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by Allen Adams of The Maine Edge:

A Bangor artistic institution is getting ready to launch another season.

Penobscot Theatre Company is just a few days away from getting officially underway with their 44th season of producing live professional theater for the greater Bangor area and beyond.

Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport has put together an interesting slate with this season’s offerings. There’s plenty of music – a play about a barbershop quartet, a musical about a small-town diner and a beloved Disney classic. There’s comedy – a play about deer camp and family written by actor Jeff Daniels. There’s innovative drama and a long-running hit and even an adaptation of one of Bangor’s own Stephen King’s books.

But there’s even more excitement in the Bangor Opera House going into this season, thanks to a renovation effort this summer that has given the space a much-needed reinvigoration. The aging seats have all been replaced. New carpets have been laid, new lights have been hung. The space has been completely recharged.

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