1974   Prescott Park Arts Festival is born!

1974   Peter and the Wolf

1975   Carousel — The first stage at the park is constructed: the 40′ and 60′ stage is designed & built by architect Tom Johnson of Milford, NH.

1976   The Music Man/ The Fantasticks

1977   Guys & Dolls/ Carnival

1978   Oklahoma/ Once Upon A Mattress

1979   Fiddler on the Roof/ Brigadoon

1980   South Pacific/ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1981   Annie Get Your Gun

1982   Carousel

1983   Grease — PPAF is incorporated as a nonprofit by Will Berliner, Julie M. Fast (our 1st board president), Frank Moulton, Mayor Eileen Foley & Atty. John R. Maher.

1984   Lil Abner — The financial struggle for the now independent festival reaches a crisis.

1985   Oliver!

1986   The Music Man

1987   West Side Story

1988   Little Shop of Horrors

1989   No, No, Nanette

1990   Damn Yankees

1991   Ain’t Misbehavin’

1992   Godspell

1993   The Big Broadcast

1994   Annie

1995   Guys and Dolls

1996   The Wizard of Oz

1997   Kiss Me Kate

1998   Cinderella — The festival launches the Prescott Park Academy, an acting camp for young performers.

1999   Bye Bye Birdie

2000   Nunsense/ You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown — The Piscataqua Faire is held on Pierce Island attracting thousands with staged battles, dancing and 3 stages with more than 20 shows performed daily.

2001   The All Night Strut/ Little Shop of Horrors

2002   Singin’ in the Rain/ Schoolhouse Rock Live!

2003   Peter Pan

2004   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2005   Into the Woods/ The Wizard of Oz

2006   Oliver!

2007   The Sound of Music

2008   Beauty and the Beast

2009   Grease

2010   Peter Pan

2011   The Wizard of Oz — The festival launches its first ever Capital Campaign for site improvements.

2012   Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory — The festival breaks ground on a new support building.

2013   Annie — The festival breaks ground on a new pavilion, housing brand new public bathrooms & a state of the art commercial kitchen for concessions.

2014   Shrek

2015   Peter Pan

2016  The Little Mermaid

2017  Mary Poppins

2018  Seussical

2019 Beauty and the Beast

2021 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

2022 Footloose

2023 Little Shop of Horrors

2024 Legally Blonde The Musical

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