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Oh, the PLAYS You Will Go!

September 15, 2023 Mallory Skinner, left, and Jaelynn Gamache audition for the Claremont Opera House’s upcoming youth theater production of “A Seussified Christmas Carol.” Co-directed by artistic director Larissa Cahill and Claremont Middle School’s drama coach Ethan Laushance. “Seussified” spins Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale into a rhythmic romp featuring characters such as Narrator One […]

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Acting is a Piece of Cake

By Mary Carter Eagle Times CorrespondentAugust 2, 2023 CLAREMONT – Members of The Rep Theater Company are in final rehearsals for “Leading Ladies,” which opens this weekend at the Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square. These final rehearsals are what is known as ‘tech week.’ Before we get technical, let’s review what else gets

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2017 Grand Drape Restoration

Thanks to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Claremont Opera House will restore and reinstall the historic, original grand drape, hand-painted canvas that served as the main stage curtain when the opera house opened over 119 years ago in 1897. COH also hopes to restore the two hand-painted canvas drapery panels or “legs”

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Early 1900’s at the COH

In the early 1900’s the Claremont Opera House was the entertainment center for the area. Helping make this a reality was a Claremont druggist named Harry Eaton. Eaton managed the Opera House for 32 years. He brought stock companies for plays, road companies for one night stands, musicals, vaudeville minstrel shows, and films. In 1906,

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Building Dedication 1897

The Opera House is located in the Claremont City Hall Building. Dedication of the building occurred on June 22, 1897. The cost was $62,000. The style of the building is Italian Renaissance Revival. The architect was Charles A. Rich. Rich was a native of Beverly, Massachusetts, and graduated from Dartmouth College. Hira Beckwith, an architect

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COH Awarded AARP Grant for Assisted Listening Upgrade

$63,000 to make NH more ‘livable’ for 50-plus crowd – and everyone else BY: ANNMARIE TIMMINS – JULY 7, 2023 5:00 AM          The Claremont Opera House will add technology that improves sound for those who have hearing challenges. (Courtesy | Claremont Opera House) This year, the Claremont Opera House prioritized getting kids back to the theater after

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COH’s Pinard Stepping Down

CLAREMONT — After roughly two years of service with the Claremont Opera House, Executive Director Andrew Pinard has announced that he will be stepping down from the position. Board President of the COH, Felicia Byrch Dalke, made the announcement on Thursday. Pinards’ last day will be February 28, with current Technical Director Scott Hagar taking

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