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.

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Our Musical, and Final Production of the Season:

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Voices from the Ether


Opening Night: Friday, August 8th,
9th, 13th, 14th & 15th at 7:30pm
August 10th at 2:00pm
August 16th at 4:30pm (Closing Night of the Season)

Written and Directed by DJ Potter. Composed by DJ Potter and Patrick Boutwell

In the middle of the 19th century the Fox sisters became famous for communicating with spirits. What started as a kind of local parlor trick quickly became a national phenomena with young girls all over the U.S. discovering they too had the gift to speak to the dead. Were the girls telling the truth or just acting out for attention? Either way, one thing was certain, girls across the country had finally found their voice and were going to continue to use it by whatever means necessary.

Andy’s Summer Playhouse is proud to announce

our 2014 Film Festival.


In collaboration with the Peterborough Community Theatre and C’est La Vie! restaurant, Andy’s will present an evening of film created by remarkable Andy’s alums including:

•Dan Field (Andy’s Alum) and Trisha Gum’s “How to be a Female Director”  a 5min short nominated for best live action under 15min at the Palm Springs International ShortsFest;

•”Tape Recorder” staring Andy’s Alum Basil Harris, a talented actor and writer featured in Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), 21 & Over (2013) and Knights of Badassdom (2013);

•A just-for-Andy’s video on behind-the-scenes of reality TV by Andy’s Alum David Bowles director of the TV series Oddities;

•And much more!  The evening is curated by Andy’s Artistic Director DJ Potter to present work by Andy’s alum and friends, to celebrate Andy’s 44 years of work in our community, and to provide a fun evening of conversation and entertainment for residents throughout the region.

You also have a chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes!

  • • Stay at Holiday Inn Express Boston  2 chances to win!
  • • 3 hour limo ride  with champagne for you plus 9 of your closest friends
  • • Star Wars illustrated book
  • • Star Trek standups
  • • Massage, tickets, and much more!

The event starts at 6pm with refreshments from C’est La Vie! Restaurant, and films run at 7pm to 9pm.

Monday August 18, 2014, Peterborough Movie Theatre, 6 School St, Peterborough NH
Refreshments by C’EST LA VIE! available for purchase
Tickets $25 in advance, $35 day of festival.

All proceeds benefit youth programs at Andy’s Summer Playhouse.
Tickets available by calling the Playhouse   603-654-2613

_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