Performing Arts

 
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 Angel By Mitch Albom April 28–May 15, 2016 Show times vary. Please contact the Box Office at 207-942-3333 From the author of Tuesdays with …
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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 …

Act One by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart

By Brian Allen on March 16, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, April 7, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 10, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, April …
From March 10-27, Penobscot Theatre Company will stage "The Last Five Years," a musical written by Jason Robert Brown that explores a five-year relationship between characters Jamie, a successful novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress.

Staging a love story: Best friends bring ‘The Last Five Years’ to life

By Shelby Hartin on March 09, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Dominick Varney and Brianne Beck, who have been friends for more than 20 years, will bring an already personal relationship to the stage while depicting the journey of the characters in this story.

‘Harriet the Spy’ March 18-20 at Penobscot Theatre

on March 08, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Saturday, March 19, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Sunday, March 20, 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 — “Harriet the Spy”, 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, …

UMA students to give interactive performance about respect and accountability

on March 08, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Michael Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine AUGUSTA, Maine — The University of Maine at Augusta Interactive Theater Project will showcase its original theater piece, “ART,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Michael Klahr Holocaust …
Dominick Varney and Brianne Beck star in Penobscot Theatre's production of "The Last Five Years."

Love, loss and lots of beautiful music in PTC’s “The Last Five Years”

By Emily Burnham on March 08, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
“The beautiful thing about this show, however, is that I think anyone that’s ever been in love and anyone that’s ever had their heart broken can empathize with it.”
Host Chris Rock opens the show at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on Sunday night.

Chris Rock’s Oscars monologue lives up to the hype

By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post on Feb. 28, 2016, at 10:09 p.m.
The Oscars’ opening montage ended, Chris Rock took the stage and it took less than seven seconds for him to bring up the show’s diversity problem. “Man, I count at least 15 black people on that montage,” Rock said. Rock was clearly psyched to live up to the high expectations …
Images from the University of Maine production of "Urinetown."

UMaine’s production of musical ‘Urinetown’ a cistern full of fun

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 24, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
The talented ensemble cast makes the theatergoers forget there might be a point or three to the script and convinces them to have as much fun as they’re obviously having on stage.