By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on April 20, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
“When I moved to Maine I thought it was the end of a chance to play music. I was wrong. Northern Maine is like a village. If anyone has a special interest, you will know about it.”
By Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service (TNS) on April 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
“Born in China” gets up close and personal with some of the unique species found in China — pandas, snow leopards, cranes, Chiru antelope and golden monkeys.
By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
USM’s latest offering doesn’t look or sound or feel like the usual university theatrical production.
By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2017, at 7:48 p.m.
“I’ve learned that crucifixion was really painful. And now I think about how much he suffered. That put it more into an enlightened context for me.”
By Patty Wight on April 12, 2017, at 7:24 p.m.
University of Southern Maine students have been collaborating on a theater production that explores how Maine’s waterways have shaped its history.
By Judy Harrison on April 12, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.
Under Lucas Richman’s baton, the orchestra and chorus gave one of the richest and most robust performances during their many years collaborating.
By Kathryn Olmstead on April 06, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
Darci Faye, whose play “Infinitely Yours” recently was nominated for five awards at New York’s Planet Connections Theatre Festival, is directing the youth theatre production of “We Are Monsters.”
By Judy Harrison on April 05, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
At its heart, the two-act play, first performed in 2005, is about the nature of forgiveness — human and divine.
By Sandy Sanzaro on March 23, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
By Judy Harrison on March 22, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
Watching Monica Wood’s “Papermaker” is akin to seeing a novel come to life onstage.
By Emily Burnham on March 15, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Penobscot Theatre Company’s next production, “Papermaker,” will have a familiar setting for many Mainers: a paper mill.
By Judy Harrison on Feb. 22, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
The cast and crew worked hard to give some life to “The Pajama Game,” but the cast was unable to overcome the dated and flawed story.
By Emily Burnham on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:15 a.m.
While the “Star Wars” concerts happen over the weekend of March 4 and 5, the following weekend is yet another busy one for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra — especially for some of the younger members of the organization’s youth orchestras.
By Judy Harrison on Feb. 15, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Feb. 12, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
Nicolai Gedda, a Swedish-born singer who was one of the most renowned lyric tenors of the 20th century, performing dozens of roles on the world’s leading opera stages, died Jan. 8 in Tolochenaz, Switzerland, where he lived. He was 91.
By Judy Harrison on Feb. 08, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
The best moments in “Lumberjacks in Love” are when the men harmonize on the title song, “Bachelors Prayer,” and others as if they are in a barbershop quartet.
By Linda Nelson on Feb. 06, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
By Judy Harrison on Feb. 02, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
As technology evolves, which will be more meaningful — encounters in the real world or those experienced in virtual ones? That is one of many questions raised in Jennifer Haley’s 90-minute, one-act play “The Nether.”
on Jan. 27, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
By Judy Harrison on Jan. 25, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
Never underestimate local talent.