December 1, 2013

Audience Calendar

Events in the arts, music, theater, books, dance and more

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Maine State Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

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The indie-pop band Lucius is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Wednesday.

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“Celebrate the Season by the Sea,” Old Orchard Beach. 934-2500. Santa and Mrs. Claus, parade, musical performances, hay rides, treats and more, 1 p.m. Dec. 8.

Sit with Santa, for dogs and their companions, proceeds benefit the Planet Dog Foundation, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, $10. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8.

Night of the Nutcracker with the Portland Ballet, members of Portland Ballet perform scenes from “The Victorian Nutcracker” in the Stair Hall. Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, two children admitted free with each paying adult, additional children $5. Admissions at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

An 1870s Christmas at Norlands, $25 for family (2 adults and 2-3 children), Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $8, $6 for 12 and under. Interactive Christmas celebration with wagon rides, period crafts, story-telling and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.


Theater at Monmouth presents “This Wonderful Life,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20-$30. theaterat Steve Murray’s adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m.; 1 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Sound of Music,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Snow Queen,” beloved fairy tale of devotion, bravery and the triumph of love, Portland Stage Company, $35-$45, $15 for children under 15. Noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 22.

Sanford Maine Stage’s Senior Theatre Christmas Show, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $7. 324-8227. 3 p.m. Sunday.

David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, $20-$25. Hilarious tale of Crumpet, a Macy’s store elf. For mature audiences only. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 22.

“Broadway at Good Theater,” songs from such shows as “A New Brain,” “Cinderella” “A Christmas Carol,” “How to Succeed,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “The Secret Garden,” “Lady in the Dark,” “Elf,” “She Loves Me,” “Wonderful Town,” “Gigi” and “Striking 12,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25-$30. good 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Gift of the Magi,” holiday musical set in the ’40s, The Footlights, Falmouth. $15-$18, pay what you can Thursdays, 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Our Theatre Company, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, $8 seniors, kids 12 and under. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 15.

“Annie,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 21.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, improvisors re-enact audience member stories on stage using metaphor, song, movement and fairy tales, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7 suggested donation. Theme: “Welcoming,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” presented by L/A Community Little Theatre, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $18, $15 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 15.

“The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 2013,” presented by Freeport Players, Freeport Performing Arts Center at the high school, $10 advance, $15 door. Music from the 1940s to early ’60s mixes with classic comedy and new radio plays, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 for 12 and under. Play about finding your spirituality in the complex 21st-century world, 7:30 p.m. Friday. and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Through Dec. 29.

“A Magical Christmas 2013,” presented by the Original Peacox Productions, professional touring theater troupe known for artful male and female impersonations, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 14.

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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.

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