We appreciate your interest in finding out more about the Gracie theatre. Our beautiful new 500-seat theatre completed in October of 2009, is Husson'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, acting and electronics.
The Gracie has hosted over 200 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 dance troupe Step Afrika, Comedian Bob Marley, Broadway's original dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday, International Opera Star Richard Troxell, Second City Improv company, musicians Natalie Stovall , Christopher O'Riley, Thomas Gansch and several guest lecturers .
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 2013/14 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 as Husson evolves as a university, we are excited about the role The Gracie can play in that growth. We are committed to engaging students in all aspects of the arts through our performances and through opportunities for students to perform in the theater, backstage, in the house and in the lobby.
Things are happening at the Gracie, for everyone. Come check us out.
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.
Jeri Misler, Managing Director 207.941.7051