Our Indiegogo campaign has closed (thanks so much to everyone that contributed!), but we’re continuing to fundraise off line as we get ready for an incredible production of Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s Goblin Market.

We’re holding a VIP after-party after our opening night performance Friday, November 15, with great food and drink, swag bags and a chance to meet our poster artist, illustrator Don Higgins and experience his work for yourself. We’re getting really excited for it, and we hope you are too!

VIP tickets will be available here (notyourmomsmusicaltheater.com) soon. In the meantime, make sure you grab your tickets for the show at the Hatbox, as they’re very limited and may sell out!

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The show is cast, the plans are laid, and now we just need the money to bring our dreams to life!

Picture a world inspired by movies by Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. A fantastical haunted glen, where two sisters embark in search of goblins.

Puppets, a living and breathing set created by our ensemble and best of all, Allyson Holmes and Jocelyn Duford’s absolutely exquisite vocals bringing the show to life.

Sound great? Sound unique to New Hampshire? Sound special? Please help us make it happen!

Help Goblins Take The Hatbox Theatre!

Goblin Market artwork by Don Higgins I Not Your Mom's Musical Theater
Have you heard? Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater announces auditions for Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s Goblin Market!
The story: 

Two proper Victorian sisters are now grown and mothers. Returning to the nursery of their youth, they relive their haunting memories there. Goblins woo them with luscious fruits, promising them ecstasy beyond their imagination.

NYMMT’s Goblin Market blends puppetry and poetry, journeying through the psyches of these two sisters. It takes inspiration from art and the fantasy worlds of films like Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal with synthesizers and percussion enhancing the score.

Critics referred to this production in New York as “an absolutely gorgeous piece of Victorian erotica”….“a spellbinding, highly imaginative show….in a class by itself.”

This production is rated PG-13 due to Victorian-era eroticism and puppetry.

NYMMT is accepting video submissions for the production, which begins rehearsals in September and runs November 15-24 at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH.
All roles paid small stipend plus a percentage of show profits. Rehearsals will be (mainly) be in the Concord, NH area, most likely M/W/Th/Fri prior to tech week.
Roles Available: 
Understudy (or two) for Lizzie and Laura – understudy will learn one or both parts and will be given one guaranteed performance. Understudy may also be considered  to double as ensemble. Understudies should be exceptional vocalists, with a strong low end (F or G below middle C with depth), strong mix without an obvious break and an upper range of at least a High G#. Acting and some dance experience preferred.
Puppeteers/Ensemble Members – All genders. No speaking or singing; seeking excellent actors comfortable with physical theater and some movement to embody the goblins and help bring the set to life. Training in improvisation or modern dance is helpful but not required. Seeking 2-4 puppeteer/ensemble members.
Accessibility concerns for the production? Please let us know when you audition so that we have plenty of time to address them.
To Audition: 
Please send a photo, a video as outlined below, and a resume and your availability to rehearse beginning September 2nd, 2019 to notyourmoms@gmail.com. Video can be sent as an attachment, but submission of a Youtube link is ideal. Deadline to submit is June 19th or until roles are filled.
Understudies should submit a video of no more than 3 minutes length of themselves performing a dramatic theater or classical piece that shows acting and singing range.
Puppeteer/Ensemble candidates should submit a video of themselves, 3 minutes or less, with one or more of the following: a) performing a brief monologue b) performing a brief dance piece c) performing with a puppet d) your choice.
Lizzie and Laura will generally be played by Jocelyn Duford and Ally Holmes.
Production Team: 
Director/Musical Director: Jamie Feinberg
Assistant Director/Music Supervisor: Ross Malcolm Boyd
Stage Manager: Lisa DeFazio
Scenic Designer: Hannah Joy Hopkins
Costume Designer: Robin Boyd
Puppetry: Jocelyn Duford & Hannah Joy Hopkins
Graphic Design, Poster Design & Puppet Visionary: Don Higgins
Musicians: Jamie Feinberg, Ross Malcolm Boyd, Tom Holmes
Note: We are currently accepting submissions for a lighting designer and a lighting operator (which could potentially be the same person) as well as volunteers to assist in other ways not otherwise listed.
Please share widely, and thank you. We hope to see you, if not sooner, then at the Hatbox this November!

Finishing the Season I Not Your Mom's Musical TheaterThis week’s puzzle on the podcast was a doozy. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

 

Have you heard? Literally? Ross and Jamie have gotten together and created a musical theater comedy podcast, Finishing The Season. Ross poses a challenge for Jamie, where she needs to create a three show season that matches his criteria. And then Jamie shares it.

You’ll laugh, you almost certainly won’t cry, and you’ll probably learn about a new musical or two along the way. They’re ridiculous, after all.

The latest episode tackles renewal as a theme for the New Year. Check it out online or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Today kicks off a full weekend of Not Your Mom’s music and theater productions at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. Are you ready for the awesomeness?

jr-square29Tonight, join Ross Malcolm Boyd & Jamie Feinberg, founder of NYMMT, in concert! They’ve spent the last year traveling the country performing & living in an RV, and they’ve brought their new duo act, full of tight harmonies and quirky originals and covers, to New Hampshire! They’ll even improvise a song or two – and your ticket purchase gets you a FREE double album of their original music. That will be tonight at 7:30 p.m., and there are plenty of tickets available at the door (but advance tickets help them know how many CDs to have on hand).

joc-square2Tomorrow, Jocelyn Duford’s breathtaking, intimate alphabet cabaret returns to Concord. We guarantee you’ll be spellbound as this actress and singer takes an alphabetic journey through musical theater. For ages 12 & up due to a few songs with adult language. If you’ve ever experienced her work, you know what a special event we have in store for you. Just don’t miss this. Two shows – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Please join us – and consider helping us spread the word that NYMMT is in town this weekend. Thanks and hope to see you soon!

Have you checked out the Hatbox Theatre yet? It’s Concord’s most exciting new venue in the Steeplegate Mall. It’s a small, unique space perfect for the style of intimate performance that we love, and we’re happy to return there this fall.

September 29 at 7:30 p.m., you can catch Ross Malcolm Boyd & Jamie Feinberg in concert. They’re bringing their new duo set to New Hampshire for the first time this fall, and they’ll even be performing some musical improvisation from their theater improv days with Granite State Theatresports. Join them for a mix of originals and covers – and maybe some puppetry! – in a night you won’t soon forget. A custom version of one of Ross’ EPs is included in the price of admission.jr-square29.png

September 30 at 7:30, and October 1 at 2 p.m., Jocelyn Duford returns to Concord with her acclaimed one-woman touring production, Jocelyn’s ABC: Adult Broadway Cabaret. Jocelyn was a teaching artist for the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and brought this and other performances north, and she’s happy to be returning the show to southern New Hampshire audiences. If you’ve ever seen Jocelyn, you know that she’s a stunning, hilarious performer with a knack for characters and a gorgeous, versatile voice. You truly don’t want to miss this ever-evolving tour-de-force showcase. She’ll be accompanied by Jamie Feinberg. joc-square2.png

Tickets are available now! Time to round up some friends for a wonderful weekend of entertainment. Please help us spread the word and join us for an evening or two of wonderful music and theater!

Ross Malcolm Boyd & Jamie Feinberg

Jocelyn’s ABC: Adult Broadway Cabaret