The New Surry Theatre's 43rd Season

Audition Notice

Auditions will be held on March 28 & 29 at 9:00 AM at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater.

Casting for the musical “Annie” - a play about the unbreakable spirit of an orphan.

All roles open. Looking for all types of people ages 8 + up with all types of singing, acting & dancing abilities. This play has mostly chorus parts with opportunities for almost anyone who wants a speaking role. Rehearsals run from April until performances begin in July.

Performances are July 24 to August 15 on the weekends. All who audition will be included in the production. Children under 12 will need supervision during rehearsal process. Supervision may be shared.

"Yonkers" tickets are on sale now!

Call (207)200-4720. $15 general, $12 students/seniors

Lost in Yonkers

by Neil Simon

March 13, 14, 15 (Sunday matinee) March 20, 21, 22 (Sunday matinee) March 27, 28, 29 (Sunday matinee)

Evening performances are at 7:00 PM and the Sunday matinees are at 3:00 PM.

Directed by Bill Raiten.

Brooklyn, 1942, Evelyn Kurnitz has just died following a lengthy illness. Her husband, Eddie Kurnitz, needs to take a job as a traveling salesman to pay off the medical bills incurred, and decides to ask his stern and straight talking mother, from whom he is slightly estranged, if his two early-teen sons, Jay and Arty (who their Grandma calls by their full given names, Yakob and Arthur), can live with her and their Aunt Bella Kurnitz in Yonkers.

Neil Simon first published Lost in Yonkers in the United States in 1991.Similar to many of Simon’s plays, Lost in Yonkers, which draws on Simon’s experiences growing up in New York City, is a hybrid between a comedy and a drama. Lost in Yonkers was a critical and popular success, earning Simon a Pulitzer Prize. Many critics consider the play to be Simon’s best work and the highlight of his career.

Other NST productions in 2015...

I Hate Hamlet: May 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

Annie: July 24, 25, 26 (matinee), 31, August 1, 2 (matinee), 7, 8, 14, 15

Directors are Robin Jones ('I Hate Hamlet') and Shari John ('Annie')

Audition dates will be announced soon.

...and Summer Acting Camp runs July 6 through July 10th.

The directors listed above are protégés
of Artistic Director Bill Raiten and graduates of his
Directing for the Stage class.

Directing for the Stage is one of seven classes offered by NST this Winter.

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The January 2015 Semester of the


(Exact starting date to be announced soon.)

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Blue Hill’s New Surry Theatre is honored to have received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Theater Fund in support of our 43rd Season. Thank you MCF!

The New Surry Theatre is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Maine non-profit corporation based in Blue Hill, Maine.

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A Very Special Thanks:

To the Quimby Family and Maine Community Foundations for generous grants.


DVD cover imageThe New Surry Theatre is offering a DVD of their production of Bill Raiten’s “FROM BROOKLYN TO BROADWAY”
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