Professional Theatre For Maine

Free performance of The Public Theatre’s professional Summer Theatre Acting Program for Teens

Posted on 07/19/2013 12:00am

The Public Theatre’s professional theatre training program for teens will perform “HOW TO ACT LIKE A CHILD – lessons in not being a grown up”, based on the novel “How to Eat Like a Child” by Delia Efron on Friday, July 26th at 6pm at The Public Theatre. Featuring a hand-picked group of 16 students ranging in ages from 10 to 16, these young thespians have been hard at work for the past three weeks taking daily classes in stage combat, voice and speech, singing and the fundamentals of acting. The Public Theatre’s summer intensive program is a unique alternative to other “drama camps”, as it is taught exclusively by theatre professionals, offering professional insights and standards.

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The Public Theatre named “Best Theatre” by Down East Readers

Posted on 07/12/2013 12:00am

Lewiston, Maine - The Public Theatre, located in downtown Lewiston, was named Best Theatre in this year’s Best of Maine Down East issue. Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and The Public Theatre was the top choice for theatre in Maine, making it a destination for theater lovers across the state.

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Fall In Love At The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/23/2013 12:00am

Is it ever too late to find love? The answer is a resounding “no” in The Last Romance, the heartwarming romantic comedy about the thrill and complications of love in the later years, now playing at The Public Theatre May 3 - 12.

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Broadway Stars Set To Appear At The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/11/2013 12:00am

Perhaps you saw him on Broadway in Wicked where he's spent the past five years playing the Wizard, or prior to that as the lovable Mr. Cellophane in the long running Broadway show Chicago opposite stars such as Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields. Celebrating his 43rd year as a professional actor, PJ Benjamin will now be appearing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre as Ralph Bellini, the charming lovestruck star of the heartwarming romantic comedy The Last Romance. Other Broadway shows in Mr. Benjamin's history include: Pippin; Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies; the Tony Award winning play Torch Song Trilogy; Charlie in the musical Charlie and Algernon (Los Angeles critics award), The Pajama Game directed by George Abbott; Wind in the Willows; Ain't Broadway Grand and Sarava. He may also be familiar to younger audiences as the voice of Sergeant Dodo Bird in the animated film, Ice Age.

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Does your little Dog want to be an actor?

Posted on 04/03/2013 12:00am

Do you have a well behaved little dog with a face only a mother could love? The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre, is casting an "ugly little dog" to appear briefly onstage in its upcoming production of the romantic comedy The Last Romance.

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The Public Theatre offers a professional Summer Theatre Training Program for Young Actors

Posted on 03/20/2013 12:00am

This summer, The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre, will offer a professional theatre training program for young actors, July 8-26, 2013. If you know an experienced young performer wanting intensive theater training, or a "raw talent" looking to channel their creativity and imagination, this high quality theatre program is for them. Taught by theatre professionals, with professional standards and insights, this challenging and inspiring program is a unique alternative to traditional "drama camps".

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Time Stands Still Opens Friday!

Posted on 03/12/2013 12:00am

If you're a theatre goer who enjoys powerful, intelligent, thought-provoking theatre with great acting, Time Stands Still, is for you. This recent Broadway hit enjoys its Maine premiere March 15 - 24, at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre.

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A Howling Comedy at The Public Theatre

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:00am

Start the New Year howling with laughter as The Public Theatre presents the Maine premiere of the fetching farce, The Hound of the Baskervilles, playing Jan 25 - Feb 3. This side-splitting Sherlock Holmes spoof turns the tale of an ancient family curse and a mysterious hound from hell inside out, and stuffs it with non-stop laughter.

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