November 21, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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


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Dustin Tucker as the much-put-upon elf Crumpet in the Portland Stage Company production of “The Santaland Diaries,” continuing through Dec. 16.

Todd Brian Backus photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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“In the Woods,” 1860 oil on canvas by William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905), from “We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting,” through Dec. 23 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Courtesy Bowdoin College Museum of Art

"Carols in the Round," with the Mount View Chamber Singers, United Church of Christ, Bath. Free/donation. 242-2581. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season," with the USM Chamber Singers, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $9. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Karger Scholars Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Nov. 29.


Maine State Ballet: "The Nutcracker," featuring a cast of almost 300 dancers and live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $60. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 2.

"The Nutcracker," presented by Sanford Maine Stage, Nasson Little Theater, Springvale. $12; $10 for seniors, students and children ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Through Dec. 9.

Royal Ballet's "Swan Lake," live in HD broadcoast from the Royal Opera House, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday.


"Striking 12," Good Theater production of fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday (sold out) and Nov. 29 (sold out). Through Dec. 9.

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris holiday comedy for mature audiences; discounts available for groups of 10 or more; Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland. $24; $20 for students. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Nov. 29. Through Dec. 16.

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," drama, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Through Dec. 2.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $26; $24 for seniors; $20 for students. Previews at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; opens Nov. 30. Through Dec. 9.



Portland Museum of Art: "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored studio for public tours, and "Art in Process," high school art exhibition, through Dec. 30; "The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17.

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Dec. 21.

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists," photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, through Nov. 30.

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, through Jan. 30.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933) and "We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting," paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Dec. 23; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," through March 3; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10.

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