Turning the Page in Epping's Theatrical History
The All New Epping Community Theater
I am excited to announce the dawning of a new artistic era in Epping’s history. On Saturday, August 18th at Watson Academy in Epping, we officially launched the Epping Community Theater! As a program under the fabulously run Epping Rec Department (top 10 Rec programs in the state!) we are proud to offer the greater Seacoast Area top notch productions and classes. Check out our Facebook page under Epping Community Theater for our Fall 2018 class schedule and registration, audition calls and production schedule.
Most performances and classes will be held at the all new Epping Playhouse at 38 Ladd’s Lane in Epping off Route 27. The Playhouse is fittingly set on a gorgeous 100 acre historic farm owned and operated by Stephen Kaneb and features a 180 seat professional performance space.
We have brought together amazingly talented instructors from throughout Southern NH to offer over 20 classes to students Pre-K through 12th grade this Fall season. Discounts for multiple classes will be offered on a per household basis, so the whole family can get involved. From the beginnings of telling a story and singing in character, through puppetry, Shakespeare and drama, we offer it all. Have you ever wanted to learn to run a lighting or sound board or work backstage? Then Stagecraft is for you! Are you a high school student looking for audition training or to build a rep book? Then come check us out! You will then be able to use your brand new skills by taking part in upcoming productions.
Why do only the kids get to have fun? Adult classes will start in the spring and we hope to launch workshops throughout the 2018-19 Fall/Spring season. Don’t be silent - let us know what you want to learn and we will find the best teachers at the best rates!
Being a community theater first, our mission is to provide Epping with a host of entertaining productions. We are currently aligning with both local business and production companies throughout the area to bring Shakespeare, dance, comedy, and music to the Epping Playhouse.
For our own productions we will kick off our season this December with an all new “A Christmas Carol!” The ever talented and Epping-loved Steve Koch has rewritten the script to include more parts while staying true to the classic Charles Dickens story. We hope you make or continue to make this play your Holiday tradition!
Why just watch when you could participate in the fun? Come try out Sept 15th at the open auditions or take part behind the scenes in building sets, costumes, or props. Check out our Facebook page under Epping Community Theater for more details. Then, coming this spring, we are excited to hold auditions for Alice in Wonderland, the operetta. There will be opportunities for parts in all age categories and tons of opportunities to take part in behind the scenes production work.
Regardless of the town you come from, Epping welcomes all to come join us and make this YOUR Community Theater!
Brian Miskinis, Theater Board of Directors Chair