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 Fantastiks
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
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.
1986 The Music Man
1987 West Side Story
1988 Little Shop of Horrors
1989 No, No, Nanette
1990 Damn Yankees
1991 Ain’t Misbehavin’
1993 The Big Broadcast
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
2007 The Sound of Music
2008 Beauty and the Beast
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.
2015 Peter Pan
2016 The Little Mermaid
2017 Mary Poppins
2019 Beauty and the Beast
2021 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Coming in 2023! Little Shop of Horrors