The story behind the music

Owen Fitzpatrick returns with a new essay on where good music comes from. Read on to find out why Owen is excited to see “Jersey Boys” this weekend, then check out his thought-provoking letter to Mr. Dickens and his essay on … Continue reading

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Shakespeare for kids

Some of you may remember young Owen Fitzpatrick from his thought-provoking letter to Mr. Dickens last Christmas. The promising student returns to The Hanover Theatre this week to see Broadway’s “Something Rotten!” and took a moment to reflect on why … Continue reading

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Getting the joke: A look at the humor of “Something Rotten!”

The laugh lines in the Broadway hit “Something Rotten!” flow from different sources. Some laughs come at the expense of William Shakespeare (Adam Pascal), the rock star of his day, here played as a world-weary writer who finds being famous … Continue reading

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The musicals within “A Musical”

Night after night, the fifth number in the hit show “Something Rotten!” earns an early standing ovation. It’s called “A Musical,” sung by unreliable soothsayer Thomas Nostradamus as he explains to baffled Elizabethan-era writer Nick Bottom what the next big … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Marianne Felice

Lisa Condit spoke with Dr. Marianne Felice, the new chair of the board of directors at The Hanover Theatre. Dr. Felice is also the first female board chair at the theatre. Read on from highlights from their WCRN AM 830 … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Dickens

Twelve-year-old Owen Fitzpatrick of Hopkinton placed first in Massachusetts for the 2017 Library of Congress “Letters About Literature” contest. As we open our 10th anniversary production of “A Christmas Carol,” we couldn’t be more excited to share with you this … Continue reading

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Building a new “Future”

This week we begin our last leg of rehearsals for the 10th Anniversary Production of “A Christmas Carol.” It’s an extremely exciting time, taking our first steps on the set. It also marks the first time many will meet our … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lawrence reflects on a sensory-friendly “Christmas Carol”

We’re proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol” on December 17 at 11 AM, for which we lessen special effects, provide quiet areas and ensure a judgment-free environment. Read on for reflections on this unique performance from actor … Continue reading

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Meet Laura D. DeGiacomo, The Hanover Theatre’s perfect 10!

It’s been an incredibly productive first week of rehearsals for our 10th anniversary production of “A Christmas Carol.” There are many familiar favorites back in the cast such as Jeremy Lawrence (Scrooge) and Kathy St. George (Mrs. Fezziwig), as well … Continue reading

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Ten favorite Christmas Carol memories

In celebration of our 10th anniversary production of “A Christmas Carol,” we’re looking back at ten of our favorite memories from the past ten years. Join us December 15-23 for this year’s production, and keep an eye out for more … Continue reading

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