October 17, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, museums and galleries


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Pianist Laura Kargul performs “The Beautiful Bs: Bach (pictured), Beethoven and Brahms” on Friday at USM in Gorham.

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A Far Cry, a Boston classical ensemble, will perform Thursday with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer in a Bay Chamber Concerts event at the Rockport Opera House.

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Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Violinist Trond Saeverud, 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Neill Johnson and Tim Burris as Music’s Quill, voice and lute, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 24.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents A Far Cry, Boston classical ensemble with special guest clarinetist David Krakauer, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamber concerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Pianist Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. “The Beautiful Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” 8 p.m. Friday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco Center, Lewiston, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. Hourlong performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Pieces by American composer John Mackey, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, free for 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. Works by Mozart and Mahler, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: Entente Cordiale, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, free for age 21 and under. daponte.org. Works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.


“Jack the Ripper,” not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.


“A Christmas Carol,” rehearsals and performances in December, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, 782-3200, thepublictheatre.org. Young boy or girl actor needed to play Tiny Tim, by appointment Saturday.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” show dates are Dec. 19 to 22, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 442-8455. The play calls for four adult males, six females and 17 children, 4 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday.

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. kitetails.org. Casting actors ages 8 to 17 for holiday production; actors should prepare a one-minute monologue; no acting experience is required; newcomers are welcome. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24.


“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; Musical 2 p.m. Sunday.

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 and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Through Oct. 27.

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. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Young Company presents “Sherlock Holmes,” The Theater Project, Brunswick, $12. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Through Oct. 27.

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“Time” and other digitally generated works by Tim Van Campen are on view at CRAFT Gallery in Rockland.

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“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” a play exploring the relationship among three hostages, is presented by the American Irish Repertory Ensemble at the Portland Stage Company Studio Theater through Saturday.

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