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"Fiddler on the Roof" - Review by Eleanor Cade Busby

"Fiddler on the Roof“  Sold Out in Advance 

By Eleanor Cade Busby

 

"The Fiddler Is Fantastic!" - Review by David Treadwell

 

The Fiddler is Fantastic!

By David Treadwell

Bravo!

"Fiddler on the Roof" - Students Speak

“Fiddler on the Roof” – Students Speak

Heartwood & Lincoln Academy to Present "Fiddler on the Roof"

The 8th annual collaboration between Heartwood Regional Theater Company and Lincoln Academy is well underway, as 7th-12th grade Midcoast students delve into the beloved Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  Performances will open on Nov 1st, under a winning leadership-trio: Griff Braley (Director), Beth Preston (Vocal Director) and Sean Fleming (Music Director and Accompanist). 

COASTAL JOURNAL REVIEW

By Chris Chase, Coastal Journal Staff

Legends are funny things.  Over the years they expand, the numbers inflate ("He was seven feet tall!"), events twist, until the end product might have just a smidgen of truth left in it.  They say Jim Cullen was such a man, a giant with the strength of five, his fearsome visage under a fiery head of red hair.

TIMES RECORD REVIEW

by Maryli Tiemann

It’s rare to be part of something important. 

Right now a premiere production is blossoming at The Heartwood Regional Theater in Newcastle. The Legend of Jim Cullen, written and directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Griff Braley, offers each of us a chance to witness brilliant creativity in progress.

BOOTHBAY REGISTER REVIEW

By LISA KRISTOFF, Boothbay Register Arts & Entertainment Editor

Heartwood Theater's musical, "The Legend of Jim Cullen," opened to a full house on July 19 under a waxing, almost full moon.

The play, written by Griff Braley is a complex and compelling work based on the true story of Jim Cullen, lynched in Mapleton, Maine on April 30, 1873. The lynching is believed to be the only one to have occurred in New England.

THE LEGEND OF JIM CULLEN – ORIGINAL, MUSICAL AND BOLD

Opening July 19th is the capstone of Heartwood’s 10th Anniversary Season.  “The Legend of Jim Cullen,” simply put, is rich.   Teeming with music, story-telling, technical treats and even ballet, performed by a talented cast and musicians from around the country, audiences will discover a vivid example of the original, innovative and collaborative work for which this company is becoming known.
 

HEARTWOOD’S "JIM CULLEN" – THEATRICAL ELEMENTS IN PLACE

Opening July 19th as a Heartwood premiere, “The Legend of Jim Cullen” embodies the mission, spirit and quality for which Heartwood has striven, during its first ten years. In this ensemble production, performers and audiences alike will share in an artistic experience which challenges the human spirit. 
 

HEARTWOOD’S "JIM CULLEN" – AN ORIGINAL

Every young’un growing up in Aroostook County learns the story of Jim Cullen.  The events of 1873 happened in their neck of the woods.  It’s part of their history.  It’s legend.  And it’s coming “downstate” to the Midcoast on July 19th, when Heartwood Theater premieres “The Legend of Jim Cullen.”
 
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