Maine State Music Theatre Announces New Leadership

Following an outstanding season, Maine State Music Theatre is pleased to announce new leadership for the 56-year-old organization.

Don Gerrish, President of the Board of Trustees, announced today the appointment of Stephanie Dupal as Managing Director and Curt Dale Clark as Artistic Director.

"The Board of Trustees are thrilled to have Stephanie and Curt leading the organization," Gerrish said. "We are confident that they are the right people to bring Maine State Music Theatre to the next level. The theater has been a part of Brunswick and the state of Maine for 55 years and under their new leadership, Maine State Music Theatre will continue its success and thrive artistically."

Dupal, a Lisbon Falls native, has been serving as the General Manager for Maine State Music Theatre for 14 years, but began her career with the theater as the Business Manager in November of 1993.

"Maine State Music Theatre has always been a part of my life, both as a patron and an employee," Dupal said. "I am honored to be a part of this new executive team. Maine State Music Theatre is a treasure and it's a privilege to be entrusted with the management of it."

Clark, best known for his eight seasons of work on the Maine State Music Theatre stage, has a successful administrative background including casting director for Stephen Dale Casting, Vice President of White Glove Theatricals, specializing in new works, and has resided at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA for the past eight years.

"This Artistic Director position is something I've been training for my whole life," Clark said. "And I'm so proud to be a part of this amazing theater in the beautiful state of Maine."

Both Dupal and Clark share similar visions for the future of Maine State Music Theatre.

"It's my goal to ensure Maine State Music Theatre has a solid financial foundation so we can continue to produce Broadway quality shows," Dupal said. "I also think it's important we provide a variety of shows to our audiences. By mixing Broadway classics with more recent hits, we make sure we provide our patrons with something for everyone."

Clark sees the theatre continuing its programming excellence by putting their own Maine State Music Theatre spin on each and every show they produce.

"I also look forward to expanding our summer programming to include smaller shows that cater to those who want a different type of experience, other than that of the big Broadway-like musical," Clark said. "It's our dream to have a second performance space to compliment the work we already do in the Pickard Theater on the beautiful Bowdoin College campus."

PICTURED: Curt Dale Clark, new MSMT Artistic Director, and Stephanie Dupal, new MSMT Managing Director, announce the new 2014 MSMT season at a recent performance.

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