2023 - 2024 SEASON
Disney’s Finding Nemo, Jr (Young Performers)
July 27-29, 2023
Directed by Sophie McDow
Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.
September 7-9, 2023
Directed by Lorresa Cates
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
And Then There Were None
October 19-21, 2023
Directed by Jarrett Black
A group of ten people gather at a mansion on Soldier Island, a remote island just off the coast of Devon. They are invited under a variety of pretenses: for employment, for a detective case, or just for a good time. Before the party truly gets under way, a recording plays that accuses each guest of murder. Baffled, these strangers realize that they have no idea who their host is, and when the first guest is murdered, they understand that they have been brought to the island by a maniac who intends to dispense his own perverted form of justice. This is Agatha Christie at her dramatic best.
A Christmas Carol
November 30 – December 2, 2023
Directed by Bill Nixon
Back by popular demand, A Christmas Carol traditionally gives opportunities to new actors as we fill the stage with characters of all ages. This Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with Charles Dickens himself being introduced to the audience. The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. A Christmas Carol recaptures the magic and mystique of the Dickens original. A Christmas Classic!
A portion of ticket sales will benefit a local charity to be determined by the NHCT Board
Once Upon A December, VIII
December 16, 2023
Directed by Julia Langley
This wildly popular Christmas Musical Extravaganza returns to the NHCT stage by popular demand to present a one-day-only, high energy Holiday treat. Featuring a stage full of performers, colorful costumes, music, dance, and popular Christmas music – both contemporary and traditional – “Once Upon A December” is Holiday Magic for the entire family.
Proceeds from this production support NHCT’s Cliff Glover Scholarship Fund
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Young Performers)
February 8-10, 2024
Directed by Noelle Reed
Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.
March 14-16, 2024
Directed by Keith McDow
Play On! is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. From Rick Abbot, the comedic mind behind Dracula: The Musical? and A Turn For The Nurse, Play On! is just plain fun!!
Smoke On The Mountain
April 25-27, 2024
Directed by Bill Nixon
Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” – telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.