BWW Reviews: Madhorse Theatre Presents Incisive and Insightful World Premiere of ALLIGATOR ROAD
(3/23/2015) - South Portland's Madhorse Theatre has mounted the world premiere of Callie Kimball's Alligator Road, an incisive and insightful drama about family relationships, race, and the meaning of personal freedom. The play was first read at Madhorse's By Local Series last year, and the company has helped this talented young Maine playwright to bring this topical and timeless play to the stage.
Good Theater to Close Season with Streisand Revue HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
(3/20/2015) - Good Theater, the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland, will close its 13th season with HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN - Streisand's 60's Songbook. The show is created and directed by Brian P. Allen, Good Theater's Artistic Director. It stars Lesley McKinnell a veteran of the national tour of Wicked where she played the leading role of Glinda. Victoria Stubbs is the musical director/arranger and pianist for the show.
Penobscot Theatre Company Launches $100,000 Campaign to Restore Fire Station
(3/19/2015) - Penobscot Theatre Company seeks community support for a capital project that will address three critical facility needs and position the theatre for sustainable growth. On March 31, the 41-year-old nonprofit plans to take ownership of former Bangor Fire Station #6 and by mid-summer create a vibrant theatrical production hub. Once renovated, the 4,800-square-foot building will house the company's scene shop, serve as living quarters for production apprentices, and provide storage space for its large costume inventory.
Good Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: SHEAR MADNESS, ACT ONE & More
(3/17/2015) - Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, will be celebrating its 14th year with the 2015-2016 season. The year will include a world premiere plus two Maine premieres including SHEAR MADNESS the international hit that is the longest running American play in the history of theater.
San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz Perform Tonight at Harris Center
(3/14/2015) - San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose's South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ's powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore the connections of rhythm, movement, and energy at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Begins Tonight at USM
(3/13/2015) - Frank Abagnale Jr. can be anything he dreams when he grows up… if he doesn't get caught first! The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre and School of Music will present the Maine premiere of the musical 'Catch Me If You Can,' tonight, March 13-22, in Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
Penobscot Theatre Company Stages END DAY, Now thru 3/29
(3/12/2015) - Next up at Penobscot Theatre Company is a production designed to inspire laughter and serious thought in equal measure. End Days, by acclaimed playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, plays tonight, March 12-29 at the historic Bangor Opera House. Through the story of 16-year-old Rachel Stein, Laufer weaves family and faith into a hilarious tapestry and asks, what would Stephen Hawking do?
SISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season
(3/10/2015) - The Ogunquit Playhouse will have you kicking up your heels for five spectacular musicals slated to hit the stage for the legendary theatre's 83rd season. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce the smash hits Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act as well as being among the first in the nation to bring the delightful musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It and the blockbuster musical Saturday Night Fever to the stage. Rounding out the 2015 season is the glamorous Broadway musical comedy classic Victor/Victoria. And once again the Ogunquit Playhouse and the Music Hall will partner to bring the quintessential holiday musical White Christmas to the historic Portsmouth stage, extending the Playhouse season all the way to December 20th!