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Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform for free Thursday as part of the Waltzing for Dreamers Free Music Series at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield.

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Brian Chamberlain as Winford Johnston and Jennifer Porter as Mary Cassatt star in "Maiden's Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906" presented by The Originals at the Saco River Theater in Buxton.

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The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series, Handel's "Giulio Cesare," University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $28, $18 students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon Saturday.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, "Giulio Cesare," Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $26, $23 seniors, $18 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Noon Saturday.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, "Giulio Cesare," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Saturday.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, "Giulio Cesare," Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $24, $22 seniors, $5 for 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. Noon Saturday.

Rosa Noreen's 5th Annual Springtime Spectacular Variety Show, belly dance, blues, hip hop, aerial arts and more by top entertainers from Portland and beyond, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 day of, $20 for reserved front row. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Rhythmic Cypher Slam Team Fundraiser, featuring Dominique Ashaheed, Marty Mcconnell and Speaker for the Dead to raise funds for the slam team, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10 advance, $15 day of. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Secret Spaces," fundraiser, self-guided tours into historic and secret locations in downtown Biddeford, all proceeds go to the nonprofit Heart of Biddeford to help support downtown community events and revitalization efforts, $15, $10 seniors and students. heartofbiddeford.org. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.


"Love/Sick," funny and sad love stories by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company, $31 to $41. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dramatic Repertory Company presents "Swimming in the Shallows," Adam Bock's award-winning comedy, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Runs through April 28.

Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre presents "Nunsense," musical comedy, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

An evening of plays by Carolyn Cage, presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women's Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. acorn-productions.org. "Little Sister" and "Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist," 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 28.

"The Drowsy Chaperone," musical homage to 1920s Jazz Age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!" based on the children's story but with some twists and 80-plus cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10, $25 family. 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Originals present "Maiden's Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906," play about artist Mary Cassatt in Paris, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $18 to $20. Thursday is pay what you can. sacorivertheatre.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

"Hold On, Molly!," based on the true story of Molly Finney of Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14 to $16. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

USM Department of Theatre presents "Orlando," Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virgina Woolf's gender-bending satire, University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Runs through April 28.

The 12th Annual Playwrights Festival, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15, multi-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. Eighteen authors and 23 world-premiere scripts, Thursday through May 5.

"The Early Evening Show," Theater of Awesome, Freeport, late-night talk-show spoof, $18 advance, $20 door; for children $12 advance, $14 door; awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $12, $8 students. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through May 4.

The Maine Association of Community Theaters One-Act Festival, hosted by the Aqua City Actor's Theatre, Waterville Opera House Studio Theater, $15, $12 seniors and students. 622-6504. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


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