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The Granite Stage Podcast: Holiday Theater in New Hampshire

This month on The Granite Stage, NHPR's Sean Hurley and theater critic Michael Curtiss travel to The Hatbox Theater in Concord to see a new adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol.

At the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Neil Pankhurst tells us about his Jack and the Beanstalk “pantomime”.  Following the more English Holiday tradition this "panto" is not the trapped in a box thing you’re thinking of.

Artistic Director Gus Kaikonnen shares audio from the Peterborough Players new production of David Sedaris’s “Santaland Diaries” and finally some holiday theater suggestions for the month of December

For further theater listings for the month of November, visit The Granite Stage on Facebook.

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Just saw a show that blew your mind?  Leave a voice mail review by calling 722-0540 and we’ll include your review in our next episode.  

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Sean Hurley lives in Thornton with his wife Lois and his son Sam. An award-winning playwright and radio journalist, his fictional “Atoms, Motion & the Void” podcast has aired nationally on NPR and Sirius & XM Satellite radio. When he isn't writing stories or performing on stage, he likes to run in the White Mountains. He can be reached at

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