BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Maine in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Portland Ovations Presents CiRCA at Westbrook Performing Arts Center 2/2


Cirque, dance and circus acrobatics collide when Portland Ovations presents Australia's internationally acclaimed nouveau cirque troupe CiRCA at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook Middle ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Good Theater's NEXT FALL


Good Theater's production of NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts will be opening January 25 and playing through February 19, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Acorn Productions Begins Poetry Reading Series, 1/13


Acorn Productions, a company dedicated to developing the performing arts in the Southern Maine area, is pleased to announce a new addition to the company's performance series with the inaugural presen... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

The Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Ten IRNE Award Nominations


The Ogunquit Playhouse announced that it has received ten Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) Nominations for its 2011 production of Miss Saigon, including Best Musical in the "Large The... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Ogunquit Playhouse Appoints New Slate of Officers for '12 Board of Directors


The Ogunquit Playhouse recently held their Annual Meeting at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant in Cape Neddick, Maine, where the Board of Directors appointed a new slate of officers for 2012.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Acorn Productions Presents THE BIRTHDAY PARTY 2/24-3/11


Acorn Productions, a non-profit company based in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, continues off its 2nd season of Studio Series presentations with Harold Pinter's first full-length play The B... (read more...)

March

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces 80th Anniversary Season, Sally Struthers Returns in ALWAYS PATSY CLINE


The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, is set to celebrate its 80th Anniversary season May 23 to October 21, 2012. The lineup offers a mix of Broadway's most enduring musical class... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Big Laughs for LITTLE ME - Funtastic


What do you get when you take one great comedic actor who plays seven different parts, a powerhouse leading lady and an ensemble of 11 multitalented thespians? You get one fun-tastic evening of profes... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Riveting Choices Determine Destiny in A NERVOUS SMILE


Playwright John Belluso once said, 'I've always felt that there's a theatrical element to being disabled.' and his powerful play, A Nervous Smile, reflects his words in a stunning production, beautifu... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Carson Kressley to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's Revised DAMN YANKEES, 7/25-8/18


Hot off his run in "Dancing with the Stars," Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley will return to the Ogunquit Playhouse as Mr. Applegate (aka t... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: HEROES: A Masterclass in Acting


With Heroes, a Tom Stoppard translation of Gerald Sibleyras's play, Portland Stage Company has produced another 'must see' show. Heroes is very funny, very charming and very well done for anyone who w... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Portland Ovations Season to Include Joffrey Ballet and More


Last night in front of a capacity crowd at their presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Portland Ovations and Executive Director Aimée M. Petrin announced next season's dance series that ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: You'll Go 'Crazy' For Always...Patsy Cline


Patrons will shake, rattle and roll with music, laughter and a few tears as Ogunquit Playhouse celebrates the opening of their 80th summer season with the musical, Always... Patsy Cline, starring Broa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Ogunuit Playhouse Kicks Off 2012 Season with ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, 5/24


The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh - Nicely Executed


"If you want to make love to an artist, learn your colors," exclaims Elisa in Portland Stage Company's stage palette of many emotions; Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh, by Joel Gross.... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: OMIGOD! LEGALLY BLONDE is a Must See


OMIGOD, nothing this fun should be legal! If you want one 'Elle' of a good time, go see Legally Blonde At Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, ME through July 14th!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Ellis, et al. in MSMT's LEGALLY BLONDE


Maine State Music Theatre continues its 54th season with LEGALLY BLONDE the musical, which opened at the Pickard Theater June 27th and runs until July 14th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the full ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Strut Your Stuff To Main State Music Theatre's A CHORUS LINE


A well deserved standing ovation opens the Maine State Music Theatre 54th summer season with the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award winning Michael Bennett triple threat, A Chorus Line.... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

With It's Solid Gold Heart, Damn Yankees- the Red Sox Version is a Home Run Hit


Carson Kressley (Mr. Applegate) is devilishly delicious, providing a subtle playing field for the entire cast to play on. The audience delights in the Kressley-isms sprinkled throughout. Kressley's vo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: With One Look, MSMT's SUNSET BOULEVARD is Perfect!


Opening night of Sunset Boulevard at Maine State Music Theatre was the perfect evening of musical theater. From the first note to the last bow, this production is THE best show of the 2012 Maine summe... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens at MSMT July 18


Maine State Music Theatre presents its third production of the 2012 season, SUNSET BOULEVARD. A grand musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder film with a lush, Tony Award-winning score from Andrew Lloy... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Penobscot Theatre Company to Unveil, Auction Off ART OUTTA THE BOX Installations, 8/10


Starting Friday, August 10, Downtown Bangor will be dotted with some unusual art installations for all to see as Penobscot Theatre Company unveils Art Outta the Box. In collaboration with PTC, a dozen... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Shuffle Off To MSMT For A Broadway-Like 42ND STREET


Maine State Music Theater closes their 54th season with a perfect montage of talent, tech and Broadway-like production values that brought a sell-out audience to their tapping feet on opening night. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Portland Ovations' Marc-André Hamelin Merrill Recital Rescheduled


Canadian virtuoso pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin has rescheduled his Portland Ovations recital at Merrill Auditorium from Saturday, February 9, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013, 3 pm.... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Good Theater to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 10/10-11/4


Good Theater will present the Maine premiere of the recent Broadway success Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire. Good People runs from October 10 through November 4, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Sally Struthers Punches into Ogunquit's '9 to 5'


Veteran television comedienne Sally Struthers is working overtime to bring much needed laughs to an otherwise hit or miss production of Dolly Parton's '9 to 5: The Musical' at Ogunquit Playhouse in Ma... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Ogunquit Playhouse Presents BUDDY, THE Buddy Holly STORY, 9/19-10/21


Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story rocks the Ogunquit Playhouse's 80th Anniversary season to a close this fall from September 19 - October 21. Follow the incredible journey of Buddy's meteoric rise to the t... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

TREASURED STORIES BY ERIC CARLE Comes to Merrill Auditorium, 10/20


Portland Ovations brings Mermaid Theatre's Treasured Stories by Eric Carle to Merrill Auditorium for a Family Series performance recommended for children ages 3 to 8 on Saturday, October 20th at 11am.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

NOVEMBER Plays Portland's Mad Horse Theatre, 10/11-28


Mad Horse Theatre Company has announced that it will open its 27th season in its brand new theatre at the Hutchins School in South Portland. And with election season in full swing, nothing could be mo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

BECKY'S NEW CAR Makes Maine Premiere at Bangor Opera House, 10/17-11/4


Penobscot Theatre Company proudly presents the Maine premiere of Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz, a fresh new comedy playing at the historic Bangor Opera House from October 17-November 4. Becky is mar... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Acorn Productions Presents THE LEGEND OF THE GOLEM, 12/6-23


Acorn Productions, a non-profit theater company based in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, produces the company's third annual holiday production this December when the original play 'The Lege... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Frogtown Puppeteers Present THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW 11/17


Penobscot Theatre Company and Frogtown Puppeteers present The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, November 17th at 10AM. In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ic... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Acorn Productions' THE LEGEND OF THE GOLEM


Acorn Productions, a non-profit theater company based in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, produces the company's third annual holiday production this December when the original play 'The Lege... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Merrill Auditorium, 1/4 & 5


Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Portland, ME for a premiere engagement as part of the Portland Ovations Broadway and Beyond Series. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents ANNIE, Now thru Dec 29


Leapin' Lizards! Penobscot Theatre Company presents its holiday production, ANNIE (tonight, December 5 - December 29th).... (read more...)
BWW's Top Maine Theatre Stories of 2012

Acorn Productions Presents THE LEGEND OF THE GOLEM, Now thru 12/23


Acorn Productions, a non-profit theater company based in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, produces the company's third annual holiday production this December when the original play 'The Lege... (read more...)

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