August 18, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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"Inspirations in Color," an exhibition of still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, opens today at the Falmouth Memorial Library. A reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

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John Vander's "Lady in Satin," mixed media on paper, from his jazz-themed exhibition continuing through Aug. 31 at Gold/Smith Gallery in Boothbay Harbor.

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"King Lear," Shakespeare tragedy, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $26. 939-9999. 7:30 p.m. today.

"Monsters! The Musical," comic musical, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $25; $15 for students. 583-6747. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Welcome to Homo Hollow," musical comedy by Eggplant Faerie Players, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 899-3993. 8 p.m. today.

"The Passion of the Hausfrau," one-woman comedy with Beth Welden about the misadventures of a mom, Freeport Factory Stage. $12, $15. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Through Aug. 27.

"The 39 Steps," mystery/comedy based on classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $12 to $29.50. 698-1807. 8 p.m. today, Friday, Wednesday and Aug. 25. Through Sept. 3.

"Switch Triptych," New England debut of award-winning theater company Big Picture Group, set in New York City in 1919 at Bell Atlantic's switchboard exchange, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15 ($10 today). 751-8815. 7 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Through Aug. 28.

"Blithe Spirit," Noel Coward comedy, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $26. 939-9999. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Rent," musical presented by the Fairway Players, Winthrop Performing Arts Center. $10 to $15. 623-4583. 7 p.m. Friday.

"Seussical the Musical," family-friendly play based on Dr. Seuss characters, Windham Center Stage Theatre. $7. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

"How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up," family-friendly musical, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $5, $10. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Harriet the Spy," presented by Young People's Theater Camp, Theater Project, Brunswick. $6. 729-8584. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Much Ado About Nothing," Shakespeare comedy, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $24. 933-9999. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hackmatack 40th Birthday Celebration, live music, food and comedy; includes "39 Steps" performance; Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $50. 698-1807. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Room Service," farce about actors who try to get a play produced before creditors shut them down, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $26. 933-9999. 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Beauty and the Beast," performance for children, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $8 to $12. 725-8769. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Monday.

"I Left My Heart," musical Tribute to Tony Bennett, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. 985-5552. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Through Sept. 3.

"The Fantasticks," musical comedy about two fathers who trick their children into falling in love, Poland Spring Inn. $10. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 30. "Breakfast with Mary," comedy, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $20; $10 for students. 583-6747. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 25. Through Aug. 28.

"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington," story of Margaret Chase Smith portrayed by Sally Jones, Stonington Opera House. $10 to $15; free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m. Aug. 25.


Oratorio Chorale Audition, all voice parts welcome, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. 329-5708. Today; call to schedule.

"The Diviners," Monmouth Community Players production running Oct. 21-30; several roles for adults and teens; Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 946-4645. 6:30 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday; call for more information.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," singing and dancing roles for children ages 6 and older, Community Little Theatre, Auburn. 838-1722. 5 p.m. Sunday.

Dickens' "The Christmas Bride," Snowlion Repertory Company production; roles for musical theatre performers of all ages and types except children; The Hutchins School, South Portland. 518-9305. 5 to 8 p.m. (by appointment) Sunday. 



"ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines," use of wind power through the ages, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 27. 


Charlie Hewitt, pen-and-ink drawings, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. Through today.

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