April 18, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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


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“Lupine,” oil on board by Andrea Peters, from “Two Colorists,” an exhibition featuring the work of Peters and Tom Curry, through May 26 at Gleason Fine Art in Portland.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


USM School of Music Composers Showcase, classical to contemporary pieces, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, music of Spanish and Latin composers by Donald Alfano, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12; $5 for students ages 18 and under. 646-7055. 8 p.m.


Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Quynh Nugyen plays Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $12; $5 for students ages 18 and under. 646-7055. 8 p.m.


"Carmina Burana," with USM School of Music faculty members, the USM Concert Band and the USM Chorale; proceeds go toward music scholarships; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15/donation. porttix.com. 3 p.m.

Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, student recital, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. 646-7055. 3 p.m.


Decompression Chamber Music: Season Four, Samuel Barber's quartet, Op. 11, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.


Imogen Cooper, classical pianist, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $40; $10 students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.


Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, spring dance concert, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. today and Friday.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $66. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Lullaby," presented by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. April 26.


"Heroes," comedy about three WWII veterans in a French retirement home, Portland Stage Company. $27 to $39; $15 to $19.50 for students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Playwrights Festival, evening of short plays presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18; $16 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 26. Through April 28.

David Mamet's "A Life in the Theater," story of two actors, Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for students and seniors; Thursday night performances are pay-what-you-can. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and April 26. Through May 5.

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," children's theater, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. today; 1 and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Steel Magnolias," comedy-drama about Southern women, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for students and seniors. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29.

"Steel Magnolias," by Belfast Maskers, Waldo County Shrine Club, Belfast. $15; $10 for teens; $5 for children. 338-9668. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Pinocchio," presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students; $25 per family. 415-6251. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

John Logan's "Defining Marriage," play based on testimony on Proposition 8 trial in California presented by York Readers Theater; discussion follows performance; York Public Library. Free. york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Dr. Doolittle," Fiddlehead Players production based on classic story of a man who can talk to animals, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Gray. $9; $6 for children under 16. fiddleheadcenter.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Through April 28.

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," farcical comedy, benefits Waldo Youth Theatre, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10 or pay-what-you-can. thewaldo.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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