Wednesday, April 23, 2014
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Blue Man Group is at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday and Saturday, presented by Portland Ovations.
“Row Boats, Belfast Harbor,” by Henry Isaacs. oil, 48 x 54 inches
Noonday Concerts, presented by The Portland Conservatory of Music, Wren Saunders, bassoon; George Lopez, piano; First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Pianist Laura Kargul, program of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, $15 advance, $18 door. ogunquit.org/shop.php. 8 p.m. Saturday.
“A Look into the Future: Promising Local Students,” public concert series of the Portland Rossini Club, Works by Dancla, Viotti, Massenet, Kreisler and Liszt, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet Leaf Peeper Concert, works by Thompson, Long, Purcell and Beethoven, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. daponte.org. 5 p.m. Sunday.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents A Far Cry, Boston classical ensemble with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Noonday Concerts, presented by The Portland Conservatory of Music, violinist Trond Saeverud; First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 17.
Blue Man Group, presented by Portland Ovations, theatrical show and concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 17. Through Oct. 20.
Good Theater presents “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’ play written in response to “A Raisin in the Sun,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 27.
“The School for Lies,” Mad Horse Theater production of David Ives’ play set in 1666 in a witty Paris salon, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20, Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
LA Community Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. $18, $15 seniors, $12 for under 12. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.
August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against a backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 20.
American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” touching and funny play explores the relationship among three strangers – an American, an Irishman and an Englishman – held hostage in Beirut in the 1980s, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 Thursday. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Through Oct. 19.
“Night Sky” by Susan Yankowitz, a female astronomer, an opera singer and a teen foreign-language learner cooped up in a small New York apartment search for words to express their yearnings, frustrations and love; University of Southern Maine, Russell Hall, Gorham, $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Theater at Monmouth presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” comic romp of disguise and devotion, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20 to $30. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. and 7 :30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.
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