2:00 pm

With bravery and a little luck, young Jack tries to find a way to provide for his family – and escape the mean old giant in the sky. Buy tickets online or call 603-535-2787.

Children's theatre offerings all summer long!

  • July 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • $7 all seats; $5 groups (15 or more)


On the surface, the musical A Man of No Importance, which is about the inner struggle and turmoil created when shame and desire collide, tells the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, Alfie Byrne. Alfie is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome at his church, despite the protestations of church authorities. Through moments of honesty, self-discovery, and deeply felt emotion, A Man of No Importance offers us hope for a future where those who are considered to be unwantedly different and outcasts are, indeed, recognized as being equal, good, and welcomed.

This performance is not recommended for children due to adult themes.

  • April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
    April 9 and 10 at 2pm
    April 9 at 8pm
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts


This is a classic tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young lovers whose feelings cannot be controlled despite the fact that their feuding families forbid their romantic relationship.

Reduced rate for Saturday matinee!

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • Adult $17, Senior & Youth $14, Saturday matinee: all seats $12
  • Dates:
    • March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.
    • March 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.
    • March 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre


ETC: Shrek The Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. With beautiful music and colorful characters, sets, and costumes, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and pure fun for everyone, both young and old!

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.
Adult: $29-$26, Senior: $24-$20, Youth: $25-$20

  • January 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7 p.m.
  • January 23, 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

8:30 am

A Big Bright Beautiful World

2016 Children's Arts Festival

Children in grades K–6 participate in this exciting event, which offers opportunities for children to learn different aspects of the arts—dance, theatre, fine arts—while at the same time experiencing the themes of the current production.

The day includes five fun-filled workshops, a behind-the-scenes look at The Shrek The Musical set, and a special performance.

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register online by clicking here or at the door the day of the festival. Contact Pam Irish at pmirish@plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2647 with any registration questions.

8:30 am

Engaging All Learners Through the Power of the Arts

This one-day event offers professional development and continuing education workshops showcasing different ways to bring the arts into your classroom in addition to keynote addresses and all-campus interactive experiences. All classroom teachers, arts educators, administrators, and artists are invited. Learn how to integrate visual art, music, drama, and writing into your curriculum, based on the theme of this year’s production, Shrek The Musical. The day concludes with optional social hour, dinner, and admission to the evening performance of Shrek The Musical.

  • January 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register here.

Nov ’15Nov

Set in a quaint English seaside town, The Birthday Party is a modern classic that adroitly combines dark ambiguity, unsettling comedy, and high dramatic tension, and is one of Harold Pinter’s most produced and disturbing plays.

  • Silver Center Studio Theater
  • Buy tickets online OR call (603) 535-2787
    Adult $15, senior & youth $12
  • November 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.
    November 21 and 22 at 2 p.m.
    November 21 at 8 p.m.


Nov ’15Nov

Today and tomorrow

The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is holding auditions for ensemble players in the 2016 production of “Shrek The Musical.” Performances will be held January 20-24 at the Silver Center for the Arts, under the direction of ETC Co-founder and artistic director Trish Lindberg. Auditions for ensemble parts in this popular musical will be held at The Silver Center for the Arts as follows:

Monday, November 2

3:30-5 p.m.: children ages 8-13 years

6-9:30 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

Tuesday, November 3

5-7 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

7-8:30 p.m.: Callbacks

Children in grades 3-8 will be auditioned in groups and do not need to prepare anything in advance or schedule an individual time.

High school and college students and adults must schedule an individual audition time by calling Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803, and should bring a piece of prepared music to sing for the audition.

Rehearsals begin on the afternoon of January 2 with an all-cast read through that evening.

Oct ’15
8:30 pm

The Michael C. Anthony show is an avant-garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater. Having hypnotized more than 15,000 people, Michael C. Anthony has filled theaters all over the planet and continues to be the most sought-after hypnotist in the world. For many years, Anthony has entertained incoming students at PSU during orientation week; now you can see how much fun they've been having!

  • Saturday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • Order tickets online or call (603) 535 ARTS (2787).

Sep ’15Oct

A touching and sweet comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright A.R. Gurney about a dog named Sylvia and the husband and wife who take her into their home.

  • September 30 at 7 p.m.
    October 1 and 2 at 7 p.m.
    October 3 and 4 at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • Adult $15, Senior $12, Youth $12
  • Order tickets online or call (603) 535 ARTS (2787).