Northport Music Theater will present “The Bikinis” by Ray Roderick and James Hindman the last two weekends in July. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at the coral-colored, newly air-conditioned theater on Route 1, mid-way between Belfast and Camden.

It was the summer of 1964 on the Jersey shore when four inseparable friends formed a girl group, won a talent contest, and made it to the top. Now, many years — and a few pounds later — “The Bikinis” reunite for a dazzling show of summer hits. The show’s songs represent all the different styles of the era including folk, pop, early rock and psychedelic rock, R&B, country and even some disco. Audience members will enjoy old favorites “Heat Wave,” “Be My Baby,” “Mama Said,” “It’s In His Kiss,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Incense and Peppermints,” “Time of the Season,” “The Twist,” “How Do I Cry,” “Simple Song of Freedom,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Will Survive” and “Last Dance.”

“The Bikinis” is directed by Peter Clain with music direction by John Gelsinger. The show stars four seasoned professional singers: Kim Murphy as Annie; Kathie Christie as Karla; Alison Manion as Barbara; and Kathleen Hawkes as Jodi. Band members include Ruth Gelsinger on piano, Tony Shay on drums, Stefan Low on guitar and Katrina Zemrack on bass. Set and costume design are by Emily Widdoes, light design is by Jay Rosenberg and sound engineering is by Bruce Boege.

Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $20 for matinees. A $14 day-of-show ticket is available by calling 338-8383 on show days between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., while supplies last). The theater seats 128 people, has general admission seating only, takes cash or check only at the door and is handicapped accessible. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling ahead.

NMT’s late season show will star Christie of Lincolnville in “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” a one-woman show by Dan Goggin. It will open on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend run, directed by Tobin Malone with music direction by John Gelsinger. This show is a new version of the wildly popular “Nunsense” musicals featuring the spunky and feisty Sister Robert Anne.

Northport Music theater is a small, intimate summer musical theater that produces contemporary American musical theater. It was founded by John and Ruth Gelsinger in 2005 and opened in 2007. The theater is applying for Maine charitable organization status in 2011 and will produce a benefit show each year to support its musicals and summer camps programming. For more information about supporting NMT, ongoing summer musical theater camps and camp performances or to purchase tickets, visit or call 338-8383.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to