November 24, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Kelly Caufield is part of the large cast of "Broadway at Good Theater," opening Dec. 1 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

Courtesy of Good Theater

June Fitzpatrick opens "Drawing the Line #11" at her MECA gallery on Dec. 1. Jeff Woodbury's untitled ink on paper is among the featured works.

Courtesy of June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA

"Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season," with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. $9/donation. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Borromeo String Quartet, Schubert, Schoenberg and more, Bates College (Olin Concert Center), Lewiston. $6. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• DANCE

"The Nutcracker," by Bossov Ballet Theatre, Skowhegan Opera House. $15; $10 students and seniors. 873-7000. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday.

Maine State Ballet's "The Nutcracker," featuring 290 dancers, the MSB Orchestra, Musica de Filia Girlchour and the Westcustogo Youth Chorale; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $60. porttix.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 4.

December Dance Concert, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

• THEATER

David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries," one-man holiday comedy for adults, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $20; $17 students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Dec. 2. Through Dec. 18.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" classic Edward Albee drama about two bickering couples, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $15; $12 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"God of Carnage," Tony Award-winning comedy by Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House. $20; $10 for students and children. everymanrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $12; $8 for seniors and students. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 4.

"Meet Me in St. Louis," classic musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 4.

"My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother," one-woman play by Elizabeth Peavey, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15; $12 for students and seniors. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday.

"A Celtic Christmas," holiday celebration of performance, song and dance by AIRE, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18 to $22; $12 for children under 12. 799-5327. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Through Dec. 11.

"Broadway at Good Theater," Broadway hits and holiday favorites, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $25, $30. 885-5883. 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Through Dec. 4.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Let Heaven and Nature Sing: Seventh Annual Festival of Trees," Saco Museum. 283-3861. Public tree lighting and ribbon-cutting ceremony, 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs," photos of everyday people and public events over a 40-year period, through Dec. 18; "Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection," Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles, and small craft, through Feb. 5. portlandmuseum.org

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: "Faces of War," photo essay of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jerry Robinov, through Feb. 12. une.edu/artgallery/facesofwar.cfm

Maine Historical Society, Portland: "Having in Paris a Great Success," French fashion from 1928 to 1936, through Dec. 31; "Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," artifacts reveal the way Mainers dressed from the 18th to 20th centuries, through May 27. mainehistory.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria," paintings of street artist collective including the work of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti and Seth Amollo, through Wednesday. 871-7188.

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "Barry: The Art Exhibition," Edith Cleaves Barry's paintings, sculpture and pen-and-ink drawings, through Jan. 9. 985-4802.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan," 60 bronze vessels and monumental bells cast in southern China between 1300 B.C.E. and 221 B.C.E., through Jan. 8; "Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?", selections of 19th- and 20th-century art, through Jan. 22; "After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris," street photography of Webb, through Jan. 29. bowdoin.edu

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