Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT), the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater presents, “A Grand Night for Singing – the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” opening Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Shows continue Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This fully staged production, complete with orchestra and cast of more than 20 performers, is being created with direction and choreography by Emily Mirabile and music direction by John Mulcahy.
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon which opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
The LCCT production features a roster of area performers which includes: Andy Barber (Woolwich), Emily Sue Barker (Boothbay), Soren Barker (Boothbay), Jane Bertelsen (Boothbay Harbor), Joel Biron (Brunswick), Roosevelt Bishop (Southport), Laurie Brown (Waldoboro), Andrew Fenniman (Chamberlain), Taylor Fish (Southport), Emerson Harris (Southport), Sarah Harris (Southport), Victoria Hamilton (Camden), Joseph Lugosch (Round Pond), Carissa McCurdy (Brunswick), Emily Mirabile (Edgecomb), Nick Mirabile (Edgecomb), Harrison Pierpan (Bristol), Spencer Pottle (Boothbay), Nina Tilander (Gardiner), Natalie Wright (Boothbay).
The Rodgers and Hammerstein founding fathers probably never imagined “Shall We Dance?” as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” a swingin' “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy “Kansas City,” which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain as they entertain theater-goers of all generations.
Tickets are $20/adults, $18/theater members, and $5/youth ages 18 and under. Purchase them in advance through the theater office in person or by phone at 563-3424, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org