2019 Schedule of Events
The Firehouse Center for the Arts hosts a wide variety of live performances throughout the year- from Firehouse Produced theater and professional musicians to comedy nights and local dance troupes, there’s something for everyone. Our intimate Arakelian Theater (191 seats) features excellent acoustics and there’s not a bad seat in the house. If you’re looking for excellent arts and live entertainment, (without fighting Boston traffic), then the Firehouse is the place for you.
Produced by Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub and Transition Newburyport, Sponsored by Merrohawke Nature School.
13 The Musical Presented by Acting Out Productions
Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
UNH STUDIO MUSICAL SERIES: ORDINARY DAYS Presented by Firehouse Center for the Arts and the STAR Theatre
Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon; Directed by John Berst
Acting Out Productions presents the World Premiere of “The Great Fairy Tale Caper” by Jack Neary, May 4-5, 2019 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA.
IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols Presented by Exit Dance Theatre
For this Mothers Day Weekend performance, Exit choreographers have collaborated with a host of women writers whose essays appear in the recent publication, Idol Talk; Women Writers on the Teen Idols That Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson.
Ruth Moody Band Sea Level Oyster Bar Concert Series
Founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world and made numerous critically-acclaimed albums.
Heathers One Night Only Series
Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers.
Chicago One Night Only Series
The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.
Legally Blonde One Night Only Series
A musical based on the MGM motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon.
Ansel Adams — Environmentalist and Photographer: Lecture by Lance Hidy
Lobster War Presented by Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
“Beautiful … A compelling statement on the effects of climate change on fisheries.” — Rob Conery, Cape Cod Times
The Little Mermaid Presented by Port Players
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
NHPR describes the band in this way: "If you've been to Sonny's Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire on a Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for feeling like you've stepped into a New Orleans jazz club.
The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
Lula Wiles With opening act Dan Blakeslee
"Lula Wiles are pushing the boundaries of Americana, crafting narrative lyrics that are just as detailed and complex as their tightly woven harmonies... The result is brilliant." – Sound of Boston
Honeysuckle With Sam Moss
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.
We are happy to welcome Lenny Clarke back to the Firehouse for the third straight time due to overwhelming demand!
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward Part of the Sea Level Oyster Bar Concert Series
Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2019.
“It’s not an overstatement to say that Eilen Jewell is Johnny Cash reincarnate… Jewell packs a punch that doesn’t bruise until after the meaning of her work sets into listeners’ bones.” –Country Standard Time
Tyler is a charismatic and charming performer. Join us for an unforgettable concert!
The Rocky Horror Show Co-Presented with Prescott Park Arts Festival
The legendary cult LIVE version of The Rocky Horror Show comes to the Firehouse!
An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.
The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.”
"...Its rich palette is evocative and embracing and suggests that real greatness in terms of profile and sales is very close." - Northern Sky UK
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