Bari Newport, Artistic Director, and Marcie Bramucci, Managing Director, announced today Penobscot Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season. Newport, who joined PTC in January, is excited for her first full season with the organization.
“We have an amazing line-up for our 39th season,” said Newport. “It’s been a wonderful experience getting to know the people in this area over the past few months, compiling their feedback and using that information to craft a very exciting season. Laughter, romance, music, alien abduction, and adventure – there’s truly something for everyone!
The 2012-2013 season will commence with “Always… Patsy Cline,” Sept. 5-23. Through this award-winning musical, author Ted Swindley tells the true story of Patsy Cline’s enduring friendship with a straight-shootin’ Houston housewife. It is a heart-warming and funny foot-stomp through the music and memories of two special women.
Next on stage is the Maine premiere of “Becky’s New Car,” Oct. 17-Nov. 4. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Called a “smart, comic cruise down the road less traveled,” audience members will play a vital role in how the story unfolds, so come ready to participate!
Leapin’ Lizards! The holiday season brings America’s most beloved little redhead to the stage in “Annie,” Dec. 5-29. A delightful musical for the entire family, “Annie” brings the audience on adventure after fun-filled adventure with her lovable mutt, Sandy, and a cast of twenty that is sure to create an unforgettable experience.
The New Year will begin with the Maine Premiere of “The Sugar Bean Sisters,” Jan. 30-Feb. 17. This imaginative, southern gothic comedy, tells the story of three sisters who each cling to seemingly impossible dreams. The scene is set in a Florida swamp near Disney World where romance, murder, and alien abduction ensue. This fantastically wacky play will have you wondering what will happen next.
Penobscot Theatre is thrilled to present the Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, “WIT,” Mar. 13-31. This modern classic tells the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a humor that is transformative both for her and the audience.
Wrapping up the mainstage season is a brand new adaptation of one of the greatest adventures of all time, “Around the World in Eighty Days,” May 15-June 2. The Jules Verne tale of adventure, romance and stampeding elephants is not one to be missed. Often produced with trampolines and water guns, “Around The World in Eighty Days” is the perfect finale to a season that can only be described as a lot of fun!
These productions, coupled with the seventh annual Northern Writes New Play Festival, June 10-21, 2013, a Youth Theatre production of the classic children’s story “The Little Prince” April 11-14 and several special events will add to an already exciting 2012-2013.
Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Season subscribers not only save up to 40% on ticket prices, but join the community in acting as producers for the next season, supporting the vision and mission of the organization and investing in its future. For more information, please call the Box Office at 207-942-3333 or visit PTC online at www.penobscottheatre.org.
See you at the Penobscot Theatre!