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Pictured from L to R:  Callaghan Carter (Violet Beauregarde), Zachary Harvey (Agustus Gloop), Christina Belknap (Willy Wonka), Emma Campbell (Veruca Salt), and Sophia Mullins (Mike Teavee).

‘Willy Wonka’ at Winterport Open Stage

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, Mountain View Drive, …
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Series of lectures on understanding opera

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. …

National show choir hosts performance workshops for local students

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff on Oct. 09, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
Local students in Orono and Hermon are getting a taste of show choir with performance workshops at their schools by Young Americans this month. As part of the nonprofit organization’s 2014 Fall International Music Outreach Tour, the first three-day intensive workshop was held this week at Orono High School. It …
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Lucas Richman (right) and his son, Max, sit at their Bangor home. Lucas has been the music director and conductor of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and Max is a student at Bangor High School student who also composes electronic dance music. The Richmans moved to Bangor from Tennessee this summer.

Electronic or orchestral, music the prime mover for BSO conductor and his DJ son

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 09, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
A classical music conductor stands on a podium, directing an orchestra to change tempo or volume, giving shape, texture and dynamic to the performance. He or she is the center of the musical universe during the performance, using exacting knowledge of the composition to inspire emotions and images in the …
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Turn of the Screw with Melissa Burkart and Jesse McCormick

Turn of the Screw

By JulieLisnet50 on Oct. 08, 2014, at 1:11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: …
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Lynne McKenney Lydick as Clara Barton

Follow the Cannon: A Reading of Clara Barton’s Civil War Letters

By nextgentheatre on Oct. 07, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Between Friends Arts Center-Next Generation Theatre welcome Lynne McKenney Lydick presenting her one woman show “Follow the Cannon: Clara Barton’s Civil War Letters”, taking place at Next Generation Theatre on Saturday October 25th at 7pm. Clara Barton, (1821-1912), born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, earned the name Angel …

‘Cirque Dreams: Holidaze’ creator talks upcoming tour with BDN

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 02, 2014, at 12:44 p.m.
When Neil Goldberg was a boy, he collected leftover holiday ornaments from discarded trees in New York because he loved their design. Now, Goldberg is using that creative streak to direct a holiday spectacular that will come to the Queen City in December. Goldberg is the mastermind behind Cirque Dreams, …
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Costume sale at Maine State Music Theatre

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:41 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Just in time for Halloween, Maine State Music Theatre will hold a costume sale 3-8 p.m. Oct. 10, at its administrative offices and studio at 22 Elm St. Don’t miss this unique chance to own genuine theatrical costumes from our stock, including ballgowns, shoes, hats, fabrics, modern clothing, …
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The Student Performing Artists Present : Beyond Belief

By Sarah Kennedy on Oct. 01, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Russell Hall Black Box Theater – The University of Southern Maine – Gorham Campus, 37 College Ave, Gorham, ME The Student Performing Artists at …
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Monty Python’s Spamalot

By Grandgirl1 on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Friday, Oct. …
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Brighton Beach Memoirs

By Shane Van Vliet on Sept. 24, 2014, at 4:24 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-0465; portlandstage.org Both poignant and laugh-out-loud …
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Sing in ‘Yeomen of the Guard’

By Margo Lukens on Sept. 24, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-735-4657; gilbertsullivanmaine.org/ Actors, singers, and lovers of operetta are warmly welcomed to join the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine’s 38th season production of “Yeomen of the Guard.” Anyone …
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Bangor Salsa - First Fridays

Bangor Salsa Lesson and Dance

By Bernadette Dempsey on Sept. 24, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Bangor Salsa Lesson and Dance, Noh Way School, 170 Park Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-460-9239 First Friday of each month – next …
Bre Bebb, director of Our Town Belfast, will be among the performers at next weekend's arts telethon to raise money and awareness of the Belfast Creative Coalition.

Mimes, ukuleles, burlesque dancers on tap for arts telethon in Belfast

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Elaine Bielenberg always loved watching telethons that featured people like famous comedian Jerry Lewis. Now she’s organizing one in Belfast that should provide hours of televised local entertainment for a cause that’s close to her heart. “A telethon is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I …
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New film programs at Maine Media Workshops

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — As summer gives way to fall, the mid-coast campus at Maine Media Workshops + College (MMW+C) shows no signs of slowing down. The school still has many weekend and weeklong workshops available throughout September and October, including new additions to the schedule focusing on documentary filmmaking, which coincide with …
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Lively 3rd Season at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre to Feature Music and Comedy

By Eric B. Gordon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
Schedule Includes Outstanding Entertainment for Children and Adults BANGOR, MAINE – September 15, 2014 – The Gracie Theatre at Husson University announced its schedule of performances for the 2014-2015 season. Continuing its tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to the Bangor area, the Gracie has booked musical and comedy performances that …
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One of the photographs by Isaac Walton Simpson that is part of "The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson."

‘The Maine Frontier’ multi-media event at Center Theater

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — “The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at The Center Theatre, 20 East Main St. General admission is $10; students, senior citizens and theater members, $8. “The Maine Frontier” by filmmaker and composer Sumner McKane is a multimedia …
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Free beginner waltz class

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington For more information: 207-356-1454 EDDINGTON, Maine — A free beginner waltz dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane. Class size limited. Partner required. Call …
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Free Zumba dance class

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington For more information: 207-356-1454 EDDINGTON, Maine — A free Zumba dance class will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 27, at Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane. Class size limited. Call 356-1454 …
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The musical “Honky Tonk Angels” is about three ladies who set off for Nashville with nothing more than a dream and a song in their hearts. Penobscot Theatre’s season-opening production of the show starts Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Bangor Opera House.

PTC’s ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ cries out for more country music, less cornpone

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:31 p.m.
“Honky Tonk Angels,” the first offering in the Penobscot Theatre Company’s 41st season, combines the best of the Grand Ole Opry and the worst of “Hee Haw” in a fine production that would have been better served with less cornpone dialogue and more classic country music. Wednesday night’s sold-out audience …
 
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