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Music and more at the Collins Center

A look ahead at the CCA's 2016-2017 season

ORONO The Collins Center for the Arts is getting ready to launch its 31st season of quality entertainment on the campus of the University of Maine.

Published in Cover Story
Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:20

Bet your bottom dollar on Annie'

PTC presents modern musical favorite

BANGOR One of the most wonderful artistic traditions here in Bangor is the annual holiday production at Penobscot Theatre. It has become a vital part of this celebratory time for many area families.

For a long time, we got various and sundry adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol' the occasional 'Gift of the Magi' notwithstanding. In recent years, however, the offerings have diversified. We've gotten to spend time with Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris's 'Santaland Diaries.' We've gotten the musical stylings of 'Plaid Tidings,' and we've watched Ralphie pine for a Red Ryder BB gun in 'A Christmas Story.'

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:47

The sun will come out

PTC bringing Annie' to life in Bangor

BANGOR - This holiday season, Penobscot Theatre Company is undertaking one of its most ambitious projects to date.

The musical classic 'Annie' will be gracing the stage at the Bangor Opera House this December, with performances running from Dec. 5 through 29.

'Annie' is based on the long-running comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie' by Harold Gray. The strip ran for over 85 years, inspiring film adaptations and a radio show (a show that made an appearance of its own in last year's PTC holiday production of 'A Christmas Story'). However, it is the 1977 stage musical not to mention the 1982 film version of that musical that is the 'Annie' that holds the most meaning for us.

Published in Cover Story

BANGOR - Hundreds of individuals have auditioned for various plays and musicals at The Penobscot Theatre, but none have had quite the look, confidence and strut of Zuzu. This Olde English Bulldogge from Brewer will be playing Sandy, the lovable sidekick of little orphan Annie in the musical of the same name. The production will run from Dec. 5-29 at the theater on Main Street.

"We didn't have our heart set for Zu to be Sandy; it was just something fun [to do]," said Brian Sturgeon, Zuzu's owner. "I was surprised how well she did [during auditions] being only 2 or 2 years old and having gone through obedience class."

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:05

The play is the thing

A preview of the 2012-13 PTC season

BANGOR The 2012-2013 season from Penobscot Theatre Company is upon us.

This year marks the 39th season for Bangor's professional theatre, as well as the first full season for new Artistic Director Bari Newport, who has been at the helm since January of this year.

It's a vast and varied collection of plays, with Maine premieres and classics, madcap comedies and challenging dramas. There really is something for all tastes.

Published in Happenings

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