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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19
by Audition Roundup on November 19, 2017 in Maine

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 19, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; MSMT's NEWSIES Leads as Best Ensemble and Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; MSMT's NEWSIES Leads as Best Ensemble and Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Maine

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Portland Ovations Welcomes New Board Members Portland Ovations Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Maine

Portland Ovations announced today that Tania Powers of Yarmouth and Mary Allen Lindemann, Co-Owner of Coffee By Design of Portland, have been elected to the board of directors. ?? (more...)
Theatre Set to Enchant with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Theatre Set to Enchant with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Maine

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast, December 7-30, 2017, at the historic Bangor Opera House. 'This holiday season,' said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport, 'gather your loved ones and be our guest, be our guest, put our magic to the test! In keeping with our holiday tradition, this show has all the whistles and one spectacular Belle. With gorgeous scenery, lush costumes and extraordinary talent on stage and in the pit, it will sweep you away!' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in Maine

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Broadway Stars to Join Good Theater for Annual Concerts Broadway Stars to Join Good Theater for Annual Concerts
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Maine

Eric Kunze and Kathy Voytko will join Good Theater for their annual Broadway at Good Theater concerts November 29 - December 3 at Good Theater's home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. This year the concerts will be a tribute to the 1950s - the height of the Golden Age of Broadway. (more...)
Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Maine

Portland Stage presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry November 24 December 24, 2017. Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup on November 12, 2017 in Maine

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup on November 12, 2017 in Maine

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens At USM's Gorham Campus Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens At USM's Gorham Campus
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Maine

The Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Maine will continue its year-long exploration of the theme of 'identity' with Twelfth Night (or What You Will), by William Shakespeare. (more...)
USM Department of Theatre to Explore Identity with Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT USM Department of Theatre to Explore Identity with Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Maine

The Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Maine will continue its year-long exploration of the theme of 'identity' with 'Twelfth Night (or What You Will),' by William Shakespeare. (more...)
Maine State Ballet to Launch Holiday Season with THE NUTCRACKER Maine State Ballet to Launch Holiday Season with THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Maine

Maine State Ballet kicks off the holiday season with eight performances of its glorious production of The Nutcracker at Merrill Auditorium Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 3. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 in Maine

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Little Orphan Annie Finds Her Reason To Smile In Waterville Opera House's ANNIE THE MUSICAL Little Orphan Annie Finds Her Reason To Smile In Waterville Opera House's ANNIE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Maine

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is proud to present an adventurous musical tale - Annie the Musical - December 1st through 10th in downtown Waterville. Featuring a local cast of more than 35 performers, the throwback to the bright Broadway Musical production will certainly take the whole family on a rich adventure this holiday season. (more...)
BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan on November 09, 2017 in Maine

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) November 17, 2017. John most graciously chatted on the phone with me for an hour from his New York home after just returning from Mexico. (more...)
REVEL! Happy Hour Marks New Beginning for STAGES Youth Theater REVEL! Happy Hour Marks New Beginning for STAGES Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Maine

After ten years of running arts programming for children and young adults in southern Maine, STAGES Youth Theater is holding its first-ever fundraiser, REVEL!, to celebrate settling into a new space and transitioning to non-profit status. (more...)
BWW Interview: You Win Some, You Lose Some: MSMT's Quest to Obtain Musical Theatre Rights BWW Interview: You Win Some, You Lose Some: MSMT's Quest to Obtain Musical Theatre Rights
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on November 08, 2017 in Maine

You win some, you lose some; you have to roll with the punches! Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark says with a broad smile. He is talking about the process of acquiring the theatrical rights to produce the shows he does each year a process which is the inevitable and crucial departure point for any theatrical season. And yet, despite Clark's seemingly sanguine attitude toward these negotiations, the reality is that crafting the sensational seasons he has each year for the company is anything but a game of chance. It is the product of planning, strategy, hard work, and the increasing respect in which MSMT is held by the industry. (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in Maine

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
BWW Review: Spellbinding, Soul Searching Priestly Thriller at Good Theater BWW Review: Spellbinding, Soul Searching Priestly Thriller at Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on November 06, 2017 in Maine

The sold out house in Portland's Good Theater sat riveted in their seats throughout as the tense, soul-searching drama of J. B. Priestly's An Inspector Calls as its twists and hairpin turns, its emotional revelations and its jarring ending played itself out with a combination of subtlety and punch. Director Brian P. Allen, his cast and creative team have created a mesmerizing theatrical experience that does complete justice to Priestly's passionate and ever-relevant 1945 play. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup on November 05, 2017 in Maine

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup on November 05, 2017 in Maine

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Good Theater Photo Flash: First Look at AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Good Theater
by BWW News Desk on November 03, 2017 in Maine

Good Theater continues its 16th season with J.B. Priestley's award-winning An Inspector Calls, playing now through November 26 at Good Theater's home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
OUR BETTER ANGELS A Benefit Show to Support Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico OUR BETTER ANGELS A Benefit Show to Support Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk on November 03, 2017 in Maine

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More!
by BWW Special on November 03, 2017 in Maine

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! (more...)
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Brings Fall Concert to Gorham Middle School Auditorium Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Brings Fall Concert to Gorham Middle School Auditorium
by BWW News Desk on November 02, 2017 in Maine

The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann will perform their fall concert at the Gorham Middle School Audititorium at 106 Weeks Road in Gorham. (more...)