Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT), the resident theater company at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, has embarked on new relationships and an innovative approach for its upcoming concert production of HMS Pinafore, with three performances only the weekend of March 8.
According to Wikipedia, Community Theater “may refer to theatre that is made entirely by a community with no outside help, or to collaboration between community members and professional theatre artists, or to performance made entirely by professionals that is addressed to a particular community.” For LCCT’s production, the company is continuing the tradition of hiring orchestra members and is working to put together an ensemble of the best professional and amateur musicians. As part of that, LCCT is pleased to announce that Maine’s own Daponte String Quartet will be joining its group of 13 instrumentalists as the core of its “Never Never Sick at Sea Symphony Orchestra.”
Our concert is a way of trying to give the best in entertainment we can to a very diverse community, by partnerning with as many folks as we can to put on a fantastic production.
LCCT has inaugurated a crowdfunding project through the support of RocketHub to underwrite the purchase of the orchestral music, and to support the musicians. The theater company has launched a “commissioning the orchestra project” in the hopes of raising $5,000, one step at a time, by asking folks who care about support wonderful music to join as commissioners. It doesn’t seem quite so hard when you think of 250 or so people underwriting the project.For signing on, there are also multiple “goods” to be delivered – names on the ship roster, beers at King Eiders Pub, sailor’s caps, etc.