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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 GODSPELL IN CONCERT
Maine State Music Theatre
7/28-7/28/2014
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, this concert version of GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, Day By Day. As the cast performs Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, Learn Your Lessons Well, All For The Best, All Good Gifts, Turn Back, O Man and By My Side, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 GODSPELL
MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE
7/28-7/28/2014
Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.GODSPELL RETURNSVisit the official Godpell on Broadway site for tickets and more information on this new production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 THE MUSIC MAN
HACKMATACK PLAYHOUSE
7/1-7/31/2014
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Perfect for professional theatres, community groups, summer stock and schools alike, this award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. The cast features a soaring soprano ingenue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre's treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor who doesn't need to be a trained singer. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Maine State Music Theatre
7/16-8/2/2014
"Goin' courtin'" has never been so much fun! Bursting with rambunctious energy, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is the rip-roaring story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands. Sing, dance and laugh till it hurts!
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 CAROUSEL
New Surry Theatre
7/17-8/2/2014
Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnar's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 INTO THE WOODS
BOOTHBAY PLAYHOUSE
7/17-8/2/2014
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 MARY POPPINS
OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE
7/9-8/2/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
STAGES: The Performing Arts Academy for Kids
8/1-8/3/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 AS YOU LIKE IT
Fenix Theatre Company
7/17-8/9/2014
AS YOU LIKE IT by W. Shakespeare Directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre's celebrated "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17th to August 9th at 6:30pm except Saturday July 26, we will be performing on SUNDAY July 27th at 6:30pm instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are FREE to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray. Please come early and SIT CLOSE, actors are not amplified (we can't afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you'll get. As You Like It is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The heroine Rosalind, one of his most inspiring characters, is the daughter of a banished duke who falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke's friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Duke Frederick , Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy calling herself Ganymede. She travels with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. Themes about life and love, including aging, the natural world, and death are included in the play. New friends are made and families are reunited, love happens and we all have a wonderful night of theatre in our beautiful park.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Hackmatack Playhouse
7/30-8/16/2014
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, a killer rabbit and many French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Winner of three 2005 Tony Awards!
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 LEGALLY BLONDE
ARUNDEL BARN PLAYHOUSE
8/5-8/16/2014
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
Quisisana
6/19-8/21/2014
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Here at R&H, our founding fathers probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?' But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music Arrangements by Fred Wells; Conceived By Walter Bobbie
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 7/27/2014 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
KIDS CURTAIN CALL
7/1-8/26/2014
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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