August 2-5, 2018

Hailed by many of our regular audience members as their favorite NHB production yet, The Winter's Tale inspired high levels of audience participation and heckling! Whether they were booing King Leontes for his bull-headedness or whooping and cheering for the Satyrs and the Bear, this crowd had a ball! We're grateful to all for their enthusiastic attendance!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Feb 1-4 2018. UpstART performed this show at the Sherbino Theater. Starring Drew Horwitz and Dayna Geiger and Directed by Kate Kissingford, this production was received by large, enthusiastic audiences. Winner of both an Obie and a Tony award, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fabulously entertaining, woefully ignored rocker with a legitimate axe to grind. A story of love, betrayal, and a sex change operation gone bad, Rolling Stone Magazine calls Hedwig the first rock musical "that truly rocks".

Hedwig and the Angry Inch brings theater alive with the pouding sounds of Rock 'n' roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful past...it is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality...the kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show-style event that may inspire a rabid cult following" - The New York Times

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!" - Time Magazine 

The Tempest

July 2017. The actors came from all over the country, converged two days before opening night, and thrilled audiences with a lively, spontaneous & delightful playing of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays. We appreciate your enthusiastic support!

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Jericho, By Jack Canfora

Performed by UpstART April 6-9, 2017 to robust audiences, Jericho hit home with our community.  Special guest artist Jack Canfora made this event unique by performing a role in his own play.  Our production of Jericho was directed by Steve Gallion and performed by Jack Canfora, Ashley King, John Kissingford, Kate Kissingford, Kevin Lowry and Heather Toth.

Jericho, by Jack Canfora

When Beth accepts her boyfriend’s invitation to Thanksgiving, she has no idea what she is stepping into. His witty, charming, troubled Jericho NY family will serve a nice turkey dinner, along with plenty of revelation, chaos and redemption. Everything is on the table in this funny and moving play about the things that tear us apart… and the things that help put us back together.

See What People Are Saying

"It is a lovely, humorous work with laughs that resolve into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy."

-New York Times

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