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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!
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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!

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

It’s back! The show you’ve been waiting for!

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Musical theater performer Jocelyn Duford brings her one-woman cabaret to Concord at the Hatbox Theatre, Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Local drag performer Amber Alyrt, a familiar face to NYMMT audiences, will make a special appearance. Tickets are $16.50 for adults or $13.50 for students under 18 (including a $1.50/ticket fee) and are available at www.hatboxnh.com or at the door as space allows.

Please note that this show is recommended for ages 12 & up due to a few songs with some adult language.

The show, which features one musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet, is at times hilarious & poignant as Jocelyn changes wigs, costumes & characters while showcasing the talent and artistry she is becoming known for. She may call upon a few audience members to assist her too! The solo performance draws on music from both well-known shows like Gypsy and Peter Pan as well as lesser-known shows like See What I Wanna See and Bring It On. She’s brought this show to Gorham and to Derry, and we’re thrilled to bring it to Concord audiences!

Jocelyn’s special guest for this performance is Amber Alyrt, a local drag performer. Amber, who frequently performs in Manchester and Boston, is the new host of Spoiler Alyrt, a weekly drag show, as well as Spoiler Alyrt: Variety Show, a variety show of drag, theater, music and more in the old-fashioned variety show tradition. That show is the first Wednesday of every month, and all of the Spoiler Alyrt shows are at the Breezeway Pub in Manchester. Amber will be familiar to local theater audiences as well, as her alter ego has been recognized three times at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, including twice for us!

Jocelyn Duford is increasingly becoming a familiar face to musical theater audiences in the region. She has performed with the Palace Theatre, Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater, Stage 284, the Majestic Theatre and many more, and she recently opened her own theater education company, Theatricks of the Trade. Jocelyn is also a member of Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s touring company, most recently performing in The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! in VT and NH. Jocelyn will be accompanied by pianist Jamie Feinberg. Learn more about Jocelyn at www.jocelynduford.com.

Reserve your tickets now!

 

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! – the hilarious off-Broadway parody returns to New Hampshire! 

Featuring Mario Arruda, Jocelyn Duford, Ally Holmes, Joey T.

accompanied by Jamie Feinberg

narrated by Nat Ward

Thursday, February 11 – Amoskeag Studios, Manchester, NH

Friday, February 12 – Medallion Opera House, Gorham, NH

Saturday, February 13 – Chandler Opera House, Randolph, VT

Because it’s closing, of course…leave them wanting more, right?

On November 22, Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater presents the final concert in its Something Wonderful I Missed concert series. The series has been sponsored in part by Appletree Business Services.

Join us for one more show at the beautiful, historic Derry Opera House in downtown Derry, NH (29 W. Broadway, Derry, NH)

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s final concert in its series on musical theater history explores the 2005 Broadway and off-Broadway seasons! Take a trip back and explore musicals like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Women, Spamalot, Dessa Rose, The Light in the Piazza, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and many more, including selections from See What I Wanna See, performed by NYMMT in the fall of 2012. The concerts are emceed by local performers and personalities who will illustrate the often ridiculous and always interesting history of the songs. This concert, the final one in the series, features more than a dozen of southern New Hampshire’s best musical theater performers.

November 22nd’s 4 p.m. concert at the Derry Opera House will be followed by a free reception and presentation in celebration of four years of concerts in the Londonderry/Derry area. When the series is complete, the cast will have performed twenty unique concerts (each with original scripts) covering twenty different years in musical theater history!

The concert is directed by Jamie Feinberg and the cast is the company’s largest to date, with all who have participated in past concerts invited to join for the final song. (RSVP by November 15 if you want to join the cast!) This concert features Mario Arruda, Ross Boyd, Amber Byron, Christie Conticchio, Jocelyn Duford, Lauren Friedman, Rose Harmon, Don Higgins, Allyson Holmes, Dan Holmes, Elliot Owens, Sheree Owens, Judy Pancoast, Jessica Plummer, Melody Reese, Angelica Rosenthal, Deb Shaw and Joey T. Jamie Feinberg and Tom Holmes accompany, with assistance from Jesse Reese.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Suggested donation for admission is $10 adults, $5 students to insure that all are able to attend the performance. All audience members will receive a free ticket to participate in the Audience Choice raffle!

Melody Reese, Sheree Owens and Jessica Plummer rehearse "I Gave It Away", part of a special video presentation for the 2005 concert.

Melody Reese, Sheree Owens and Jessica Plummer rehearse “I Gave It Away”, part of a special video presentation for the 2005 concert.

Join us this Sunday for a concert you won’t see anywhere else! 4 p.m. at the Derry Opera House!

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