June 1, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions and art museums


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Marsden Hartley’s “Jotham’s Island (now Fox), Off Indian Point, Georgetown, Maine,” from “Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” opening Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art.”

Courtesy Portland Museum of Art

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Rebecca Rivers' 2010 watercolor "Spring Suite 2," from the Portland Museum of Art's 2011 Biennial, which closes Sunday.

Courtesy Portland Museum of Art

"The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum," an original arrangement of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who opposed Nazism with compassion and love; ensemble work in two voices, with cello; Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland. $5 to $15. 228-8263. 7 p.m. today.

PORTopera Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction Gala Fundraiser, French-themed gala supports the company's 17th season mainstage performance, Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" (La Fille du R?ment); Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. $125; advance purchase required. 879-7678. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

"A Musical Banquet," Oratorio Chorale accompanied by Tom Mueller, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. $10. 725-1420. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Sunday. 


Rumbafrica, Boston group performs music and dance combining rhythms of Congolese rumba with modern soukous beat, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro. $5 to $10. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Saturday. 


"Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," play based on Wilde's libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $15 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 12.

"Avenue Q," Tony Award-winning musical with puppets about the harsh realities of coming of age; not for children; Ogunquit Playhouse. $50.50 to $72.50. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," musical comedy about relationships, Lakewood Theater, Madison. $18 to $37. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

"The Importance of Being Earnest," comedy about two men whose adventures threaten their romances, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell. $10 to $12. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

"American Trailer Park Musical," Maine premiere of campy musical by Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House. 942-3333. Previews at 7 p.m. today; opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 5 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 19.

"The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail," performed by Merriconeag Waldorf School's senior class, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. $5. merriconeag.org. 7 p.m. today and Friday.

"Late Nite Catechism," comedy about a fictitious Catholic nun, Freeport Factory Stage. $22.50 to $27.50; $5 for students. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through June 12.

"There is Nothing Like a Dame," musical dinner theater with Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Vicki Stubbs and Laura Hurd Whited, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95, includes dinner. 221-2267. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 25.

"Politics Can Be Murder," murder mystery/dinner theater, Events on Broadway, South Portland. $34.95; includes dinner. 699-5855. Doors at 6:15 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Friday.

"Rapunzel," Fairytale Players performance featuring the addition of a garden of wisecracking vegetables to the classic story, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $5, $7. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through June 19.

Maine Young Playwrights Festival, student-written short plays produced by high school students from around Maine, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. $5/donation. 929-3840, Ext. 889. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Naked Shakespeare, minimalist performances by Acorn Productions' Shakespeare Ensemble, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland. $8/donation. 854-0065. "Sonnets and Soliloquies: Greatest Hits Edition," 8 p.m. Monday.

"The 39 Steps," Hitchcock mystery/comedy, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. arundel barnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 25.

"The Marvelous Wonderettes," Maine State Music Theatre season opener about four high school seniors prepping for the prom in 1958, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $33 to $56. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 25. 

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