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  • The Rep's 'A Not So Tiny Desk Concert' and Sponsor an Empty Seat

    We've Released a Limited Amount of Seats for our Not So Tiny Desk Concert Tomorrow Night from 8pm - 9pm 
    Not So Tiny Desk Concert
    Not So Tiny Desk Concert
    Jul 15, 2020 - Jul 29, 2020
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
    • Please read our safety guidelines and requirements on our website before purchasing a ticket. These can be found on our homepage or https://seacoastrep.org/coronavirus/ • Seats must be bought as whole groups without leaving single seats open•
    Join the Resident Artists and SRT team in an evening concert of indie music, unplugged acoustics, inspired originals and chill tunes, coffee house style. This show will be open to a very small audience, recorded, and then livestreamed on Thursdays to our Patreon members at the $20 level or higher.
    5372 Tickets That Can't Be Sold to HAIR
    5372 Tickets That Can't Be Sold to HAIR
    Jul 30, 2020 - Sep 05, 2020
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
    Because of Covid-19, we have had to reduce our capacity to 30% to ensure social distancing. This removes over 5,300 tickets from our inventory. This is approx. $175,000 in tickets we can't sell. If you aren't ready to come back to theater, we understand. Please consider buying a "ticket" to one of our removed seats and help us keep our theater alive during this difficult time.
    "Ticket" prices are:
    $5 in sections A&E
    $10 in sections B&D
    $15 in most of section C
    $25 in Price C (first three rows)
    *Please note, this is not for an actual ticket to go see HAIR. Those are below*
    Seven seats have been sponsored! If we can sponsor all 150 empty seats, we'll cover the costs of HAIR. Please consider sponsoring a seat if you are able. 
    Sponsor an Empty Seat
    We have recently reopened to the public with a seating map that is 30% of our inventory to allow for social distancing and to ensure our patrons, staff, and performers are safe. 
    Since we reopened, our houses have been at 20% capacity as many are still not feeling ready to come back to our theater, understandably so.
    20%-30% sales do not come close to coving our overhead. So we are turning to you for help once again, by asking you to sponsor one of our 150+ seats that will go empty for our run of HAIR. 
    If we can sponsor every single seat at $250, it will cover the cost of our entire production. 
    We will print out your name and add it to an unsold seat for our patrons, staff, and performers to see every day. 
    If you are able, please help us. 
    We know $250 is a lot of money and not everyone is in a position to help at that level. If you are able to make a donation of any amount, please click the link below. We appreciate your support. 
    Hedwig is back and this is a show you won't want to miss.
    We've removed 70% of the seats from our seating map and put together thoughtful and safe policies so you can come enjoy live theater again. 
    This show is pay-what-you-can a half an hour before the show, every night. We believe in making theater accessible to everyone, and we have seats left tonight for you to enjoy. This is an important piece of theater and we want you to see it. 
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Jul 10, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
    Please read our safety guidelines and requirements on our website before purchasing a ticket. These can be found on our homepage or https://seacoastrep.org/coronavirus/ • Seats must be bought as whole groups without leaving single seats open•
    The trail of rainbow carnage continues! Join Seacoast Repertory Theatre for a Red Light special engagement of the four-time Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
    Innovative, heartbreaking, and savagely funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that broke the mold and captured Broadway. This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
    You haven’t seen Hedwig like this. Raw, intimate, always different, always unique, always live as-all-hell.
    Hedwig Schmidt, a leather-fisted East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.”
    Directed by Ben Hart and Brandon James, the creative force behind recent Seacoast smash hits Avenue Q, Mad Haus, A New Brain, Tommy and more, Hedwig is a glamorous multimedia punk-rock show sure to delight newcomers and long-time Hedwig Fans.
    Hedwig will be played by award-winning Seacoast Rep resident Jason Faria (A New Brain, Avenue Q). He’ll be supported by fellow SRT resident Alyssa Dumas (Violet, Xanadu) and backed by a live rock band.
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not appropriate for all audiences. It contains animated depictions of sexual assault, instances of transphobic and homophobic language, implied child abuse, and other content which might trigger certain sensitivities
    HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
    Last night, my husband and I went to the Seacoast Rep to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The show was incredible, as it was the first time I saw this show and indeed as every show I've ever seen at the Rep has been (and I've seen many). However, while the certainty of a show at the Rep being fabulous is never in question, there is a lot of uncertainty in other areas at this time. For anyone debating whether it is too risky to attend a show right now, allow me to perhaps ease your mind.
    Upon entering the lobby, every patron's temperature is taken with a touchless thermometer. Everyone except the performers wear masks the entire show- from the patrons to the ushers to Mark, the house manager. There are marked spots on the floor to show 6' distance in areas prone to lines, such as the restrooms and at the bar, despite operating at only 30% capacity. Inside the theater itself, seats are cordoned off with tape to ensure a minimum 6' of distance between patrons who are not attending together, and in alternating rows so no matter where you sit, there will be nobody immediately behind nor immediately in front of you. I saw an usher kindly ask one person to move over because his seat was not 6' away from another person's. An usher wiped down stair railings at regular intervals without disrupting our enjoyment of the show. Every area was clean and sanitary and every possible precaution was taken to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. For last night being the first live show at the Rep under these circumstances, I can't think of a single detail that was overlooked.
    I apologize for the length of this post, but if you've stuck with me this far, let me finish by saying how thrilled I am that our amazing local theater has survived these trying times. If you feel ready to let go of the real world for a couple of hours, be assured the Seacoast Rep has your health and safety at the top of their priorities and go enjoy this show. As Hedwig herself would say, "I must laugh, because I will cry if I don't." - ?Amanda Sirois Moutsoulas?
    HAIR will take your breath away
    Hair - 30% Capacity
    Hair - 30% Capacity
    Jul 30, 2020 - Sep 05, 2020
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
    • Please read our safety guidelines and requirements on our website before purchasing a ticket. These can be found on our homepage or https://seacoastrep.org/coronavirus/ • Seats must be bought as whole groups without leaving single seats open•
    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude, his best friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their Tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream for a more beautiful and peaceful world.
    Rocky Horror Show - Redux 30% Capacity
    Rocky Horror Show - Redux 30% Capacity
    Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
    • Please read our safety guidelines and requirements on our website before purchasing a ticket. These can be found on our homepage or https://seacoastrep.org/coronavirus/ • Seats must be bought as whole groups without leaving single seats open •
    We’re Time Warping again. The cult hit returns for all your Rocky Horror needs. Summer shows first, then midnight performances on Christmas weekend and New Years. This time there’s even a few before midnight! Not for kids.
    Dear Subscribers & Ticketholders,
    We have some news for you, and an important ask, as we prepare to re-open in compliance with the state’s guidance and with utmost caution. 
    We’ve already asked a lot of you, and we cannot express our sincere thanks enough for your unending patience and support in the past four months. We’re going to ask for just a little bit more of it while we start working toward a slow re-opening. 
    Due to several reasons, we cannot re-open our season with Cabaret. In compliance with our own and state guidelines for COVID-19 safety, we are only able to open at 30% capacity to allow for social distancing. We had planned our year, and our budget, for over 70% capacity. We ran the numbers over and over again to try to make Cabaret work, and it just doesn’t. The only solution would have been to more than double the cost of our tickets, including re-asking subscribers. That didn’t seem fair.
    We spent months trying to find titles to replace Cabaret - trying to find a show that we thought our audiences would like that would offer some sort of hybrid livestream, live-audience experience. We couldn’t find a title that would allow this, and trust us when we say we exhausted all options. So we came up with a show that checks off all of our boxes: our team is excited to produce it; we think you’ll enjoy watching it; and we’re being financially responsible in an uncertain time.
    We will be presenting HAIR in place of Cabaret. We were excited to produce Cabaret and intend to produce it when it makes sense, but we feel HAIR is a wonderful replacement. We are incredibly excited and grateful to be putting this into production. We hope you feel the same way.
    Because we had to reduce our audience size to 30% or so, we had to remove a lot of seats from our theater on a temporary basis. Some of these seats you’ve been sitting in for years, and you purchased as a part of your subscription. We are sorry for this, we wish there were some other way around it. There is not, at least not right now. The safety of our staff, performers, and patrons is our number one priority. Also because we had to reduce our capacity to 30%, this means some of our shows are already oversold, and we will need to move people into other performances. We are asking that if you have a seat to any show opening weekend, especially Preview Night and Opening Night, as well as August 6th, that you check the schedule of shows and see if there is another one we might be able to transfer you into. We will do our absolute best to accommodate and we truly beg your patience. Nobody wanted this. 
    This amount of work is going to put an enormous amount of stress on our box office. Please note this is not their fault, and they will be working hard to get you into a show and seat that works for you. Please show them kindness and patience, and if you feel so inclined, say something nice in support of their efforts. 
    While we are pulling out all the stops to ensure we meet every safety standard to allow our patrons to return to our theatre, we completely understand if you still don’t feel comfortable attending the show. If you have tickets to Cabaret (now HAIR) and would rather have us turn the tickets into a gift card for later use, just let us know and we will take care of that no questions asked. We will see you again when it’s safe. 
    If you have not reached out to the box office to take care of any tickets from shows that were canceled, you can still transfer them into donations or gift cards at any time. We can issue refunds upon request, but this may take 30-40 days, but as have already lost 125 or so shows worth of revenue, we simply do not have the funds to do this in a short amount of time. Our box office is still at reduced hours, but we check our email daily, so please reply with an email at tickets@seacoastrep.org to ensure we can assist you with haste.
    We are also working toward slowly re-opening our box office. Starting this week, our box office will be open on Wednesday & Saturday between 12pm - 4pm, by phone call only, or on any days of our live performances. They can be reached at 603-433-4472. 
    We will be opening to very limited audiences on July 4th & 5th for the livestream of our final weekend of “The Andrews Brothers” . If you would like to come witness what it’s like to livestream a show, tickets are for sale. Please visit our website at https://seacoastrep.org/coronavirus/ before purchasing or transferring any ticket, as we have made a lot of changes to ensure we are making our environment as safe as possible. Please note, because our performers cannot wear masks, we are making masks mandatory. If you have a disability that prevents you from wearing a mask, we ask you to communicate this with our box office ahead of time so we can make proper accommodations if possible. 
    Lastly, we have added Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the Rocky Horror show to our schedule as well. We expect tickets to sell quickly, so please check out dates and purchase your tickets.
    Thank you for your understanding. We promise we will honor our obligations and your investment in our theatre responsibly and to the best of our ability.
    Thank you,
    Kathleen Cavalaro
    The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Season is Proudly Sponsored by:
    Martingale Wharf Restaurant
    Truly is dining on the water’s edge.
    Find us just a few blocks from the theater, at 99 Bow Street, Suite W. Some say hard to find, all say well worth it!
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