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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Sesame Street Live: "Can't Stop Singing," Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $12 to $50. theciviccenter.com. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical," comic musical for the entire family, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 16.

"Miracle on 34th Street," classic holiday tale of a department store Santa, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 16.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical," features three sets of mother-and-child teams, Portland Players, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 16.

The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 2012, live music and comedy for all ages, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Collected Stories," two-character play about ambition, artistic conflicts and rivalries, Bates College (Black Box Theater), Lewiston. Free. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens' classic, A/D/A/M, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. 571-4636. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," includes post-show sing-along with fiddler Jennifer Armstrong, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for children under 12. thepublictheatre.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"A Christmas Carol: The Musical," by the New England Regional Theater Company, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $12; $10 for seniors and students; $8 for children under 12. 798-6966. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Beauty and the Beast Jr.: Enchanted Christmas," youth musical of traditional story intertwined with Christmas songs, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $5. 832-6060. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," The Inn at Brunswick Station. $40; includes meal and show. (603) 953-3640. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Michelangelo: Art and Afterlife," looks at the influence of Michelangelo's art and the legend of his character, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 20.

"Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu. Opens Thursday. Through March 30.

"Drawn and Cornered," Jeff Badger's performance piece delivered with Harold Philbrook, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, prints, giclee and books, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. First Friday reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 5. treeoflifemuseum.org

"The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 30.

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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. portlandmuseum.org

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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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