A benefit concert will be held for Northport Music Theater Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 at NMT on Route 1. Northport Music Theater, founded in 2007 by John and Ruth Gelsinger, is a professional theater that presents contemporary Off-Broadway musical theater. All proceeds will be used to support the theater’s 2011 season and the Musical Theater Camp Scholarship Program.

The concert, which features classic and modern Broadway songs, has been arranged and directed by Roger Marcotte of Rockland. He is a student at the University of Southern Maine’s Musical Theater program and performed at NMT in the opening season of 2007. A number of former NMT singers will perform as well as some singers new to the NMT stage, many of them from the USM musical theater program.

The singers will be accompanied by Barbara Hendricks on piano. Songs will be from shows such as “Man of La Mancha,” “RENT,” “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Pippin” and “Cabaret.” Singers include Roger Marcotte, James McDonald, Nate Menifield, Jocelyn Joyce, Kate Hall, Dagney Ernest, Abigail Norman, Audra Curtis and Lizz Poulos.

Northport Music Theater located six miles south of Belfast and six miles north of Lincolnville Beach. The intimate theater seats 128 people and has a modified thrust stage with open seating. Doors will open 45 minutes before show time.

A contribution of $15 is suggested. To reserve seats, strongly recommended, call 338-8383. To purchase tickets online, visit northportmusictheater.com; tickets will be cash or a check only at the door.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.