September 28, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, museums and more.


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"One Track," mixed media by John Sideli from his show "The Sum of the Parts" at Gleason Fine Arts in Boothbay Harbor

Pianist Richard Goode, program of Mozart and Chopin, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. $20; $12 for students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, season opener with guest pianist Awadagin Pratt, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $17 to $70. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, with violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 6. 


Multicultural Dance Festival, celebration of authentic, traditional dance forms from around the world, City Theater, Biddeford. $5. 602-2891. 8 p.m. Friday. 


"Miss Saigon," modern musical variation of "Madame Butterfly" set in Vietnam, Ogunquit Playhouse. $42.50 to $69. 646-5511. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 6. Through Oct. 23.

"ART," Tony Award-winning play by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"On the Twentieth Century," musical that's part operetta, part farce, Theater at Monmouth. $20, $24. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Morini Strad," drama about a violinist and her relationship with a violin maker, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 for students. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Oct. 23.

"Bad Dates," comedy about a single mother starting to date again, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 6. Through Oct. 16.

"The Foreigner," comedy about a small Southern town dealing with a stranger, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 to $15. 865-2220. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Funny Girl," classic musical based on the life of Fanny Brice, Portland Players, South Portland. $15 to $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class," new version of "Nunsense," Northport Music Theater. $20 to $25. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie," 1920s-era musical comedy about a flapper, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 8.

"Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Monkey," one-man comedy about America's spiritual enterprise, The Hive, Kennebunk. $12, $15. 8 p.m. Friday.

"Noises Off," British farce, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $15; $12 for students and seniors. 832-6060. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 9. 


"Seussical the Musical," all ages welcome to audition, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick. 751-2619. 6 p.m. today. 



"Maine Fiberarts Showcase," Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 10. 633-4333.

Finer Things Invitational Craft Show and Sale, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. 5 to 8 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Oct. 6. Through Oct. 23. 


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: "From My Garden," ink line and watercolor portraits of flowers by Jean Swan Gordon, through today; "Botanical Illustrations" by Kate Furbish (1834-1931), through Friday; "The Stone Coast," sculptures by multiple artists, through Oct. 10. 633-4333.

Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton: "Folk Art on High," weather vane exhibit, through Saturday.

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection," objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan; "Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker," prints by James McNeill Whistler; "American Modern," photographs by Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White; "Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning," paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead; "Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection"; "Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled," photographs of Detroit's industrial decline and reclamation by nature; and "Alex Katz: Drawings," ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, all through Sunday.

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