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 from throughout the world. There is Shakespeare to musicals, American drama to slapstick, performed by companies such asPortland Stage, Brunswick'sMaine State Music Theatre, Bangor's Penobscot Theatre, the Theater at Monmouth and Lewiston's Public Theatre.
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, the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, The Grand in Ellsworth and Center Theatre in Dover Foxcroft. You can also find summer stock theaters dotting the coast, edging inland lakes, and amidst forested hills.