Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester – Manchester Ink Link

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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 8am)


The Quireboys will rock Angel City Music Hall on May 5.

THURSDAY MAY 5and

  • Taylor O’Donnell / Currier (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Sean Coleman / Homestead (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • The Quireboys / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Blues Therapy / Stonecutter’s Pub (Milford) / 8pm

Alli Beaudry performs Friday at Great North Aleworks.

FRIDAY MAY 6h

  • Ally Beaudry / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Rose Kula / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
  • Songs with Molly / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Ryan Williamson / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 7:30 p.m.
  • D-Comp / Derryfield (Manchester) / 20h
  • Kick / The Goat (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Lucas Roy / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Crooked Coast / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Kimayo performs May 7 at the Backyard Brewery.

SATURDAY MAY 7and

  • Kimayo / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • BootScam / Liquid Therapy (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
  • Ryan Williamson / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Paul Lussier / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Chris Perkins / Molly’s Tavern (New Boston) / 7 p.m.
  • Plan B / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 8pm
  • Sean McCarthy / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Wiki 3 / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Henry Laliberte performs May 8 at Cheers in Concord.

SUNDAY MAY 8and

  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Chris Lester / Chen Yang Li (Concorde) / 3 p.m.
  • Jonny Friday Duo / Derryfield (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Henry Laliberte / Cheers (Concord) / 5 p.m.
  • Open Mic Blues Jam / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 7pm

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 – DAVE RUSSO / May 6and at 7:30 p.m.

Recently named the city’s “Best Male Comic” by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for fifteen years. As co-host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV, he produces a regular comedy series, in addition to reporting on Boston’s best nightlife. He appeared on The E! TV series “The Entertainer”, NBC’s “The Today Show”, FOX 25 with Gene Lavanchy, “The Phantom Gourmet”, and was hand selected by the producer of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to star on NESN’s Comedy All Stars. Dave recently appeared on BostonGlobe.com’s “Boston, A Comedy Capital” panel, where he participated in a discussion on the history and future of comedy in Boston. You can hear it every Friday at 980 WCAP.

BRITISH INVASION / May 7and at 7:30 p.m. ~ May 8and at 2 o’clock in the afternoon

British Invasion pays tribute to the best musical influences and singers from across the Atlantic! This high-energy concert features music from the BEATLES, ROLLING STONES, POLICE, ZOMBIES, LED ZEPPELIN and more. British Classis Rock on stage at the Rex Theatre.


The Palace Theater

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

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHEERWOOD / May 5and 7:30 p.m. (main stage)

Armed only with their minds, Whose is it anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the stage and they’re… Scared Scriptless.

ERIC MINTEL JAZZ QUARTET / Saturday May 6and at 7:00 p.m. (projector hall)

The Eric Mintel Quartet will perform some of the finest jazz standards ever written and put their own spin on these timeless classics.

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 combo rock orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. Presented by the Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts Teens.

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.

FEATURED EVENTS:

MUSIC: STRYPER / May 5and 8 p.m. / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry)

The members of Stryper have proven themselves as stalwarts of metal, leaving an indelible mark on the genre with each new release. With hits such as “Calling On You”, “Free”, “Honestly” and “Always There For You”, Stryper’s album sales now exceed 10 million worldwide. Add to that one of the most successful Christian rock albums of all time, 1986’s multi-platinum To Hell With The Devil, and the unique distinction of being the first band in history to score two songs in MTV’s Top 10 with “Free” and “Honestly”. ”

Since returning from a 12-year hiatus in 2003, Stryper has managed to release new music every year. Their latest full album, “Fallen” [Frontiers Music SRL]reached #44 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart. www.tupelomusichall.com

MUSIC: CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD / May 5 and 7 (Durham, virtual)

This 2016 three-part semi-scenic dramatic oratorio by contemporary composer Craig Hella Johnson chronicles the heinous murder of Matthew Wayne Shepard in 1998. The work is structured after JS Bach’s Baroque Passions and incorporates a variety of musical styles. Johnson sets a range of texts by poets such as Hildegarde de Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne and Rumi as well as passages from Matt’s personal diary, interviews and writings by his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper articles and additional texts. This performance is a collaboration between the UNH Vocal Arts Project and the UNH Chamber Singers and is recommended for mature audiences. This performance contains historical descriptions, media coverage, images, language and concepts that may be disturbing. It is intended for an informed public only. https://unh.universitytickets.com/

THEATRE: LAST GAS / Community Players of Concord at AUDI / May 5-7

A play by John Cariani. Nat Paradis is a part-time Red Sox-loving dad who runs Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last convenient place to get gas, or anything, before the Canadian border to the north and North Maine Woods to the west. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets the chance to rekindle a romance he abandoned years ago. But sparks fly as he is forced to choose between a new love and an old one. LAST GAS takes a hilariously heartbreaking look at love lost and found, and what it means to “come back happy.” http://communityplayersofconcord.org/current-season/


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.)


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