We appreciate your interest in finding out more about the Gracie Theatre. Our beautiful 500-seat theatre completed in October of 2009, is Husson University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.
The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, stage management, acting, and electronics.
The Gracie has hosted over 250 events since its opening. In addition to producing Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story with music provided by members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and The Who’s Tommy, the Gracie hosted a variety of student and community events including touring Broadway and Off-Broadway shows like Potted Potter (2013), Forbidden Broadway (2014) and Pinkalicious, the musical (2014), Grammy award-winning singer Paula Cole (2015), Comedian Paul Reiser (2014), Broadway’s original dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday (2012) International Opera Star Richard Troxell (2011), Second City Improv Company (2012), concerts by Howie Day (2014), Christopher O’Riley (2012), Molly Ringwald (2013) and several notable guest lecturers each year.
As managing director, a goal is to engage the Husson community by offering programming designed to draw students and the community into the Gracie with a variety of cultural events. With its state-of-the-art sound system, live events offer audiences a superb sound and light experience with an “up close and personal” feeling”. The 2018/19 Season has many exciting shows lined up that will be announced soon.
In addition, NESCom will continue to host several recording sessions, projects, and band concerts. The Husson University Student Theatre Group, or HUT, produces two shows annually, and the Dean’s Lecture Series is slated with impressive speakers for the upcoming academic year.
Students are our focus and we are committed to engaging students in all aspects of the arts through our performances and through opportunities for students to perform and work in many areas of the theater, including experiences working assistant stage management, sound, front and back of the house and in the box office.
Many exciting things are happening at the Gracie, for everyone. Come check us out. We’re Bangor’s Best “Off-Broadway” theatre (located “off-Broadway” just past the Broadway shopping center, at 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME. )
The Gracie’s Mission Statement
The Gracie Theatre shares and assists Husson University in its commitment to cultural exposure, experiential learning, and community engagement by providing opportunities for student involvement in the arts, enriching campus life, and building a bridge between campus, region, and community through diverse programming.
Jeri Misler, Managing Director – 207.941.7051, email@example.com