Articles by: Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
  • Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of folks left The Criterion Theatre last weekend with broad grins on their faces, happy tunes on their lips and visions of colorful critters dancing in their heads. It was the second weekend of performances of Acadia Community Theater’s enchanting production of “Seussical.” It’s a pretty sure bet that even the

  • Show choirs triumphant!

    Show choirs triumphant!

    MILLINOCKET — Mount Desert Island High School’s Mixed Choir and the combined Conners Emerson and Mount Desert Elementary School Show Stoppers brought home overall first-place trophies in their divisions at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival Finals at Stearns High School over the weekend in Millinocket. This is the seventh straight year the MDI Mixed

  • State champs again! MDI wins at Drama Fest

    State champs again! MDI wins at Drama Fest

    WINDHAM — No one who attended the Regional Drama Fest in Bar Harbor a couple of weeks ago or the Black Rose night last week will be surprised to learn that the Mount Desert Island High School drama program aced it at the state competition held here this past weekend. The performance of the Eugene

  • ‘Seussical’ to be a blast

    ‘Seussical’ to be a blast

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — What is it with kids these days? At 6:30 p.m. last Friday evening, when one might expect the youngsters of Mount Desert Island to be at home safely glued to some screen or other, munching on snacks, about 30 of them were discovered at Harbor House here, singing, dancing and acting their

  • Vocal Jazz Fest scoring changes

    Vocal Jazz Fest scoring changes

    Our local show choirs are busy rehearsing for the state Vocal Jazz competition finals to be held at Stearns High school in Millinocket on April 6 and 7. An extra incentive to strive for excellence may be the return, this year, to the tradition of awarding first-, second- and third-place trophies. Last year, these finals

  • MDI aces Drama Fest

    MDI aces Drama Fest

    BAR HARBOR — Both Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth high schools went home with well-deserved first-place trophies in their respective A and B classes at the Regional Drama Festival held here at the Higgins-Demas Theater last weekend. Both schools received near perfect (287 out of 300) scores for their one-act performances. Both will go on

  • Show choirs are the ‘bomb!’

    Show choirs are the ‘bomb!’

    ELLSWORTH — The predicted “bomb cyclone” was a no show around here last Friday, but the students of area high schools and middle schools sure brought it on with a veritable blizzard of song and dance at the District VI Vocal Jazz Festival at Ellsworth High School. All the participating schools received either a 1

  • Do be absurd! MDIHS takes on Ionesco for Drama Fest

    Do be absurd! MDIHS takes on Ionesco for Drama Fest

    BAR HARBOR — As a follow-up to last year’s award-winning and gut wrenching one act play on the topic of madness and deceit, this year, Mount Desert Island High School is plunging deep into the ridiculous with Eugene Ionesco’s “Jack, or the Submission” for the Maine one-act competitions. Like all Ionesco’s absurdist plays, this one

  • Art and Nan Kellam are subjects of upcoming film

    Art and Nan Kellam are subjects of upcoming film

    For 35 years, beginning in 1949, Art and Nan Kellam chose to live their lives alone together, summer and winter, in a tiny handbuilt cabin tucked into the trees on the island of Placentia about 2 miles off the shore of Mount Desert Island from Bass Harbor. Their daylight hours were occupied largely with the