What people are saying



“I like coming to dance because I get to see my friends, to see my awesome teachers, and it is so so so SO much fun to be here.  I’ve been here for four years and throughout all the time that I’ve been here they have been like a second family to me!”  Natalie C. (Student)

“The reason I like to come to theater is that I can act, sing, and dance. I love to see my friends.  My directors and the interns are the best.  I love dance because dancing with my teacher is awesome!! Theater is my favorite thing.  Between Friends is my favorite place to dance and do theater. I love all the cool stuff in the gift shop.  The costumes are great.  The snacks are great. The reason I’m in my sixth show here is because, this place is the best.”  Abby M.(Student)

“Next Generation Theatre has been like a second home for me for the past three years.  Everything I have done there has shaped me to be the teenager I am today.  I learned how to sing there and I learned how to act there without either of those I would be a completely different person.  From Playing Town Crier 4 in “Cinderella” to Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” it has all been like I was a part of a big musical family.  I hate to think that I’ll have to leave this family and grow up.” Bridget S. (Student)

“This is a wonderful group working with local talent and offering a lot to the community. Bravo!”   Kathleen M. (Brewer, Maine)

“I love this venue!  The shows that the kids do are always top-notch and very enjoyable.  I have also enjoyed other productions from outside of the children’s programs, such as “The Focus Group” and Bangor Community Theatre productions.  I haven’t yet attended a musical event here, but assume that it would be perfect.  I myself am trying to get back on the stage, and look forward to the possibility of performing in this cozy and comfortable (yet very adequate!) theatre.  The refreshment nook is a nice touch, as well as the cafe tables and sofas along the sides of the main seating area.  Owner Tracy and her crew are always cordial and happy!”  Randy H. (Bangor, Maine)

“My children became involved with the dance and theatre programs at Next Generation Theatre about a year ago.  Words can not describe what this place has done for them!  It’s so wonderful to see the smiles on their faces, Tracey and her team have given them something to look forward to and to be PROUD of! Thank you Tracey, Rachel, and Stephanie for boosting my childrens’ self-esteem and for doing such a great job.”  Laura R. (Bangor, Maine)

“I have been going to Next Generation Theatre for one year and I love it.  Next Generation Theatre is a caring place.  You feel safe and loved.  Next Generation Theatre makes you feel good about yourself.  Everybody is so nice here.  Everyday I come here I never want to leave.” Becca K. (Student)

“As a performer, I can’t say enough good things about Next Generation Theatre. It’s a wonderfully intimate setting, where you connect with the audience and they become part of the show. The people are great to work with and they’ve become a valuable part ofthe arts community in the area. Thanks for letting us play in your space!” Rich K. (Bangor, Maine)

“I LOVE Next Generation Theatre!  Everybody is so nice and loving.  The directors are so helpful and patient with us.  I am always so happy to be there with all my friends.  I look forward to rehearsals and shows.  The shows are so awesome and crazy fun.” David R. (Student)

“If I could give this place 10 stars I would!  They care so much about the children involved in their programs.  The productions they put on are unreal.  They give such opportunities to all the children.  All three of my children are now hooked!  I can’t imagine this place not being a part of our lives!  Thank you Tracey!” Amy F. (Holden, Maine)

“I love seeing the welcoming, friendly faces every time I come to theatre. I also love expressing myself through my lines and songs in each play!” Brady R. (Theatre Student)

“I like art, it is awesome, there are no mistakes! It’s like I can use my ideas to make pictures and sculptures. I like art class, all i have to do is go and then I feel free!!! I wish I could go to art class every day, it is so fun, it’s like I could fly! Everything is awesome!!” Caitlin S. age 8 (Art Student)

“I like art class because whatever you’re thinking, you an make it come to life! If someone else is doing something you like, you can admire them or just do your own thing. Being in art class made me learn that no matter how hard you try you cannot make the same piece of art!” Savannah T. age 8 (Art Student) 

“I love art because you get to be creative. I love art camp because of the fun, beautiful projects. The leaders are awesome! Dance is super fun, you get to play with your friends and learn!” Lydia B. (Art & Dance Student)

“I have been coming to this theatre for a little over 6 years and it’s pretty much my 2nd home. I started when I was just 9 years old and my life ever since then has changed drastically. I was very shy and I had a lot of self esteem issues. However, when I joined this program, I was welcomed with open arms and given a place where I could be myself. I gained so much confidence and made a ton of friends. 6 years later, I am a junior director and I get to help kids the same why past directors helped me. The one thing that separates us the most from other theaters is that we are like a family. I have a friendship with every single kid I work with and they are all super sweet and a blast to work with. Next Generation Theatre offers so many opportunities for all kids. I am so grateful for this theatre, it has given me a place to be myself, act, work with kids, and work on my face painting. The opportunities are endless.” Hannah N. age 15 (Theatre Student) 

“I’m having so much fun at art camp, we get to do so many crafts. It’s our 3rd day and we have already done 4 projects, working on our 5th. I love the projects that we are working on and will work on. When I’m all done with art camp this year, I will be so excited to do it next year. Art camp has also inspired me. I will continue to craft a lot more than I usually do. I have so much fun and I can’t wait to continue.” Avery M. age 11 (Art Student)