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.  

Gracie Theatre on teh campus of Husson UniversityThe 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- WSDG: Stage Directions Magazine: Gracie Theatre, A Place to Be Heard and Seen