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 Theatre Presentations in the Star Theatre
Randy Price~My Career in Broadcast Journalism
Thursday, March 27 ~ 7:00-9:00pm
Randy Price is co-anchor of WCVB-TV's "EyeOpener," New England's #1 early morning newscast. Price, who joined WCVB-TB Channel 5 in June 2009, also contributes to breaking news stories and major event coverage for NewsCenter 5 and TheBostonChannel.com
During his distinguished career, Price has been honored with numerous humanitarian and professional awards, among them the broadcast industry's highest honor: a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in Boston. He has regularly reported from the site of many news events important to New Englanders, from numerous New Hampshire presidential primaries to the Challenger shuttle explosion. On the national front, Price has covered the war in Afghanistan and the impeachment of President Clinton.
Price is also well-know to New England's civic and philanthropic communities, regularly volunteering his time to raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes. A breeder of champion American Cocker Spaniels, Price works with all the major animal welfare and rescue organizations in Greater Boston. He is also the "chief cheerleader" for the annual Walk for Autism and works with organizations relating to alcohol and substance abuse. An avid gardener, Price and his spouse often use their gardens for fundraisers for various community organizations.
A native of Louisiana, Price began his broadcast career in college radio at LSU and his television career with the American Forces Radio and Television Service as a member of the US Air Force. Price then served as a lead anchor at television stations in Bakersfield, CA., and Toledo, OH., before coming to Boston, where he has anchored at all of the major network-affiliated stations. Price is married and lives in Kittery Pt., ME.
Upcoming Performances from Patrick Dorow Productions
The Wedding Singer--Teen Production April 4-6
The Wedding Singer is a romantic comedy musical based on the 1998 film The Wedding Singer.
Set in1985, rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Patrick Dorow Productions is assembling an All-STAR cast and band of teens, under the age of 19, to rehearse over a 6 week period and then perform in a professional production of The Wedding Singer at the STAR Theatre. The caliber of talent and musical theatre experience of this age group in the surrounding seacoast areas is spectacular right now and will be showcased in this production. PDP has worked with many of these teens in past productions, garnering a people's choice for best musical Spotlight nomination for "THE UPSIDE of BEING DOWN", and will be adding new faces to the mix for "The Wedding Singer". PDP is also very proud to be highlighting some of the most talented teen musicians in Maine and NH. Under the direction of Patrick Dorow, this past summer's highly acclaimed band, performed for Prescott Park Arts Festival's production of "Annie", was comprised primarily of members of the PDP Teen Company. They are talented way beyond their years!
Purchase Wedding Singer Tickets!
|Friday, April 4||7:30pm|
|Saturday, April 5||2:00pm|
|Saturday, April 5||7:30pm|
|Sunday, April 6||2:00pm|
Upcoming Performances from Kent Stephens' Stage Force
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
A disgraced priest, a sex-hungry widow, a dutiful spinster and a dying poet meet in a remote tropical hotel on a hot Mexican night in the early 1940s and begin a struggle that sets morality, desire, loneliness and hope against each other with quietly explosive results.Reverend Shannon is a priest just short of a nervous breakdown and defrocking, thanks to a perhaps too-honest sermon in his Virginia parish. Now a tour guide for a second-rate travel agency, he is accused of statutory rape of a sixteen year old girl accompanying the group of schoolteachers he is guiding through a bizarre Mexican holiday. He seeks refuge at the cheap jungle hotel managed by old friend Maxine Faulk, a lusty widow with her own ideas of how Shannon should spend the holiday. But the conflicted Shannon is drawn instead towards spinster Hannah Jelkes, a penniless artist accompanying her dying poet grandfather, Nonno, on his final journey.Each of William's indelible characters is isolated, emotionally lost and desperately lonely. As a storm breaks over the run-down hotel, they are thrown together in a series of collisions and conflicts that ultimate reveal the stunning strength of the human spirit and the possibility of grace.Featuring Brian Chamberlain and Christine Penney 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.
Upcoming Showing in the Morgan Gallery
Shades of the Past
Bushor Photography and Lavigne Photography
History, fantasy and art meet and meld in Monica Bushor and Matt Lavigne's stunning Shades of the Past series. The outcome of a remarkable collaborative effort between the region's actors, dancers, makeup artists, costumers, and more, these images transform the familiar faces and landscapes of Portsmouth into scenes from another world. The display will begin on Friday, February 14th.
REGION WELCOMES A NEW STARThe 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!