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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:47

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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.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:52

A visit to Grover's Corners

Orono Community Theatre presents 'Our Town'

ORONO Here in Maine, we tend to have an inherent understanding of small-town life the pros and the cons alike. So it makes sense that a play like Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' would resonate with area audiences.

Orono Community Theatre is giving us a chance to experience that resonance firsthand with their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The show runs from November 29 to December 2 at the Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:27

The George Stevens Academy goes Into the Woods'

ELLSWORTH - The Grand announced the return of George Stevens Academy's theatrical department presenting Steven Sondheim's classic musical 'Into the Woods,' directed by Moira McMahon on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:47

Down the Rabbit Hole'

Play explores the aftermath of tragedy

EDDINGTON Ten Bucks Theatre Company is bringing a heartbreaking tale of love and loss to the stage.

The company is presenting its production of 'Rabbit Hole,' the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, at Eddington's Comins Hall from November 1 through November 11.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:37

You'll want to test-drive Becky's New Car'

BANGOR  Becky (Stacey Scott) is a middle-aged wife and mother who has sunk into the tepid routine of her life with her loving but average husband, Joe (Ron Lisnet), and her 26-year-old perpetual student son, Chris (Brad LaBree). Though she isn't looking for it, temptation for a new life literally walks in while she is working late one evening and Walter Flood (Ken Stack), a rich and absent-minded widower bumbles into her life.

Flood assumes that Becky's spouse has also passed away and begins making romantic overtures toward her. Flattered and confused, Becky doesn't deflect them as well as she could have and finds her simple life becoming more interesting and much more complicated in turns.

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NEW YORK - 'The Book of Mormon' arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now it's ready for a road trip.

The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical opens its first national tour in Denver this month after its creators have gently prepared the little sister version to stagger off without them.

'Doing a musical is like having a kid,' says Trey Parker during a break in rehearsals in New York. 'It's out there alive somewhere. It's not like a movie or a TV show where what we intended is what everyone will see. The kid can act out. The kid's going to do what it wants to do.'

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Line up to include popular acts in music, improv, comedy

BANGOR - The Gracie Theatre at Husson University is proud to announce its inaugural season for the 2012/13 academic year. Together with founding season sponsor Bangor Savings Bank, the Gracie will present four touring productions, including Chicago's Second City improv group, Tony-winner Jennifer Holliday, the popular Potted Potter show and the hilarious 'Deer Camp, the Musical.'

'We are very excited for this milestone,' said Jeri Misler, managing director for the Gracie Theatre. 'This inaugural season features something for everyone in the Greater Bangor area as well as the Husson community. The shows were selected not only for their current popularity around the country, but for the high quality entertainment they will bring to Bangor.'

'Bangor Savings Bank is excited to partner with Husson's Gracie Theatre to bring this exciting line-up for their inaugural season. We are proud to support the arts which have an economic benefit to Maine and its communities,' said Carol Colson, senior vice president, director of Marketing and Community Relations for Bangor Savings Bank.

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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 12:04

Johnny Baseball' steps to the plate in Orono

New musical offers different take on The Curse of the Bambino'

ORONO It's always a welcome surprise when two of your (seemingly) disparate interests come together in an unexpected way.

The University of Maine at Orono's Summer Music Theatre Festival is currently in the process of building one of those improbable marriages with their upcoming production of 'Johnny Baseball,' a musical created around the history of the Boston Red Sox.

That's right a musical about the Red Sox.

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Outdoor Productions in Belfast and Searsport in July and August

BELFAST - The Belfast Maskers continue their 25th anniversary theatre season with open-air performances of the musical 'Brigadoon' by Lerner and Loewe in July and August. This lively show is the central production of the company's celebratory season with music, dance, live farm animals and humor in a magical evening of theatre.

The musical is set in the fictitious Scottish hamlet of Brigadoon, an enchanted village that is unchanging and unknown to the outside world except for one day every 100 years. Two visitors from New York stumble upon the village on its special centennial day and the town's magical spell is put in jeopardy.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:47

The frantic farce of The Foreigner'

UMaine summer theatre kicks off third season

ORONO The University of Maine Summer Music Theatre Festival is back with their 2012 season.

This season debuts with 'The Foreigner' by Larry Shue. The production is actually a collaboration between UMSMTF and Bangor Community Theatre. Performances are at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre on the University of Maine campus and run through June 17.

Charlie Baker is a bit of a dull guy nice, but dull. Charlie's friend Froggy LeSueur is a British explosives expert who occasionally comes to the U.S. to run training sessions. Froggy brings Charlie along with him on one of these jaunts, putting him up in a rural fishing lodge in Georgia.

However, Froggy must tend to his duties and leave Charlie alone at the lodge, which serve only to exacerbate Charlie's feelings of shyness. In an attempt to help his friend, Froggy tells Betty, the lodge owner, that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and neither speaks nor understands English.

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