Maine State Music Theatre’s costume sale returns

MSMT’s seventh costume sale is going on at 22 Elm Road in Brunswick on Friday, October 15 from 3 to eight p.m. and Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — For Maine State Music Theatre, the previous couple of seasons have been difficult to navigate. The pandemic has created sudden obstacles for greater than a 12 months and a half, however this weekend, some form of familiarity will return to Brunswick.

MSMT’s beloved costume sale is going on on Friday, October 15 from 3 to eight p.m. and Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s additionally a blowout sale the place individuals can take out as a lot as they need on Saturday from 2:15 to three:15 p.m. 

MSMT’s creative director Curt Dale Clark says the occasion will function the whole lot from tuxedos to night robes to mud boots. Something that has been in reveals that the theater is now not planning to make use of can be up for grabs.

“Yearly, watching individuals are available in right here and contact these things and maintain it of their arms and notice, ‘I noticed this present! I would like this!’ It is actually enjoyable,” Clark stated. “It is actually enjoyable to see mothers and dads get stuff for his or her youngsters and to know that after they exit trick-or-treating, they’re bringing a bit little bit of Maine State Music Theatre with them.”

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This would be the seventh time the occasion has occurred since 2013. It was canceled final 12 months due to COVID-19 and could not occur in 2018 due to a scarcity of inventory. Carol Marquis, director of communications and advertising and marketing at MSMT, says the fundraiser usually raises anyplace between $5,000 and $10,000. She says in a standard 12 months, just a few hundred individuals come to the sale.

There can be a restrict to the quantity of people that can attend this weekend due to the pandemic. Everybody who needs to return out should purchase a ticket on-line forward of time. There is a restrict of 20 individuals allowed within the constructing per time slot. Tickets value $25 on Friday, and all proceeds will go towards MSMT. On Saturday, the entry payment is $10 — and that cash can be counted towards any buy a customer makes. 

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This has at all times been a community-centered occasion, however Clark says it is particularly essential this 12 months since COVID-19 has created challenges which were powerful to beat the previous couple of seasons.

“It is essential yearly as a result of it is a fantastic community-building expertise for us, however this 12 months particularly greater than some other 12 months, that COVID bug bit us,” Clark expressed. “We’re anxious to get the phrase out that we do need assistance.”

He says the continuing help from the group means loads.

“We’re blessed right here at Maine State Music Theatre, really, really blessed yearly to have numerous people who do care about us,” Clark stated. 

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You’ll be able to be taught extra in regards to the costume sale right here.

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