NHTA "13" Training Dates and Locations 

NH Theatre Awards annual training is a 3 hour session that keeps participating Adjudicators and Liaisons up to date on new policies and refresh their memories on the year long NH Theatre Award process.   To be an Adjudicator or Liaison you must attended training but anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the NH Theatre Awards process!

NOTE: You do *not* need to be affiliated with a theater company to become an adjudicator.  Simply RSVP via email your intent to attend one of our trainings sessions.

There will be four training sessions for the upcoming season:

    Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30pm-9:30pm  DIRECTIONS
        @ "Jewish Federation - Manchester Community Theatre Players" at 698 Beech St, Manchester, NH  

    Saturday, January 11th from 9:30am-12:30pm  DIRECTIONS
        @ "Winnipesauke Playhouse" 50 Reservoir Road Meredith NH 

    Wednesday, January 15th from 6:30pm-9:30pm  DIRECTIONS
        @ "Peacock Players" Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St. Nashua, NH 

    Saturday, January 18th from 9:30am-12:30pm  DIRECTIONS
        @ "Garrison Players Arts Center" 650 Portland Avenue, corner of Rte 4/Roberts Rd. Rollinsford, NH 

Please RSVP your planned attendance date to Training@NHTheatreAwards.org

If less than 6 people sign up for a training session we will cancel the session.  So please RSVP via email if you plan to attend.

Cancelations due to weather will be announced via email and on our website www.NHTheatreAwards.org 12 hours in advance.

Please make plans to attend in person.  There will not be any exceptions this year.

Please email Training@NHTheatreAwards.org with any questions

Posted by Joe Vago Saturday, November 30, 2013 1:20:00 PM Categories: NH Theatre Award News Training

Group Ticket Lottery for the 12th Annual NH Theatre Award Night 

Participating NH Theatre Award Theatre Companies looking to purchase tickets at the group rate can choose to join a our group ticket lottery system.  Theatre Companies will be able to purchase tickets this way *before* they go on sale to the general public - and get preferred seating!. 

The Group Rate of $30.00 per ticket, requires a single purchase of 10 or more tickets.

To join please email us at AwardsShow@NHTheatreAwards.org before Monday December 9th, 2013 with:

  • Theatre Company name
  • Theatre Company Representative name, email address & phone #
  • Will you have a Representative in attendance at the lottery to purchase tickets?

A confirmation email will be sent on Tuesday 12/10/12 listing all Theatre Companies participating in the ticket lottery.

Group Ticket sales at the lottery will be $30.00 per ticket.

The Lottery will be held on Wednesday December 11th @ 6pm at the Stockbridge Theatre lobby next to the Box Office.  Theatre Company representatives are welcome to join us for the lottery in person to view the selections and purchase the tickets at that time. 

If you are unable to attend or send a representative Joe Vago, the NH Theatre Awards Webmaster and Committee Member will choose the best seats available for you.  You can make your ticket count, seating preferences and payment method known to him via email at JoeVago@NHTheatreAwards.org

Cash or checks will only be accepted in person from a representative.  All major credit cards are accepted.  

NOTE: On Monday December 16th the box office will start selling tickets to the general public.

Joe Vago will be managing the lottery process.  You can contact him with question at JoeVago@NHTheatreAwards.org

This years lottery will give last years Theatre Company that chose last, the highest odds of being chosen first, and last years Theatre Company that chose first the lowest odds of being chosen first.

Theatre Companies that choose to join the lottery system after the initial year, will be given the lowest odds to win in the first year they join the lottery system.  

Theatre Companies that stop participating in the lottery system one year and then comes back another year will be treated as if they are a new Theatre Company to the lottery process.


Below is the list of the order that Theatre Companies chose last year.  The odds of choosing first will be weighted in reverse order.
  1. Stagecoach
  2. Weathervane
  3. Not Your Moms
  4. Majestic
  5. Winni
  6. MAP/NTG/M&M/Ghostlight
  7. Actorsingers
  8. Manchester Community Theatre Playuers
  9. Community Players of Concord, NH
  10. New London Barn Playhouse
Posted by Joe Vago Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:13:00 PM Categories: Awards Show NH Theatre Award News Tickets

12th Annual NH Theatre Award Night Details 

Join New Hampshire's actors, actresses, producers, writers, musicians, directors and technicians as we celebrate the year's remarkable achievements & exceptional talent in locally produced theatre at the 
12th Annual NH Theatre Awards Night
Saturday, January 25th @ 7pm 2014
at the spacious Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry NH
Starting on Monday, December 16th you can call the Stockbridge Theatre Box Office 603 437-5210 to order tickets - or - visit the Stockbridge Ticket website https://tickets.stockbridgetheatre.com/ 
                 Group    Individual

VIP Seating      $50.00    $50.00
Main Seating     $30.00    $36.00 
Middle Seating   $27.00    $33.00      
Upper Seating    $20.00    $20.00  

NOTE: Stockbridge Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 12:30pm-4pm


New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) announces its creative team for its 12th Annual Awards Show, to be held at The Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH on January 25, 2014 at 7PM. Last year’s Writer/Director Scott H. Severance returns, this time as Writer/Performer, and with the illustrious Portsmouth, NH-based professional director/actor/writer, Billy Butler, as Director.

After the 11th season’s rollicking and hilarious Awards night, written and directed entirely by Severance, audiences should prepare to roll with laughter in their seats – again! Severance’s opening number antics are renowned, and he’s a consummate wit. This year’s mix of Severance and Butler is going to smack the collective funny-bone from their opening number, a hearty parody kept secret until the curtain goes up, right up to the curtain call.

Severance, who was recently appointed Producing Director of the Papermill Theatre at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, NH, just completed his role as “Baloo” in The Jungle Book at Boston’s Huntington Theatre. He’s a 30-year theatre professional, having acted in and/or directed more than 300 productions. Severance is also a multiple award winner - including two NHTA Awards for Best Direction, and a Best Actor Spotlight for the role of Tevye in Fiddler On the Roof at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, NH. He says, “A couple of year ago, Billy Butler and I wore dresses together onstage in Irma Vep at Barnstormers Theatre!” This duo, a match made in award show heaven, join Joel Mercier, returning to tickle the ivories and wave the baton as NHTA’s Music Director, and the skilled (and ever-patient!) Timothy L'Ecuyer returning as Stage Manager.

Last year, the NHTAs moved to The Stockbridge Theatre after 10 years at The Palace Theatre in Manchester. “The Stockbridge Theatre is one of the finest, most beautiful theatrical facilities in our state,” says NHTA Executive Director, Bob Frasca. “It comfortably accommodates 800 people, and offers roomy seats with spacious aisles. Our audience was immensely pleased with the venue last year. Presenting our illustrious and coveted Awards at The Stockbridge Theatre for our twelfth Award season perpetuates our mission of supporting professional and community theatres all over the state.”

“We’re also proud to announce that we haven’t raised our ticket prices,” Frasca says. “We’re very excited, and look forward to acknowledging, once again, the best and the brightest in New Hampshire’s theatre community.” Tickets to the 7PM January 25, 2014 Awards will be available for purchase online by the public on December 16, 2013, with the ticket lottery for theatre companies occurring December 11, 2013 at 6PM at the Stockbridge Theatre.

Posted by Joe Vago Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:58:00 AM Categories: Awards Show NH Theatre Award News Tickets