Weird Romance

NH Premiere of Weird Romance!

Full Print Weird Romance poster

NYMMT announces the NH premiere of-off-Broadway show Weird Romance:  two one-act musicals of speculative fiction with music by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop) and compelling and award-winning stories straight out of The Twilight Zone.

The first musical, The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is about a homeless bag lady whose soul is transplanted into the body of a gorgeous female android by a company that manufactures celebrities. The second, Her Pilgrim Soul, is about a scientist who researches holographic imaging. One day a mysterious “living” hologram, apparently a woman long dead, appears and changes his life forever.

Show Dates: March 15-17 and 22-24 – Performances will be at the historic Derry Opera House (off exit 4 on 93 in Derry, NH) in coordination with the Greater Derry Arts Council.

Tickets are available now – $18 in advance here, $20 show, $15 students with ID at door, $25 VIP Night (All tickets sold Friday, March 22 will be VIP!)

This show is rated PG due to mild language. This production will be directed by Dave Ostrowski and musically directed by Jamie Feinberg. NYMMT considers itself a professional theater – actors receive a portion of any  net profits on an NYMMT production.

“Do not, I repeat, DO NOT miss this production. It is thoughtful, joyful, experimental, and powerfully moving. This is currently the only production of Weird Romance playing in the United States, and is a truly wonderful example of an unknown classic in musical theatre.” – from a review by Andrew Pinard

“WEIRD ROMANCE by Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater = surprising. Not surprising that it’s good, which it is, but surprising that a musical with the camp, funny and cheesy qualities of a pulp science fiction novel also has the capacity to plumb the depths of sincere emotion, and pull you in with its poignancy. Nice job, NYMMT. You got me.” – Michael Curtiss

“Her Pilgrim Soul is a melodious musical about buried memory and reincarnation.” – The New York Times

“Her Pilgrim Soul is so cunningly written and musicalized with such emotional sincerity, I dare any proponent of new age philosophy to resist it.” – USA Today

Dates/Times and ticket links :

Day of Tickets at the door only, plenty left – $20 adults, $15 students for Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. ($5 Pinkerton day-of-show)

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Cast List:

Act 1: “The Girl Who Was Plugged In”

Shannara, Featured Ensemble: Lauren Dillon

Zanth, Movement Coach, Featured Ensemble: Mario Arruda

P. Burke: Becky Rush

Isham: Don Higgins

Delphi: Jennifer Sue Mallard

Paul: Brett Billings

Joe: Daniel Holmes

Voice Coach, Featured Ensemble: Kendra Ring

Make-up Specialist, Featured Ensemble: Carla Sinclair

Paramedic 2, Featured Ensemble: Jocelyn Duford

Director: Marc Murai

Paramedic 1, Featured Ensemble: Patrick Guerrero

Act 2: “Her Pilgrim Soul”

Johnny Beaumont: Brett Billings

Daniel: Mario Arruda

Kevin: Marc Murai

Nola: Jocelyn Duford

Carol: Lauren Dillon

Rebecca: Jennifer Sue Mallard

Chuck: Daniel Holmes

Susan: Kendra Ring

Lester: Carla Sinclair

John Ruskin: Don Higgins

Patrick Guerrero: Boxer

Directions and Tickets are available here!

FAQ’s: Why Should I Go To VIP Night?

NYMMT is becoming famous (well, at least in our own minds) for its VIP night. With a VIP ticket, you have an exclusive night to live large. You can dress up like a star, or you can keep it casual, but no matter how you dress, you’re in for a night of awesome.

Step 1 – The date is Friday, March 22nd. The time? Approximately 7:30-8:00 p.m. Arrive at the Derry Opera House (a little early to grab a parking space downtown – especially if you’re wearing your sexy shoes!) and visit the Will Call table, where you’ll receive your ticket that you purchased in advance for the evening and your “swag bag” just like the stars get. (Note: Can you get your ticket at the door? Absolutely – but with only 50 seats available, we don’t suggest it. Better to reserve and then take your time getting to the 8 p.m. show knowing you’ve got a reserved seat!)

What’s in your swag bag? All sorts of awesome surprises! We don’t want to give it all away, but you can expect an awesome themed bag with treats and gifts related to or created for Weird Romance. Only VIP ticket-holders get these one of a kind items, and they’re always a hit!

Step 2 – Head to your reserved seat, swag bag in tow, and settle in for a fantastic performance of Alan Menken’s Weird Romance. With an extremely talented cast performing two compelling one-act sci-fi musicals, you’re sure to have a wonderful evening of entertainment at this New Hampshire premiere! And if you’re anything like us, you’ll shed both tears of laughter and tears of joy by the end of the night!.

Step 3 – Time to grab your goodies and head over to the after-party! Drive down the street to Amphora (or we suppose you could walk, but it’s a mile away in the cold!), easy to find right in Hood Commons. There’s a huge parking lot so find your spot and come inside. This intimate fine Greek restaurant is staying open just for us until 12:30 a.m, so order your fill of delicious food, beer and wine off their extensive menu. They’ve got amazing meat, vegetarian and vegan options to fit every appetite and budget, and their fried feta is to die for! Enjoy an awesome after-party with the cast, where we’ll be drawing raffle winners (your ticket will be in your bag) and playing games while we enjoy some food and drinks.

Step 4 – Say your goodbyes to the cast and crew before (safely) heading home. What a steal of a deal you’re getting for $25!

Sold? Purchase your VIP tickets now at

Can’t wait to plan what you’ll order off the menu, or want to read the fabulous reviews of the restaurant? Visit

  1. Anon E Muss says:

    Is it true that there is tasteful sideboob in this show?
    (I hope it’s of Patrick!)

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