Articles by: Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
  • A universe of possibilities

    A universe of possibilities

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln for the Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — It was a frigid cold Saturday night as I drove toward Blue Hill to see “Constellations” the latest offering from the New Surry Theatre. With my car heater blasting as it attempted to keep me from freezing, I couldn’t help but imagine myself at

  • Don’t miss the, uh, Gondola!

    Don’t miss the, uh, Gondola!

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — It has been a decade or so since the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine has taken us on a trip to Venice aboard “The Gondoliers” with its side trip to the realm of Barataria. I had forgotten what a fun, topsy-turvy musical excursion

  • “The Gondoliers” returns to The Grand

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — Hearing the singing upstairs at the Moore Center, it was impossible not to smile. Members of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine were in the midst of rehearsing a jolly chorus number from their new production of “The Gondoliers,” which opens at The Grand

  • NST goes into the multiverse with the play “Constellations”

    NST goes into the multiverse with the play “Constellations”

    BLUE HILL — In the past decade or so, the concept of multiple universes and non-linear time has enjoyed increasing popularity. It was once the province of theoretical physicists and other science geeks, and, perhaps, the occasional comic book — remember Superman’s “Bizarro World”? These days, pop culture and highbrow movies, TV dramas and novels

  • Penobscot Theatre gives gift of “Matilda the Musical”

    Penobscot Theatre gives gift of “Matilda the Musical”

      BANGOR — Here’s something for which it’s worth bundling up in your warmest coat, mittens and hat and making a trip to Bangor. Penobscot Theatre Co.’s current production of the Broadway hit “Matilda the Musical” radiates such heartwarming fun, it’s a wonder the temperature in Bangor doesn’t go up a good 15 or 20

  • Snap, snap!

    Snap, snap!

    ELLSWORTH — What a gas to see the talented actors of Ellsworth High School tackling a new musical. And what a fun show “The Addams Family” is. It’s something of a mystery why this clever musical comedy by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa wasn’t a bigger hit when it opened on Broadway in

  • More than words

    More than words

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — If George Emlen ruled the world, one suspects that singing would be a mandatory activity all over the globe, to be practiced with gusto at least once a day and preferably with friends and neighbors. Ever since he was in high school in Philadelphia

  • A family tragicomedy

    A family tragicomedy

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — The New Surry Theatre is launching its 2019-20 performance season with something new and different and, judging by a rehearsal last Sunday, quite special. “Fun Home” the Tony Award-winning musical based on American cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, opens Friday, Nov. 8, for a

  • She lives to write

    She lives to write

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BAR HARBOR — Everyone has a story, and many dream of turning their story into a book one day. Some actually do, and the world is richer and more interesting for it. But most, due to work, family and other time-consuming activities, or perhaps lack of confidence,

  • Thrills, chills and laughter

    Thrills, chills and laughter

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BANGOR — It has likely been a good long while since you last saw the 1944 Oscar-winning film “Gaslight,” with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Me too. But I wonder if you remember laughing. Well, I sure don’t. So, imagine the surprise and delight of those

  • Get thee to a funnery!

    Get thee to a funnery!

    BLUE HILL — When I was a kid, we used to have an antique, wind-up gramophone with a small collection of vintage 78 records from the 1940s. The hands-down favorite for me and my siblings was a record called “Ticklish Reuben,” which was largely a recording of the singer laughing (because he was ticklish, see?).