November 28, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries


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Galumpha will bring its inventive dance to a performance at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center in Gardiner on Saturday.

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Dustin Tucker stars in “The Santaland Diaries,” opening Tuesday at the Portland Stage Company Studio Theater and running through Dec. 22.

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Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. Karger Scholars & Aspiring Artists students, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 5.

Symphonic Band Concert, University of Maine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts, $12. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, under 21 free. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.


Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” cast of nearly 300 dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$60. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 8.

Galumpha, world-class, inventive dance company with acrobatics, visual effects and more, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $22. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


“Into the Woods,” musical, performances Feb. 14-16, 21-23 and 28 and March 1. Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.


Theater at Monmouth presents “This Wonderful Life,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20-$30. theaterat Steve Murray’s adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Through Dec. 8.

“The Sound of Music,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Snow Queen,” beloved fairy tale of devotion, bravery and the triumph of love, Portland Stage Company, $35-$45, $15 for children under 15. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Through Dec. 22.

Sanford Maine Stage’s Senior Theatre Christmas Show, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $7. 324-8227. 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, $20-$25. Hilarious tale of Crumpet, a Macy’s store elf. For mature audiences only, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 5. Through Dec. 22.

“Broadway at Good Theater,” songs from such shows as “A New Brain,” “Cinderella” “A Christmas Carol,” “How to Succeed,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “The Secret Garden,” “Lady in the Dark,” “Elf,” “She Loves Me,” “Wonderful Town,” “Gigi” and “Striking 12,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25-$30. 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

“The Gift of the Magi,” holiday musical set in the ’40s, The Footlights, Falmouth. $15-$18, pay what you can Thursdays, 7 p.m. Dec. 5.



Portland Museum of Art: “Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Dec. 8; Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8;

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Ancestral Visionary,” works on wood and canvas by Jerome Wright. Through Saturday.

Saco Museum: “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through Saturday. “The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” Through Dec. 29.

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