March 8, 2012

'Little Me' launches theater-filled month

Good Theater celebrates its 10th anniversary with a revival of the fluffy musical.

By Bob Keyes
Staff Writer

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Stephen Underwood during a dress rehearsal for the Good Theater production of “Little Me” at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. Underwood starred in “Little Me” with Good Theater a decade ago, establishing himself as one of Portland’s best comedic actors.

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WHEN: 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 1.

WHERE: Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 to $30

INFO: 885-5883;

Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., hosts "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," a popular farce featuring three actors who perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays -- plus the sonnets -- in 90 minutes. It opens tonight and runs Thursday to Sunday through March 24. Regular ticket prices are $19 ($15 for students and seniors ages 65 and older). Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. Call 865-5505 or visit

In Gorham, the University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre and School of Music presents the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone," directed by Assunta Kent. The show opens Friday and runs through March 18 at Russell Hall. Tickets cost $21 ($15 for seniors, USM faculty and staff; $10 for students). Call 780-5151 or visit

Mad Horse Theatre Company stages the classic drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" by Paul Zindel from March 15 to April 1 at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland. This show won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, and tells the story of a single mother, her teenage daughters and their dysfunctional family. Tickets cost $22 ($20 for students and seniors). Call 899-3993 or visit

In Lewiston, the Public Theatre present the John Logan play "Red" March 16-25. "Red" won the Tony Award for best play in 2010. It offers audiences a look inside the mind of artist Mark Rothko, who once said, "I am here to stop your heart. I am not here to make pretty pictures." Tickets cost $18. Call 782-3200 or visit

Portland Ovations brings the Rodgers and Hammerstein Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "South Pacific" to Merrill Auditorium for three performances March 17-18. This version is based on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater revival, and includes such classics as "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair," "Younger than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "A Wonderful Guy." Tickets range from $50 to $65. Call 842-0800 or visit

Lorem Ipsum, a fledgling Portland theater company, presents Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" at Space Gallery March 22 to April 1. "Ghosts" explores themes of sexual repression, marital duty, religion and disease. The show will incorporate multi-media elements by local filmmakers Last House Productions and Budget Fabulous Films. Tickets cost $10. Call 828-5600 or visit

Staff Writer Bob Keyes can be contacted at 791-6457 or:

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Molly W. Bryant Roberts, Paul Drinan and Laura Graham star in Dramatic Repertory Company’s “A Nervous Smile” tonight through March 18.

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Portland Ovations brings “South Pacific” to Merrill Auditorum March 17-18.

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