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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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Musical theater dynamo Jocelyn Duford presents her Alphabet Broadway Cabaret, with one musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet! DSC_0160 smaller

The show debuts for one night only at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Jocelyn will be accompanied by pianist Jamie Feinberg of Franconia.

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 GypsyDSC_0473 smaller

Please note that this show is recommended for ages 12 & up.

Upcoming Performance:

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park St., Gorham, NH

Tickets are $12 Adults, $10 Arts Alliance individual/family members, $5 Students (ages 12 & up), inquire for group rate

Tickets are available here or at the door.

When a theater company applies for the rights to a show, they are not GUARANTEED the rights until they’ve paid for them. Therefore, they aren’t allowed to promote the show, or even announce it in any way.

Well, we’ve applied for the rights to a show. This show is such a certified winner that we have been sworn to secrecy, even AFTER we get the rights, from telling anyone in the Boston area about our show. We can’t even post the information to websites, except our own! shh

Why are we agreeing to go along with this crazy, covert, weird musical stuff? Well, because who wouldn’t want to be a part of a top-secret show? Also, clearly, the show is just THAT GOOD.

If you believe that we have good taste in material, or you just like that there is a southern New Hampshire company refusing to stage anything but high-quality, lesser-known musicals that you just wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else, we need your help.

To learn about all of the ways you can get involved, click here. 

We’re beyond excited for Something Wonderful I Missed: Holiday Edition and the amazing six course meal with six wine pairings that you’ll enjoy while you watch the performance. We will have a few seats available at the door – arrive early (between 6:30 and 6:45) to get yours.

Still on the fence? Click here to learn more about the show and here to see the incredible menu.

To purchase your tickets now visit Amphora (55 Crystal Ave., Derry) and buy them in person today.

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A few audience responses after Something Wonderful I Missed: Holiday Edition in Littleton this past weekend:

“Wonderful talent – don’t miss the next one!”

“Congratulations on a fabulous show. A lot of work and everyone shined…how wonderful the girls are with their 3 part harmony. Hard Candy Christmas was fabulous.”

“Love the audience choice song!” “The show was wonderful.” “Very well put together.”

“Talented performers, diverse music, good narration/context.”

Thanks and hope to see you at Amphora!

We’ve got three different locations for our tour of Something Wonderful I Missed: Holiday Edition, and tickets are live now – get ’em while they’re hot!

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s innovative concerts mix great songs from Broadway and off-Broadway musicals with the often hilarious history behind those songs. Four versatile, talented performers, playing a range of characters to live piano accompaniment, will present a concert of holiday selections from musicals, from now classics like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “We Need A Little Christmas” to lesser-known gems you might have missed from shows as varied as Striking 12 and Promises, Promises.

If you’re looking for information on our incredible fundraiser at Amphora on December 16, you can jump to this page. This all-inclusive night includes 6 phenomenal courses of Greek food, 6 wine pairings, tax, gratuity, AND your show ticket – all at Amphora, all for only $75!!! The delicious menu is posted here.

And if you’d like more information on the show and details on performances in Meredith and Littleton, click here!

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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Hi friends!

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater brings its unique brand of theater up north for two performances only – Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Littleton, and Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Plymouth. Tell all your northern friends to join us – or come cheer us on yourself! We’re touring with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH and we can’t wait!

Who are we bringing? Oh, no one special…just a bunch of Top Ten and Finalist NH theater award nominees including Mario Arruda and Ally Bergendahl (our recent Zombie Prom leads), Jocelyn Duford (you remember, the woman who had you in a puddle at the end of Weird Romance?) and Joey T., Miss Strict herself!

Don’t miss this all-star cast singing their greatest hits. Learn more at www.aannh.org – no one is turned away for inability to pay, pretty cool! And make sure you’ve got May 25 at 4 p.m. on your calendar – all the stuff you didn’t know you’d missed from 1974’s theater season, including The Magic Show, Over Here!, Mack & Mabel, and much more!

See Something Wonderful at 4 p.m.!

Join us for all of the great songs you missed, plus a few you remember and love, from on and off-Broadway in 1964! Hello, Dolly!, What Makes Sammy Run, Ben Franklin in Paris, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty…

No one gets turned away, admission is a suggested donation only. See you there for the fun and the madness!

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!