• 2018 season,  shows

    Current Season

    Current Show

    You can click here to make reservations for our fall show, Spider’s Web: Reservations >

    Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web
    At Hallowell City Hall
    Show dates November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

    Tickets 10 for Students and Seniors 12 for Adults
    Reservations Call 207-626-3698 or www.gaslighttheater.org
    Hallowell City Hall Auditorium

    Earlier this year:

    Shakespeare in the Park with the Augusta Downtown Alliance
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Augusta 16, 17 in Waterfront Park in Augusta
    Read more…

    A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone by Ron Bernas
    At Hallowell City Hall
    Show dates June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
    Read More…


    Two one act Comedies

    “All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play” by Werner Trieschmann


    “The Terrible False Deceptions” by Rafe Macpherson

    Show dates:
    March 22, 23, 29 30 at 7:30
    March 24 and 31 at 2 pm
    Read more about these shows. >>

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    Year Month Production
    2010 March Accomplice [photo album]
    April One-Act Plays [photo album] #235
    June Bells Are Ringing [photo album]
    September Born Yesterday
    November My Three Angels
    2011 February-March Key for Two [photo album]
    April An Evening of One-Act Plays [photo album] #240
    June The Importance of Being Earnest [photo album]
    August-September And Then There Were None [photo album]
    November Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) [photo album]
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    Year Month Production
    2000 March/April Where’s Charley?
    June/July You Can’t Take it With You
    August/September Laura (show #195)
    November Divorce, Southern Style (Winter Chicken)
    2001 March Misery
    June Drop Dead
    August/September A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    October/November Our Town (200th Show)
    2002 March Painting Churches
    April (one-act) The Last Cigarette
    June Moon Over Buffalo
    August Soup du Jour
    October/November A Party to Murder
    2003 March The Odd Couple (female version, #205)
    June Light Up the Sky
    August Kiss Me Kate
    November The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle
    2004 March/April Mastergate [photo album]
    April One-Act: Gaslight Cafe (MEACT)
    June/July Of Thee I Sing [photo album] (#210)
    August Don’t Drink the Water [photo album]
    November The Manchurian Candidate [photo album]
    2005 February Omar Ricardo’s “That’s Italian” [photo album]
    March Death of a Salesman [photo album]
    April One-Act: Gaslight Cafe (MEACT and Regional)
    June/July How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [photo album]
    September Dinner With Friends [photo album] (#215)
    November Arsenic and Old Lace [photo album]
    2006 March Omar Ricardo and his Many, Many Women (fundraiser) [photo album]
    May The Real Inspector Hound [photo album]
    June Jake’s Women [photo album]
    August Songs for a Summer Night (musical revue) [photo album]
    November The Mousetrap [photo album]
    2007 March Almost, Maine [photo album]
    April One Act: Almost, Maine (selections: MEACT)
    June/July Lucky Stiff [photo album]
    August Crimes of the Heart [photo album]
    November Over the River and Through the Woods [photo album]
    2008 March Don’t Dress for Dinner [photo album] (#225)
    June Bye, Bye Birdie [photo album]
    August Wonder of the World [photo album]
    November Private Lives [photo album]
    2009 March Bell, Book and Candle [photo album]
    April The Ties That Bind (one-act plays) [photo album]
    July Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [photo album]
    August/September Five Women Wearing the Same Dress [photo album]
    November Rabbit Hole [photo album]
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    Year Month Production
    1990 March Catch Me If You Can (show #150)
    May 2 One_Acts: (Love Course; The Actor’s Nightmare)
    August Blithe Spirit
    November Baby
    1991 April The Tempest
    June The Music Man (#155)
    August On the Verge
    November A Loss of Roses
    1992 March On Golden Pond
    June The Odd Couple (Female Version)
    August Oklahoma (#160)
    November Of Mice and Men
    1993 February Love Changes Everything (musical revue)
    March Barefoot in the Park
    June Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    August Wait Until Dark (#165)
    November Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
    1994 February Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (fundraiser: musical revue)
    March Lend Me A Tenor
    June Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Maine Premiere)
    August Dames at Sea (#170)
    September Come Back Little Sheba
    1995 March The Front Page
    June The Foreigner
    August 2 Albee One-Acts: (The Zoo Story and The American Dream)
    November Agnes of God (#175)
    1996 March One Act Festival in Camden: Zoo Story
    March Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will
    July Steel Magnolias
    September Gaslight (Angel Street)
    November House of Blue Leaves (#180)
    1997 April Do Not Disturb
    June/July Infidelities
    August A Cheever Evening (Maine Premiere)
    November Twelve Angry Men
    1998 March Harvey (#185)
    June Inherit the Wind
    Augusta Nunsense
    November The Taming of the Shrew
    1999 March Rehearsal for Murder
    July The Complete works of Wllm Shkspr, Abbr. (#190)
    August/September Plaza Suite
    November The Country Girl
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    Year Month Production
    1980 Summer Aaron Slick of Pumpkin Crick
    October The Magical Pied Piper of Hamlin
    December A Christmas Carol
    1981 April Pajama Game
    June The Madwoman of Chaillot
    August Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    October Song by Song by Sondheim (musical revue)
    1982 January The Lion in Winter
    March/April Bye Bye Birdie
    June Carousel
    July America the Musical (musical revue)
    October The Butler Did It (#125)
    December Sounds Like White Christmas (musical revue)
    1983 April Anything Goes
    July America the Musical II/Broadway on the Kennebec; musical revue)
    1984 March The Mousetrap
    July Sparklers (#130)
    November Guys and Dolls
    1985 May Bus Stop
    July/August You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    November Camelot
    1986 April Twelfth Night (#135)
    June 3 One-Act Plays (The Anniversary, Aria da Capo, Thursday Evenings)
    October On The Air (original radio show)
    1987 April Vanities
    July ESSays (Original Music show)
    July I Do, I Do (#140)
    October California Suite
    November James and the Giant Peach
    1988 March 2 One-Acts: (Who Dunnit?, The Real Inspector Hound)
    May/June Crimes of the Heart
    July Company
    November All My Sons (#145)
    1989 March See How They Run
    June The Lady’s Not for Burning
    October Once Upon a Mattress
    December Performance at a Christmas Ball
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    Year Month Production
    1970 February Write Me a Murder (#93)
    April Everyone Loves Opal (#94)
    May When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet
    November Cactus Flower (#95)
    1971 Under the Yum Yum Tree (#96)
    Spring Wait Until Dark (#97)
    Fall Camelot (#98)
    1972 March Invitation to a March (#99)
    April Auntie Mame (100th Show)
    October Don’t Drink the Water (#101)
    1973 March Oliver (#102)
    November Kiss Me Kate (#103)
    1974 May Forty Carats (#104)
    December The Music Man (#105)
    1975 April Mrs. McThing
    June An Endless Line of Splendor (pageant)
    September Curse You, Jack Dalton (Gay 90s Revue)
    November Our Town
    1976 April Arsenic and Old Lace
    August Broadway (revue)
    November Broadway Revisited (revue, #109)
    1977 May Sorry, Wrong Number/The Spiral Staircase
    August Ladies Night at the Theater (revue)
    1978 January Bits from Hollywood Hits (revue)
    1979 Early summer Lil Abner
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    Year Month Production
    1960 French With an Accent (Show #70)
    1961 The Potting Shed (#71)
    November Golden Fleecing
    1962 March Midas and the Golden Touch (children’s play)
    April/May Design for Murder
    Send Me No Flowers
    1963 February The Emperor’s New Clothes (children’s play)
    April Teahouse of the August Moon (#75)
    November Picnic (#76)
    1964 April Critic’s Choice (#77)
    November John Brown’s Body (#78)
    1965 February/March Snow White and Rose Read (children’s play)
    April A Shot in the Dark (#79)
    October The Elves and the Shoemaker (children’s play)
    November Diary of Anne Frank (#80)
    1966 March Mary, Mary (#81)
    April Angel Street (#82)
    November Never Too Late (#83)
    1967 February The Bat (#84)
    April King of Hearts (#85)
    April Sky High (Youth Theater)
    November A Thousand Clowns (#86)
    1968 February Bell, Book and Candle (#87)
    April Barefoot in the Park (#88)
    November The Odd Couple (#89)
    1969 February Any Wednesday (#90)
    April The Chalk Garden (#91)
    November Come Blow Your Horn (#92)


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    Year Month Production
    1950 April Little Foxes
    Hansel and Gretel (fundraiser)
    October The Torch Bearers
    1951 January Bell for Adano
    April Ten Little Indians
    May Jack and the Bean Stalk (fundraiser)
    October The Velvet Glove (show #42)
    1952 January The Petrified Forest (#43)
    April Life With Mother (#44)
    May Rumplestiltskin (fundraiser)
    November Ladies of the Jury
    1953 February The Corn is Green (Kerosene Circuit)
    April Born Yesterday
    November The Silver Whistle
    1954 February The Hasty Heart
    April The Happy time (#50)
    November Harvey (#51)
    Cinderella (Fundraiser)
    1955 February Stalag 17
    May My Three Angels
    The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
    Sabrina Fair
    1956 January Dial M for Murder (#55)
    October The Tender Trap
    November The Desperate Hours
    December Nativity Scene
    1957 April You Can’t Take It With You (#59)
    Gentleman Prefer Blondes
    1958 March Come Back, Little Sheba
    Witness for the Prosecution
    1959 May 27-29 Visit to a Small Planet (by Gore Vidal, directed by Maybelle Tarr)
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    30’s and 40’s

    Year Month Production
    1938 Arms and the Man
    1939 April The Late Christopher Bean
    September The School for Scandal
    1940 February The Cap’n Alden Place
    May The Royal Family
    October The Bat
    1941 January Smiling Through
    April Hay Fever
    May The Prince of Liars
    November George Washington Slept Here
    1942 February Aaron Slick of Pumpkin Crick
    March The Bishop Misbehaves
    May Icebound
    October Arsenic and Old Lace
    1943 January First Lady
    May Papa is All
    July Pure as the Driven Snow (A Working Girls Secret)
    September Ladies in Retirement
    December First Year
    1944 March Bundy Pulls the Strings
    June It Pays to Advertise
    October Junior Miss
    1945 February The Woman
    June Angel Street (Gaslight)
    November SNAFU
    1946 March Blithe Spirit
    May Night Must Fall
    Summer Oh Promise Me (Kerosene Circuit)
    1947 January I Remember Mama
    April Pygmalion
    Summer Sweetwater Train
    October State of The Union
    1948 January The Barretts of Wimpole Street
    April Skylark
    September Volunteer Bride (Kerosene Circuit)
    November Trial of Mary Dugan
    1949 Jan Joan of Lorraine
    April French With an Accent
    May The Emperors New Coat (fundraiser)
    Oct Three Man on a Horse
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  • 2017season

    Noises Off

    • by Michael Frayn
    • directed by Linda Duarte

    Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

    The New York Times called Noises Off “…the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. … a festival of delirium.”

    Each of the three acts of Noises Off contains a performance of the first act of a play within a play, a poor farce called Nothing On — the type of play in which young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually bang open and shut. Preparing for the opening performance, the cast are hopelessly unready, and baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines.

    In Act Two, the play is seen from backstage, providing a view that emphasises the deteriorating relationships between the cast that lead to offstage shenanigans and onstage bedlam. The play falls into disorder before the curtain falls.

    By Act Three, though the actors remain determined at all costs to cover up the mounting series of mishaps, it is not long before the plot has to be abandoned entirely and the more coherent characters are obliged to take a lead in ad-libbing somehow towards some sort of end.

    Production Dates:

    • Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th, 7:30 pm
    • Sunday June 18th, 2:00 pm matinee
    • Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th, 7:30 pm
    • Sunday. June 25th, 2:00 pm matinee
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