On stage

Summer’s over, but the Ogunquit Playhouse remains in warm-weather mode. The venerable summer theater’s season extends deep into October with a high-energy production of the musical “Chicago.” Sally Struthers stars, but the success of “Chicago” is the deep cast, with strong performances from Rachelle Rak as Velma Kelly, Broadway veteran Angie Schworer as the publicity-seeking Roxie Hart, Tony Award winner Paul Kreppel as Roxie’s husband, Amos, and George Dvorsky as the self-serving lawyer Billy Flynn.

There’s a ton of great choreography and singing. It’s a great way to ease into fall. The theater will stage the show through Oct. 24. Call 646-5511 for tickets, or visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

The Public Theatre in Lewiston continues its season-opening show “Indoor/Outdoor.” It’s a play about a cat, her master and her lover. You’ve got to see it to believe it.

It runs through Oct. 24, with tickets available at 782-3200 or www.thepublictheatre.org.

 

CD release

The Molenes are getting great press all over for their new CD, “Good Times Comin’.” See what the buzz is all about for yourself, when the Maine-based Americana band plays a CD-release party on Saturday at Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland. Music starts at 9 p.m., and the good times last all night long. The Coming Grass and Amanda Gervasi also perform. It’s a 21-and-older show. www.portlandempire.com.

 

— Bob Keyes, Staff Writer