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The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a 195-seat intimate theater located on the waterfront of beautiful downtown historical Newburyport. This vibrant cultural center offers national, regional and local live performances at affordable prices. We believe the Firehouse is one of the best assets our community has to offer! 

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    WNBP: The Morning Watch with Win Damon

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      2013. 01.30.13 Interview with Tom Rush

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      Win Damon shares a few minutes with Tom Rush. Hear them talk about Tom's 50-plus years as a performer and about a few of the songs that have made Tom so popular with generations of music lovers.
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      2013. 01.15.13 Interview with Terry Blanchard

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      Join Terry and Win as they discuss the upcoming New Work Festival which opens this weekend. Now in its 11th year, this year's Festival is the biggest ever. Playwrights from all over New England have submitted their plays -- the panel of independent judges decided which would go up on stage over the next two weekends!
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      2012. 12.11.12 Interview with Terry Blanchard

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      Terry arrives at WNBP ahead of the tide just in time to talk about an event near and dear to his heart: the Firehouse Santa Sing-Along, which he has been doing for 30 years, 12 of them at the Firehouse. Also learn about the fun of panto as Terry explains what it is and discusses the upcoming A Christmas Carol Panto. And so much more!
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      2012. 12.03.12 Interview with TITO's Edward Speck

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      Hear Theater in the Open's Edward Speck talk about the upcoming co-production with the Firehouse: A Christmas Carol Panto. Long a holiday tradition in the UK, panto is slap-stick theater with audience participation at its very best!
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      2012. 11.20.12. Interview with Terry Blanchard

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      Terry loves cranberry sauce with his turkey (the jellied variety thank you very much) and of course...the Firehouse! Hear Terry talk about all the holiday events planned for you and your family at the community arts organization.
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      2012. 10.16.12 Interview with Terry Blanchard on JP Shanley's Doubt

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      Firehouse Board Co-President Terry Blanchard discusses the Suzanne Bryan directed production of Doubt, which will have its second and final weekend run beginning Thursday Oct.18. Come and see for yourself why audiences last week were full of praise for the one-act play. In addition, Terry talks about other upcoming events at the Firehouse that you won't want to miss!
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      2012. 10.15.12 Interview with Jozef Nadj

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      Classically-trained electric violinist Jozef Nadj and his band Fusion System will be presenting Nadj's original work from the album "Digital World" at the Firehouse on October 26. Hear his interview with WNBP's Win Damon here!
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      2012. 10.04.12 Interview with Suzanne Bryan, Director of Doubt, A Parable

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      The upcoming Firehouse production of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, A Parable will be directed by Suzanne Bryan. Firehouse patrons were thrilled with Bryan's last two productions staged at the historic Newburyport theater: Forbidden Newburyport and Proof. Fans can hear Bryan's interview with Win Damon on WNBP (1450AM and 106.1FM) Thursday, October 4 at 8:15AM. Tune in to hear why Bryan chose this play and what it means to her. This promises to be another successful theatrical run at the Firehouse so order your tickets now!
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      2012. 10-25-12 Interview with Dick Flavin as Tip O'Neill

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      Massachusetts legend Dick Flavin plays Tip O'Neill, the political titan who influenced government policy on the state, local and international levels for decades during the 20th century, in "According to Tip" at the Firehouse Nov 2-4.
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      2012. 09.13.12 Interview w/ Jenny Allen- I Got Sick Then I Got Better

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      Jenny Allen wrote "I Got Sick Then I Got Better" to chronicle her story of her descent into "the medical rabbit hole" after being diagnosed with, and treated for, ovarian cancer. She performs the piece Sept 21 at the Firehouse to support the Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group. Listen to her discuss all this with Win Damon on WNBP.
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      2012. 08.16.12 Interview with Tim Diering on DL Coburn's "The Gin Game"

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      Director Tim Diering talks to Win Damon on WNBP's "The Morning Watch" about "The Gin Game". The DL Coburn award-wining play is on stage at the Firehouse for the second and final weekend through August 19. Don't miss it.
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      2012. 08.09.12 Interview with Terry Blanchard on DL Coburn's The Gin Game

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      Firehouse Board Co-President Terry Blanchard discusses the upcoming production of DL Coburn's "The Gin Game", along with other items on the Firehouse calendar, with Win Damon.