November 21, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries


“Yin Xiuzhen,” set of 10 color photographs on paper by Yin Xiuzhen, 1998, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick. Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art.

Courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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"Pemaquid Point," oil on panel by Margaret Gerding, from her exhibition continuing through November at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. Kimberly and Robert Lehmann, viola and violin, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bach “Sleepers, Wake!” Choral Art Society and Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25-$75. Works by Respighi, Biber, Corelli and Bach, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM School of Music Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $8, $5 students and seniors. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. Performance of John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes” and more, 2 p.m. Sunday.


“Metamorphoses,” adapted from the classic Ovid poem, will be performed in a pool on stage, Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono, $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Neil Simon’s “Promises, Promises,” with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $12, $10 seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“The Grand Manner,” presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. A.R. Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Bright New Boise,” presented by Fenix Theatre Company and Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, Portland, $20, free for age 25 and under. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan,” presented by USM Theatre, distinctively Irish dark comedy, University of Southern Maine Russell Hall, Gorham. $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Seussical the Musical,” presented by Yarmouth High School Playmakers, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at the high school, $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Legally Blonde!” Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $9, $6 seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Gargantua,” presented by Lorem Ipsum, written by Portland playwright Ian Carlsen, epic edventure, play-within-a-play, comic dance macabre, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, $10. 400-1764. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

“Greater Tuna,” comedy about the third smallest town in Texas, Lake Region Drama Club, Lake Region High School, Naples, $8, $6 students and seniors. 518-1348. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” musical comedy, Windham High School, $11, $7 seniors and children. 893-1742. 7 p.m. Friday and and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Shrek the Musical,” with live orchestra, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 for kids 8 and under. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

“The Children’s Hour,” drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Kennebunk High School, Economos Auditorium, $9. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Anthony’s Dinner Theater presents “Elvis Today,” young Elvis and 78-year old Elvis with five-course dinner, featuring Derry Rundlett, Portland, $39.95. 221-2267. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Our House,” presented by Aqua City Actors Theatre, scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck that takes on media-obsessed culture, contains adult language and situations and is not suitable for children. Waterville Opera House. $12, $10 seniors and students, $10 for adults. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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