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Summer brings plenty of Summer Stock Theater to New Hampshire.  No matter where you reside, there is most likely a theater within driving distance. Many of the theaters have been in operation for over 80 years, and many are also housed in historic structures.  Here are five theaters, and five plays, to keep you entertained over three days.

The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasDerry Opera House.  The Derry Opera House is a Colonial Revival building designed by architect George G. Adams, and was completed in 1904.

Sean Hurley

There's plenty to do on a summer day in New Hampshire.  Go to the beach, go to the lake, climb a mountain.  But what do you do on a beautiful summer night? Maybe some theater? In this new Summer Stock series, I'll be checking in with NH Theater Companies and finding out more about their summer offerings. First up, I'm off for Tamworth where rehearsals at the Barnstormers Theatre are already underway.

Sean Hurley

Norman Collins was famous for tattooing sailors. He hopped trains as a kid, joined the Navy, and set up an ink shop in Honolulu where he earned the nickname "Sailor Jerry".  When he died in 1973, he had no idea that one day there'd be a spiced rum with his name on it.

"Here's to life outside the lines. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum."

In 1999, Steve Grasse helped turn Sailor Jerry the man into Sailor Jerry the brand.

"Sailor Jerry is a huge hit."