Blueberries, Broadway & Brian is a one-man show by Brian Allen. It is about Allen’s unique and wacky family and his love of theater while being part of a blueberry dynasty. He has a sharp observation of life and people and sees humor in almost everything. Always a storyteller, friends urged him to put his stories together into an evening of theater.
Blueberries, Broadway & Brian is a revealing tell-all about Allen’s lifetime journey from “blueberry queen” to executive and artistic director of the Good Theater. Allen’s charming walk down memory lane opens with a series of old photographs, projected on a screen on stage. You will see images flashed of Allen as a smiling baby, a child in horned-rimmed glasses, a young boy playing in a kiddie pool with his younger sister and finally a picture of Allen as a young man that made him blush as he walked out onto the stage.
Brian P. Allen is the co-founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Good Theater in Portland, ME. He is a Maine native who was born in Ellsworth and then lived in Union. He graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, ME. From college he began working for the legendary Victoria Crandall at Maine State Music Theatre. Vicki took Brian under her wing and taught him how to run a theater. He spent eight years working with MSMT before beginning his career as a director. He has worked at many of the theaters in southern Maine, he was part of the original musical Radical Radio which toured nationally for five years. Allen spent seven years working with the Portland Symphony Orchestra as the director of "Magic of Christmas" as well as directing and creating a number of Pops concerts. In 2002, he and partner Steve Underwood founded Good Theater. Also a performer, he has appeared in productions of "Ancestral Voices," "The Elephant Man," "Love Letters," "California Suite" and "Side by Side by Sondheim." His one-man show grew out of his 50th birthday celebration and had a two week run at Good Theater.
Tickets can be purchased on this website; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the Strand box office, 345 Main St., Rockland, when the theater is open for films or events (M - F 6:30pm - 8:30pm, plus additional weekend show times)