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.
  • EHS, MDIHS win at regional Drama Fest

    EHS, MDIHS win at regional Drama Fest

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth High School last weekend held onto its theatrical crown in Class B while Mount Desert Island High School reclaimed its title for Class A at the regional 2020 Maine Drama Festival held at MDI High School. Both schools now will compete respectively at

  • Grand fun

    Grand fun

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — Amidst all the high school drama and jazz fest hoopla, theater lovers might not be aware that there has been some fun theatrical fare going on recently at The Grand. And, lucky for you, the theater will perform Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s

  • Striking gold!

    Striking gold!

    ELLSWORTH — Oh my, what a thrilling day of song and dance last Friday when many of our area high schools and middle schools gathered at Ellsworth High School for the District VI Vocal Jazz Festival. They performed 13 different show choir and jazz choir productions in hopes of going on to the finale Friday-Saturday,

  • 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