November 27, 2011

Audience Calendar

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Laura Vitanza and Cynthia Eyster as villagers and Hal Cohen as Shmerel the beggar in Acorn Productions’ “The Wandering Beggar,” which opens Friday and continues through Dec. 18 at the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook. The play, an adaptation by local playwright Howard Rosenfield of a 1931 Yiddish book by Solomon Simon, features a collection of vignettes in which the title character must deal with dishonest servants and greedy kings. 854-0065; acorn-productions.org

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Marva Pittman is among the stars of “Broadway at Good Theater,” running Thursday through Dec. 4 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. The show features leading man Kevin Earley, who appeared in “Les Miserables,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and other shows on Broadway. The large cast also includes Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Stephen Underwood, David Goulet, Grace Bradford, Joe Bearor, Marc Brann, Todd Daley, Marie Dittmer, Deirdre Fulton, Meredith Lamothe, Jen Means, Erik Moody, Taylor Palmer, Amy Roche and Benjamin Row.

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The Pioneer Consort, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $17-$20. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Coffee House, East Sangerville Grange, Dover-Foxcroft. Evergreen, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Nat Baldwin and Kurt Weisman, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Barra MacNeils, Celtic music of the holidays, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $25, $12.50 for kids. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Patsy Cline Country Christmas with Donna Lee, favorite Christmas songs from popular and country music, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $15. 467-3468. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pan Fried, steel drum band, Gala Caribbean holiday concert, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills, $16, $13 students and seniors. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Many Moods of Christmas," Casco Bay Concert Band holiday concert and silent auction, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), $7-$9, seniors and students free. cascobayconcertband.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at the Cathedral, Choral Art Society's annual holiday concert, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, $10-$30, $5 kids. 828-0043. 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4.

The Barr Brothers, improv rock. Jocie Adams opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Anne Dodson and Friends, First Congregational Church, Camden, $13-$15, $6 to $7 for children 6 to 12. 236-9576. 7 p.m. Dec. 4.

Shape note singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Charlie Hunter and Tamango, jazz guitarist with tap dancer, Bates Dance Festival event, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, $15 advance, $20 doors, $10 students and seniors. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Moira Smiley and VOCO, "A Winter Gust of Song," women's a cappella ensemble's holiday and winter seasonal show, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $16. 582-7144. 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Manners, Hersey State and Jason Nichols, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Dec. 4.

"The Barra MacNeil's Cape Breton Christmas," Celtic music of the holidays, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $25, 15 and under $12.50. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Dec. 4.

Castlebay, St. Michael's Episcopal Parish, Auburn, 10, $5 kids. 529-5438. Holiday Celtic harp concert with Julia Lane and the Auburn Harp Circle, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Raul Malo Christmas Show, Mavericks lead singer with Latin and country influences, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Special Events

Fall in Love Wedding Showcase, presented by local wedding professionals, Union Bluff Meeting House, York Beach, free, must pre-register. gatewaytomaine.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Tree Lighting, seasonal songs by the Gray-New Gloucester High School Chorus. History Barn open house, New Gloucester Town Hall. 926-3188. 4:30 p.m. today.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad's "Polar Express," train rides to "The North Pole," Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $25-$40. porttix.com. Rides start at 2:45 p.m. today and Friday through Dec. 4. Continues through Dec. 23.

Deck the Halls: The Carols of Christmas, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, ages 6 to 17 $5. victoriamansion.org. Daily through Jan. 8.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, all night open mic, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, $3-$5. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Met Opera Live in HD: Glass's "Satyagraha," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23-$27. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Christmas Gala 2011, benefits the mansion, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $50. 772-4841, Ext. 10. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Poetry reading, Louis Girlando, Dr. Edward Rielly and others, St. Joseph's College (Xavier Hall), Standish, free. 893-7723. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Parade of Lights, Lewiston. lewistonmaine.gov. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

National Theatre in London Live Broadcast, "Collaborators," imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m., rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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