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Celebrate the season at USM - through song, stage and sky

The USM School of Music, Department of Theatre, and Southworth Planetarium are all offering events to celebrate the holiday season.
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USM Department of Theatre opens season with sparkling and satiric comedy “Tartuffe”

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre bursts onto the stage this October opening the 2018-2019 theatrical season with the comedy "Tartuffe" by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur. The show opens Friday, October 19 and plays through Sunday, October 28. All performances take place on the USM Gorham Campus in the historic Russell Hall; the show is approximately 2 hours with one intermission.

2018-2019 Season Kicks-off with Psychological Thriller, The Turn of the Screw

USM Department of Theatre kicks-off its 2018-2019 season with the psychological thriller, The Turn of the Screw. Adapted from the Henry James novel by American playwright, Jeffrey Hatcher.
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USM receives $1 million gift to launch new Center for the Arts project

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a $1 million gift from a long-time friend of the university for the purpose of launching the new Center for the Arts project on the Portland campus. The new Center for the Arts will help elevate awareness of USM’s superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.
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USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub wins first Tony Award

Actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub earned his first Tony Award for his work in the musical, "The Band's Visit" at the 72nd Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10.
USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub earns fourth Tony Award nomination

Actor and University of Southern Maine alumnus Tony Shalhoub earned his fourth Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit.” The Portland Press Herald highlighted Shalhoub's Maine connection in a May 1 story.

USM Theatre Brings Season to a Close with a Witty and Buoyant Comedy

USM Theatre Brings Season to a Close with a Witty and Buoyant Comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, April 20-29
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Musician with ties to USM joins national "Hamilton" tour

Sam Bagala, who took classes at USM starting at age 13, has joined the first touring company of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical as its music associate.
A Man of No Importance

The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music team up to present the spring musical, "A Man of No Importance."

The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music team up to present the spring musical, "A Man of No Importance." Nine performances! March 3 - 9.

Fall Production Neighborhood 3 Named A Theatrical Highlight of the Year by Phoenix Sun

USM Department of Theatre Fall 2017 production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was named one of 2017's Theatrical Highlight of the Year by Portland's Phoenix Sun paper

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