Auditions for the Summer Shows!

Carousel! Carousel!

LOVE, DANCING, AND..........CLAMS, IN PENOBSCOT AND CASTINE MAINE! Musical theater legends, Rogers & Hammerstein's Carousel, the timeless love story that takes place between Bangor and Stonington in 1873 is coming to Blue Hill and you can be a part of the fun. The story is peppered with lively and real characters and musical favorites such as "If I Loved You," "June Is Busting Out All Over," and "You Will Never Walk Alone". In 1999, Time magazine named Carousel the best musical of the 20th century.

Directed by Bec Poole, who brought the fun of Oliver!, Sylvia, and Damn Yankees to the Blue Hill stage and Bill Raiten, Artistic Director, NST. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, April 12 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater with callbacks April 13. Be prepared to sing from the score and read from the script or just talk with Bec about how you can be part of this excitement. Parts are available for all ages, with a large number of roles for young people ages 18-35. Performances in July. Call 207-326-0899 or email New Surry Theater for more information.

Sabrina Fair Sabrina Fair

COME AND STEP INTO THE SHOES OF A CHARACTER FROM THE CLASSIC ROMANTIC COMEDY ORIGINALLY STARRING AUDREY HEPBURN! Sabrina Fair is the play that inspired the classic film Sabrina, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The New Surry Theatre will bring Sabrina Fair back to the area in which it was written.

Samuel Taylor, an East Blue Hiller who also wrote Vertigo for Alfred Hitchcock, among his many other accomplishments, wrote this love story of the chauffer’s daughter and the millionaire’s son. The clever, fast-paced dialogue transformed this beyond a classic Cinderella story to a fine-tuned comedy. In particular, the NST is looking for men to take on several well-developed, very fun roles, many of whom compete for fair Sabrina’s hand. It should be loads of fun for all involved with the play.

Directed by Dindy Royster, who brought Steel Magnolias to the NST’s Blue Hill stage. Performances are in August, with auditions April 15 & 16 at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater at 6:00pm to cast the following roles:

  • Margaret (45-60,Larrabee's maid)
  • Linus Larrabee, Sr, (65 – 70, father of Linus & David)
  • Linus Larrabee, Jr, (40s)
  • David Larrabee (35 – 40)
  • Fairchild (50 – 60, Sabrina’s father) and
  • Paul d'Argenson (40s, Sabrina’s French boyfriend).

email New Surry Theater for more information.

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”

~John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men

Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck is a moving character study of two roving farmhands in the late 1930’s. George tries to look after Lennie — who has a little boy’s mind in the body of a powerful man with an obsession for small, soft, cuddly things. Unfortunately George is not successful in his efforts to keep the promise of “tending the rabbits” and keeping Lennie out of trouble. As the story unfolds, we find George and Lennie trying to make it at yet another ranch after running from trouble, where once again George must try to keep Lennie out of trouble and away from the temptation of the rancher’s promiscuous wife. George is trying to make enough money so he and Lennie can realize their dream to “live off the fat of the land”, at their own place. But once again, Lennie unwittingly destroys this dream and forces George into a difficult moral decision of how to finally deal with Lennie.


  • Of Mice and Men ~ May, 2014
    directed by Michael Reichgott
    May 9-10, 16-17 and 23-25 at 7:00pm and May 18 at 3:00pm
  • Carousel ~ July, 2014
    directed by Bec Poole
    July 17-19, 24-26 and August 1-2 at 7:00pm and July 27 at 3:00pm
  • Sabrina Fair ~ August, 2014
    directed by Dindy Royster
    August 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:00pm and August 17 at 3:00pm


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 41st 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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