Marc Ratner
Select Board Liasion (2018)

Mishara Music

Marc used to lead search and rescue operations in the California mountains and now finds that his work with the Opera House is just as exciting! Marc’s background in the music business (Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks Records etc) has been invaluable to the Opera House, as has his overall commitment to Camden – where he attends as many Select Board meetings as possible, and is also a member of the town’s energy committee. He owns Mishara Music, a management and recording label (whose artists include one very special local Poet). Marc initiated the Winter Family Fun Film Series and with his son Ethan and wife Kim loves to hand out free popcorn to attendees at our film matinees.

Kate Bates
Chair (2018)

Serendipity Fine Consignment

Kate created our very first Annual Appeal, now in it’s third and most successful year. She also provides invaluable assistance with our grant applications.   We have obtained funds to restore our 1927 Steinway and received funding for a state of the art projector and film screen.  Most especially, she ratchets up our enthusiasm levels!  She and her husband Skip recently renovated a Victorian house here in Camden. We also like to claim responsibility for enhancing Camden’s economic development here in Camden, as she met her partner and co-owner of Serendipity, Susan Dorr,  when both were members of the Opera House committee.

Elizabeth O’Connor
member (2017)

Abigail’s Inn

Elizabeth when not busy with raising two children and managing a busy inn has been a steadfast help to the Opera House from taking on project management to bringing in new ideas and perspectives. Elizabeth found our incredible tour leader, Libby Schrum, who gave the Opera House historic tours this June through September. You may see Elizabeth and family at any of our programs, and especially at the Winter Family Fun Film Series.

Nora Hayes
member (2017)

Nora has a deep background in the arts, having worked in London and major cities with major arts companies and programs.  Her contributions have resulted in some increased funding for the Opera House.  Nora and family worked directly on our Winter Family Fun Film Series.

Rene Hutcheon
Sub Committee – Chair

Community Relations sub committee;  chair.  Rene has lived in the midcoast for over 20 years. Her love for and appreciation for the arts is boundless. Her knowledge of our community and area organizations is broad. Her home is a lovely place that hosts her collection of beautiful art, and wonderful theatrical memories.   Rene oversaw our 120th celebration and continues working with our committee to broaden our community involvement.


Matt Brown

member (2017)

Matt brown. Retired global video executive with more than 45 years in and around the entertainment ( music and film) business. Most recently co-owner of Mannys and Karyls in Camden