Here's our 2017-18 Lineup

Summer 2017 Events

Music in Odell Park Tuesdays July 11 through August 22

Annie Junior by Franklin Area Children's Theater August 18 and 19


Real Stories North of Concord September 9

Twelve Storytellers will each have six minutes to tell stories related to the theme "Odd Jobs". A panel of four judges will score each story while audience members select their favorite story for the evening. Storytellers may register when you arrive, or register in advance at This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event.

Hampstead Stage Company presents this original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which explores Victor Frankenstein’s maddening journey of creation and failure, with three actors playing multiple characters.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. 

When you combine deep passion and energy from three brilliant musicians you get Canyon Run. Lynda Krieger, James Rago, and Bobby Vachon mix it up with the harmonious sounds of guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass,
percussion, and harmonica.

presented by Foreign Landscape Productions.
How does a nature-loving explorer kid become a bug’s best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. With a live original musical score by Max Weigert, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild!
After the performance, stay and meet the performers!
Recommended for Family Audiences —Preschool–Gr. 4

Join us for the fun. Individual seats are $25, or purchase a table of 8 for $180. Bid high, and bid often!

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. The untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Including intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.

Founded in 1993, this year-round band reflects the rich heritage of brass music from the 16th century through the 19th century and into the present day's modern music.
"Dare to Dream" Film Series
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.


An annual magical event.
Sponsor a tree or wreath. See great displays.
Win a tree or wreath along with everything on
or under it. 

A well-known performer in Boston and around New England, Beverly sings and plays keyboards, stringed instruments, and percussion in a special, intimate concert.

You are invited to a convention of romance writers, contenders for the LoveKnot Book of the Year Award. Editor Benton Fish tries to keep the award ceremonies civilized amid jealousies and rivalries. When the winner is announced and then abruptly murdered, it will be up to the amateur detectives in the audience to vote for who they think “dunit”.

A classic, heartwarming tale from the film by Frank Capra and the story of Philip Van Doren Stern. Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL 
New Zealander Burt Munro spent years perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle. The year is 1967, and Burt attempts the impossible, using his dream bike to set a new world’s record for speed in Utah's salt flats. Based on a true story.
A story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. This is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.


One cold, clear night, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways.

The NH Fiddle Ensemble is a group of over 60 acoustic musicians ages 6 to 85, who love all styles of acoustic music, including guitars, mandolins, banjos, and basses. They perform this well-attended concert in multiple locations each year with roaring applause. It’s a fun, entertaining, feel good show you don’t want to miss.

This thrilling show is an explosive mix of circus arts, relentless comedy, full-body contortion, juggling, and live, up-beat, electronic music! Features a custom 15-foot wide drum set, electronic jumpsuits, and a complete computerized LED lighting system that will transform the Opera House into the full AudioBody experience.

Over 100 of Franklin’s young thespians light up the
Opera House stage in this annual musical extravaganza.
Don’t miss their smiling faces! 

RUST NEVER SLEEPS is a unique, live rock show
that celebrates the music and musical career of Neil Young.
While some groups in the tribute-band genre are content
with a note for note replication of the original recordings,
a Rust Never Sleeps show is infused with the passion and truth
that comes from musicians using their own unique,
creative energy to present these great songs.