Support Andy’s!

The Block in rehearsal July 2014People often ask us how they can support Andy’s – what the best way for them to help out is.  The best and most effective way that you can help Andy’s is to donate.  We know our community is full of creative people that love to think creatively about their support – but we’ll be honest and let you know that right now money is our most effective tool.  Andy’s is doing GREAT, and our list of To Do’s is getting smaller every season thanks to your help.  But we still have things to accomplish so that Andy’s matches the vision that we have created for it, and for that we need financial support more than anything.

Our second production this season:

The Block

Opening Night – July 19th, 7:30 pm

Matinee – July 20th, 2pm
July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 7:30pm
Closing Night – July 26th7:30 pm

Written and Directed by Jared Mezzocchi

When asked to write a creative story in a summer magazine for school, Eleanor is faced with one of the hardest challenges of her high school life: a writer’s block. From speed writes to associative word games to bizarre character studies, Eleanor leans on her half-made characters to help her understand how her mind can unlock all its mysterious ideas.

Our touring show:

Circumference – Around the World
with Nellie Bly

Opening Night – July 19th, 7:30 pm
Temple Town Hall


Rindge Meeting House: July 22nd – 10:00am
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford: July 23rd - 10:00am
Mariposa Museum in Peterborough: July 24th - 7:30pm
Antrim Town Hall: July 25th – 7:30pm
Amherst Congregational Church: July 26th – 7:30pm
Closing Night: Andy’s Summer Playhouse: July 27th – 7:30pm

Written and Directed by Shannon Sexton Potter

Around the world in 80 days? Sure, why not? It wasn’t always so easy. In 1889 it was downright dangerous, unpredictable, and never been done before! Join pioneer female investigative reporter extraordinaire Nellie Bly as she races to conquer the Jules Verne myth. Alone. With the world watching. Without luggage.

_MG_0089Andy’s is an innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire.  Every summer we produce entirely original works that are performed by local artists aged eight to eighteen.  Whether you’re very familiar with us, or finding us for the first time, we hope you find all the information you need.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Artistic Vision

Andy’s Summer Playhouse believes a young person’s mind is ever creating and embracing new ideas. As a children’s theater, it is our responsibility to not only nurture but also meet and challenge our participants’ ongoing creative energy. Andy’s does this by producing new work. Our original productions strive to encompass an amalgam of forward thinking artistic mediums including, but not limited to, multimedia, dance, puppetry, and music. By utilizing these various art forms within the spectrum of theater, we offer productions that can live outside of the box and thus be in step with a young person’s way of looking at the world while at the same time encouraging them to push forward to new exciting ideas.

Want to find out what Andy’s is all about? Just watch this video.

Andy’s is made possible by the generous support of our community and the following charitable groups and corporations:
• The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
• The Ann DeNicola Trust, RBS Citizens, NA Trustee
• The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
• The Amherst Junior Women’s Club
• The Cogswell Benevolent Trust
• The FP Worthen Foundation
• The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation
• The Kevin M. Sullivan Foundation
• The Milford Rotary Club
• The Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean FOundation
• The Pumpkin Organization of Rindge
• Sweeney Metal Fabricators