Maine State Music Theatre Announces 2019 Season
Maine State Music Theatre recently made the announcement of their 2019 shows.
The 2019 main stage series season starts off on June 5 - 22, with the production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. With the largest tap dance sequences since 2017's Newsies and 2018's Singin' In the Rain - the show is a celebration of the jazz legend Duke Ellington, with the hits "Take the 'A' Train," "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and the title song "Sophisticated Ladies."
Treasure Islandis next from June 26 - July 13 when Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale comes to musical life. This swashbuckling, high seas journey is set to a majestic and exhilarating score. This new version of the show was created by MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark and well-known Director Marc Robin.
The blockbuster Broadway hit, Hello Dolly!,bursts onto the Pickard Stage July 17 - August 3, with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The musical follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker played by MSMT favorite Charis Leos).The show's memorable songs include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Hello, Dolly!," "Elegance," and "It Only Takes a Moment."
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, twists its way to the main stage August 7 - 24. The entire family will delight in lavish costumes, spectacular sets and the songs "Over the Rainbow," "Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead)," "If I Only Had a Brain/a Heart/the Nerve," "We're Off to See The Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road)," and "The Merry Old Land of Oz."
The Monday Performance Series, available as a subscription, starts with Walkin' the Line: A Tribute to Johnny Cashon June 17. Maine native, Scott Moreau (who starred as Johnny Cash in last season's Million Dollar Quartet), relives the amazing songs of Johnny Cash in this electrifying tribute to the Man in Black.
Lettin' the Good Times Roll, a cabaret concert with epic stage divas E. Faye Butler (Oda Mae Brown in MSMT's Ghost) & Felicia P. Fields (a Tony-nominated Broadway star), is next on July 1. The show is an electrifying evening of jazz, blues, gospel and show tunes presented in the way that only these two award winning, power house performers know how.
The third in the series is The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning legend and composer of some of the world's best-known musicals on July 29. The show includes much loved standards from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and more.
The Theatre for Young Audiences series includes a modern retelling of the legend originally published by The Brothers Grimm in Robin and Clark's Snow Whiteon June 12 and 15. Next is three little superstar piglets, their devoted single-parent mum, a misunderstood big bad wolf and the perfect "Great Big Little Broadway Show" for young audiences in Stiles and Drewe's Three Little Pigson July 8. Last is an original take on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale in Robin and Clark's The Little Mermaidon August 19.
Maine State Music Theatre's season sponsors are Highland Green and Oceanview at Falmouth.
All series are available as subscriptions at discounted rates. Single tickets to all shows go on sale in April.
The off-season Box Office is located at 22 Elm Street, Brunswick from August 26, 2018 until May 28, 2019. For more information, and to buy subscriptions and gift certificates for the 2019 season, please visit www.msmt.orgor call the Box Office at (207) 725-8769.
All of MSMT's summer performances take place at the Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College located at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick.