Magical musical presents abstract work of art

Concord Monitor Entertainment 1 month ago

Not Your Mother’s Musical Theater Company will bring a fantastical tale to the Hatbox Theatre opening Friday.

Goblin Market tells the story of two proper Victorian sisters, Laura and Lizzie, who return to their nursery now that they are mothers themselves. They are magically transported to their girlhood in a woodland glen where trouble lurks in a pleasing form.

Based on a poem by Christina Rossetti, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon write a tale that draws inspiration from Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.

In the fantastical glen, bizarre goblins temp Laura and Lizzie with luscious fruits. Laura eats the offering. Lizzie must then bargain with the goblins to save her sister from falling under their spell forever.

The sisters are played by Jocelyn Duford and Allyson Holmes, both of Manchester. Christie Conticchio of Nashua and Mitty Magoo of Weare, round out the ensemble and bring the puppet goblins to life. Magoo is a puppet consultant and builder who based her work on illustrations by Don Higgins of Derry.

The musical is directed by Jamie Feinburg.

“The music is extraordinarily difficult, requiring voices at times capable of a classical concert or operetta ... and yet the acting and nuances required make this an accessible, atmospheric and stunning production that will thrill lovers of the theater, film and music alike,” Feinburg wrote in a release. “The melding of these two actresses’ voices truly needs to be seen and heard to be believed.”

The show is rated PG-13 for Victorian-era eroticism and puppetry.

Tickets for a VIP party, and more information about the show, can be found at

Showtimes will be held through Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for members, seniors and students; and for $15 senior members. They can be purchased by calling 715-2315 or by visiting 

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