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Flying Orb Productions

Out of the Dark: Experimental Film, Dance & Performance Art
219 Jackson St., #401

Founded in 2005 by James Higgins with original cast members Monica Veth and Sophy Leng, Flying Orb continues to explore the dark, light and spiritual, always looking for a few new doors to open.

Greater Lowell Music Theatre

Durgin Concert Hall, UMass Lowell
35 Wilder St.

Jack Neary, Lee Grande and Phyllis George worked together for 15 years as director, musical director and choreographer of award-winning high school musicals in eastern Massachusetts. In 2012, they brought their talent and enthusiasm to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell as co-founders of the Greater Lowell Music Theatre. GLMT's mission is to convene established and emerging musical theatre artists together to bring to the stage shining examples of what is a truly American art form.

Image Theater

Headquartered in Lowell and founded by Jerry Bisantz and Ann Garvin, the Image Theater Company was formed to bring more opportunities to emerging talents -- writers, actors, directors and composers -- in Massachusetts and surrounding communities. In addition to producing and performing new works, they host three renowned annual events in Lowell: "Naughty Readings," "Femnoire: The Women's Playwriting Festival," and "City Stories."

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

50 E. Merrimack St.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is the only professional theatre company serving Lowell and the surrounding communities, and one of just three theatres in the state (along with Huntington Theatre Company and ART) who are members of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the national organization representing America’s leading non-profit theatre companies.  MRT creates and presents seven productions of mostly contemporary and new plays each year between September and May.  Each production runs four weeks and is newly created as a unique work of theatrical art by nationally recognized actors, directors and designers from New York, Boston and across the country, who are attracted to Lowell by MRT’s reputation for artistic excellence, by the opportunity to work on fresh and engaging material and for the reward of creating theatre for an uncommonly intelligent and appreciative audience.  MRT attracts over 40,000 people each season to its newly renovated Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, which is located in Liberty Hall adjacent to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in historic downtown Lowell.  Ample municipal parking and many restaurants are within walking distance of the theatre.  Discounted season subscriptions and single tickets are available at all times.


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