Music theater announces 2011 summer season

Posted April 13, 2011, at 12:16 p.m.

NORTHPORT — Northport Music Theater, located on Route 1, will present two shows in 2011 and will host an annual benefit event at the Camden Opera House titled ”A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience,” a multimedia celebration of the most recognized band of all time. The tribute band show will be directed by Morgan Cates of Camden, with vocal coaching by John Gelsinger. Shows are 7:30 p.m. June 24-25 at the Camden Opera House on Main Street. Tickets are $18, $14 day of show.

“The Bikinis,“ by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, will run for two weekends in late July, opening July 22. It’s the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group, win a talent contest and make it to the top. Now, many years — and a few pounds — later, The Bikinis reunite for a dazzling show of summer hits such as “Heat Wave,” “It’s In His Kiss” and “Ain’t No

Mountain High Enough.” Director of the show will be Peter Clain, with music direction by John Gelsinger.

The theater’s late season show will be “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” by Dan Goggin and will open Sept. 23 for a two-weekend run. This musical show is a new version of the wildly popular “Nunsense” musicals and brings the spunky and feisty Sister Robert Anne to the NMT stage. She will occupy the spotlight as she performs a one-woman “Nunsense” song feast with her vocal talent, humor and showstopping energy. Direction will be by Tobin Malone, with music direction by John Gelsinger.

Tickets for “The Bikinis” and for “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” are $25 evenings, $20 matinees, $14 day of the show. The theater seats 128 people, has general admission seating only and is handicapped accessible.

Summer camp shows will be “Into the Woods Junior” July 15-17, “Bugsy Malone Junior” Aug. 13, and “Fairy Tale Dreams” Aug. 20.

Northport Music Theater is a small, intimate summer musical theater that produces contemporary American musical theater. It was founded by John and Ruth Gelsinger in 2005 and opened in 2007. The theater is applying for Maine charitable organization status in 2011 and will produce a benefit show each year to support NMT’s musicals and summer camps programming.

Tickets for the benefit show and opportunities for support are available now, and registration for attendance at summer camps is still open. Tickets for “The Bikinis” and “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” go on sale May 15. For more information about supporting NMT, the summer musical theater camps, show dates and times, or to purchase tickets, visit www.northportmusictheater.com or call 338-8383.

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