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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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 […]


COH Receives Grant to Provide Free Theater for Kids

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Opera House (COH) has announced that a grant from the Couch Family Foundation will be utilized to give the gift of live theater to area children. According to a press release, COH Board President Felicia Dalke, in conjunction with the COH Board of Directors, recently wrote a proposal that aimed to […]

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Scrooge in the Spotlight: A Christmas Carol Coming to Claremont Opera House

By Dylan Marsh, Eagle Times Staff November 17, 2022 CLAREMONT — A gift is arriving a little early this holiday season. From November 18 through 20, the Claremont Opera House will be hosting Perseverance Productions’ rendition of the beloved Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. These three dates mark the beginning of a national tour […]

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Suspended Worlds at COH

August 17, 2022 The Fiske Free Library in cooperation with the Claremont Opera House will host Suspended Worlds: Historic Stage Curtains in New England on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7pm on the stage of the Claremont Opera House, Broad Street, Claremont, NH. In celebration of the Opera House’s 125th anniversary, the Fiske Free Library […]

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