Performing Arts

 
Maine author Monica Wood has written her first play, "Papermaker," about a strike at a Maine paper mill. It premieres April 21 at Portland Stage Company.

Maine mill town drama ‘Papermaker’ portrays decline of the middle class

By Kathleen Pierce on April 16, 2015, at 2:11 p.m.
PORTLAND | A family drama steeped in Maine history unfolds at Portland Stage this month. Though not an autobiography, “Papermaker” by Monica Wood derives from the writer’s credo: write what you know. “I’ve been thinking of my parents a lot lately, so it’s possible I did write this for …

Unity College Drama Club presents: The Importance of Being Earnest

By Geordi Hall on April 15, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
The Unity College Drama Club is proud to present… The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde A Trivial Comedy for Serious People a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions …
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Sara Esty, a dancer from Gorham, is living out her dream and made her Broadway debut on Sunday.

Gorham dancer realizes dream, makes Broadway debut

By Kim Block, CBS 13 on April 13, 2015, at 10:14 a.m.
A dancer from Gorham is living out her dream and made her Broadway debut on Sunday. Sunday was the official opening of “An American in Paris,” and her official debut on Broadway. The musical is based on the 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Sara …

‘The Jungle Book’ at Orono Community Theatre

By Sandra Cyrus on April 13, 2015, at 12:44 a.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Friday, May 1, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Sunday, May 3, 2015 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd., Orono, Maine For more information: 207-866-4103; oronorec.com Orono Community …

‘The Jungle Book’ at Orono Community Theatre

By Sandra Cyrus on April 13, 2015, at 12:40 a.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd., Orono, Maine For more information: 207-866-4103; oronorec.com Orono Community Theatre presents The Jungle Book, based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling, directed by Sandy Cyrus at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch …

Brothers Grimm musical mashup to be staged in Waterville

By Natalie Feulner on April 09, 2015, at 6:48 a.m.
What do Cinderella, Jack — of beanstalk fame — and a childless baker have in common? They are characters in the upcoming Waterville Opera House musical just for “grown ups,” featuring an all-Maine cast and two veteran opera house directors. “Into the Woods” is a musical that intertwines the plots …

Tickets now on sale for PORTopera’s Tosca

By Emily Broadbent on April 08, 2015, at 4:46 p.m.
For Immediate Release April 8, 2015 Contact Gillian Britt, 207-775-2126 gBritt PR Tickets now on sale for PORTopera’s Tosca PORTLAND, Maine – Tickets are on sale now for PORTopera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online at porttix.com …
Jenny Hart, Paul Allen with guitar, and Daniel Perkins in front

‘The Complete History of America (Unabridged)’ at Winterport

on April 08, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
Winterport Open Stage announces its 2015 spring production, the hilarious show, “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor. Starring on stage together for the first time Paul Allen, Jenny Hart and Daniel Perkins, and directed by Brianne Beck. This hit comedy leaves no chapter unturned as …

‘The Nile Project’ at Merrill Auditorium

on April 06, 2015, at 11:31 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Nile Project will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. The Nile Project, led by Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, features Ethiopian masenko and saxophone; Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiya and Tanbura; Ugandan adungu; bass guitar; and vocalists singing in multiple languages. A …

The Strand Theatre celebrates first year of membership program

on April 03, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.,  is celebrating a successful first year of its membership program. Created as a way for the community to help support the theater’s operations after it became a non-profit in January 2014, the program has more than 700 members. “All over the country, historic …

The Cashore Marionettes: Life in Motion

By Lauren Koss on April 03, 2015, at 9:41 a.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4650; eastportartscenter.com The Eastport Arts Center will host a special performance of ‘Life in Motion’ by the Cashore Marionettes on Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm. In ‘Life in …

The Robinson Ballet presents Romance and Fire

By Stevie McGary on April 02, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
The Robinson Ballet is proud to bring Romance and Fire featuring Kantikos Agonias, the story of “Medea,” to the Brewer Performing Arts Center on April 11th at 7pm and April 12th at 3pm. You don’t want to miss out on this evening of dance that will take you around the …
Comedian Lewis Black, who will perform on April 9 in Orono.

‘You people are crazy’: Comedian Lewis Black talks Maine, politics and Pixar

By Emily Burnham on April 02, 2015, at 11:39 a.m.
If you’re known for being angry, then you probably have to live up to your reputation as an angry person whenever anybody talks to you. In the case of comedian Lewis Black, he’s made a career out of being angry — with more than ten stand-up specials and CDs released …

Hypnotist Roderick Russell at Bapst fundraiser April 4

Bangor Daily News on March 30, 2015, at 9:53 a.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: John Bapst Memorial High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — The John Bapst Student Environmental Action Committee’s fourth annual Roderick Russell Hypnosis show Earth Month fundraiser to benefit Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will be held 7 …

2015 Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

By Mark Tipton on March 24, 2015, at 12:37 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, April 11, 2015 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 12, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Sanctuary at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-775-3356; portlandconservatoryofmusic.org The 2015 PCM Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival showcases an outstanding roster …

All-Choirs Concert March 17 in Orono

on March 17, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
The annual All-Choirs Concert will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30pm. Singers from Orono Middle School and High School and ukulele players from Orono High School and the “Riot Sound” Show Choir will all be performing at the University of Maine’s Hauck Auditorium. Admission to the concert is …

Annual Old Town Adult Comedy Show

By Macphail on March 17, 2015, at 10:16 a.m.
Friday, March 20, 2015 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Old Town Knights of Columbus, 5 Gillman Falls Ave, Old Town, ME For more information: 207-432-6968 The Old Town Fire Local 1655 is proud to bring to the community it’s annual “Night of Laughs” Comedy Show on Friday, March 20 …
Rachel Stein (center, played by Megan Ward) mocks the plans of her mother, Sylvia Stein (far right, played by A.J. Mooney) to announce the coming Rapture as her father, Arthur Stein (seated, played by Doug Meswarb) and friend Nelson Steinberg (far left, played by Charlie Hanscom) and Jesus (played by Zachary Robbins listen in Penobscot Theatre Company's "End Time."

Science, religion comically clash in Penobscot Theatre’s ‘End Days’

By Judy Harrison on March 16, 2015, at 1:49 p.m.
Rachel Stein thought her life couldn’t get any worse. Her father, Arthur, hasn’t gotten dressed or left the house in months. Her mother, Sylvia, talks of nothing but the second coming of Jesus Christ, except when she’s actually conversing with Jesus. And, now, the new kid at school, who sits …

‘Fallen Angels’ at Monmouth theater

By Theater on March 10, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, July 17, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. …

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Monmouth theater

By Theater on March 10, 2015, at 4:10 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, July 24, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Aug. …
 
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