About Vinegar Hill Music Theatre

Sarah Dearing, Managing Director

Sarah Dearing fell in love with the excitement and energy of live performances the moment she started rehearsing for her first nursery school recital. There was just one problem—Sarah was terrified of performing. No matter how hard she practiced her lines or what she did to clear her mind, Sarah’s stage fright never went away but she eventually found her home “behind the curtain,” assisting stage managers and directors. That production experience led her to where she is today; creating incredible experiences for guests and forming long lasting relationships with artists to make Vinegar Hill a core member of the live entertainment and local communities.

In addition to managing all aspects of every performance, Sarah leads efforts to support collaboration with the City Theater in Biddeford as well as the re-launch of the Vinegar Hill Youth Theatre Scholarship Fund. These projects represent our commitment to increasing our community’s access to the arts and encouraging local students to pursue their passions

Jack Murray, Technical Director

Jack Murray has been with Vinegar Hill Music Theatre since it’s inception after his company Ocean AVL was trusted with the audio, video, and lighting installation in 2016. As the Technical Director he is tasked with ensuring the systems are running smoothly and that the artist’s equipment needs are taken care of prior to arrival and while on stage performing. A Maine native and resident of Portland Jack has been a part of the Southern Maine music scene for two decades. While he enjoys the fast paced environment that operating an entertainment production company entails, he’s most happy behind the audio console mixing shows at Vinegar Hill. 

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Our Dedicated Part-Time Seasonal Team

Our Dedicated Part-Time Seasonal Team always includes familiar faces from previous seasons.  Our volunteer ushers and greeters donate their time, smiles and positive energy to all of our guests.  We could not provide the personal level of service on site without all of their commitment to Vinegar Hill and the arts.