Ghost is a riveting and entertaining musical


If you can, you should get to the Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick to see Ghost The Musical. Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed it last night, which was opening night, so if you are lucky, you can still get tickets for the show which runs through June 25.

This is the exclusive premier of the new chamber version of Ghost The Musical, a partnership between MSMT and Fulton Theater. The large cast is superb, the story both romantic and wrenching, the singing fantastic, and, if you’ve been there before, you know this is an intimate theater where every seat is a good one.

Perhaps you saw the Academy Award winning hit film Ghost The Musical. This is a scaled down version, focused on the heart of the story, and they’ve done a great job of that. Rehearsals began in March and included Academy Award winner Joel Rubin and multi-Grammy Award-winning writer Glen Ballard, who worked with artistic and production teams to recreate the musical.

The production stars Gregg Goodbroad as Sam Wheat and Liz Shivener as Molly Jenson. And boy, are they good! Including their amazing singing voices. Linda and I got quite a hoot out of E. Faye Butler as Oda Mae Brown, a fortune teller. Her performance is very very entertaining.

I must thank the theater’s season sponsors, Highland Green and Ocean View at Falmouth, and show sponsors LL Bean, The Times Record, Hancock Lumber, and Keybank, for their support of this wonderful theater. Maine is blessed to have this professional theater, and I urge you to get to Brunswick to see this musical and others in their summer season.

Linda and I have already reserved tickets for Mama Mia, the last musical of the season. Lin will have a hard time keeping me from singing along on that one!

Maine State Music Theater, 207-725-8769,

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.