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Opened in 1878, the Music Hall's Historic Theater isn't just the oldest stage in New Hampshire; it's older than all of the state's residents. But thanks to a recent restoration, today's audiences can experience the venue in all its original splendor, including the same hardwood floor that Mark Twain and Buffalo Bill Cody once crossed. Fittingly, it hosts many productions steeped in Americana, from Broadway musicals to symphony concerts.

Around the corner from the Historic Theater is a newer landmark, the Music Hall Loft. A more intimate venue with just 124 seats, the Loft focuses on more modern entertainment such as poetry readings, film screenings, and cloning festivals.

28 Chestnut St.
Portsmouth,
NH
US

When Broadway showman Walter Hartwig and his wife Maude opened the Ogunquit Playhouse in 1933, they likely never realized they were establishing a theatrical legacy. Then again, they might have had an inkling?from the very beginning, the playhouse hosted performances from luminaries including Ethel Barrymore, Bette Davis, and Walter Matthau. Even today it?s not unusual to see famous names and attached talents treading its historic boards, such as Stefanie Powers from Hart to Hart or Charles Shaughnessy from The Nanny. It?s all part of the theater?s mission to provide the best shows possible while promoting the local arts. Along with star-studded Broadway musicals, the stage hosts dance shows, children?s theater, and acting workshops for the next generation of spotlight-stealers.

10 Main St.
Ogunquit,
ME
US

The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

609 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

The Empire Dine and Dance offers a wide variety of classic American dishes. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Find time to peruse the wine list here — The Empire Dine and Dance offers a variety of drink options. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at The Empire Dine and Dance, which offers great seating for large groups. Dine under the sun (or stars) at The Empire Dine and Dance with their charming outdoor seating. Dance the night away to The Empire Dine and Dance's live music. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.

Weekends are when crowds really head to The Empire Dine and Dance, so plan accordingly. Put the suit away when heading to The Empire Dine and Dance — dress is casual, as are the vibes. You can also have The Empire Dine and Dance cater your next event.

If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.

A typical meal at The Empire Dine and Dance will set you back less than $30.

575 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Asylum for all of your favorite American dishes. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Toast your evening out at Asylum with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Take advantage of the restaurant's open space and tap into your inner dancer.

Weekends are when crowds really head to Asylum, so plan accordingly.

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It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Asylum.

121 Center St
Portland,
ME
US

Hat Trick Training Center and Stop It Goaltending develops the next generation of hockey stars, teaching them the skills necessary to get hats thrown on the ice while they're on offense or to prevent that from happening while they're on defense or in goal. Throughout the year, the facility buzzes with activity as youngsters work on their skills during learn-to-skate programs, shooting clinics, goaltending lessons, and strength-and-conditioning sessions. The center even rents out its ice, allowing skaters to treat it as their very own backyard rink where they can play pick-up games or build a snowman best friend out of snow-shower remnants.

2 De Bush Ave.
Middleton,
MA
US