April 3, 2017

“Being in a crowded room with people of all ages, learning new songs and dance routines --- knowing we’ll get to flub up over and over for a long time, but eventually, we’ll come into synch together and perform in front of the wider community. Spring will follow us right around the corner.”

I recently wrote the above at a writing workshop, in response to the question: “What Sweetens Winter?” Shrek! The Musical is my third production with ACT, and I’ve...

March 25, 2017

Tonight, my high school theater director will be overseeing his final show at New Milford High School. I had hoped to be there but life gets in the way.

Bobby Keck first taught me to love theater as a sophomore. Our all-school musical was Anything Goes and he needed tech crew. I was happy to learn lights, sound, set building and the ins and outs of being a stage manager. I remember being captivated by the high school musical production of Bye, Bye Birdie as...

March 20, 2017

If anyone had ever told me when I was either in high school or a young adult that I would ever love performing on stage and being part of a community theater program I would have laughed.  I never did theater growing up and didn’t think I’d really ever have the opportunity or really want to participate.  Back in 2001 when my oldest daughter was about 8 she begged me to audition for an ACT play.  I allowed her to try out, as she wasn’t really into the athlet...

The Acadia Community Theater Board of Directors is proud to announce that we will be awarding two scholarships this spring. The winners will be announced during the second weekend of our production of Shrek, The Musical.

A $500, one-time scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior to pursue further education in the performing arts. It may be used for college study in a performing arts major, to help finance a performing arts-related internship, or to...

March 9, 2017

Have you ever been part of something that inspired you to the point of tears? You’re probably going to think that I am sappy, but yes, I have gotten a little weepy at Acadia Community Theater’s spring production of Shrek, the Musical, to be performed at MDI High School April 7-9, 2017 and the Criterion Theater April 14-15. I’m playing a tap dancing rat and Fiona as the ogre at the end of the show. I didn’t expect to react with tears, but one Saturday at reh...

March 4, 2017

“For those who have, for one reason or another, not been to see the shows put on by the theatre department of Mount Desert Island High School this year, take note. Their current production of Ken Kesey’s ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ playing this weekend, is one that should not be missed.”

That is the opening paragraph quoted from Nan Lincoln’s review of that year’s spring play at MDI High School, published in the Bar Harbor Times on Friday, May 21st, 2...

April 14, 2016

When I heard that Willy Wonka was the 2016 Spring production I thought to myself,  "Oh how I would love to audition!"


I was nervous for various reasons. First off it had been a very long time since my last stage performance, and secondly having physical limitations I naturally doubted myself. But with the encouragement of family and friends I took the plunge once again. I rehearsed my chosen song until I I had it down pat.


I was so excited to be chosen to b...

April 12, 2016

Nan Lincoln has posted her review of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and it is safe to say she enjoyed it :)


Read the review here:




April 6, 2016

Eight year old Nora discovered the final Golden Ticket after a thorough search of McGrath's in Northeast Harbor. Newsman Phineas Trout found out more about our lucky winner.


Phineas Trout: What school do you attend?


Nora: I am in third grade at Mount Desert Elementary School.


Phineas Trout: What is your favorite kind of candy?


Nora: My favorite candy is Hershey's Krackel bars.


Phineas Trout: What do you like to buy when you go to McGrath’s?


Nora: Ice cream...

April 6, 2016

Five year old Jolene has found the first Golden Ticket at Carroll Drug in Southwest Harbor. Our own intrepid reporter, Phineas Trout found out a little more about Jolene...


Phineas: Where do you go to school?  


Jolene: Island Montessouri


Phineas: What is your favorite candy? 


Jolene: Gum, chocolate and Sweet Tarts.


Phineas: What do you like to shop for at Carroll's?


Jolene: TOYS!


Phineas: Who are you bringing with you to the show?


Jolene: My frien...

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