2021 Season Update
As we all know, the last 18 months have been incredibly challenging, particularly for the entertainment industry and Maine State Music Theatre. MSMT is one of the fortunate companies that has been able to reopen our doors this year for live audiences. We were able to keep our annual staff employed, albeit at halftime, during the heart of the pandemic, and we have recruited amazing artists and technicians from all over the US to create our 2021 season.
Despite all of these successes, we are not operating in the post-COVID world we thought we would be. We have done our best to make the good decisions to keep our cast, crew, staff, and audience safe, but the nature of this ever-changing landscape means that we must also remain adaptable and flexible.
Based on our current ticket sales and changing requirements from the school board and collegiate system, not to mention CDC recommendations and feedback from our patrons, we were forced to reconsider a portion of our season at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. After looking at all of these factors, we have concluded that in this current climate, it is unworkable for us to produce Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, or the Rocky Horror Show this year as we originally planned. We know many of you have been looking forward to these shows, and we hope we can bring them to life for you in a future season.
While we are also disappointed that these productions aren’t possible for us this year, we are so proud of the incredible work we have accomplished since reopening. Over the past year, many theatre companies in this country have been forced to close their doors forever. But, because of the support and loyalty of you, our community, we have been able to stay relevant, produce quality theatre in the Brunswick area, and invest in the educational programs that make MSMT what it is.
We know that people are doing their best to protect their families right now. MSMT is our family, and, likewise, we must do what we can to protect MSMT and our patrons.
We are instead focusing all our energies on our upcoming production of Jersey Boys. This is our first mainstage production in 24 months, and we couldn’t have picked a better show or cast. This group is talented, energetic, and so excited to meet you back in the world of live theatre at Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
Next year, we’ll be bringing Broadway back to Brunswick in full swing with a complete summer season at the Pickard Theater! Subscriptions are on sale online or in person, and this is the best way you can help us right now. MSMT will be back stronger than ever, thanks to you, the community that makes all our work possible.
Thank you for your continued support of our MSMT family. We can’t wait to see you this September at this joyous production of Jersey Boys!
If you have tickets to the cancelled performance you have several options:
OPTION 1: Donate the value of your tickets
OPTION 2: Exchange your tickets into a Jersey Boys performance of your choice
OPTION 3: Get a refund for the value of your tickets
Click on the button below and fill out the form to select your option and a Box Office Associate will be in touch with you.