Boothbay Summer Theater

‘MY WITCH: The Margaret Hamilton Stories’ at Carousel Music Theater

One matinee on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m.

    A magical visit with America's greatest character actress, Margaret Hamilton, as she spins stories of a life and career where the Wicked Witch of the West was only the beginning...

    Boothbay Summer Theater, whose mission is to bring unique, inspiring, and entertaining small professional productions to the Boothbay region, announces its second season of offerings will include the one-woman show "MY WITCH: The Margaret Hamilton Stories" performing June 27-30 at Boothbay Harbor's Carousel Music Theater during the region's Windjammer Days festival.

    This 90-minute play about America's greatest character actress, starring New York's Jean Tafler, invites the audience for a mysterious yet homey visit with Margaret at her home on Cape Island in Southport as she tells fascinating tales of her life and career, including plenty of behind-the-scenes truths about "that movie" where she played the Wicked Witch of the West.

    For those who love Maine, The Wizard of Oz, the theater and everything Hollywood, this show is a valentine to them all. Audience members will delight to discover how a gentle kindergarten teacher from Cleveland became the most iconic witch of all time, managing to scare the living daylights out of every last American child.

    Written by New York playwright and actor John Ahlin, "MY WITCH" has previously been seen in two venues in Maine. In 2021 it opened the new Freeport performing space, Meetinghouse Arts, and in 2023 it performed at the Public Theater in Lewiston, both productions presented by Snowlion Repertory Company after early developmental work in Snowlion Rep's PLAYLAB. The play has also been seen in venues throughout New York State.

    “MY WITCH” will have four performances at Carousel Music Theater. Three will be at 7 p.m.:  Thursday, June 27; Friday June 28; and Saturday June 29. There will be one matinee performance on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at or by calling (207) 315-6612. 

    Carousel Music Theater is at 196 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, only a few miles from where the events of the play take place. For more information, visit or

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 06/27/2024 - 7:00pm
    Fri, 06/28/2024 - 7:00pm
    Sat, 06/29/2024 - 7:00pm


    196 Townsend Avenue
    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
    United States