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USM Theatre students finish season with uproarious comedy “The Foreigner”

The USM Department of Theatre closes out its 2018-2019 theatrical season with the hilarious Larry Shue classic, “The Foreigner,” opening on Friday, April 19 and running through Sunday, April 28. All performances take place on the USM Gorham Campus in historic Russell Hall.
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Set now stricken, "Unlock'd" leaves lasting impact on USM students

The new musical, "Unlock'd," which made its New England premiere at USM earlier this month, was praised by reviewers across Maine and helped train USM's musical theatre students.
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Portland Press Herald reviews "Unlock'd" at USM as "sublime, sharp-witted and fun"

Describing the show as "sublime absurdity," the University of Southern Maine Theater and School of Music students captured the praise of the Portland Press Herald on the opening night of "Unlock'd." The show runs through March 10 on the Gorham Campus.
USM Update taping March 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' March 2019

In the March episode of “The USM Update,” University of Southern Maine (USM) President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from a wide range of disciplines across the university, include Public Health, Theatre and Food Studies.
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USM Department of Theatre and School of Music collaborate to present "Unlock’d" by Maine native, Sam Carner

The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music present a collaborative production of "Unlock'd," a delightful “modern-ish musical romance” about the roles we are born into and people we secretly wish to become. The show opens on Friday, March 1 and runs through Sunday, March 10, in historic Russell Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.

Shalhoub '77 praises USM on popular Maron podcast

Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 praised the University of Southern Maine and its Department of Theatre on a recent episode of the popular WTF Podcast with Marc Maron.
Sam Carner with USM students

Portland Press Herald features Sam Carner and upcoming USM performance of "Unlock'd"

Falmouth, Maine native Sam Carner writes musical shows and songs that have been performed around the country. He was in Maine last week to help USM students prepare for an upcoming performance of his musical “Unlock’d” (written with composer Derek Gregor).
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Actor and alumnus Tony Shalhoub takes home two SAG awards

Following his Tony Award in June, famed actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub '77 takes home two Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
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USM Department of Theatre original performance “A Winter Idyll…with Spring in Sight” explores the magic of the seasons

Join the USM Department of Theatre to celebrate the beauty and magic of the season with an original performance of spoken word, dance and music, “A Winter Idyll… with Spring in Sight.” This one weekend only show runs Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 9 and is a collaboration with the Dance program.