Sunday, May 26, 2013
By Bob Keyes firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ice on the River” by Ethel Halsey Blum.
• Fresh off its successful run of the Red Sox version of "Damn Yankees," the Ogunquit Playhouse opens its next show of the summer this week with Dolly Parton's "9 To 5: The Musical." This production is based on the movie about three office workers and their plan to get even with their egotistical and hypocritical boss. The scheme spins wildly out of control, and the situation becomes hilarious and chaotic. Patricia Resnick, who co-wrote the original screenplay, wrote the book for this musical, which mixes Broadway and pop.
The show has previews Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, and the official opening is Thursday at 8 p.m. It is on stage through Sept. 15.
Visit ogunquitplayhouse.org or call 646-5511.
• On Aug. 30, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, opens the art exhibition "Travels Near and Far, A Retrospective," featuring the work of modernist artist Ethel Halsey Blum. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 29, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30.
A portion of the sales will benefit College of the Atlantic, whose Ethel H. Blum Gallery is named for the artist.
"Travels Near and Far" features 26 paintings, mostly watercolors, including many sea- and landscapes by Blum, who was a journalist and philanthropist as well as an accomplished artist. The paintings were created in many locales, including Mount Desert Island and the Bahamas, where the Blums had homes, and during voyages to Arizona, France, Thailand and around Africa.
For information, call 781-2620.