There’s a lot to pick from this year when it comes to holiday entertainment in eastern Maine. Heartwarming plays and musicals. Multiple interpretations of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Vocal ensembles singing the music of the season. Ladies dancing, pipers piping, drummers drumming and so on. Please let us know if you see any swans a-swimming or geese a-laying. You might want to call the Audubon Society while you’re at it.
Here’s a long list of concerts, shows, revues and more to whet your appetite for holiday fun this month. Please contact local venues or theaters for complete ticket information.
Many in eastern Maine look forward each year to two perennial holiday favorites: Penobscot Theatre Co.’s annual December musical, and the Robinson Ballet and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet will be performed by the ballet and the orchestra at 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the Collins Center for the Arts. PTC’s production this year is “Matilda,” a Tony-winning musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, and a Maine premiere. Performances of this irreverent but heartfelt show are set for Dec. 5-29 at the Bangor Opera House.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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