Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy proudly presents four productions, featuring more than seventy students: Aristocats Kids, Musical Selections from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, High School Musical On Stage, and RENT: School Edition.

 Young performers ages 4-22 have been rehearsing while attending classes taught by theatre professionals in acting, voice, movement, dance and musical theatre history. “As rehearsals draw to a close, these incredibly talented kids and teens, are now ready to show off their skills to the public,” says Education Director, Jasmine Ireland. “ We have had an incredible summer.”

 Local rock band One Shot Nothing will be the accompanying band for the rock opera RENT. They are featured in the summer’s KahBang line-up. They will kick off the festival Thursday August 8 at 6 p.m. in West Market Square. The RENT cast will be on hand and give a number of lucky folks Buy One Get One Free vouchers for RENT tickets!


 Summer Dramatic Academy Performances

August 16, 17, & 18:           

10 A.M.          Tiny Thespians “The Aristocats, Kids”

                      Show Choir “Musical Selections from The    Hunchback of Notre Dame”

 2 P.M.           Junior and Youth Troupe “High School Musical On Stage”

 August 15*, 16, 17 & 18:        

7 P.M.      Young Adult Troupe “RENT” featuring local band One Shot Nothing

*Please note: The Thursday August 15th performance of RENT: School Edition will be Pay What You Wish by donation. This production contains mature themes and language and may not be suitable for young audiences.

 Productions feature the following performers:

 Tiny Thespians: Sophie Baker, Joshua Dove, Zoe Lundy, Maya Sevigny, Kjell Vikberg, Maghna Vijay, Elliana Mitchell, Ada Sinclair-Steele, Sarah Hartford, Jo Clukey, Cami Layman, Katherine Caron, Alex Wiley, Annabelle Wiggins, Pheonix Whiteley

Show Choir: Brina Campbell, Eleanor Prescott, Olivia West, Ruby El-Hajj, Justin Hatch, Raiya Vikberg, Adynn Kitchin, Emma Mitchell, Kadin Thomas, Kamrin Thomas, Elizabeth Fessenden, Sarah Danby

Youth Troupe: Zivi Osher, Hanna Sabbagh, Lana Sabbagh, Nathan Manaker, Noam Osher, Sarah Larson, Gabriela Roth, Sophia Mullins, Ian Buck, Marion Glinsky, Marissa Abbott, Olivia Airey, Will Airey, Elizabeth Bates, Emma Campbell, Rose Cobo-Lewis, Olivia Davis, Lukas Fitzpatrick, Natalie Fitzpatrick, Lillian Higgins, Lilly Keeley, Natalie Krebs, Grace Langley, Mackenzie Patterson, Zachary Spreng, Keilani Welch, Daryn Wood

Young Adults: Logan Bard, Cameron Wright, Theo Dumas, Alekzander Sayers, Conor Kenny, Alyssa Stubbs, Callie Cox, Robert Brangwynne, Lauren Barkhouse, Isabelle Simbari, Mikayla Burridge, Zackeri Alley, Morgan Wiercinski, Melissa St. Peter, Hannah Box, Sydney McDonald, Tien Misler, Callaghan Carter, Katherine Adam, Mary Clark, Nick Danby. Performing with local rock band One Shot Nothing featuring Justin Chamberlain, Bendon Bouchard, and Nate Hart.

Tickets are $6 Children/$11 Adults with a $1 discount per ticket for cash or check purchases. All seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (207) 942-3333.



See you at the theatre!