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Biddeford's Historic Opera House


City Theater’s mission is to foster an appreciation for the performing arts by using creative avenues to increase community involvement.

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The City Theater is located at 205 Main Street in Biddeford, ME | P.O Box 993 | [email protected] | (207) 282-0849

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination, and the promise of a new land.

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30PM | $30
Sundays | 2:00PM | $25
No performance Sunday, July 21

Join us for our 2024-2025 Season

City Theater Associates produces five community theater productions per year. City Theater’s annual season runs from October – August and features both musicals and straight plays.

In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide Ichabod’s fate.

“A lively blend of gothic terror and tongue-in-cheek humor that ably captures Irving’s story and demonstrates why it remains so compelling.” – Star Tribune

Irving Berlin’s  musical Holiday Inn  is based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “White Christmas,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more!

“[A] trip back to sheer old-fashioned good-time entertainment.” — Elyse Sommer

The longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”

“Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway!” – Gannett Newspapers

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

“Strikes the perfect balance of the cerebral and the comic. Get on board – it’s a great ride.” – Houstonian Magazine

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Bean

“A timeless musical treasure! [Douglas Carter Beane’s] script crackles with sweetness and freshness.” – Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

Other Upcoming Events At City Theater

August 16, 2024 7:30 pm
Jeanne Christie
    Jeanne Christie

    The theatre performances here are consistently outstanding! I was so happy to see sold out audiences.... If you love the theatre, and haven't checked it out, please catch a performance! I'm guessing if you go to one, you will be back for more--like us!

      Karen Cyr

      Had a wonderful time. The seats are great. Angled perfectly so everyone can see.

        Brad Collins

        If you love the arts, this is a must see stop for musicals plays and concerts An historic theater with quite a past fully restored for comfort yet holds the true feeling of the past of yesteryear.... What an asset to downtown Biddeford

          Kate Savidge

          This was my first visit to this adorable little theater in Biddeford. We went to see the local production of Calendar Girls. I loved the wide wooden stairs, the interior has been well cared for. It's definitely an old building but it is beautiful inside. The actors did a fantastic job! I look forward to seeing more plays here.

            Ken Lacasse

            I have been here on many occasions. Some as viewer and at times a participant. This place has some great history. Lots of many different talents have taken this stage. If you ever get a chance to visit, ask working staff about the lady that peacefully haunts our theater!

              Lisa Speer

              We bought our tickets online for a Sunday matinee. Ordering and seat selection was pretty straightforward. Will call pick-up was a volunteer on the stairs on the way up into the theater. The theater itself is charming and has a newer sound and lighting system.

              ct historic full seats

              About Us

              City Theater: An Iconic Landmark and Thriving Arts Hub in Biddeford-Saco

              City Theater is proud to be not only an historic landmark, but also a vital anchor of the growing arts and cultural community in Biddeford-Saco as a year-round performing arts venue.

              City Theater Associates produces five community theater productions per year. City Theater’s annual season runs from October – August and features both musicals and straight plays.