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Once again, summer’s arrival is upon us. The weather is warming up and the days are approaching their greatest length. People near and far are going to descend on our state’s beaches, mountains and forests; people are going to swim and hike and boat and generally experience the outdoors in a fashion that one can only achieve in Maine.

But there are other summertime perks, too.

For those who love live theater, there are loads of options. Companies near and far are bringing exciting work to stages all over the region; no matter where you might be, there’s a good chance that you’ve got some excellent theater happening nearby.

Some of these companies are stalwarts of the scene, having been around for decades. Others are relative newcomers, bringing a new energy to the proceedings. Bangor, Belfast, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooksville – they’ve all got something for you; Orono and Ellsworth and Stonington too.

It’s well worth your time to experience some of what our area’s summer stages have to offer. Here’s a look at just some of what’s to come.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:47

Follow the yellow brick road to Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH - There's no place like the Grand. There's no place like the Grand. There's no place like the Grand.

The Grand is bringing the land of Oz to downtown Ellsworth with their production of the musical version of “The Wizard of Oz,” with book by Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. The beloved classic will be running through April 14. For tickets and/or more information, you can visit The Grand’s website at www.grandonline.org or call (207) 667-9500.

There are a handful of classic tales that are almost universally beloved; “The Wizard of Oz” likely resides near the very top of that list. The film version of the story is iconic, but not everyone has had a chance to experience that magic live and in person. Thanks to the folks at the Grand, you can do just that.

And you’ll definitely have some fun if you do.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:33

Coming of age – ‘Spring Awakening’

Some Theatre Company presents challenging musical

Published in Happenings

Have you ever wanted to tread the boards? Do you have a desire to take to the stage? Are you on the lookout for an opportunity to perform?

Well then – you’re in luck.

Published in Happenings

Everyman Repertory Theatre presents Lanford Wilson classic

Published in Style

Penobscot Theatre Company’s latest production a fun-filled musical romp

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:05

They do not move – ‘Waiting for Godot’

Orono group produces Samuel Beckett’s classic play

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:23

Songs of soaring sadness - 'Next to Normal'

Some Theatre Company presents thoughtful, touching musical

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:14

Here there be tigers

Ten Bucks Theatre roars with 'Tigers Be Still'

Published in Style
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:58

Dynamic duo - 'Murder for Two'

Two-person thriller features music, mystery and utter mayhem

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