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2024 Mainstage Musicals

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Events > 2024 Mainstage Musicals
Maine State Music Theatre
22 Elm Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Maine State Music Theatre
June 5, 2024 through August 22, 2024

South Pacific
JUNE 5 – 22
World War II is the backdrop for two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a local French estate owner. Nellie learns that the mother of his children is an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, initially refuses Emile’s marriage proposal. Meanwhile, Lt. Joe Cable denies himself a future with an island girl out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her chance for happiness, thus confronting – and conquering – her prejudices. Familiar songs like “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” and “Younger Than Springtime” are what have made this musical a classic.

JUNE 26 – JULY 13
In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent, and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.”

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis had a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards, including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.

AUGUST 7 – 24
Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with “Tapestry,” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.