12-15 May: Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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 rob@majestictheatre.net 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)


Tim Kierstead performs May 12 at Fratello’s.

  • Alli Beaudry / Currier (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Tim Kierstead / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Jae Mannion / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Perkins / Firefly (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Sean Coleman / Cactus Jack’s (Manchester) / 7 p.m.


Matt the Sax performs May 13 at the Backyard Brewery.

  • Kevin Horan / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
  • Matt the Sax / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ken Clark with Ben Harris / Area 23 (Concord) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Jordan and Clint / Derryfield (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
  • 21st and 1st / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 7:30 p.m.
  • The Lo-Down / Angel City (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Isaiah Bennett / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Crooked Coast / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.


  • Allen James / Station 101 (Milford) / 2:30 p.m.
  • Tyler Allgood / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Keith Drab / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Jeff Mrozek / Liquid Therapy (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
  • Tim Hazelton / Hermanos (Concord) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Jennifer Mitchell / Chez Chantilly (Hooksett) / 8 p.m.
  • Human Beings / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Take 4 / The Peddler’s Daughter (Nashua) / 9:30 p.m.


  • Doug Flood Deck Rock / Fody’s (Derry) / 1pm
  • Mark Lapointe / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
  • Austin McCarthy / Cheers (Concord) / 5 p.m.
  • Mike Forgette / The Goat (Manchester) / 7 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 – JIMMY DUNN & TONY V / May 13and at 7:30 p.m.

From the popular podcast TWO BOSTON GUYS WHACK UP A PIE, comedians Jimmy Dunn and Tony V return to REX to deliver, discuss and dissect the world’s weirdest news as only they can. “Two guys from Boston are making headlines!” Laughter is the name of the game for this comedic performance by two of New England’s top comedians and their friends.

THE ILLUSIONIST RICK THOMAS / May 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – May 15 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon

Without a doubt, Rick Thomas is one of the greatest and most successful illusionists in the world today. He has completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. From sold-out performances at Caesars Colosseum, to headlining the Sydney Opera House in Australia and performing in both Las Vegas and Broadway, Rick Thomas continues to entertain millions around the world with the most breathtaking and spectacular magic ever seen on stage and television today! Thomas has also been featured on numerous national television specials including the NBC series “The World’s Greatest Magic”, Masters of Illusion on CW, MTV, FOX, TLC, Animal Planet, History Channel and his own special on ABC.

The Palace Theater

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

THE PRODUCERS / April 22-May 15 (mainstage) – LAST WEEKEND !

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

Cast of “Lucky Stiff”.

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 police 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.


SHOW: MUTTS GONE NUTS / May 13and at 7 p.m. / Dana Center (Manchester)

From hideaways to showbiz, these mischievous pooches amaze and delight with their action-packed canine cabaret. Together with the comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton, they offer a unique blend of humor and circus arts to audiences around the world. All hailing from animal rescues, their natural dexterity, balance and timing are cultivated into expert and entertaining hijinks. https://www.anselm.edu/dana-events/mutts-gone-nuts

MUSIC: CONCORD CHORAL / May 14and at 7 p.m. – May 15and at 3 p.m. (Concorde)

The Concord Chorale explores the theme of music’s ability to call and connect with others. Our concert pieces include the title track, “I am a Voice that Sings” by Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, Zanaida Robles’ arrangement of Psalm 61 (“Hear My Cry, O God”), Heavenly Hurt, a collection of poems by Emily Dickinson to music by New England composer Alice Parker and Bach’s Cantata 131 “Aus Der Tiefen (Out of the Depths I Cry to You, Oh God)” http://www.concordchorale.org

Email your entertainment events to rob@majestictheatre.net 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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