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Theater at Monmouth

796 Main St, Monmouth, ME 04259-7014
+1 207-933-9999
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Midsummer Night's Dream!

This beautiful theater cannot disappoint. It doesn't matter if you are watching a grade school... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
LOVEMESUMFOOD
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Winthrop, Maine
Beautiful building and fantastic theater

The building houses the theater, library, community space, etc., so it truly is the hub of the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
RYC88
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Centreville, Virginia
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Theater at Monmouth is a year-round repertory company of professional theatre artists from across Maine and the United States. Founded in 1970, the Theater was named The Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the Maine State Legislature in 1975. Performances are held in Cumston Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings since 1976. The mission of Theater at Monmouth is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine. In its 44 seasons, TAM has presented more than 310 productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season, including 25 world premieres, entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours in the fall and spring annually reaching more than 15,000 students. Theater at Monmouth education programs strive to deepen understanding of, appreciation for, and connection to great literature. Education programs aim to build analytical and literacy skills; to inspire imaginative thinking and foster creativity; and to increase confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of community. TAM works in partnership with community-based arts, cultural, and service organizations using theatre to build community and enhance civic engagement. Theater at Monmouth is a constituent member of Theater Communications Group, the Shakespeare Theater Association, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce. From its inception, Theater at Monmouth has maintained strong community partnerships, education programs, and humanities initiatives. Through collaborations with such institutions as the University of Maine at Augusta, the Maine Humanities Council, Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Cumston Hall Public Library, and schools across the state, the Theater provides educational, scholarly, and artistic experiences for Maine residents of all ages.
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796 Main St, Monmouth, ME 04259-7014
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This beautiful theater cannot disappoint. It doesn't matter if you are watching a grade school choral concert or Shakespeare, this place is magical. Once inside the theater you cannot help but sit in awe of the detailed architecture and paintings. You may suddenly wonder if...More

Thank LOVEMESUMFOOD
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The building houses the theater, library, community space, etc., so it truly is the hub of the town. The theater productions are excellent - really high quality and fabulous actors and actresses. The sight lines are great no matter where you sit and the sound...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Half way between Lewiston and Augusta, this 70 year old theater offers over a dozen productions from Spring through fall. We stopped in for a week and managed to catch 3 of their many summer offerings. We absolutely roared at barber of Seville and Loves...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This theatre has made a difference in my life. Classical, professional productions are its forte. Why is this theatre listed in a food review? No food there.

Thank caldwellsylvainpendl
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

For residents of Monmouth the opening night is $10 for each play. The acting is very good and amazes me every time. The old charm of the building is unique. I have to say, I did dress up and everyone else was in jeans....

Thank lizletourneau
Liz N, Public Relations Manager at Theater at Monmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Thanks, Liz! Our $10 Monmouth Resident tickets are actually for our Preview Performances which are the first Thursday night in every run.

Reviewed 3 September 2015

This theater has charm of bygone era and casts are excellent. Never been disappointed with show here.

Thank SidneyDick
Reviewed 22 August 2015

LOVED this building, and we saw an excellent Noel Coward play for a very reasonable price. Next summer we will plan to return and see as many as 4 plays in two days, since they rotate through their repetoire and have different afternoon and evening...More

Thank Katydid1956
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Went to see Midsummer's Night Dream with a friend. I have been attending this theatre for many years and have never been disappointed. The actors are amazing and the theatre is exquisite with it's beautiful angel paintings covering the ceiling. THe setting is very comfortable....More

Thank pippenAugusta
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The Theater at Monmouth, in beautiful jewel-box Cumston Hall (built in 1898), features Shakespeare and other plays running in repertory throughout the summer. You can see Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, A Midsummer Night's Dream, or other professional shows for a reasonable price. The theater is...More

Thank Julia009
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Cumston Hall, built around 1900, is home to this extraordinary theatrical group. Typically 6-8 plays (always some Shakespeare and a children's play) are performed during the summer months. The theater is both dramatic and intimate. Seats are generally $25-$30 and there are a variety of...More

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