Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

ListenRani Arbo & daisy mayhem, a multi-award-winning Connecticut band known for their tight four-part harmonies and irresistible sound!

We  offered a series of school assemblies plus community concerts, workshops and a music jam during their residency in the North Country. They also visited nursing homes and preschools.

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Recycled Rhythms Workshop

Thursday, March 13 - Lakeway Elementary School, Littleton: Percussionist Scott Kessel planned to present an interactive, all-ages workshop in which participants used recycled materials to create great instruments -- and learned rhythms from around the globe.  This program was cancelled do to weather.

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Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at the Littleton Opera House

Friday, March 14 - Littleton Opera House, Littleton: We had a wonderful evening with this multi-award-winning band of phenomenal musicians and singers! Called “playful and profound” by the Boston Globe, you won’t want to miss the tight-harmonies and signature roots/folk sound that “reuses and recycles 150 years of American music” in unexpected ways.

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“Ranky Tanky”, a Musical Journey
A Family Concert at Jean’s Playhouse

Saturday, March 15 - Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln: Guests were invited to sing, clap, dance, suggest ideas and answer questions! We stopped in the Georgia Sea Islands, a Mississippi blues joint, a New Orleans parade, and many other places! The Ranky Tanky show is best for children pre-K through 4th grade.
Those who stayed after the show were able to make their own wooden harmonica with percussionist Scott Kessel, whose drum set was 95% recycled!

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Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater is in its fifth year bringing high-quality, lesser-performed musical theater to southern New Hampshire and beyond. The troupe has presented NH and New England premieres of both Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, and their concert series, Something Wonderful I Missed, is in its third season. These concerts focus on a specific year in musical theater history, with songs and dances presented by versatile performers, with emcees providing the stories behind and context for the musicals presented.

NYMMT’s touring concerts take their best performers and bring a “best of” concert that pulls from both the concerts and the mainstage productions, with an emcee and a live pianist to guide you. The group has performed around New England and in Montreal.

NYMMT’s mainstage performers and production team have been recognized by the NH Theatre Awards (two finalists, one winner, and about a dozen Top 10 nominations), and all of the touring cast has been recognized in this way. Past shows have included Musical of Musicals: The Musical!, the New Hampshire premiere of [title of show], the New England premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (winner of Best of Nashua from the Hippo Press), the NH premiere of See What I Wanna See, the New England premiere of Alan Menken’s Weird Romance, and the 50’s spoof Zombie Prom. NYMMT has been featured at the Next Wave of New Musicals festival in Montreal and the New England Theater Conference in Natick, MA, and members of the troupe have been artists-in-residence in NH high schools, offering a series of workshops followed by a performance. Learn more at www.notyourmomsmusicaltheater.com

Thank You!


This program is part of a North Country residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the NEA Regional Touring Program. Our thanks to our funders and partners for making it possible to keep prices affordable! If you’d like to attend but can’t manage the ticket price, please come anyway.

If you require wheelchair accessibility or have other seating concerns, please let us know ASAP.

Arts Alliance of Northern NH

State Council on the Arts

NE Foundation on the Arts

Friends of Lakeway

Littleton Imports