December 5, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

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South Portland painter Paul Black shows nearly two dozens paintings during his annual holiday show at Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. This year’s show is a little different than in the past: Black has limited his subject to the streets of Portland. He is showing snow scenes of the Old Port, as he always does, and also includes paintings of other streets in the city under various kinds of weather, times of day and in all seasons. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and the show is on view through Jan. 7. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily. Info: (877) 874-8084.

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Joel Leffert is Scrooge in The Public Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which opens its three-night, four-performance run on Friday in Lewiston.

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"Christmas with Cornils: A Kotzschmar Christmas," with Ray Cornils, the Festival Brass, Androscoggin Chorale and the Parish Ringers, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston. $15 in advance; $20 at door; $15 in advance and $10 at door for students. 553-4363. 7:30 p.m.

"The Bells of Christmas," holiday concert featuring the Towne Lyne Ringers, Ocean View at Falmouth. Free/donation. 781-4727. 7 p.m.

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, seasonal program, Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (Episcopal), Portland. $15; $12 for seniors and students; $40 family cap.

7:30 p.m.

Presidio Brass, holiday concert of American brass chamber music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 7:30 p.m.


USM String Quartet, works by Haydn, Schubert and Ravel, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. $25. Noon.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, holiday sing-a-long, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.


"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. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Magic Toy Shop," family-friendly, one-act ballet, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $13 to $20. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 15.

Portland Ballet: "The Victorian Nutcracker," set in Victorian-era Portland with stage sets and costumes based on rooms in the Victoria Mansion, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $24 to $54. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.


Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," holiday favorite returns, Portland Stage Company. $39 to $44; $35 to $40 for seniors; $20 for students; $15 per child with adult ticket. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 13. Through Dec. 23.

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris holiday comedy for mature audiences; discounts available for groups of 10 or more; Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $24; $20 for students. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 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 Dec. 13. Through Dec. 16.

"Striking 12," Good Theater production of fun holiday musical, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis classic presented by the Theater Company at Falmouth High; Falmouth High School. $7; $5 for students, seniors and children. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

"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. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Will Rhys' one-man rendition of holiday classic, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $10 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 15.

"The Legend of the Golem," original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for ages 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Through Dec. 23.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, interactive improv with the heme "Holidays From Heaven and Hell," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7. 7:30 Friday.

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The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble performs two holiday shows in the week ahead: on Friday in Kennebunkport and Tuesday in Portland.

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