Teaser Tuesdays Film Series

In preparation for Maine State Music Theatre’s 2018 summer season at the Pickard Theatre, MSMT will host a Teaser Tuesdays Film Series at Brunswick’s Curtis Memorial Library this May. The programs will take place in the Morrell Meeting Room and will include a free showing of these classic movies, followed by a talk-back with Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, who will discuss how the films compare to the stage versions. Tuesday Teasers are free and open to the public. Free popcorn served!


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

MAY 8, 2018 • 6 PM

The 2017 movie of the musical is a live-action adaptation of the fairy tale stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. In the film, Belle is taken prisoner by the fearsome Beast in his enchanted castle and learns to look beyond his appearance while evading a narcissistic hunter who seeks to take Belle for himself. The sweeping score includes the songs “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”

 


 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
MAY 15, 2018 • 6 PM

John Travolta graduated from minor celebrity to superstar in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever. He plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who’d give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he’s a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another (including “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever”), Tony’s class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney), a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.

 


 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
MAY 22, 2018 • 6 PM

This 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film starring Gene Kelly (who also co-directed and choreographed), Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies”. The film features the songs “Good Morning,” Make ‘Em Laugh,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”