BRUNSWICK – Tickets for Maine State Music Theatre’s 2017 season went on sale at midnight on April 26. Season subscribers are at an all-time high – breaking the record for the theatre’s 59-year history – limiting availability of single tickets. Buying early is recommended.

The 2017 season is from June 7 to June 24, with the fan favorite “Always, Patsy Cline.” The show explores the friendship between a housewife and the legendary country singer, a friendship that would last until Patsy’s untimely death in 1963. This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical features 27 classic songs, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams.”

In the second slot of the season, MSMT will present Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” June 28 to July 15. Set in a mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is an oddball romantic comedy that takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to Cuba and back in search of luck and love.

T-Birds and Pink Ladies will descend upon the Pickard Stage July 19 to August 5 with “Grease.” Head “greaser” and new (good) girl try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Greased Lightnin’.”

2017 closes out with the New England regional premiere of Broadway’s hit sensation Disney’s “Newsies” August 9 to 26. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage “newsies,” who dream only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. This all-singing and dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Sister Act’) and Jack Feldman.

In addition, The Hank Band performs two shows on Monday July 10, playing songs that capture the timeless music of Hank Williams Sr.

The Who’s ‘Tommy” hits the stage for two performances on Monday, July 31. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, the full staged production includes the songs “Acid Queen,” “Pinball Wizard,” and “Uncle Ernie.”

On Monday, August 14, Journey back in time for the fun, nostalgic romp through the songs of ‘50s in ‘The Taffetas.’ This musical revue pays tribute to the McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters, and the Chordettes with hits like “Johnny Angel,” “Mr. Sandman,” “You Belong to Me,” “Sh-Boom,” “Where the Boys Are,” and many more.

2017’s Theatre for Young Audiences shows include Robin and Clark’s “Sleeping Beauty” on June 14 and June 17 and “Alice in Wonderland” on August 21.

All of MSMT’s performances take place at the Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College located at 1 Bath Road. The Box Office is located at 22 Elm Street, through May 26 and moves to the Pickard Theater, May 30. To buy tickets please visit the website or call the Box Office.

FMI: www.msmt.org, (207) 725-8769.


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