Arts & Entertainment

Gorham Middle High School presents 'Cabaret' 2014

Cabaret 2014, an evening of music and cuisine, will be presented at the Gorham Middle High School cafeteria Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 10, 11 and 12.  Showtimes are 6 p.m. In addition, a matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Dinner and dessert will be provided by La Bottega Saladino’s and Mr. Pizza. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and children, and are available at the GMHS reception office from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Anne Bennett at (603) 466-2776 for reservations and information.


Gary the silent clown returns to St. Kieran Arts Center


Bring the children! It's time to "clown around" and have some family fun at St. Kieran Arts Center with master performer, Gary the Silent Clown on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. His incredible show features juggling, unicycles, stilts, mime, laughter and fun. Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for children and $6 for adults.

Gary Girouard, a true master, becomes Gary the Silent Clown right before your eyes and using skills in magic, the wire, rolling globe, unicycles and so much more, he captures his audience in a magic spell of involuntary laugher and joy. With a Fine Arts degree from Swain School of Design, he easily transforms the lines and drawings of audience participants into peacocks, clowns and flowers.

Clowning around is serious business to this Rhode Island native who has performed extensively with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He has appeared on many television shows, including That's Incredible and Captain Kangaroo, and is always in demand at fairs, festivals, schools and performing arts centers. His performances have been seen by audiences all over the United States as well as Canada and South America.

This special program is made possible through a private sponsorship from Jim & Rita O'Donnell with support from the N.H. State Council on the Arts, N.H. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, National Endowment for the Arts, and the N.H. Charitable Foundation/North Country Region.

Please join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. and for these events:

Art Exhibit on display through April: William R. Scolere Explorations Revisited 1
April 27 – The International Festival Tour: A Celebration of Ireland, Scotland and Acadia.
May 4 – RP Hale, Master Harpsichordist
May 14, 16 & 18 – North Country Community Chorus Spring Concert
June 20 – Symphony NH Brass Quintet

Information regarding a series membership and a listing of the scheduled 2014 events can be obtained at the time of the show, by contacting the Arts Center at 752-1028, visiting our website, or stopping in to see us at 155 Emery Street, Berlin. Don't forget to like us on Facebook at


Medallion Opera House presents WWII documentary April 8

John Gfroerer, a scholar from the N.H. Humanities Council, will present his documentary "World War II New Hampshire" on Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m., at the Medallion Opera House located in the Gorham Town Hall.

Through interviews, historic news film, photos and radio reports from the battlefields, this documentary and discussion chronicles how a nation, a state, and the citizens of New Hampshire mobilized for war.

Gfroerer is a documentary producer and owner of Accompany, a video production company based at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord. He has produced over 40 documentaries, ranging from profiles of towns along the Maine Coast to a history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Gfroerer's work has been aired on public television stations, The History Channel, and many other venues.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by a generous grant from the N.H. Humanities Council and is co-sponsored by the Gorham Public Library and the Gorham Senior and Adult Program.

'HONK! Jr.' at the Berlin Middle School

Berlin Middle and Hillside Elementary schools will team up to perform "HONK! Jr." a musical comedy based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin Middle School Auditorium.
Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, "HONK! Jr." tells the story of Ugly, whose odd gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way, while his loving mother searches for him. 
The production is directed by Jean Bouchard and Amber Donato. Set design is by O'Brien Murphy, with costumes by Louise Donato and Charity Robinson. The cast includes students Sam Stiles, Sarah Riff, Parker Ayotte, Lidianna Reyes, Grace Bradley, Kyleigh Black, Jenah Arsenault, Jadyn Campbell, Kyra Woodward, Hailey Robinson, Luis Cardenas-Osorio, Khamryn Devine, Jace Arsenault, Averie Bunnell, Bella Ptolemy, Makayla Letendre, Patrick Ellison, Abigail Sweet, Zach Ellison, Aeris Costine, Shaun Goyette, Jordan Lacasse, Hannah Brewer and Tiana Lagace.
Admission is $8 each for adults and $5 each for students.


Buddhist monk explores happiness on April 5

Ajahn David Chutiko, an ordained Buddhist monk, will provide the key to happiness at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. The lecture will combine wit, philosophy and humor with a real-world, interactive approach to reaching happiness, which includes living in the present and meditating to fully appreciate each present moment. The lecture is free but donations will be accepted benefiting the Medallion Opera House and the Wat Buddhabhavan Monastery.