27-30 January: live music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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This week’s roundup 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 [email protected] for review. 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.).


Dancing Madly Backwards play Derryfield on January 28.

THURSDAY JANUARY 27

  • Clint Lapointe / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Joanie Cicatelli / KC’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Brian Booth / Hermanos (Concord) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Ted Solovicos / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Mugsy Duo / Strumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm

FRIDAY JANUARY 28

  • Pete Peterson / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Karen Grenier / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Ken Budka / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Trunk O Funk / Penuche’s (Concord) / 7pm
  • Carter on guitar / The Bar (Hudson) / 7 p.m.
  • Lucas Roy / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Dancing Madly Backwards / Derryfield (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Nelly’s Cage / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 9pm

SATURDAY JANUARY 29

  • Keith Drab / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Hank Osborne / Craft Brewery (Concord) / 3pm
  • Nick Ferrero / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Off-duty Angels Trio / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
  • Alex Anthony / The Goat (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Cashwood / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Outside Help / Strange Brew Tavern / 9 p.m.
  • My Other Side / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY JANUARY 30

  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Steve Prisby / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Bob Pratte Acoustic / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 3:30 p.m.
  • William Meech / Lynn’s 102 Tavern (Hudson) / 5 p.m.

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or Facebook page for last minute changes or covid requirements.


The Palace Theater

80 Hannover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588

THE COMPLETE MONTY / January 28and until February 20and (main stage)

OPENING WEEKEND! Based on the cult film of the same name, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated The Full Monty is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most anticipated closing number of any show. While spying on their wives at a “girls night out”, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo find how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men find a bold, stripped-back way to make a quick buck. In getting ready, they find themselves extremely exposed; not only physically but emotionally. As they overcome their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, men find they are stronger as a group, and the strength they find in each other gives them courage individual to “let go”. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and pizzazz, this heartwarming and upbeat comedy is a must-watch.

TRAVEL FOR FOREIGNERS with CONSTANTINE MAROULIS / February 3rd (main stage)

Foreigners Journey with Constantine Maroulis on February 3 at the Palace.

Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of the greatest rock bands of the 80s – Foreigner & Journey. Discover rock ballads Faithfully & Open Arms, plus rock classics Cold As Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Feels Like The First Time, Jukebox Hero, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believin’, Anyway You Want It… and more Moreover ! All were performed as the originals, in their original key and tone!

SETH MEYERS / February 9and 7:30 p.m. (main stage)


The Rex Theater

23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588

FNC at the Rex: JIM COLLITON / February 4and at 7:30 p.m.

Jim is a confused middle-aged man who can fit football games, school outings, and lunches into his comedic material based on his life as a father and husband. The life stories of all of Jim’s men will bring the house down every time. Based in Boston, venues across the country have brought Jim in to deliver funny, clean comedy.

The Majestic Theater

880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469

THE WIZARD OF OZ – YOUNG PERFORMERS / January 28-30 (Derry Opera House)

The Young Artist Edition of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an adaptation specially designed for young artists, and we have 30 young artists who are excited to share this show with you! Join Dorothy as she travels the rainbow to discover the magical power of the house. The classic musical, geared towards young performers, features all your favorite characters and songs that have entertained audiences for generations. Follow the yellow brick road with The Majestic Academy and relive the magic.

FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE / Feb. 11-13 (Majestic Studio Theater)

This wildly funny new comedy from Jones Hope Wooten revolves around that four-letter word: LOVE. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four fun tales take you on a journey around the world of unexpected and hilarious twists; open your heart to romantic chaos and come have fun! By the time the evening ends and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will make you laugh hard! (It’s not a dinner theater anymore.)

LOVE SONGS – A MUSICAL / February 25-27 (Majestic Studio Theater)

Love Songs is a truly extraordinary musical theatrical experience, the return of romance to the stage! Believe once again in the healing power of love and romance. Steven Cagan’s glorious work expresses the truth, beauty and hope we all seek in this journey called life through the stories of three couples. Jeremy is stuck out of town on a business trip for Roy’s advertising agency, frantically trying to get back in time for his nuptials. His fiancée, Gaby, can’t wait for him to come back. Sarah, who has been engaged to Ben for six years, is tired of his inability to commit to her. Ben idealized a kind of love that doesn’t really exist. Roy and Rose, lovers for many years, are just having fun. How will their stories work? Love Songs is timeless in its appeal. May there always be harmony!

FEATURED EVENTS:

MUSIC: CLASSIC STONES LIVE / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / January 28and

The look… The sound… The show… The greatest rock and roll tribute in the world. Frontman Keith Call has all the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, and along with his partner-in-crime Bernie Bollendorf, who plays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards, they round out the duo notoriously hailed as ‘The Glimmer’. Twins”. Their jaw-dropping resemblance to these two rock and roll icons is nothing short of amazing, but what really makes Classic Stones Live unique is their musical prowess, attention to detail, and pitch-perfect renditions of all your favorite “classics.” Rolling Stones! www.tupelomusichall.com

COMEDY: BILL SIMAS / Chunky’s (Manchester) / January 29and

Bill Simas has made a name for himself on the New England comedy scene over the past 20 years with his no-holds-barred comedy style and funny fundraising program Funny 4 Funds. www.chunkys.com

MUSIC: THE CORVETTES DOO WOP REVUE / LaBelle Winery (Derry) / January 27and

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue is dedicated to preserving and performing the greatest music ever created – the music of the 1950s Doo Wop era. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and from Virginia to Vegas, Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with new energy. Their insanely entertaining show and comedic antics left many viewers happy for more! In the tradition of legendary Doo Wop revivalists Sha Na Na, every Corvette show is more than a concert – it’s a Doo Wop celebration! www.labellewinery.com

FAMILY SHOW: PLANE FESTIVAL / NH Aviation Museum (Manchester) / Last weekend

With over 1,500 aviation-themed toys, models, puzzles and promotional items from the past 100 years. Themes range from the Wright Brothers to sci-fi favorites like Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. There’s also a “find Santa” challenge with prizes for kids who spot him www.aviationmuseumofnh.org for tickets and times.


Email your entertainment events to [email protected] for exam. 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 8am).

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