April 11, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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Pianist Chiharu Naruse and violinist Dean Stein perform on Friday at the Olin Arts Center on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston.

Michael Bradley photo courtesy of Bates College

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“Santa Barista,” oil pastel on acrylic by Alison Goodwin, from “Go Figure: An Invitational Figurative Show,” the current exhibition continuing through April 27 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

“Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!” based on the children’s story but with some twists and more than 80 cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students; $25 for family package; Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 21.

“Nunsense,” musical comedy, Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18; $15 for seniors;  $12 for ages 12 and under. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 21.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” classic musical presented by Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $14; $12 for seniors and students. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 20.

“Country Mouse and the Missing Lunch Mystery,” twist on Aesop’s classic fable “Country Mouse and City Mouse,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and April 18. Through April 21.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical homage to 1920s Jazz Age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99; $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 27.

“Once on this Island,” Caribbean musical fable, City Theater, Biddeford. $5. 602-2891. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Hold on, Molly!”, play based on the true story of Molly Finney from Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 21.

“Play Me a Story,” interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. “Stories from Around the World,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“Benjamin Franklin: Citizen,” one-man show and dramatic reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $12, with a la carte menu. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, John Ford Auditorium, Portland High School. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Swimming in the Shallows,” award-winning comedy presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $35. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. April 18. Through April 28.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” dramatic readings from Tennessee Williams classic presented by the Maine Humanities Council, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $10; free for students. mainehumanities.org. 7 p.m. April 18.

• AUDITIONS

“The Unreal Housewives of DownEast Maine,” six-episode video spoof scheduled for August, auditions for female actors, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. 985-8888. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

“Death Trap,” open call auditions, performance dates are June 21-30, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens April 18. Through Oct. 31.

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Portland Museum of Art: “Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess,” black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, and “Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx,” interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions,” through April 30; “Wired!”, explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Still Points of the Turning World,” exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, through April 25. treeoflifemuseum.org

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