BRUNSWICK — Steven C. Peterson is out as executive director of Maine State Music Theatre. The theater’s board of trustees announced his resignation Monday afternoon.

Peterson has held the post since 2004. He assumed dual duties as artistic director two seasons ago following the retirement of the theater’s longtime artistic director Charles Abbott.

No reason for Peterson’s resignation was given in a statement released by the board, and Peterson could not be reached for comment. In the statement, Peterson said he planned to return to the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., where last November he appeared in “Hairspray” and where this November he will perform in “Singing in the Rain.”

Stephanie Dupal, the organization’s general manager, will oversee operations while the theater searches for a new executive director, said board president Don Gerrish.


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