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Shop, sip and socialize at Opera House

By MARY CARTER Eagle Times CorrespondentNov 21, 2023 CLAREMONT, NH Wondering what to get for loved ones on your holiday list? Problem solved. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the John D. Bennett Atrium at the Claremont Opera House will be the stage for a one-stop, spectacular artisan marketplace. From noon to 3 p.m., the Claremont MakerSpace […]


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 […]


Handicapped Access at the Opera House Being Addressed

By Chris Frost EAGLE TIMES NEWS EDITOR Aug 26, 2023 CLAREMONT, N.H. — During the public forum at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Claremont City Council, Ward 1 resident Robin Hood expressed disappointment over a lack of handicap access at the Claremont Opera House. She said she emailed Maintenance Supervisor William Willette about the lack […]

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‘Leading Ladies’ Coming to Claremont Opera House

CLAREMONT, N.H. — When the audience at the Shrewsbury, Pa., Moose Lodge prefers a humdrum buffet over “Scenes From Shakespeare,” the traveling actors know it’s time to exit stage left. In Ken Ludwig’s 2004 comedy Supreme, English actors Leo Clark and Jack Gable find themselves at the train station with nothing more than a dollar […]

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Ana Popovic at Claremont Opera House

The Vermont Journal – August 18, 2023 CLAREMONT, N.H. – Internationally-renowned, award-winning guitarist Ana Popovic and her six-piece band will hit the stage on Sept. 29, 2023, at 8 p.m., at the historic Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square in Claremont, N.H. The live performance helps to kick off the venue’s 2023-2024 performance season. Audiences […]


From Claremont to Cairo and Back Again

Jul 17, 2023 Mary Carter EAGLE TIMES CORRESPONDENT CLAREMONT, N.H. — For any parent of a devoted Stevens High School thespian during the years of 2004-2019, Larissa Cahill was a household name.  Entwined avenues of fate led Cahill from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Claremont, in 2004. At that time, two stagecraft-learned men had consecutively tried […]


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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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 […]


Hagar Hits The Ground Running: COH Interim Executive Director

CLAREMONT — Scott Hagar is the new interim executive director of the Claremont Opera House (COH). He was named March 1, but is already hard at work programming this season. Former Director Andrew Pinard stepped down to focus more time on pursuing his artistic passions. In just a few short days at the helm, Hagar […]

Left to right: Scott Hagar — Technical Director and incoming Interim Executive Director, Kara Messinese — House Manager, JT Messinese — Technical Support, and Andrew Pinard — outgoing Executive Director.
Photo Courtesy of the Claremont Opera House

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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