Season 48 at Penobscot Theatre Company has just been announced and we are awaiting tickets to be available for purchase come August 1st for a ton of great performances. On the docket this year are some classics with a modern twist, continuations of old stories and premieres of new shows through Bangor's Penobscot Theatre troupe. We'll also get a healthy dose of improv, which is always unpredictable and hilarious.

Take a preview at the shows coming the Penobscot Theatre stage on Main Street in Downtown Bangor this season.

Miracle on 34th Street

Running from November 18th to December 26th you'll get to check out a live musical radio play adaptation with WPTC studio audience and will be a premiere performance for the State of Maine.

"When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. When the belief of a little girl makes all the difference, the result is nothing short of miraculous. Adapted from the original 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast and paired with live Foley effects, localized jingles and an original, musical score, this perennial Christmas favorite is sure to melt the most cynical of hearts. A Maine Premiere!"


Ready Set Go

Starting November 28th, improv comes to Bangor in partnership with ImprovAcadia for 6 improvised new plays.

"On the second Sunday of each show run, ImprovAcadia will improvise a new story inspired by your suggestions and the existing set.  Family Friendly!"



Who's Holiday

Running from December 2nd to 26th, this holiday program and is the continuation of the 'Grinch Who Stole Christmas' based on Cindy Lou Who who is now 40.

"It’s Christmas Eve and the now 40-year-old Cindy Lou Who lives in her shoddy trailer home on Mount Crumpit, former hideout of the infamous Grinch. While she awaits her Christmas party guests, she regales listeners with the bizarre journey her life has taken since that fateful night in Whoville when a certain Grinch tried to steal Christmas. This wild parody is a must-see for mischievous ADULT theatre-goers this holiday season!"

Auld Land Zing!

Running from December 29th to December 31st, check out improv at the Bangor Opera House with PTC and ImprovAcadia. This is a family friendly show, great for the whole family.

"Make New Year’s Eve plans with actors who don’t have a plan!  An ensemble of improvisers will take the stage, interview audience members and create an entire show from that information.  Each show will be unique since it’s based on whomever they speak to that night – part hallmark love story, part musical and completely hilarious."

Tell Me on a Sunday

Beginning the year, this show starts January 6th and runs to January 23rd showcasing a music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

"Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one woman show, starring company favorite Brianne Beck, tells the story of a girl from Muswell Hill, England who travels to the United States looking for romance.  From New York City to Los Angeles and back again, this young woman is determined to succeed at life and love. In all of her searching is it possible she’ll find… herself?"

Maytag Virgin

February 10 - 27th you can check out this award-winning play by Audrey Cefaly which will be another premiere performance for this show in the State of Maine.

"An award-winning, character-driven play, peopled with quirky yet recognizable characters; when Jack moves into a house next to Lizzy they find that they have as many things in common as they do differences. A relationship that begins as a neighborly friendship becomes an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. Maytag Virgin is a radiant gem of light, full of delightful humor and evocative language. "

Hockey Mom

This Maine-based play will be running March 24th to April 26th. It will be the world premiere of a play written by Travis Baker.

"In Baker’s fictional township Clara, Maine the residents love three things: blue tarps, hair salons, and Hockey.  If it’s winter, you’ll find kids out on the ice and their moms on the sidelines cheering them on. Cindy is the ultimate Hockey Mom- she loves her son Cole and they both love hockey.  Cindy will do anything to help him become a pro-hockey player whether he wants her help or not."


Becoming Dr. Ruth

May 5th to May 22nd you can check out the incredible story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a pioneer of sex therapy, in another premiere performance for the State of Maine.

"Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story. BECOMING DR. RUTH is full of humor, honesty, and the life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Jen Shepard brings the role to life."

9 to 5 The Musical

Ending the season will be a take on the Dolly Parton movie 9 to 5 with music and lyrics by the Country Legend herself.

"This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic! When three female co-workers are pushed to the boiling point, they each concoct hilarious plans to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?"

Tickets are on sale August 1st. Get tickets at the Box Office and check out the deals and discounts for tickets.

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