A&E Weekend Top 10


Weekend 'Top 10' Planner: January 19-21, 2018

Does it feel like January is dragging on this year? If you are a ski bunny (or bum) you may not think so. There's been plenty of snow in ski country so getting outdoors is a great idea! However, there are also plenty of fun events indoors too! Here's a look at our list of the Top 10 Things to Do in New Hampshire this weekend! Enjoy!

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TRU

Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Hatbox Theatre brings 'Tru' to the stage in Concord this weekend. Tru is a one-man play that tells the story of one of the most prolific writers of the 20th Century. This production is adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, and takes place in the writer's New York City apartment at Christmas, 1975. Two-time NH Theatre Award winner Ray Dudley provides a once-in-a-lifetime riveting tour de force performance. The show also received a 1990 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding One-person show. Tru takes place in Capote's New York City apartment at Christmas, 1975. Alone and hurting after being spurned by his closest friends, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol, and candy while musing about his checkered life and career. Truman's life through his words spans comedy and tragedy, laughter and tears, and the quiet whimpers of his inner torment. The play opens up the book on Capote by providing a poignant biographical sketch of a deeply troubled man who takes the audience through his successes and failures, love's gained and love's lost, all the while showcasing his unique flair for the dramatic. At times light-hearted and funny, at times dark and irreverent the show will move audiences to all ends of the emotional spectrum. Tickets are $12-$17.

Christopher Titus
Christopher Titus

Sunday, 8 p.m.
Comedian Christopher Titus will take the stage at the Music Hall when he makes a stop on his 'Amerigeddon' Tour in Portsmouth this weekend. Employing what he's labeled 'hard funny,' Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, Born With a Defect, premiered in 2017. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. To see one of his shows is to love him. Titus is currently performing his newest show in sold out theaters across the country. He also formed a production company, called Combustion Films, which produced his last three specials and most recently, a full-length film called "Special Unit," which was released in October 2017. This is an intimate performance and a hilarious show with a dedicated comedian on the rise. Tickets are $22-$32.

Gilligan's Island: The Musical

Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday, 2 p.m.

Gilligan's Island: The Musical is sure to chase away those winter doldrums this weekend at the Rochester Opera House. "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale"... Gilligan's Island: The Musical is a family-friendly, singing, dancing stage presentation of the ever popular and iconic 60's TV comedy show 'Gilligan's Island.' Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough. Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway's rescue plans. Romance develops. The castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter. It's fun, wacky and entertaining with original, tuneful and memorable songs. We don't mind saying that it's a television show brought to life on stage. They'll even be serving Key Lime Pie, frozen drinks, daiquiris and more - just to make you feel like you are on a tropical island too. We're in! Tickets are $16-$24.

Heathers: The Musical

Friday, 8 p.m.,
Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.,
Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre and the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts present Heathers: The Musical at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. Performed by the academy's talented teen students, Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Our students have been working hard rehearsing with our professional production team to bring this cult classic film to the stage. Come check out all their hard work. This is the High School Edition, so the content has been toned down slightly. This show is still rated PG-13. Tickets are $15-$20.

World Snow Day at Arrowhead

Sunday, 10 a.m.
Did you know this Sunday is World Snow Day? The folks at Arrowhead Recreation Area in Claremont do, and they will be celebrating all things "snow" along with others from around the world simultaneously. World Snow Day is the second phase of the 'Bring Children to the Snow' campaign. It seeks to motivate children aged 4-14 by encouraging families to get their kids outdoors and on the snow! World Snow Day is the biggest day on snow all year and is not a one-off event, but is planned to be staged annually for years to come. Half off lift tickets for tubing and skiing. Sleboggan Train Rides are free and ice skating is also free. Call 603-542-7016 for more information.

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