The Best of Broadway


The 2023 MSMT Singers


 After a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT), the state’s leading professional company known for “Bringing Broadway to Brunswick,” is scheduled to return to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, (on the campus of Fryeburg Academy), on Friday, June 2, 2023, with the musical revue, MSMT Sings the Best of Broadway.  Thanks to generous grants from the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and the Anne Randolph Henry Charitable Trust, MSMT and LHE/PAC are able to collaborate a second time on this major event which will enliven the Fryeburg cultural calendar.

The public performance at 7:00 pm will celebrate the work of some of musical theatre’s greatest composers and lyricists, from Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin Manuel Miranda, along with many more unforgettable songs from the past hundred and thirty years.

MSMT, which launches its 64th season this summer is deeply committed to community outreach, to education, and to theatre for young audiences.  As part of that commitment, MSMT will involve students from Fryeburg Academy in the entire process of mounting a professional touring show, opening the setup, technical, and dress rehearsals to the Academy students as a learning experience.

According to MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, “We are delighted to be able to return to Fryeburg and look forward to working with the Academy and the LHE/PAC staff to create a memorable experience.  This Fryeburg visit represents another step in MSMT’s plan to reach out to new and diverse audiences across the region and entertain and engage them in the magic of live theatre.”

Directed and choreographed by Clark, the revue features the MSMT Singers: Colin Flanagan, Jasmine Gillenwaters, Jalen Kirkman, Elijah Koch, Chelsea Peña, Camila V. Romero, Albert Sterner, and Cari Walton.  This youthful, vibrant cast of eight, who were chosen from over 2000 auditions, makes this alternately witty, hilarious, rousing and poignant production a fitting tribute to America’s unique art form: the Broadway musical.

Evening performance tickets are $35.00 for adults, $25.00 for seniors, and $10.00 for students, Tickets may be purchased online at LHE/PAC or by calling 207-544-9066.

When: June 2, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: LHE PAC, 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037