About The Gracie Theatre
The Gracie Theatre
opened its doors in 2009 and serves as a cultural center for Husson Campus and
the Greater Bangor Community. The facility includes a 490-seat proscenium
theater, 335 in the orchestra, 165 in the balcony, a fly system with 26
counter-weighted line sets, rehearsal hall, orchestra pit, scene design and
construction area, sound, recording and light booths and 3 full dressing rooms and a 50-seat Black Box Theatre.
The theatre is wired with a 3-way mic split and the ability to feed live
performances to a 34' mobile truck for live broadcast to local radio, TV,
online and audio recording purposes.
The theatre is named for Grace McCollum, the granddaughter of longtime Husson
trustee and friend Hilda Hutchins McCollum. Since its opening, the
Gracie has hosted a wide variety of events including producing two full-scale
Broadway-style productions, West Side Story and Tommy, the
Musical. The Gracie presents a range of cultural
events from concerts to lectures, to touring theatre shows, and a
drum clinic by Todd Sucherman from Styx. In 2012, the Gracie launched
their inaugural season featuring performances by Second City Improv Company,
Broadway's Jennifer Holliday, the Off-Broadway smash hit Potted
Potter and the hilarious Deer Camp, the Musical. In
2013/14, we welcomed Iconic actors Molly Ringwald and Paul Reiser along with
touring show Forbidden Broadway, Alive and Kicking. Classical performances
included Jazz Pianist Dan Tepfer, International Opera Star Richard Troxell, The
Lysander Piano Trio and NPR host Christopher O'Riley.
The Gracie Theatre
hopes to continue to serve the campus and community as a meeting place and is available
for rent throughout the year.
The Gracie's Mission Statement
The Gracie Theatre shares and
assists Husson University in their 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.
Read about The Gracie Theatre's Architectural and Acoustic Design (Click here:)- WSDG: Stage Directions Magazine: Gracie Theatre, A Place to Be Heard and Seen