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Christine Tupper, Janet Elwin, Natasha Salvo, Ann Foskett and Vanessa Barth enjoy the season finale of Downton Abbey at the Lincoln Theater. (Photo courtesy Natasha Salvo)
Christine Tupper, Janet Elwin, Natasha Salvo, Ann Foskett and Vanessa Barth enjoy the season finale of Downton Abbey at the Lincoln Theater. (Photo courtesy Natasha Salvo)


It may seem quiet, but there is a lot of activity going on inside Lincoln Theater as the lights are set, the costumes sewn, the stage built, the drops painted, the musicians tuned, and the actors prepared as we ready ourselves to take the stage on Friday, March 7 for four performances of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

Months of preparation culminate in this weekend's concerts, which are guaranteed to bring smiles to both young and old alike. Come and chase away the winter blues with an evening of song.

'The Pirates of Penzance: Live on Stage'

The latest LCCT production, a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," features the talents of more than 65 performers including John D. Adams, Nancy Durgin, Nancy-Grace Dersham, and George Eisenhauer.

The Quite Content Chorale returns along with the Never Never Sick at Sea Symphony Orchestra, featuring the DaPonte String Quartet, for this tuneful favorite. The musical opens Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances are Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the box office (563-3424). This show is presented in partnership with H.M. Payson. 

"Philomena" (PG-13, 1:38) returns for two days only by popular request. Judi Dench's portrayal of a stubborn, kindhearted Irish Catholic trying to discover what became of the son she was forced to give up as a teenager is so quietly moving that it feels lit from within. A major theme of this anticlerical screed is forgiveness.

Dench's Philomena glows with the radiance of someone serene in her faith despite inhumane treatment by the church. That she makes you believe her character has the capacity to forgive provides the movie with a solid moral center. "Philomena" plays Wednesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 13, with screenings at 2 and 7 p.m.
Coming soon

March movies include the Pulitzer prize winning "August: Osage County" opens Friday March 14; the true story of Charles Dickens and his young mistress, "The Invisible Woman," opens Friday, March 21; and "The Monuments Men" opens March 28.
Save the date

The next Live from the MET in HD, Massenet's Werther, with a pre-opera talk by Dr. Morton Achter, takes place Saturday, March 15 starting at 11:45 a.m.

The theater's complete monthly schedule and information on all theater events are available at

You can also check us out by viewing our Facebook page, calling the theater's box office at 563-3424, or by dropping by for a visit. The office is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please be sure to sign up for our weekly e-blast. Each week we send out a listing of what is playing for the week at Lincoln Theater.

To sign up, just visit our website and click "contact" or send us an email at and never miss a performance you'd like to see at the theater. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta.

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