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Arts & Culture



See up-and-comers before they become stars or catch a big name in an intimate setting in Maine. Theater companies range from talented amateurs to Equity professionals and touring productions come from throughout the world. Choose from classics, musicals or comedies—and you might even see the premier of the next big Broadway show during Bangor's Penobscot Theatre's annual new play festival, Northern Writes. Community troupes present works year-round.

In addition to the quality of the talent, you can also enjoy the beautiful settings in which the performances take place. Watch a show in a renovated historical theater, such as Rockland's Strand, Biddeford's City Theater, Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, Deertrees in Harrison, The Grand in Ellsworth, The Bangor Opera House, and Center Theater in Dover Foxcroft. You can also find summer stock theaters dotting the coast, edging inland lakes, and amidst forested hills.