March 17, 2011

Art and Theater: Listings

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The Oratorio Chorale presents two concerts this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Morse High School in Bath and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The program, with Portland soprano Devin Dukes, features Gilbert & Sullivan's one-act comic opera "Trial By Jury," which caps off a presentation that also features Ivor Davies’ “Prayers from the Ark,” Hugo Wolf’s “Six Sacred Songs” and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes.” Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12.50 for students. Children ages 11 and younger get in free. For details, visit

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Portland vocalist John McVeigh joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Merrill Auditorium. The program, "Three B s: Brahms, Britten, and the Beatles," pays tribute to composers who have had major artistic impact on their eras. Tickets range from $23 to $62. Call Port Tix at 842-0800 or visit For information about the concert, visit

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"Live in HD," satellite broadcast of London's National Theatre's "Frankenstein," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15 to $23. 2 and 7 p.m. today.

"Triumph of Love," musical comedy about a princess who falls in love with her assassin, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $10 to $21. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

"The Late Henry Moss," Maine premier of Sam Shepard drama by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18, $20. 7:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Alice in Wonderland," drama club presentation of classic children's story, South Portland High School. 767-3266. $2 to $5. 7 p.m.

"A Chorus Line," classic drama about dancers competing for a spot in a Broadway chorus line, Portland Players, South Portland. $18, $20. 799-7337. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Humble Boy," comedy about family relationships following the death of a beekeeping patriarch, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $16, $18; $5 ages 18 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington," one-woman play, University of Maine (Jewett Hall Auditorium), Augusta. $5 to $13. 453-6004. 7 p.m. Friday.

"My Mother, My Father and My Mother," with humorist and storyteller Mike Harris, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $5/donation. 642-3743. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Cupid and Psyche," Figures of Speech Theatre presentation for all ages, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $4 to $8. 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Edges," Maine premier of musical about four young adults asking coming-of-age questions, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Shift," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Learned Ladies," 1672 satire by Moliere, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $3, $6. 786-6161. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Death by Disco," mystery dinner theater production by Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Spring Meadows Golf Club, Gray. $29; $219 for table of eight. 657-3880. 7 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Holes," A Company of Girls production based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $5; limited seating. 874-2107. 7 p.m. Friday; 1:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Out of the Hat," play reading series, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Free. Audience members welcome to participate; rehearsals at noon. "How I Learned to Drive," 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 18.

"Wizard of Oz," Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science production, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $6 to $9 at door. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27.

"Lights! Camera! Murder!", murder mystery dinner theater, Events on Broadway, South Portland. $34.95 (includes meal, tax and gratuity). 699-5855. 7 p.m. (doors at 6:15 p.m.) Saturday.

Bold Face Play Reading Series with Harbor Light Stage, Kittery Art Association. $10. "Off the Map," 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"Muse of Fire," comedic one-man show about a young conductor learning the secrets of great music, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20. 775-5568. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


PORTopera, male and female singers for large chorus in "La Fille du Regiment"; perform a song or aria, in French if possible, Portland High School. 879-7678. By appointment Sunday.



"Sailors' Valentines: Celebrating the Revival of a Maritime Folk Art," Kennebunkport Historical Society. 967-2751. Opens Sunday. Through April 14.


"Characters," ink drawings by faculty member Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Through Sunday.

"Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008," artist retrospective, Portland Museum of Art. Through Sunday.

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