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Eastport Arts Center receives two grants

on Dec. 19, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
EASTPORT, Maine — The Eastport Arts Center has received two grants, of $5000 each, from the Maine Community Foundation in two different funding categories; The Maine Theater Fund and the Maine Expansion Arts Fund. The Maine Theater Fund will fund the EAC’s Theater Lobby Renovation Project, which supports the ongoing …
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"The Pastor Unawares", a play at the Union Street Brick Church with (left to right)  Dylan Brennan, Kelly Nelson-Santiago, Kim Slininger, and Dennis Hamrick as Pastor Thomas. Performances: Friday & Saturday, December 19 & 20 at 7pm and Sunday, December 21 at 3:30pm. The Union Street Brick Church, the corner of Union and Main Streets. There is no admission charge, refreshments are served. For more information please call 945-9798.

Brick Church to offer play ‘The Pastor’s Unawares’

on Dec. 18, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Union Street Brick Church, Corner of Union and Main streets, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-945-9798 BANGOR, Maine — It’s Christmas time, which can …
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‘Yeomen of the Guard’ at the Grand

By MargoAustin on Dec. 17, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: The Grand Auditorium, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9500; gilbertsullivanmaine.org/ ELLSWORTH, Maine — Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine’s 38th season …
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BSO, Robinson Ballet bring ‘Nutcracker’ to stage for 30th year

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-581-1755 BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of  “The Nutcracker” featuring the Robinson Ballet returns to the …
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‘To Have Wings: An Awfully Big Adventure’ at Breakwater School

By Derek Viger on Dec. 08, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-772-8689 Enrichment and STAGES Fall Production: To Have Wings: An Awfully Big Adventure Suggested donation $5 per person / $10 per family. …
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Johan Botha as Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg.

Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg” in HD at The Grand

on Dec. 08, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The “Live in HD” high-definition simulcast series of productions from The New York Metropolitan Opera continues its 2014-2015 season at noon Saturday, Dec. 27, at The Grand, with a delayed screening of the December 13 production of “Die Meistersinger Von Nürnber.” The opera is Richard Wagner’s only comedy …
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Maine Coast Mall's first ever Holiday Festival December 12 & 13

Maine Coast Mall First Ever Holiday Festival Dec. 12-13

By Maine Coast Mall on Dec. 08, 2014, at 11 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Mall is excited to announce its first ever Holiday Festival to beheld on December 12th and December 13th. Tree Lighting, Bonfire & Concert for a Cause! Friday, December 12, 2014 5-8pm. Enjoy live music and Christmas carols during the community bonfire! Donations are welcome and …
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Sing-along version of ‘The Sound of Music’

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 05, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-0070; rocklandstrand.com ROCKLAND, Maine – The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present a special sing-along version of the 1965 family classic ‘The Sound of Music’ at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. …
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A scene from 2012's "Nutcracker."

Tickets still available for ‘Nutcracker’ in Bethel

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 02, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine For more information: 207-824-3575; mahoosucarts.org BETHEL, Maine – Tickets are still available for the “Nutcracker Ballet” which will be presented by the Mahoosuc Arts Council at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel. …
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A Christmas Program with attitude — from art students at MCI

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 02, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Maine – “Attitude! Art Taking a Position” is a group of high school student artists at Maine Central Institute who wish to use their art to serve and support the community. This season, they are supporting “The Christmas Program” of Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in order to provide …
Brianne Beck as Glinda the Good Witch, Molly Hagerty as Dorothy and Sophie the Yorkshire Terrier as Toto star in Penobscot Theatre's production of "The Wizard of Oz," Dec. 4-28.

Young actresses find their inner Dorothy for PTC’s holiday show, ‘The Wizard of Oz’

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
For Bronwyn Beardsley of Ellsworth and Molly Hagerty of Bangor, the two young ladies who will alternate playing the lead role in Penobscot Theatre Company’s holiday production of “The Wizard of Oz,” finding their inner Dorothy wasn’t too difficult. The spunky, no-nonsense heroine of the “Oz” books and movies is …
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(Standing L to R) Ali Willette, Mackenzie Haynes, Anna Garwacki and Sara Economy  (Kneeling L to R) Gabby Roope, Rachael Chavarie, Kaitlyn Robinson, Victoria Andrews  (Sitting, center) Julia Smallwood and Devon St. Louis.

A Rockin’ Holiday at Collins Center

By Sandy Sanzaro on Dec. 01, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 207 989 3900 ; tophatii.com ORONO, Maine —  Top Hat II Dance Studio will present  its annual holiday production A Rockin’ Holiday”  Saturday December 13th at 6:30 …
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Husson University Theatre to perform ‘Proof’ Dec. 5-7

on Dec. 01, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Gracie Black Box Theatre, Husson University For more information: 207-619-2488 BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University Theatre group will perform “Proof” by David Auburn Dec. 5,-7, in …
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Ron Botting performs a scene as Ebenezer Scrooge at Portland Stage on Monday. Botting will take up the role for the first time this year in Portland Stage Company's nearly yearly production of "A Christmas Carol."

Director, Scrooge actor dish on upcoming ‘A Christmas Carol’ play in Portland, tale’s timeless message

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:15 a.m.
Bah humbug! The familiar rebuke of Christmas rings through Portland Stage Company. Dressed in a white nightgown and winter’s cap, Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Ron Botting, takes a break from rehearsals this week to muse on what the miser, one of Charles Dickens most lasting characters, can …
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Kathleen Lake

Local actress to do live reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’

on Nov. 20, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church, Hudson Road, Glenburn For more information: 207-478-9916 BANGOR, Maine — Actress Kathleen Lake will present a live reading of selections from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church on Hudson …
J. Geils lead singer Peter Wolf (right) and Magic Dick (left) perform "Southside Shuffle" during the opening of their show on the Bangor Waterfront on Aug. 4, 2011.

Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band talks playing with Bob Seger, hanging with Paul Bunyan

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 13, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
The double bill at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, Nov. 22, is a real doozy. There’s headliner Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band, then there’s the J. Geils Band, the legendary live band that last appeared in Bangor on the Waterfront in 2011. The lead singer …
T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King wrote "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which came to the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono over the weekend.

Mellencamp’s songs stronger than King’s writing in ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 10, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
The truth sets free the living and the dead. Unless, of course, they are characters in a musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. Then, they end up in the grasp of a devil called The Shape. “ Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which premiered in Atlanta two and a …
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Shoestring Theatre Presents: The Big Bad Wolf

By Brian Slaven on Nov. 10, 2014, at 6:51 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Housing Community Center, 161 Davis Road For more information: 207-942-5016 The Big Bad Wolf is an original play about a day in the life of this fairy tale character. It’s funny and great for all ages. The Shoestring Theatre …

‘Red Green Show’ comedian to appear in Bangor on Tuesday

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff on Nov. 07, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
Comedian Steve Smith started his career in comedy because he believed he viewed the world differently than the average person. After portraying the character Red Green on television and live on stages across North America for over 20 years, Smith is finding that audiences everywhere appreciate his simple yet hilarious …
The Focus Group, a Bangor-based improv comedy group, have planned the first-ever Improv ME Festival, a showcase of New England improv groups set for Nov. 7 and 8 at Next Generation Theater in Brewer.

Improv ME Festival brings troupes from all over New England to Brewer

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 04, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
The upcoming Improv ME Festival, set for Nov. 7 and 8 at the Next Generation Theater in Brewer, was organized by Bangor-area improvisational comedy troupe The Focus Group. Improv is a spontaneous craft, but festivals takes a lot of planning — and this festival is no exception. Rich Kimball, the …
 
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