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BSO music director and conductor makes permanent move to Bangor

on May 29, 2014, at 1 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has announced that music director and conductor Lucas Richman will make Bangor his permanent residence. Richman plans to move to Bangor from Knoxville, Tennessee on June 1 with his wife Deborah and son Max. The move makes him the first local resident to …
Playwright Laura Emack of Prospect.

Hockey story ‘Power Play’ takes center stage at Bangor Public Library on Saturday

By Larry Mahoney on May 28, 2014, at 6:24 a.m.
Shane Reilly is a talented freshman goalie who is leading his fictional Vermont-based Hockey East school to a resurgence. That is until he finds himself facing an academic crisis. The new coach won’t cut him any slack. He insists on academic integrity. The athletic director supports the coach to a …
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T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King wrote "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County."

Collins Center to bring Stephen King, John Mellencamp musical to its stage in November

By Emily Burnham on May 23, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts Executive Director Danny Williams offered up a sneak preview of one of the shows to be included in the upcoming announcement of the center’s 2014-2015 season. The CCA will welcome the kickoff performance of the national tour of Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s musical “Ghost …
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Greg Brown at Chocolate Church Arts Center

Bangor Daily News on May 23, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.
BATH, Maine — The Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath presents Greg Brown Sat., June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, available online, www.chocolatechurcharts.com, or by calling 442-8455, are $30 in advance or $33 at the door. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Free movie in the park on Broadway

Bangor Daily News on May 22, 2014, at 3:52 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Free Movie in the Park featuring “Rio 2″ at 6:30 p.m. July 18, in the park on Broadway. Bounce houses, popcorn, snow cones and face painting. Bring your lawn chairs. Sponosred by Bangor Baptist Church.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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Mad Horse Theatre to present Maine premiere of ‘Grey Gardens: The Musical’

Bangor Daily News on May 19, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, June 1, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, June 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, June …

Disney Junior Live on Tour! coming to Cross Insurance Center

on May 14, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The top performing show Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is coming to the Cross Insurance Center in August. During its 100-city national tour, the live production will stop in Bangor and feature characters from TV’s “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never …
The Bangor Opera House, home of the Penobscot Theatre Company.

Penobscot Theatre announces 2014-2015 season; from ‘Oz’ to ‘Osage’

By Emily Burnham on May 01, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor announced over the weekend the six plays and musicals that will comprise its 2014-2015 season, its 41st season in eastern Maine. They range in style and subject from a quirky musical about ice fishing to a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Season tickets are available at the …
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Romeo & Juliet

By Theater on April 30, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, July 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. …
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A Woman of No Importance

By Theater on April 30, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, July 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, July 27, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. …
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Thomas School of Dance presents Mainely Maine

By bangorballet on April 29, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Sunday, May 18, 2014 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Peakes Auditorium, 885 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-945-3457; thomasschoolofance.com “Mainely Maine” with puffins, moose, lumberjacks and lumberjills, troop greeters and GIs, potato farmers and more will be performed on May …
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‘Life in a Jar’ to be in Augusta and Falmouth

Bangor Daily News on April 28, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
AUGUSTA and FALMOUTH, Maine — The real life drama of Warsaw, Poland, during World War II, comes to Maine in May in the form of the  play, “Life in A Jar,” for three performances. Maine audiences will learn the story of Irena Sendler, whose courageous efforts saved more than 2,500 children from …
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‘Plein Air Paintings: A Beautiful Order Reflecting Peace’

Bangor Daily News on April 25, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Peace and Justice Center , 96 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine “Plein Air Paintings: A Beautiful Order Reflecting Peace,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St. as a fundraiser for Peace and Justice Center of …
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The Song Dog Puppeteers perform “Coyote and the Boy Ben.”
IMG “ Coyote Mom and Pup” : A close up of Coyote Mom and her Pup, marionette puppets created by Maine artist Melissa Glendinning.

Song Dog Puppeteers to perform ‘Coyote and The Boy Ben’

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Sail Power Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-596-0300; CoastalChildrensMuseum.org ROCKLAND, Maine — The Song Dog Puppeteers will present the puppet show “Coyote and The Boy Ben” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at  the Sail …
Cast members in Penobscot Theatre Company's production of "Our Town," which opens April 24.

Penobscot Theatre Company creates an ‘Our Town’ for our time; show opens April 24

By Emily Burnham on April 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
There likely have been as many versions of Thornton Wilder’s classic American play “Our Town” as there have been versions of “Hamlet.” There’s the traditional way, with no real set. There are period settings, with turn of the century costumes and full set pieces reflecting the fictional town of Grover’s …
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Veazie resident Alexandra Michaud performs in Connecticut College’s ‘Convention’

Bangor Daily News on April 21, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
 NEW LONDON, Conn. – Alexandra Michaud, a junior at Connecticut College, performed in “Convention,” the senior thesis dance concert, held April 10-12, in Connecticut College’s Palmer Auditorium. Michaud, a 2011 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School, is the daughter of Tony and Alice Michaud of Veazie. “Convention” featured choreography and …
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Auditions for Julius Caesar

By JulieLisnet50 on April 21, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, April 26, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Eddington Clifton Civic Center, 1387 Main Road, Eddington, ME For more information: 207 884-1030; tenbuckstheatre.org Ten Bucks Theatre Announces Upcoming Auditions For Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar! Where: Eddington-Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall) 1387 …
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Frogtown Puppeteers bring ‘Legend of the Banana Kid’

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-3333 Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to welcome Frogtown Puppeteers back to the Bangor Opera House for a new show sure to delight. “The Legend of the …
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Left: Aria Pines, age 9 of Longfellow School, playing Yeh Shen, the Chinese Cinderella. Middle: Zoe Cheever, age 11 of East End Community, playing Broken Wing, the Mi’kmaq Cinderella. Right: Wilhelmina Ingwersen, age 11 of East End Communty, playing Vasilisa, the Russian Cinderella.

‘Cinderella’ opens in Portland

Bangor Daily News on April 08, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 2014 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, April 12, 2014 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, April 13, 2014 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Friday, April 18, 2014 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, April 19, 2014 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Friday, April 25, 2014 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, April …
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Penobscot Theatre Company is rehearsing "Our Town."

Penobscot Theatre rehearsing ‘Our Town’

Bangor Daily News on April 08, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Rehearsals are underway for the crown jewel of Penobscot Theatre Company’s 40th anniversary season: “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. “Widely regarded as the greatest American play, this piece perfectly illustrates the power, relevance, and importance of theatre in our community,” says Artistic Director Bari Newport. Newport is directing the …
 
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