Theatre Seat Fundraiser
Sponsor a seat in the theatre. For $200 per seat, a plaque with your name on it will be displayed on one of the theatre seats. Proceeds go directly to fund the enhancement of the theatre. Call (207) 439-3800 for more information.
Upcoming Events in the Star Theatre
"A COLLEGE GOES TO WAR"
BOWDOIN AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY DAVID THOMSON-BOWDOIN'08; Ph.D. CANDIDATE AT UNIV. OF GEORGIA
MONDAY, DEC. 16 @7pm
Upcoming Theatre Presentations in the Star Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time and subsequent Broadway success, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, The music, in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".
Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy rock musical about Seymour, a down-and out nerdish skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
Purchase Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors
The Sharp Dressed Men Trilogy
"Imagine that Abbot and Costello were living today and writing farces about three brothers from Rye, New Hampshire." That's how STAGE FORCE Founder Kent Stephens describes the hilarious trilogy of comedies from local writer G. Matthew Gaskell: Sharp Dressed Men, From Now On and All the Rage. Previously produced separately at The Players' Ring, these fresh, charming comedies have already packed houses and achieved acclaim for their snappy, breakneck dialogue and infectious sense of fun. STAGE FORCE's production at the STAR Theatre will be the first to present all three plays in repertory. And in a STAGE FORCE first, Stephens hands over the directorial reins to Associate Artistic Director Christine Penney.
From Now On is the first of Gaskell's hilarious tales, chronologically, and makes for a perfect introduction to brothers Tom, Henry and George and their hilarious and heart-warming antics.
Purchase Tickets for From Now On
|Saturday, February 15||2:00pm||$22.00|
|Thursday, February 20||8:00pm||$22.00|
|Friday, February 28||8:00pm||$22.00|
Sharp Dressed Men is the middle of the three stories chronologically, and a fan favorite, chronicling the adventures of Tom, Henry and George at their parents' long-awaited wedding.
Purchase Tickets for Sharp Dressed Men
|Friday, February 14||8:00pm||$22.00|
|Saturday, February 15||8:00pm||$26.00|
|Friday, February 21||8:00pm||$22.00|
|Sunday, February 23||4:00pm||$22.00|
|Saturday, March 1||8:00pm||$26.00|
All the Rage. In the chronologically final of Gaskell's three tales, brothers Tom and Henry look for love - and try to avert a series of hilarious potential disasters - during George's big wedding day.
Purchase Tickets for All the Rage
|Sunday, February 16||4:00pm||$22.00|
|Saturday, February 22||8:00pm||$26.00|
|Thursday, February 27||8:00pm||$22.00|
|Sunday, March 2||4:00pm||$22.00|
Visit www.stageforce.org for information on these plays.
Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery
The Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, at the Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, is made possible through a generous donation by Anne and Vance Morgan of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a new venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Arts and Culture Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Arts and Culture committee.
.REGION WELCOMES A NEW STAR
The Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common has announced the name STAR THEATRE for its new 2,500 square foot performing arts center. The newly transformed space offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and retractable seating for 171. The theatre is incorporated into the Community Center's overall 55,000 square foot renovation of the former c.1940 Frisbee School. The beautiful high brick space offers a unique venue to the surrounding region for a wide range of activities from live theatre, music & dance to movie screenings, weddings and community meetings. Galleries adjacent to the theatre offer space for visual arts exhibitions.
The STAR THEATRE name recognizes the generosity of the lead donor to the project - the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation - a family foundation based in New York's Hudson River Valley. Ogden Foundation trustee and Kittery Point resident, Peter Lamb, commented, "The family owned and operated Star Expansion Industries for nearly a hundred years. We have a long history of supporting the arts and community based projects that encourage the creative economy and environmental stewardship. This project renovated a terrific old building, aggregates many community activities under one roof and is adjacent to the Spruce Creek watershed." Funding to fully outfit the theatre came from dozens of individuals, businesses and organizations and totaled nearly $150,000. The Ogden Foundation partnered with the Maine Community Foundation to issue a challenge matching grant to encourage additional contributors. "It's great to see so many who now have a stake in the ongoing success of the Community Center!" Lamb continued.
The Kittery Community Center is quickly becoming known for its high quality programs including sports, child care, youth & adult programming, community events, dance and fitness. Center Director Janice Grady added, "STAR THEATRE has given us an important arts component to the overall Community Center mission. It enables us to reach out to the surrounding region and build on Kittery's growing reputation as a cultural destination. We are very grateful to the many donors who have made this all possible. And, It's fun to recognize the support of the Ogden Foundation in this way, because everyone loves a Star!"
For more information on STAR THEATRE contact the Community Center at (207) 439-3800.
Weddings and Special Events
Whether you are looking to reserve a wedding and/or reception, birthday party, shower, memorial service, business conference or banquet, the KCC is the place for you!
Our newly renovated 55,000 square foot building has a multitude of options for your function. A full-size gymnasium for major business conferences; a 200-person capacity STAR Theatre; a 60-person capacity Community room; small meeting rooms for up to 30 people...we have your event space covered! Also available is a commercial kitchen for rent, or we can suggest a local caterer for all your food and beverage needs.
Utilize the state-of-the-art sound and lighting in the STAR Theatre. Project a movie or video onto the new 20' x 30' movie screen. Use the free, building-wide wi-fi for your presentations. Plus, we have plenty of parking and are easily accessible from I-95!