December 9, 2012


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Josh Brassard, left, and David Handwerker in a scene from “The Legend of the Golem,” an original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, continuing through Dec. 23 at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook.

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Bluegrass artists the Gibson Brothers join proprietor Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys for holiday concerts Saturday and Dec. 16 at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. The Gibsons also will appear Dec. 21 and 22.

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Gingerbread Spectacular, gingerbread house exhibit, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Aida," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Hansel and Gretel: A Puppet Opera," Englebert Humperdinck's classic opera featuring original fine art Bunraku-style puppets, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8 to $10. 6 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

OLAS Film Premiere and Performance, portrait of the music, dance and people of Olas, Space, Portland, $10, all ages. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

TICA Cat Show, pedigreed cats compete for Best in Show, Westbrook Armory, Westbrook, $4 to $5, free for active military and children under 12. 353-2633. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

Caroling with Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Christmas caroling along the Prom and Munjoy Hill, Fort Allen Bandstand, Portland. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Championship Midget Wrestling, professional wrestling event with an all-little-people cast, Club Texas, Auburn, $12, 21-plus. Doors at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. Vs. Canton, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Friday.


Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Portland Stage Company, $15 to $39. Noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris' holiday comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $20 to $24, mature audiences only. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Good Theater Presents "Striking 12," hip, funky, fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical," comic family musical, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

"Miracle on 34th Street," classic holiday tale, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

Theater at Monmouth presents "This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $26. 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical," featuring three mother-and-child teams, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Will Rhys' one-man rendition of the holiday classic, Freeport Factory Stage, $10 to $15. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 2012, live music, comedy and fun for all ages, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Collected Stories," two-character play about ambition, artistic conflicts, rivalries and the rise and fall of a friendship, Bates College (Black Box Theater), Lewiston, free. 786-8294. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"A Christmas Carol," A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $10 advance, $13 door. 571-4636. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Legend of the Golem," an original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," post-show sing-a-long with fiddler Jennifer Armstrong, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Nutcracker," Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

New England Regional Theater Company Presents "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," musical version of the Dickens classic, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, $8 to $12. 798-6966. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Beauty and the Beast Jr.: Enchanted Christmas," traditional story intertwined with Christmas songs, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5. 832-6060. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother," writer Elizabeth Peavey's one-woman show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $15. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"This Wonderful Life," Jody McColman's one-man show based on "It's A Wonderful Life," The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $40 includes meal and show. (603) 953-3640. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

"Nutcracker Burlesque," tantalizing twist on the classic tale, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15, adults only. 8 p.m. Friday through Dec. 16. Through Dec. 21.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a Young Company Production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

"Christmas with The Ratpack," five-course dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $8 advance, $12 door. 571-4636. 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

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