Posts Tagged ‘Not Your Moms Musical Theater’

It’s that time again! Join us for an original concert that explores the history behind musicals on and off-Broadway in 1985. Patrick Guerrero and Deb Shaw emcee a fantastic cast of performers singing numbers from Singin’ in the RainNunsenseBig RiverThe Mystery of Edwin Drood plus some seldom heard numbers from the burlesque musical GrindMayor, the show based on the life of Ed Koch and much more!

Join us at the Derry Opera House at 4 p.m. Suggested donation for tickets at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Students. And if you can’t swing it, pay what you can, if you can, but most importantly, come! The theater is air-conditioned, and the seats are comfortable, so get yourself to an original performance you can’t see anywhere else.

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Mark your calendars! We’re teaming up with Amphora, a phenomenal Greek restaurant in Derry, NH, for an incredible evening of entertainment and deliciousness.

Jocelyn Duford’s new one-woman show (accompanied by Jamie Feinberg) will be at Amphora on Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. You’ll be able to purchase tickets on our website soon. Tickets will be a very affordable night out with a $15 cover with a 2 drink minimum – and the full menu, wine & beer will be available for purchase during the show! The show is recommended for ages 12 & up due to a few songs with adult language.

The hilarious Duford’s powerhouse voice and personality will be thoroughly showcased through a dynamic range of selections in this 90-minute tour through the alphabet (yes, there is a song for letter X too!). With the help of some simple props and costumes, she’ll play everything from the perpetually engaged Adelaide of Guys and Dolls to a cranky, jaded third grade teacher from Ruthless! to an evil but adorable cheerleader from Bring It On and the iconic stage mother Rose of Gypsy.
Here are a few photos from our debut performance in Gorham, NH last week. You won’t want to miss this!!!

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NYMMT is back and better than ever with a 1965 concert that you do NOT want to miss. Hear songs from Flora, the Red Menace, Man of La Mancha, Half a Sixpence, Drat! the Cat! plus great lesser-performed tunes from revivals of Carousel, Guys and Dolls and more!

Special guests include Judy Pancoast, children’s singer/songwriter and your favorite Not Your Mom’s performers. Melody Reese debuts with us in this concert – she auditioned for us only a week or so after moving into town!

As always, tickets are $10, $5 for students, but they’re a suggested donation – pay what you can and bring some cash for our Audience Choice raffle. Hope to see you soon!

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Our next concert at the Derry Opera House this Sunday has everything – from Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast to lesser-known gems like 3 Postcards, Hello Again and Passion, you won’t want to miss this concert.

As always, admission is by donation – and bring some cash for our popular raffle at intermission! Thanks for supporting innovative musical theater in New Hampshire!

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This summer’s concert has been quite the adventure, and we cannot WAIT to bring you fantastic music Sunday (the 13th) at 4 PM, including music from Sunday in the Park With George, Pacific Overtures, Just So, and a whole lot more!

Fantastic performers…

Fantastic emcees…

All in an air-conditioned building with delicious treats to purchase, including slush. Summer doesn’t get better than that!

Join us and invite your friends and family for the best bargain in Derry NH. Hope to see you there!

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Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater is back for 2014 with auditions for its ground-breaking concert series! The series kicks off with Something Wonderful I Missed: The Musicals of 1964, which will feature selections from the 1964 musical theater season, fifty years ago. Strong singers and emcees are sought to join the concert cast for this season. Concerts are emceed by actors and comedians who illustrate the often ridiculous and always interesting history of the songs. 

The series chronicles lesser-known songs and musicals in a funny and engaging way, and concerts will be held on Feb. 16, May 25, July 13, September 28 and November 2. All are Sundays at 4 p.m. at the historic Derry Opera House in Derry.

Auditionees should prepare two memorized, contrasting selections from musical theater (32 bars max each) that show the variety of styles they are capable of, and should bring a resume and sheet music if possible. If performers are unable to attend auditions on January 6th or 7th, please email notyourmoms@gmail.com with a letter of interest and resume. No appointment necessary. Auditionees can audition for 1 or as many as all 5 concerts.

Learn more here!

Two quick updates in the world of NYMMT –

1. Auditions for 2013′ concert series, entitled Something Wonderful I Missed, will be January 28th. Come be a part of the innovative series that combines musical theater pieces from a given year with the often hilarious stories behind the shows!

2. Weird Romance has been cast, and it’s shaping up to be a phenomenal pair of shows! View the cast list here.

An amazing season subscription (two mainstage shows plus 5 concerts, all with reserved seating) goes on sale soon, and we’ll also be selling advance tickets for our concerts online.

Stay tuned and we hope you’ll join us on the 28th!

NYMMT is thrilled to kick off a season of sci-fi and fantasy with Weird Romance, the off-Broadway musical by Alan Menken and award-winning sci-fi writers. Some have compared it to the Twilight Zone, but ultimately it is two unexpected love stories, “speculative fiction” that imagines what could be in the not so distant future.

Here’s what our friends and followers are saying about this show:

“Love this show… Intelligent stories, great music… I am so glad someone is doing this locally!”

“This show has a very fun score – love the CD!!”

“This is one of my favorite shows of all time.”

“I loved doing this show…”

“Listened to one song and I’m sold”

So what are you waiting for? All the info you need on auditions for our show (Dec. 10 and 11) are available here. Hope to see you soon, and please spread the word so that we get an amazing cast!

Check out this fantastic podcast from the makers of Radiolab. This recent episode is pretty awesome and explores many of the themes we’ll be exploring next week.

And while we’re at it, have you bought your tickets yet? Don’t be left behind! This is a one of a kind show that will probably have you in deep discussion by intermission!

The cast and crew of See What I Wanna See (not to mention the phenomenal musicians) have been hard at work preparing for what is most likely the most challenging show any of them have attempted.

You thought Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was innovative? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

This NH premiere, off-Broadway in 2004, re-tells three Japanese short stories exploring truth vs. fiction amidst themes of sex, murder, faith and mystery. Story #1 has a fantastic twist you will not expect. Story #2 may have you spending intermission debating the truth with your seatmates. And Story #3, exploring how we can have faith in the wake of events like 9/11, will stick with you for a long time to come.

Watch this short video, filmed and edited by BBAJ director Marc Murai, to get a glimpse of the musical and why you should see it. And once you’ve watched it, you can purchase your tickets HERE!