Lincoln, New Hampshire – Loon Mountain Ski Resort will host North Country Center for the Arts’ Papermill Theatre while its theatre is built this summer.
The Papermill Theatre will celebrate its 25th Mainstage anniversary with an Opening Night Gala on July 1. The Opening Night Gala will include a dinner buffet, beer and wine tasting, guest performances by the Papermill Children’s Theatre Company, and a raffle. Opening Night Gala attendees will enjoy the premier performance of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a musical comedy and the second-longest running off-Broadway musical. The Opening Night Gala will conclude with a dessert reception with the Papermill Theatre cast and crew following the performance.
The Papermill Theatre’s second Mainstage show, “Almost, Maine,” will open July 21. The off-Broadway play is a comedy about love.
Rounding out the Papermill Theatre’s Mainstage season will be “RENT,” opening July 28. Jonathan Larson’s Broadway musical follows a year in the lives of seven friends struggling to live and pay their rent in New York’s East Village. These artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the poverty, illness, and the AIDS epidemic. One of the longest running shows on Broadway, RENT was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and four Tony® Awards.
The Children’s Theatre Company, celebrating its 26th anniversary, will open June 27. The company will perform eight original adaptations of well-known folk and fairy tales, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Cinderella.” In addition to Wednesday and Saturday morning performances at the Governor’s Lodge at the ski resort, the Children’s Theatre Company will perform in communities throughout New Hampshire. Shows appeal to adults and children ages three and up alike. The shows last approximately thirty minutes with a cast meet and greet following each performance.
All three Mainstage shows will run in repertory for the summer season, with the final performance on August 27. Tickets to the Opening Night Gala, Children’s Theatre and Mainstage shows are now available and can be purchased online at www.papermilltheatre.org or by calling (603) 745-2141.