Star Theatre

 

 STAR Theatre Calendar

Wed Sep 20 @ 7:00PM -
STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series: Rescue of the Squalus Submarine
Fri Sep 29 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sat Sep 30 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sun Oct 01 @ 2:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Fri Oct 06 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sat Oct 07 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sun Oct 08 @ 2:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Fri Oct 13 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sat Oct 14 @ 7:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Sun Oct 15 @ 2:00PM -
Threshold Stage Company Presents: A Long Days Journey Into Night
Fri Oct 20 @ 8:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: The Full Monty
Sat Oct 21 @ 3:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: The Full Monty
Sat Oct 21 @ 8:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: The Full Monty
Sun Oct 22 @ 5:00PM -
Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: The Full Monty
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM -
STAR Theatre Free Lecture: K.D. Mason - The Accidental Author

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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.

 

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 Upcoming Presentations 

  

 

 

Squalus Lecture

STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series Presents:

Rescue of the Squalus Submarine

Wednesday, September 20 · 7:00pm · Free

Tour guide/narrator David Ramsay will tell the story of the sinking, rescue and recovery of the USS Squalus submarine (SS 192), the most famous submarine rescue in US Naval history, at the Kittery Community Center at 7pm September 20, 2017.

On the morning of May 23, 1939, as the submarine began its 19th test dive, unknown to the captain and crew, the main air induction valve failed to close, causing the flooding of the aft torpedo room, both engine rooms and the crew’s quarters, drowning 26 crew members immediately. Despite the captain’s best efforts to bring the sub to the surface, the submarine sank to the ocean floor nine miles off the New Hampshire Coast. Quick action by the crew prevented the other compartments from flooding.

For the remaining 33 crew who were trapped, it would mark a 39-hour ordeal they would live to tell about for the rest of their lives. The Navy mounted a massive rescue effort. No submarine rescue had ever succeeded beyond 20 feet – the Squalus was down 243 feet. Divers from the rescue ship Falcon, brought up from Groton, Connecticut with the experimental McCann rescue chamber performed rescue operations under the directions of Charles B. (Swede) Momsen, the inventor of the chamber and brought up all 33 survivors. Working under dangerous conditions the Navy divers eventually brought the submarine up and towed it back to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard three months after the recue was accomplished.

Ramsay works during the summer in Portsmouth, NH on the motor vessel Thomas Laighton, as a tour guide, narrating local history, people and places for Portsmouth Harbor and the Isle of Shoals. In addition, he works as a guide for Historic New England at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick. During the off season, Ramsay makes local history presentations at retirement communities and libraries, bringing history to life with wit and humor, telling about events and people from early American, Colonial up to recent times. In particular, he often tells about the little-known events and people that brought wealth, honor, literary fame and recognition to the Piscataqua region and Maine.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but we please ask that you pre-register by calling 207-439-3800 or by going to https://apm.activecommunities.com/kitteryrec/Home.

 

 

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Threshold Stage Company Presents:  Long Day's Journey Into Night

September 29-October 15 

Winner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, hailed by the NY Post as "…a magnificent and shattering play" and the NY Times as …”restoring the drama to literature and theatre to art”, Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play, “Long Day’s Journey into Night” powerfully and poignantly tells the story of a family desperately clinging to the illusion of better days gone by; while the very fabric of the family is torn apart by addiction and the compulsive desire of its individual members to transcend the constrictive reality of their collective dysfunction. An outstanding cast of the Seacoast’s finest actors under the visionary direction of Peter Josephson adroitly shepherd the audience through the emotional furnace that helped to forge and inform O’Neill’s life and artistic genius.

Recommended PG-13 due to intense subject matter.

Dates/Times:

September 29 - 7pm

September 30 - 7pm

October 1 - 2pm

October 6 - 7pm

October 7 - 7pm

October 8 - 2pm

October 13 - 7pm

October 14 - 7pm

October 15 - 2pm

Tickets/Pricing:

All tickets - $25

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents:

Full Monty

October 20-November 5

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with best affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.  The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally and David Yazbek cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.  With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must for any theatre looking for a big hit.

This show is rated R and contains nudity.

Dates/Times:

October 20 - 8pm

October 21 - 3pm & 8pm

October 22 - 5pm

October 26 - 7pm

October 27 - 8pm

October 28 - 3pm & 8pm

October 29 - 5pm

November 2 - 7pm

November 3 - 8pm

November 4 - 3pm & 8pm

November 5 - 5pm

Tickets/Pricing:

Adult - $27; Senior - $25; Student - $20

 Tickets are available for purchase directly at the Kittery Community Center or at PDP's own Box Office!  The Kittery Community Center is open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm.  PDP's Box Office at 170 West Road in Portsmouth is open Monday-Friday 12-4pm.  You can also call PDP at 603-294-9103, or purchase online by clicking the button below.

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Cabaret Series:

PDP Broadway Rocks

November 1

Patrick Dorow Productions' highly acclaimed Caberet Series is back and better than ever!  Featuring over 20 local singers, songwriters, and musicians performing an array of music ranging from jazz standards to pop hits, original songs and your favorite Broadway tunes, PDP's Cabaret Series has become a staple to the Seacoast's music scene!  Join us for BROADWAY ROCKS! Specialty seating for this event are tables at $75 each and seat 4. 

Dates/Times:

November 1 - 7pm

Tickets/Pricing:

$20

Specialty table seating - $75 (seats 4)

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 by calling 603-294-9103, or online by clicking the button below.

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents:

PDP Kids Rock!

November 4 & 5

This PDP Youth Series consists of original musical showcases featuring and created by some of the most talented youth performers on the Seacoast.  Performers range in age from 6-18, and create a music review style show with solos, duets, small group performances, original songs, monologues and scenes, dance routines, and choreographed full ensemble numbers.

Dates/Times:

November 4 - 10am

November 5 - 10am

Tickets/Pricing:

Reserved seating is available for all performances for $13.  

 Tickets are available for purchase directly at the Kittery Community Center or at PDP's own Box Office!  The Kittery Community Center is open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm.  PDP's Box Office at 170 West Road in Portsmouth is open Monday-Friday 12-4pm.  You can also call PDP at 603-294-9103, or purchase online by clicking the button below.

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Traip Academy Drama Presents:  Fall Musical TBD

November 17 & 18

More information on this production and ticket sales is coming.

 

 

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The Dance Annex Presents:  The Nutcracker

November 25 & 26

More information on this production and ticket sales is coming.

 

 

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Presents:

Home For The Holidays

December 14-22

Home for the Holidays is the biggest holiday party you will ever see on stage.  This holiday production has become a Seacoast tradition, featuring a cast of more than 45 local performers and musicians joined by special guests. True to a Broadway production style musical, with full set, costumes and dance, this high-energy, fast-paced show includes original vocal arrangements and medleys appealing to all ages.  So, get your ugly holiday sweater out of mothballs or don your holiday best and join the festivities.  Specialty seating for this show - 2 couches and 2 love seats available for sale through Box Office only. 

Dates/Times:

December 14 - 7pm

Decmeber 15 - 8pm

December 16 - 3pm & 8pm

December 17 - 1pm & 5pm

December 20 - 7pm

December 21 - 7pm

December 22 - 7pm

Tickets/Pricing:

Adults - $27; Senior - $25; Student - $20

*Couch price - $120*; *Love seat price - $80*

*Available through Box Office only*

 Tickets are available for purchase directly at the Kittery Community Center or at PDP's own Box Office!  The Kittery Community Center is open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm.  PDP's Box Office at 170 West Road in Portsmouth is open Monday-Friday 12-4pm.  You can also call PDP at 603-294-9103, or purchase online by clicking the button below.

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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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