Global Spectrum, The Roberts Group and Innovation Arts & Entertainment are proud to announce The First, N.A. as the presenting sponsor for the inaugural season of Broadway’s Best in Bangor, which will bring the hottest Broadway titles direct from New York to the new Cross Insurance Center.

“We have a longstanding tradition of supporting the arts in our local communities, and we believe this Broadway Series will bring a new level of excitement to the Bangor community, and all of Maine. It will also put the Cross Insurance Center on the map as one of the state’s premier venues,” said Daniel R. Daigneault, president and CEO of The First, N.A.

Brochures about the 2013-2014 Broadway’s Best in Bangor series, which will showcase a variety of award-winning touring Broadway classics, will be available at all branches of The First including Waldoboro, Rockland, Rockport and Camden. Season tickets are currently on sale, starting at $149, and going fast. The inaugural season offers: Blue Man Group Thursday, Oct. 10; Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Thursday, Sept. 5; “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast” Monday, March 3; and “Mamma Mia!” Wednesday, May 28. All shows are at 7:30 p.m.

Only Season Ticket Subscribers are guaranteed seats to this season’s shows and season tickets are selling fast. Single tickets for individual shows, if any remain, will be available approximately four weeks before each performance date. For more information, visit broadwaysbestinbangor.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.