December 5, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries

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“Christmas at the Cathedral,” featuring the Choral Arts Society and the Portland Brass Quintet, will be presented at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on Saturday and Sunday.

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“Redacted,” the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, has been extended at the Portland Museum of Art through Feb. 2.

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

Tina Titzer’s Act One Dance Company, many styles of dance featured, Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $12, $8 for under 12. 935-4020. “Festival of Dance” and “The Nutcracker Sweets,” 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Intricate Glances Will Meet Here,” Bates College, Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Lewiston. 786-6161. Senior thesis piece by Colleen Fitzgerald blends tango and modern elements, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Men of the Strip, Asylum, Portland, $15, 18-plus. Male dance revue featuring Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, 9 p.m. Dec. 12.

Fall Dance Showcase, University of Maine, Orono, Hauck Auditorium, $10. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.


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. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m.; 1 p.m. Sunday.

“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. good 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 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. Thursday through Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Through Dec. 22.

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. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Through Dec. 22.

“The Gift of the Magi,” holiday musical set in the ’40s, The Footlights, Falmouth. $15-$18, pay what you can Thursdays, 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Our Theatre Company, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, $8 seniors, kids 12 and under. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 15.

“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.

“Annie,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 21.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, improvisors re-enact audience member stories on stage using metaphor, song, movement and fairy tales, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7 suggested donation. Theme: “Welcoming,” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” presented by L/A Community Little Theatre, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $18, $15 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Through Dec. 15.

“The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 2013,” presented by Freeport Players, Freeport Performing Arts Center at the high school, $10 advance, $15 door. Music from the 1940s to early ’60s mixes with classic comedy and new radio plays, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Clint Fulkerson’s detailed organic and geometric abstractions will be on view into January at Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts in Portland. An opening reception for the show, which also features the work of Wyatt Barr, Kimberly Convery and Rollin Leonard, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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Portland artist Alice Spencer exhibits a series of new work based on the textile tradition of patchwork, which is found all over the world. The show, "Kasaya," is on view through Dec. 21 at Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland. The gallery will be open for Portland's First Friday Art Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. Also on view is "Heather Perry: The Weight of the Heavenly Garden in the Plane of Existence." Shown here is Spencer's "Kasaya 3."


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