Performing Arts

 

‘Hamilton’ builds on its dominance with record-setting 16 Tony nominations

By Peter Marks, Washington Post on May 03, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
Winner-take-all may be a term more commonly associated with primary elections. But if the Tony Award nominations announced on Tuesday in New York are any indication, that phrase could very well apply on the night of the awards ceremony in June to the musical that has dominated this Broadway season …
Andrew Lyndaker holds a copy of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta. He was delighted to find the book the day before going to New York to audition for the part of Charlie in a new Broadway musical based on the book.

Maine boy, 11, gets coveted call-back on Broadway

By Eleanor Cade Busby, Lincoln County News on April 27, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
“Many people don’t understand how hard he works or that it is work. The rehearsals take hours daily, then there are days with two performances.”
Actors of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel go over a scene during a dress rehearsal at the Penobscot Theatre Company at the Bangor Opera House in Bangor on Friday.

‘Laugh-out-loud’ Penobscot Theatre play also poses tough questions about human frailty, God

By Shelby Hartin on April 27, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
Written by Mitch Albom, “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” follows a New York journalist sent to cover a mysterious angel shooting in Alabama. The comedy ultimately becomes an allegory about redemption with a heartfelt message, but not before laughter ensues.
Eric Mihan as Colline (left), Aaron Engebreth as Schaunard (center) and Dan Kempson as Marcello (right) rehearse a scene Saturday from Act Two of "La Boheme" at the Collins Center for the Arts with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

BSO’s stripped down ‘La Boheme’ puts music above spectacle

By Judy Harrison on April 27, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
“La Boheme” was a lovely and much-appreciated gift for the symphony’s loyal supporters and the community.

Theatre group to stage ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in Brewer

on April 21, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Friday, May 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.Saturday, May 7, 2016 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.Sunday, May 8, 2016 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.Friday, May 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.Saturday, May 14, 2016 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer, Maine …

Student theatre group to perform ‘Mary’s Wedding’

on April 21, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
Friday, April 29, 2016 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.Saturday, April 30, 2016 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.Sunday, May 1, 2016 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: GracieTheatre’s Black Box Theatre , Husson University, Bangor, Maine For more information: 619-2488 BANGOR — Husson University Theatre , a student-­run drama group, will …
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Coping With Post-Show Depression: An Inevitable Process

on April 20, 2016, at 8:47 p.m.
After they’ve taken their final bows, and the curtain has set for the last time, most actors begin the process coined as “Post-Show Depression.” Since many actors’ lives revolve around having a rehearsal and performance schedule to keep their minds occupied, taking away either of the two can completely throw …
Members of the cast rehearse their part for "La Boheme" at the Collins Center in Orono on Tuesday.

Live opera returns to Greater Bangor with BSO staging of ‘La Boheme’

By Shelby Hartin on April 20, 2016, at 2:13 p.m.
“Live opera has not been done in [Greater Bangor] in a very long time,” Brian Hinrichs said. “I think that there was a void for the real live thing here, locally produced.”
At the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's soiree fundraiser earlier this month; left to right, BSO violinist Sascha Zaburdaeva, Maestro Lucas Richman and Eric Mihan; Kaitlyn Parker Bray and Isaac Bray are on the right, and who will not be featured at Sunday's BSO concert.

From Puccini to Pearl Jam: Bangor singer to make local debut with BSO this Sunday

By Emily Burnham on April 20, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
Before he was a wine merchant — and before he was the lead singer in local hard rock band One Sixty One — Eric Mihan was an opera singer. Though his operatic skills have mostly lain dormant for the past ten years, this Sunday Mihan, who owns Bangor Wine & …

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ at Bangor Opera House in May

on April 19, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-3333; penobscottheatre.org BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy will present “Fantastic …

Yanucks Stand Up Comedy presents comedian Brian Brinegar

By Brian Giles on April 04, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Calais Motor Inn, 663 Main St, Calais, MAINE For more information: 904-7605; facebook.com/ReverendBrianJosephGilesComedian/ CALAIS — Yanucks Stand Up Comedy will host a comedy show at 9-11 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Calais Motor Inn. Show host will be the Rev. …
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Bangor Community Theatre presents ‘Things My Mother Taught Me’

By Heather Elkins on April 04, 2016, at 8:05 a.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, April 8, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, April 9, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 10, 2016 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: The Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: bangorcommunitytheatre.org BANGOR — Olivia …

Play, programs focus on challenges Iranian women face

on April 04, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 581-1913 ORONO — The University of Maine will host several public programs centered around a free performance of a play that offers historical and contemporary insight into the plight …

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

By Magnus Stark on March 28, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-3333; penobscottheatre.org Duck Hunter Shoots AngelStory continues below advertisement. By Mitch Albom April 28–May 15, 2016 Show times vary. Please contact the Box Office at 207-942-3333 From the author …
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The Last Five Years is deep, poignant

on March 26, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.
If two notes can at once be in perfect harmony but dissonant at the same time, that is what The Last Five Years does. Showing at the Bangor Opera House for one more night, Penobscot Theatre Company’s production is about a couple’s relationship told from the unique perspective of one …
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‘The Last Five Years': Marriage ends in failure, but play lives on as a success

on March 26, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.
If two notes can at once be in perfect harmony but dissonant at the same time, that is what ‘The Last Five Years’ does.

11th Annual Music off Broadway

By 207gbj2004 on March 23, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
Friday, April 22, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, April 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School, 885 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-299-4391; bangorrotary.org Bangor, ME – Rotary Club of Bangor is scheduled to present its 11th annual Music off Broadway …

Czech ‘new wave’ film director Jan Nemec dies, aged 79

By Reuters on March 19, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
PRAGUE — Czech film director Jan Nemec, one of the most talented members of the Czech “New Wave” of filmmakers, who rose to world acclaim in the 1960s, died on Friday after a long illness, local media reported. He was 79. Nemec proved his skill already with his 1964 feature …
Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, California, in 2003. Sinatra died Wednesday at the age of 72.

Frank Sinatra Jr., son of famed actor and singer, dies

By Reuters on March 16, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of famed singer and actor Frank Sinatra, who carved out his own career as a singer and conductor, died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest at age 72, his sister said. “The Sinatra family mourn the untimely passing of their son, brother, father, uncle, Frank Sinatra, …
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Rose Horowitz is the Poetry Out Loud Maine State Champion

on March 16, 2016, at 2:06 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Rose Horowitz of Mt. Ararat High School won the 2016 Poetry Out Loud competition on March 15 at the Waterville Opera House. Owen Sinclair from Rangeley Lakes Regional School was the runner-up. Both students will receive cash awards and their schools will receive prize money to purchase …