Top 5/10/5 Finalists of 12th Annual NH Theatre Awards  

Congratulations to all of the Top 5/10/5 Finalists for the
12th Annual NH Theatre Awards

Please visit our website at to view the lists of Top 5/10/5 Finalists. 


If you have any questions about these lists please email us at

The NH Theatre Awards respectfully requests that any reference made to our finalist lists be done as links to our website and that the lists not be copied to other locations for name spelling updates and more reasons.

Finalists Please RSVP

We ask all finalists to email with their (1) Name, (2) Nominated Category, and (3) Confirm Attendance. Finalists who are unable to attend are encouraged to email us an acceptance message to be read on their behalf.

NOTE: If we do not receive an email we must assume the finalist will not be present and will prepare to accept the award on their behalf.

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets by calling the Stockbridge Theatre Box Office at 603 437-5210 or visit their Ticket website

Posted by Joe Vago Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:25:00 PM

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

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 12 hours in advance.

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

Please email 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 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

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

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 
                 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

Nominee deadline reduced from 7 days to 2 days 

Liaisons everywhere are rejoicing with the announcement of the latest change to the Nomination process!

OK, that is probably an overstatement but we know most Liaisons will appreciate the reduction in the Nominee deadlines for Directors, Designers, and Actors. 

Policy Change

Previously Liaisons had to get their productions Nominee's set on the Adjudication Website 7 days prior to a shows opening date.

Going forward the deadline for entering in the Nominee names on the website is 2 days.

We hope this makes it even easier to be part of the NH Theatre Awards process.


As always let us know if you have any questions regarding this change by emailing us at

Thursday, September 05, 2013 10:24:00 AM Categories: Policy & Procedure

Board of Directors announce Election of Officers 

New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) Board of Directors have elected two interim officers into their officially assigned positions. Matthew Gregg, NHTA’s Co-Founder, moves from Interim President to President, and Interim Executive Director, Bob Frasca, will now serve as Executive Director. Together, the two gentlemen will perpetuate the NHTA’s mission to support professional and community theatres all over the state.

States new President, Gregg, "I am extremely excited to serve in this role. In 2001, Rick Broussard and I created the Awards for the task of preservation and growth of the performing arts community in New Hampshire, and I am excited to see where leadership has taken it throughout the years. In order for us to fully realize our mission, it is my hope that we generate new methods and ideas outside of our Awards event to help our craft grow and thrive."

Adds Executive Director Frasca, “I’m excited and pleased that the Board decided to remove Interim from the title as we begin to ramp up preparations for our next Awards show. We’re proud of the show we produced last season and look forward to raising the bar this season. I’d like to thank my fellow Operations Committee members for their efforts on behalf of the NHTA, as well as for their support.”

In addition to Gregg and Frasca, the NHTA Board is comprised of Katie Collins as Secretary, and Executive Editor of New Hampshire Magazine, Rick Broussard, serves as Treasurer. Additionally, John Campanello, Gina Carballo, Morgan Murphy and Scott Brodsky serve in myriad ad hoc capacities. Currently, the position of Vice-President is open, and a search committee is screening candidates to fulfill it.

States Frasca, “We are nearing our twelfth Award season, and this year we plan to grow our organization even further. Earlier this year, for our eleventh season, we moved to a new venue, The Stockbridge Theater in Derry, NH. This remains the site for our annual Award presentation production. The Stockbridge is one of the most beautiful facilities in our state, and we’re extremely excited about how this venue enhances the entire Awards experience for every one of NHTA’s member organizations.”

Posted by Joe Vago Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:36:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors

Board of Director Update 

Dear NH Theatre Community, Supporters and Friends,

I am pleased to announce beginning on Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 that I will be continuing the mission of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards by leading the organization as our interim President.  I look forward to continuing my work alongside our Board of Directors and Operations Committee.  I would like to sincerely thank Mark DeLancey for the hard work and dedication that he provided to our organization during his time as president.

As many of you may remember, I was deeply involved in the event during its formative years.

Together, with Rick Broussard and many of you, we solidified the reason for our existence; the performing arts community in New Hampshire must grow, and we simply exist to support your efforts to that end. Regardless of who has been driving the Awards, our Operations Committee and newly formed Board of Directors have always focused on that mission and will continue to do so.  For me, nothing could be as exciting than to return to a more active role in preparation for our upcoming awards show.

Our community is much bigger and more inclusive than when we started.  We’ve watched our friends and family make theatre careers in and outside of New Hampshire.  At the last event, I was floored by how much young talent we had onstage.  The day will come when they are standing onstage, possibly as winners of a Best Actor or Actress award, maybe as the President of the Board of Directors, or even as a Lifetime Achievement recipient. The future of the NHTA has never been brighter.

I look forward to seeing what we do next.

Matty Gregg
Interim President - NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:48:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors

Adjudication Bug Found! 

*** Adjudicators Please Read ***

With testing help from Joe Pelonzi we found the issue with ballot errors.

The problem only occurs when using Internet Explorer 10.  Earlier versions of Internet Explorer (IE) work fine. 

The work around for this is quite simple:

  • Use another Browser.  We recommend the freely downloadable Firefox or Chrome
  • Click the "Compatibility Mode" button in Internet Explorer 10 (see image below)

Until the major upgrade of the adjudication website is completed this fall, please do either of the work arounds when you enter your ballots.

IE 10 Fix for Ballot entry





Posted by Joe Vago Saturday, June 22, 2013 1:10:00 PM Categories: Adjudication Website
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