This week’s round-up of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Email your entertainment events to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink community calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.)
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
- Ariel Strasser & Ken Budka / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
- Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30pm
- Chris Perkins / Cheers (Concord) / 6pm
- Chris Taylor / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
- Pete Massa / T-Bones (Bedford) / 7pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
- Andrew Geano / Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Manchester) / 5:30pm
- April Cushman / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
- The Brothers Cohn / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6pm
- Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
- Mary Fagan / Shara Vineyards (Concord) / 6pm
- J-Lo Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
- Chris Powers Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
- Stone Temple Posers / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
- Jordan Quinn / The Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre (Manchester) / 5:30pm
- Clint Lapointe / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 6:00pm
- Jonny Friday / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
- Paul Gormley / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
- Those Guys / Derryfield (Manchester) / 6pm
- Josh Foster / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
- Str8 Down / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9pm
- River Sang Wild / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 9pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
- Chuck Alaimo / Firefly (Manchester) / 11am
- Chris Lester / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2pm
- Liam Spain / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 3pm
- KOHA / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 3pm
- Matt The Sax / Colby Hill Inn (Henniker) / 4:30pm
Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes.
The Palace Theatre
80 Hanover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588
LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL / June 3-26 (mainstage) FINAL WEEKEND!
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
The Majestic Theatre
880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469
BIG – THE MUSICAL / July 8-17 (Derry Opera House)
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience. Featuring a witty, moving, and insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score. Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become “big.” To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do “adult” things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there’s much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.
AUDITIONS: NUNSENSE / June 27 & 28th (Studio Theatre)
Become part of the magic! Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages. Updated by the author with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements, and a brand new song. More information: https://majestictheatre.net/education/nunsense-audition/
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588
FNC at the Rex – Brian Glowacki & Friends / June 24th at 7:30pm
Brian Glowacki’s comedy feels like home. His playful style and originality have quickly taken him from a small town class clown to a nationwide crowd favorite. Brian’s likability on stage paired with sharp observations on life have quickly catapulted him into view as one of the nation’s premier emerging talents. Brian is the national touring opener for comedian Bob Marley as well as headlining many clubs and festivals on his own. This year is proud to add The Wilbur Theatre Boston and The Laugh Factory Las Vegas to his calendar.
SONGS OF A NATURAL WOMAN – CAROLE KING TRIBUTE / June 25-26
An intimate tribute concert featuring the hit music of Carole King. The show will highlight songs from Carole’s career with an emphasis on Carole’s 1971 solo album, Tapestry, which took her to the pinnacle. In a first for a female writer/artist, Tapestry spawned four GRAMMY Awards® — Record, Song and Album Of The Year as well as Best Pop Vocal Performance. You’ll hear all your absolute favorites including You’ve Got A Friend, It’s Too Late, So Far Away and I Feel The Earth Move.
MARC COHN / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / June 25th
After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.” www.tupelomusichall.com
THEATRE: The Bald Soprano / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / June 17-26
In The Bald Soprano, a classic of modern theatre, a clock chimes seventeen times for seemingly no reason at all, the doorbell rings but there are no visitors, and the bald soprano never changes her hairstyle. A hilarious and unique satire on modern life by Eugene Ionesco, known as the father of Theatre of the Absurd, this is a theatre experience in which non-sequiturs fly, people talk at cross purposes getting nowhere, and the concept of time is turned on its head. This thought-provoking tour-de-force of linguistic acrobatics about modern communication (or the lack thereof) is sure to delight.
Produced by the Community Players of Concord. www.hatboxnh.com
ART: New England Seasons: An Impressionistic View / NH Antique Co-op (Milford) / June 23-26
New Hampshire Antique Co-op presents New England Seasons: An Impressionistic View, an exhibition and sale of more than 30 paintings that exemplify the landscapes and seascapes that attract artists and visitors alike to New England. Featured artists from the nineteenth century to the present. www.nhantiquecoop.com
FESTIVAL: INTOWN CONCORD MARKET DAYS (Concord) / June 23-25
48th Annual Market Days, a FREE three-day street festival right on Main Street in downtown Concord, New Hampshire. There will be live entertainment, delicious food, and fantastic shopping each day from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Email your entertainment events to email@example.com for consideration. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.).