Northport Music Theater gets grant

Nov 29, 2012
Photo by: Marti Stone The 2012 theater camp program at Northport Music Theater included an age 10-to-13 production of “The Attack of the Killer Grasshoppers.”

Northport — Northport Music Theater has received a grant of $2500 from the Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to provide support for its 2013 season. The summer musical theater was founded in 2007 and features contemporary American musical theater and a day camps program for youth. The theater, located on Route 1, seats 128 people and has a stage of a modified thrust design. NMT became a nonprofit organization in September and is managed by a seven member board of directors.

Ruth Gelsinger, artistic director of NMT, expressed thanks to Waterfall Arts of Belfast for acting as fiscal sponsor and gratefully accepts the funds on behalf of the NMT board, the casts and crews of NMT and the NMT summer campers and their parents.

“It’s hard to believe that we are getting ready for our seventh season,” she said. “With our new nonprofit status and support in the form of grants and donations from the community, we are even more committed to shaping the future of the performing arts here in Midcoast Maine. We look forward to keeping the NMT program strong and growing.”

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, call (877) 700-6800 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

Northport Music Theater is on Route 1, halfway between Lincolnville Beach and Belfast.
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