A new arts collaboration between RB Productions and the Capitol Center for the Arts is underway with four productions coming to Concord this summer. RB Productions has, since its founding a decade ago, been producing high quality theater for the Concord area especially through its highly praised summer youth theater camps. These summer productions had been previously staged at Beaver Meadow School, but this year they are all moving to New Hampshire's premier stage-the Capitol Center for the Arts.
Beginning Monday July 2, the Capitol Center will be turned into a home for a stage full of young actors from the Concord area. They will use nearly the entire CCA facility, rehearsing on the stage, in the Governors Hall, and the Kimball House. The shows begin on Friday July 6 at 7pm with "Sweeney Todd-School Edition" recommended for ages 13 and over because of its mature themes.
That will be followed on July 13 by "Godspell Junior". Both these shows will also feature additional performances the following Saturday at 2 and 7pm.
On July 20 & 21 "Seussical Jr." will fill the stage with a cast of nearly 35. The final production is "Once on the Island Jr." on July 27 and July 28. Both of these shows will feature Friday night shows at 7PM and Saturday matinees at 2 PM.
These productions are a joint venture between RB and the Capitol Center and reflect the interest in both organizations to bring quality theater to the stage in Concord. "We are looking forward to an exciting four weeks with the energy of young actors taking over the Capitol Center," said Nicki Clark, Executive Director of the Capitol Center. "We hope it will be the beginning of a productive and rewarding relationship between the CCA and RB Productions."
John Preve, President of RB Productions added that "This collaboration will pose some challenges for us to move on to the CCA stage, but we see it as a wonderful opportunity for us, and the Concord community."
Tickets for all shows are $10 and available through the Capitol Center Box Office, located at 44 South Main Street, by phone at 603-225-1111, and online at www.ccanh.com.