Deertrees Theatre Presents Frampton Comes Alive!

Performing Artist Gary Backstrom, courtesy image

Gary Backstrom honors famed rocker’s most successful album in tribute concert

McGRATHPR.com – Deertrees Theatre, Maine’s most enchanting playhouse, presents Frampton Comes Alive! on Saturday, August 13, 7:30 pm at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. Deertrees has been serving the Greater Maine region since 1936 offering an eclectic summer season of entertainment, featuring theatrical productions and comedies, family shows, concerts annually from June through early September.  Tickets are available at deertrees-theatre.org.

Frampton Comes Alive! features three-decade performing artist Gary Backstrom, front man founder of New England-based jam band Jiggle the Handle. Backstrom’s four-piece band of amazing musicians performs this concert in tribute to famed English rock musician Peter Frampton, honoring one of his most successful live albums ever recorded.  The band features Backstrom on vocals and guitar, Chris Nemitz on keys, guitars and voice, Everett Pendleton on bass and voice, and Peter Koeplin on drums. Backstrom has shared the stage and opened for many of rock music’s favorite celebrities, and performed on tour with Liberty Devito, (drummer for the Billy Joel band) with the symphonic rock group Piano Men, performing concerts with orchestras around the country. Sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Performing Artist Gary Backstrom, courtesy image

Founded in 1936 originally as an opera house by prominent opera singer/director Enrica Clay Dillon, Deertrees Theatre has been home to Broadway stars and local actors, world-acclaimed musicians and aspiring students.  Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Southern Maine’s lake region in the town of Harrison, historically serving as a secluded retreat for artists. The acoustically perfect theatre is set in one of the nation’s most idyllic locations, boasting a rose hemlock wood structure harvested from the property, featuring hand-carved beams, doors, trim and light fixtures. The building, in stages of restoration since 1990, is now listed on Maine’s State Register of Historic Landmarks and on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Tickets to Frampton Comes Alive! are $30.  All ticket prices include a $2 Heritage Fee that supports the ongoing restoration and improvements of the Deertrees Theatre.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, call 207-583-6747 or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.