LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Good Theater for Encore EngagementLOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Good Theater for Encore Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Love Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Deliah Ephron is returning to Good Theater for 12 performances starting January 19 and continuing through February 9.  This production was a huge hit last winter for Good Theater, the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.  Love Loss and What I Wore runs in and around Good Theater's main stage production of An Act of God by David Javerbaum. (more...)

BWW Review: Loveable Characters and Lots of Laughter in Good Theater's HOMER BOUNDBWW Review: Loveable Characters and Lots of Laughter in Good Theater's HOMER BOUND
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 12, 2018

For the second offering of the Good Theater's ambitious 2018-2019 season and its one hundredth production in the company's existence, Brian P. Allen has mounted the world premiere of a new play by Maine writer Karmo Sanders. Homer Bound is a rollicking, folksy comedy populated by loveable characters and guaranteed to have the audience split its sides with laughter. Directed with panache by Sally Wood and performed by six excellent actors, Homer Bound is a romp from start to finish! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's Production Of HOMER BOUNDPhoto Flash: First Look at Good Theater's Production Of HOMER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

Good Theater's presents Homer Bound, written by Maine playwright, Karmo Sanders, directed by Sally Wood and starring Grace Bauer, Thomas Ian Campbell, Kathleen Kimball, Jared Mongeau, Casey Turner and Steve Underwood. (more...)

Good Theater Presents HOMER BOUNDGood Theater Presents HOMER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Good Theater will present the world premiere of Homer Bound by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, opening November 7 and playing through December 2. Set on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, Homer Bound deals with a shotgun wedding. Who will arrive first - the minister or the baby? (more...)

Good Theater on Tour Rolls Out Three Shows This SummerGood Theater on Tour Rolls Out Three Shows This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Good Theater on Tour is bringing three of its productions to the Nasson Little Theatre in Springvale this summer. Underwaterguy, Love Letters and Love Loss and What I Wore will all play the beautifully renovated theater with two performances of each production. (more...)

BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS Serves Up Stylish Farce at the Good TheaterBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS Serves Up Stylish Farce at the Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 30, 2018

The last offering in the Good Theater's current season is cause for celebration! Ken Ludwig's 2015 comedy, A Comedy of Tenors, serves up a frothy concoction of revolving door farce, sophisticated irony and broad parody, witty double entendres, and a breathlessly wacky plot line that makes the evening speed by joyously. (more...)

Good Theater Announces A COMEDY OF TENORSGood Theater Announces A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig.  Good Theater presents the Portland premiere of this madcap comedy that is the sequel to Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at Good TheaterBWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at Good Theater
by Dan Marois - Jan 29, 2018

Good Theater tops the mystery theater genre with a production of Shear Madness (more...)

Good Theater Presents SHEAR MADNESSGood Theater Presents SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Good Theater is proud to bring back Shear Madness for another extended run beginning January 10 and continuing for nine weeks through March 11. Shear Madness proved to be the best selling show in Good Theater's history during its original run in 2016. (more...)

Good Theater Presents 33 Days of Continuous Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Good Theater the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland, will open its next main stage production, THE MAY QUEEN on January 25.  In addition the company will present three performances per week of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS.  From January 25-February 26, the company will offer 33 days of continuous theater giving nine performances per week. (more...)

Good Theater Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney directed by Brian P. Allen, and presented by Good Theater January 29 - February 21.  (more...)

BWW Review: Good Theater's LOVE LETTERS Plays Like Fine Chamber Music
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 8, 2017

A two character play in which the actors sit behind a desk and read from letters for eighty minutes poses a series of challenges to any director. What is it then that makes Brian P. Allen's new production of A.R. Gurney's 1989 drama, Love Letters, so completely mesmerizing? Not only is Gurney's writing poetic and poignant, but the production, which opened at Portland's Good Theater this past week starring Kathleen Kimball and Brian Allen (his role later assumed by Tony Reilly and then Steve Underwood), is so perfectly calibrated, so subtly interiorized that it resembles a fine chamber music performance. (more...)

Good Theater VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, will kick off its 15th Anniversary Season with the Portland premiere of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang and directed by Good Theater's Artistic Director, Brian P. Allen  The show will begin on Wednesday October 19 and play for five weeks through Sunday November 20 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Good Theater Romps in SHEAR MADNESS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Feb 7, 2016

Another chapter in the thirty-seven year history of Paul Portner's interactive comedy, Shear Madness, has opened on the stage of Portland's Good Theater, and the side-splittingly funny, quick-paced murder mystery which Brian P. Allen and his excellent cast serve up is not to be missed! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Good Theater presents SHEAR MADNESS by Paul Portner, directed by Brian P. Allen (original director Bruce Jordan). The show plays at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland starting January 27 and going for eight weeks through March 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Jan 22, 2016

Still not over Jimmy Fallon performing at #Ham4Ham? Have you been too anxious for BroadwayCon this weekend? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Good Theater presents SHEAR MADNESS by Paul Portner, directed by Brian P. Allen (original director Bruce Jordan). The show plays at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland starting January 27 and going for eight weeks through March 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Good Theater to Stage Maine Premiere of SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

SHEAR MADNESS, the longest running play in the United States, makes it Maine debut this winter presented by Good Theater.  The show opens January 27 and runs for eight weeks through March 20, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.  Good Theater is the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence. (more...)

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ.  This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers:  Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Good Theaer Pays Tribute to Barbra
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 13, 2015

Portland's Good Theater brings its “lucky” thirteenth season to a close with a delightful original musical revue, Happy Days Are here Again: Streisand's 60s Songbook, dedicated to the legendary Barbra Streisand. Written and directed by Brian P. Allen and starring Lesley McKinnell, the seventy-five minute songfest takes the audience along on Streisand's journey from Brooklyn schoolgirl to Broadway, film, and recording star. (more...)

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