tenuous political hierarchy is threatened with the sudden death of King Hamlet, and to preserve peace and order, his brother Claudius immediately claims his throne, his power, and his Queen. With our framing, we aim to heighten the play’s themes and deliver HAMLET to a modern audience where “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Max”, “Black Mirror” and “Mr. Burns” reign culturally supremes. We’re looking to bring not only a visually exciting piece to the Derry Opera House, but also to explore unconventional stage combat, such as found object and close hand-to-hand.

There’s nothing quite as chillingly thrilling as seeing your world reflected in a dark mirror, and the intimacy we want to create within our version of HAMLET is perfectly suited for the Derry Opera House.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company Presents: HAMLET
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm
This is not the HAMLET you read in high school. In a post-rapture world where the people left behind are forced to pick up the pieces, the themes of religion, revenge, and political intrigue are taken to even deadlier heights. Within the self-named colony of Denmark, a tenuous political hierarchy is threatened with the sudden death of King Hamlet, and to preserve peace and order, his brother Claudius immediately claims his throne, his power, and his Queen. With our framing, we aim to heighten the play’s themes and deliver HAMLET to a modern audience where “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Max”, “Black Mirror” and “Mr. Burns” reign culturally supremes. We’re looking to bring not only a visually exciting piece to the Derry Opera House, but also to explore unconventional stage combat, such as found object and close hand-to-hand.

There’s nothing quite as chillingly thrilling as seeing your world reflected in a dark mirror, and the intimacy we want to create within our version of HAMLET is perfectly suited for the Derry Opera House.

Jun
14
Sun
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company presents: HAMLET
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm
This is not the HAMLET you read in high school. In a post-rapture world where the people left behind are forced to pick up the pieces, the themes of religion, revenge, and political intrigue are taken to even deadlier heights. Within the self-named colony of Denmark, a tenuous political hierarchy is threatened with the sudden death of King Hamlet, and to preserve peace and order, his brother Claudius immediately claims his throne, his power, and his Queen. With our framing, we aim to heighten the play’s themes and deliver HAMLET to a modern audience where “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Max”, “Black Mirror” and “Mr. Burns” reign culturally supremes. We’re looking to bring not only a visually exciting piece to the Derry Opera House, but also to explore unconventional stage combat, such as found object and close hand-to-hand.

There’s nothing quite as chillingly thrilling as seeing your world reflected in a dark mirror, and the intimacy we want to create within our version of HAMLET is perfectly suited for the Derry Opera House.

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Next Charter School Graduation
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm
Jul
10
Fri
2020
Majestic Theatre presents: The Secret Garden
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon / Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Jul
11
Sat
2020
Majestic Theatre presents: The Secret Garden
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm
by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon / Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Jul
12
Sun
2020
Majestic Theatre presents: The Secret Garden
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm
by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon / Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Jul
17
Fri
2020
Majestic Theatre presents: The Secret Garden
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm
by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon / Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Jul
18
Sat
2020
Majestic Theatre presents: The Secret Garden
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm
by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon / Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Sep
12
Sat
2020
Greater Derry’s Got Talent
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm
We have made some exciting changes to this years competition!
  • Greater Derry’s Got Talent  takes place on one day only this year!!! – SATURDAY  SEPTEMBER 12th 2020 @ 2 PM
  • There are no residency restrictions as in the past. Anyone from anywhere can perform!
  • The competition is open to all ages with the winners receiving prizes and an invitation to perform on the main stage at Derryfest the following weekend.
  • First and second place winners will be selected in 2 categories by a panel of judges. The “Adult” category is 16 years older and over, and the “Youth” category is 15 years old and under. An additional winner will also be selected by audience votes!
  • There will be no duplicate songs performed this year.
If you would like to compete in this years talent contest, sign up for an audition today!
 
CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFORMATION!

SATURDAY September 12th @ 2PM

Doors into theater open at 1:30 pm  – Concessions will be available for purchase!

Tickets:
$15 Adult
$10 Student/Senior
Free to ages 5 and under

Front of the line pass: For an additional $5 per person you will receive a VIP PASS that allows you to enter the theater prior to the general public. This will give you access to the best seats in the house plus you get to choose one free item from our concessions! This offer is only available until 12:30p when the doors into the theater open.

Come and support your favorite performers!

All winners will be invited to perform on the main stage at Derryfest on Saturday September 21, 2019

Winners from 2 categories will be selected by a panel of three judges.

Prize for Adult Category – (16 years old and up)
First Place = $100
Runner up = $50

Prize for Youth Category – (15 years and under)
First Place = $100
Runner up = $50

One additional act will be selected using audience votes.

Audience Pick Prize = $50

Audience members will cast their votes using the ticket they received with their paid admission.

Additional Audience vote tickets will be available for purchase. Vote for one or all of your favorites!
$1 for 1 vote ticket
$5 for 8 vote tickets
$10 for 20 vote tickets

Greater Derry’s Got Talent in conjunction with Derryfest is a program of the Greater Derry Arts Council. Proceeds from Greater Derry’s Got Talent are used to support and maintain the historic Derry Opera House. Visit our website http://www.derryarts.org to learn more about the Greater Derry Arts Council.

Oct
23
Fri
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company presents: Heathers the Musical
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, music, and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy

Based upon the film written by Daniel Waters

Directed by Dan Pelletier
Music Directed by Amanda Morgan

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks.

“Heathers the Musical” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers is one of the most popular new musicals. Are you in, or are you out?

Oct
24
Sat
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company presents: Heathers the Musical
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, music, and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy

Based upon the film written by Daniel Waters

Directed by Dan Pelletier
Music Directed by Amanda Morgan

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks.

“Heathers the Musical” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers is one of the most popular new musicals. Are you in, or are you out?

Oct
25
Sun
2020
Cue Zero Theatre Company presents: Heathers the Musical
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, music, and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy

Based upon the film written by Daniel Waters

Directed by Dan Pelletier
Music Directed by Amanda Morgan

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks.

“Heathers the Musical” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers is one of the most popular new musicals. Are you in, or are you out?

Nov
6
Fri
2020
Dancers Making A Difference
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm

Annual dance performance hosted by Dance Progressions joined by their friends from Melissa Hoffman Dance Center, Unbound Dance Academy, Lorraine Spada School of Dance, Stages Dance Academy and more!

Proceeds to benefit a local family with a child battling pediatric Cancer.

Dec
4
Fri
2020
Unbound Dance Academy presents: Home for the Holidays
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm

Annual Holiday Performance.  Please bring a canned good to donate and receive $1.00 off your ticket price.  Contact Unbound Dance Academy for details.

 

Dec
5
Sat
2020
Happy Feet Dance School presents: Happy Holidays
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm

Annual Holiday Performance.  Please contact the company directly for information and tickets.  The GDAC does not sell tickets for this event.

Dec
20
Sun
2020
The Voice Studio Holiday Concert
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm
The Voice Studio presents their Annual Holiday Concert celebrating the sounds of the seasons, accompanied by the talented dancers of Dance Progressions. A family event guaranteed to fill you with festive cheer of the Holiday Season!
Tickets will be sold by Eventbrite.  Please see the Voice Studio for details.