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 8am)
THURSDAY APRIL 28e
- Old Tom & The Lookouts / Currier (Manchester) / 5pm
- Ryan Williamson / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 5 p.m.
- Casey Roop / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Rebecca Turmel / Cheers (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
- Jordan Quinn / Telly’s (Epping) / 7 p.m.
FRIDAY APRIL 29e
- Joannie Cicatelli / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
- Josh Foster / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Dwayne Haggins / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- NMK / Granite Tapas (Hooksett) / 7pm
- R&B Dignity / Zone 23 (Concord) / 8 p.m.
- Category 5 / Angel City Musical Hall / 8 p.m.
- Mugshot Monday / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
- Evanoff / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
SATURDAY APRIL 30e
- Hey Dana / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
- Paul Nelson / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
- John & Roxanne / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
- Justin Jordan / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
- Lucas Gallo / Hermano’s (Concord) / 6:30 p.m.
- Neon Rodeo / Bonfire (Manchester) / 7pm
- The Incidentals / Molly’s Tavern (New Boston) / 7 p.m.
- BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 9pm
SUNDAY MAY 1
- Paul Driscoll / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 3 p.m.
- Chad Lamarsh / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 3pm
- Pete Peterson / Cheers (Concorde) / 5 p.m.
- Dave Campbell / The Goat (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
Always be sure to check a venue’s website or Facebook page for last-minute changes.
The Rex Theater
23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588
FNC at the Rex – DAN CROHN / April 29e at 7:30 p.m.
Dan Crohn has been performing stand-up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Dan was named one of Last Comic Standing Season 9’s Top 100 Comedians and recently appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and Laughs on Fox.
SONGS IN THE ATTIC – THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL / April 30e at 7:30 p.m.
David Clark, lead singer of tribute act “Songs In The Attic”, performs a special intimate solo/piano concert featuring selections from Billy Joel’s songbook! Come prepared with your singing voices and requests!
“Songs In The Attic” is a musical tribute crafted and presented in great detail by veteran Long Island singer/piano David Clark. He continues to gain notoriety with incredibly precise piano playing, lead vocals, and a stage look eerily similar to the Piano Man himself while engaging audiences with wit and humor.
The Palace Theater
80 Hannover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588
THE PRODUCERS / April 22-May 15 (mainstage)
Classic cult comedy movie from Mel Brooks, now as a big Broadway musical. The producers are once again setting the standard for modern, outrageous and straightforward humor. It’s a true “boffo” success, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing crowds night after night. The plot is simple: an unlucky Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, cheating their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions. of dollars. Only one thing is wrong: the show is a resounding success! At the heart of the incredibly funny adventure of producing a show is a harrowing emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers confuses Broadway lore and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself a “violator of ‘equal opportunities ! »
The Majestic Theater
880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469
LUCKY STIFF / MAY 13-15 (Derry Opera House)
Based on Michael Butterworth’s “The Man Who Broke the Bank in Monte Carlo” / Lucky Stiff is a quirky and hilarious cop farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million dollars in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around a modest English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo. If he succeeds in passing his uncle alive, Harry Witherspoon will inherit $6,000,000. Otherwise, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home in Brooklyn… or to his uncle’s ex who carries guns. With a melodious score by Flaherty and Ahrens, a zany cast of characters and a small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB / May 20-22 (Majestic Studio Theatre)
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by EB White / All the enchanting characters are there: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can sometimes be persuaded into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arabs; and, above all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who happens to be “a true friend and a good writer”. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her canvas in which she writes “Some pig”. It’s the start of a winning campaign that finally ends with Wilbur, now safe, doing what matters most to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, scholarly piece about friendship that will provide audiences with an evening of enchantment.
MANCHESTER SPRING CARNIVAL – April 27-May 1 / JFK Ice Arena
The Fiesta Shows will once again bring thrill rides and more to downtown. Carnival hours: Wednesday: 5 p.m.-closing, Thursday and Friday: 2 p.m.-closing Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m.-closing. Purchase unlimited ride options online in advance or purchase ride credits or wristbands in person at Carnival! www.fiestashows.com/fs/manchester
DUEL OF PIANOS: THE FLYING IVORIES / April 28e at 7:30 p.m. / LaBelle Vineyard (Derry)
The Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos deliver rock and roll vocals to any request that’s a rocking good time! These hilarious and talented musicians are so versatile they can play a wide range of musical styles. Their sung-on-demand performances always sell out, and no two shows are ever the same! www.labellewinery.com
LAUGH-A-PALOOZA – A NIGHT OF COMEDY / Tupelo Music Hall / May 1st at 18 hours
Laugh-A-Palooza is a benefit for Tupelo Music Hall security chief Mark Shamaly, who was involved in a hit-and-run on the Everett Turnpike while stopping to help a another person on the highway. Anyone who has been to the scene will recognize Mark. He’s the bald guy who greets you, bangs his fingers and answers questions at the front door for almost every show we have. We know many of you have become friends with him and will be distressed to hear this, as we have been. Can’t attend the show? You can also donate to the cause at www.tupelomusichall.com
COMEDY THIS WEEKEND:
- OPEN MICRO COMEDY / Every Thursday at 9 p.m. The attic of laughter at Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)
- Joe Yanetty / Headliners Comedy Club (Manchester) / April 30e at 8:30 p.m.
- Stephanie Peters / Chunky’s (Manchester) / April 30e at 8:30 p.m.
- Brad Mastrangelo / Chunky’s (Nashua) / April 30e at 8:30 p.m.
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 8 a.m.)