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 STAR Theatre Calendar

Thu Feb 02 @ 7:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Fri Feb 03 @ 7:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Sat Feb 04 @ 3:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Sat Feb 04 @ 8:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Sun Feb 05 @ 1:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Sun Feb 05 @ 5:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Tue Feb 07 @ 7:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Wed Feb 08 @ 7:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Thu Feb 09 @ 7:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: Les Miserables - School Edition
Fri Feb 10 @ 7:30PM -
Comedy Fundraiser featuring Juston McKinney

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The STAR Theatre offers a unique venue for live theatre, performance events, lectures, trainings, workshops, and movies.  This theatre offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a 20' x 30' movie screen with HD projector and retractable seating for 171, making it possible to schedule everything from plays, dance recitals and movie screenings to wedding receptions, concerts and lectures.  **Listening devices available for the hearing impaired. 

  

  

  

 

 

 Upcoming Presentations 

 

 

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Comedy at the STAR:

Maine Humorist Tttom Clark as CL Thomas

January 21 · 8pm · $13 advanced/$15 at the door

Comic/actor TTTom Clark will roll out of bed and walk the 362 steps [Yes he counted them] to The Star Theatre at the Kittery Communty Center to entertain his neighbors, fans and hopefully lots of strangers with his one-man comedy show “Tourist Teenagers Technology and Other Things That Ain't Right”.

The show stars his Maine Comic character “C.L. Thomas”.

Clark describes the show as “a schizophrenic night of comedy, where he opens as himself, performing some of his “best of” comedy routines from his 30 yr. repertoire of stand up. Then he becomes his comic character C.L.Thomas!

“C.L. is an old Mainer, the kind you might have seen sitting around the wood stove in the back of the general store in a Norman Rockwell painting. He's not so much a story teller as he is a rambling old uncle with a comic viewpoint that audiences really seem to be responding to,” said Clark. “I like that I can use both my acting and stand up skills. C.L. is always interacting with the crowd and it being a family show I can go from joking with Grandma to teasing the teenager not to text during the show. He's a gentle old soul, but he's got that kind of New England honesty.”

The comic/actor started out in the Boston stand up comedy scene of the 1980’s, having success with a national TV apperance and headlining clubs and colleges across the USA. He settled down,  married, and raised his daughter [now a budding comic herself] here in Kittery. Clark has been bringing his comic character all over Maine for 8 years now.

Show Date/Time:

Saturday, January 21 at 8pm

General Admission:

$13 in advance/$15 at the door

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Teen Workshop Presents:

Les Miserables - School Edition

February 2-9

Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP) presents Les Miserables- School Edition February 2-9, 2017 at The STAR Theatre.

Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), the Seacoast’s acclaimed, award winning, live performance theater and education company, is thrilled to present their Teen Workshop Production of Les Miserables-School Edition at The STAR Theatre in Kittery, Maine. Performances: February 2, 7pm, February 3, 7pm, February 4, 3 and 8pm, February 5, 1 and 5pm, February 7, 7pm, February 8, 7pm, and February 9, 7pm. All reserved seating is $20.

 The longest running musical in the world, winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story set in France during the early 19th century, about the survival of the human spirit.  Now adapted for high school performers, the high school edition features one of the most memorable scores of all times and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage.

 The cast is comprised of over 50 local teens from 10 different Seacoast area school systems, from Amesbury MA to Portland ME, who have been rehearsing for over a month to provide their audience an amazing professional level production.  Patrick Dorow, Executive Artistic Director, commented, “Les Mis is an example of the phenomenal pool of talented young performers we have in our area.  After the first five minutes on stage, you will know that you are seeing the stars of the future.”

 Director Jennifer Henry is excited to bring this memorable performance to the Seacoast stage.  “Les Miserables was my first epic novel I read my freshman year of high school (my own choice). 1500 pages later, the struggles and strengths of these characters were laser etched into my mind.  Les Miserables was also the first Broadway show I saw in New York. It was the first time a musical production had even come close to scratching the depth and emotion of the characters written prior in a book. They were so close to grasping the depth and honesty of the characters I had fallen in love with two years prior.”

 “Fast forward to present day. The incredibly talented cast and crew we have working on Les Mis understands the honesty, vulnerability, and reality of this world. They have done their homework. Not only about how their character is feeling, but how they affect and interact with others. It is incredibly special as a director to see these true relationships being built on stage during our initial blocking rehearsals. It is humbling to see the care taken by the cast, poring over resources on history of the time, class structure, the value of a centime...I think that will make this production of the epic behemoth that is Les Mis far exceed any local production, school edition or otherwise.”

 PDP’s Community Focus Program partner for Les Miserables is Project Safety Association (PSA). PDP will be sharing the spotlight to promote and fund raise for PSA, their mission is to expand existing school and community substance abuse, health and safety education by providing high impact measurable prevention programming for youth and families in the New Hampshire Seacoast region.

 This memorable performance of Les Miserables - School Edition by the talented youth of the Seacoast is sponsored by Forbes Educational Consulting and the Youth/Teen Season Sponsor, The Faye Lear Youth Scholarship, “supporting young dreams”.  PDP is proud to have its season sponsors, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Olde Port Properties, return again to bring the 2017 program to the community.

Dates/Times:

February 2 - 7pm

February 3 - 7pm

February 4 - 3pm and 8pm

February 5 - 1pm and 5pm

February 7 - 7pm

February 8 - 7pm 

February 9 - 7pm

Tickets/Pricing:

 Reserved seating is available for all performances for $20.  Tickets are available for purchase at The PDP Box office, 170 West Rd, suite 15 Portsmouth NH 03801, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12-4pm or online by clicking the button below.

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Comedy Benefit featuring Juston McKinney

February 10 · 7:00pm · Doors at 6:30pm

Local Comedian Justin McKinney will be in town for ONE NIGHT to help bring some laughter and relief to childhood (local) friend Sean Moulton who is battling cancer.  The evening will consist of Hors d’oeuvres that have been graciously donated by Annneke Jans, Beach Pea, and Bob's Clam Hut. There will be beer and wine available for purchase, a silent auction of donated gifts and the promise of lots of laughs!

With multiple performances on The Tonight Show, his own Comedy Central specials and consistently selling out theaters, Juston McKinney is at the top of his game.

  He has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central shows including his half hour Comedy Central Presents and his 1-hour special Juston McKinney-A Middle-Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros.  He has appeared numerous times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as the, Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He was chosen to be part of the Blue Collar Comedy” Next Generation” Tour, with Bill Engval, which aired on TBS and had his own weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.

His TV credits include; The King of Queens, and the Sidney Lumet drama 100 Centre Street.  His movie credits include The Zoo Keeper and Here Comes the Boom.

Juston also wrote, created and starred in the web series Hosed, about a volunteer fire department in the fictitious town of Effingwoods, NH. It caught the eye of Denis Leary and his production company Apostle. Juston then wrote the pilot and it was sold to IFC.

Date/Time:

Friday, February 10 - 7:30pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets/Pricing:

$40 General Admission

100% of the proceeds go to Sean Moulton  

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STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series 

Portsmouth Naval Prison: A Brief History

March 1 · 7:00pm · Free

The prison, on Seavey Island, has been a source of myth and lore since it opened in 1908.  Though now vacant, it still fascinates tourists and residents alike.  The dearth of information about the prison led writer Katy Kramer on a decade-long quest.  This presentation is the result of that research and traces the history of the iconic building from its earliest days to present.

 

  

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Threshold Stage Company Presents:

Clybourne Park

April 14-23

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” is "one of the “feistiest, funniest evenings in years" according to the Washington Post and was hailed by the New York Times as "vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart."  Clybourne Park” is a deceptively simple comedy, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's “A Raisin in the Sun”, in which middle-class manners and restraint slowly stew and boil in a universal sauce of land, race, history and dispossession. This Seacoast Premiere production brings together a team of professional actors and designers helmed by Director Jim Murphy, who, among his numerous credits, was a Directing Fellow at Washington’s Kennedy Center.

Due to its adult language and mature themes, this play is rated PG-13.

Ticketing information coming soon.  

 

 

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Kittery Serves Community Expo

April 27 · 5:00-6:30pm · Free

Build a stronger connection to your community!  Learn about ways to give back to your own neighborhood!  Local agencies will be available to offer information about volunteer opportunities within their organizations and connect you in anew ways to your community.  Learn how you can share your skills, talents and passions with those in need.  For more information, go to www.kitteryserves.org.

 

 



 

 

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Weddings and Special Events

Whether you are looking to reserve a wedding and/or reception, birthday party, shower, memorial service, business conference or banquet, the KCC is the place for you!Our newly renovated 55,000 square foot building has a multitude of options for your function. A full-size gymnasium for major business conferences; a 200-person capacity STAR Theatre; a 60-person capacity Community room; small meeting rooms for up to 30 people...we have your event space covered! Also available is a commercial kitchen for rent, or we can suggest a local caterer for all your food and beverage needs.Utilize the state-of-the-art sound and lighting in the STAR Theatre. Project a movie or video onto the new 20' x 30' movie screen. Use the free, building-wide wi-fi for your presentations. Plus, we have plenty of parking and are easily accessible from  I-95!   

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