December 19, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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The cast of “The Legend of the Golem” – from left, Josh Brassard, Tristan Rolf, Kara Haupt, Hal Cohen and Brenda Chandler – which concludes its run at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook with performances Thursday through Sunday.

Courtesy of Acorn Productions

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It’s the final weekend for the Cratchit family and the rest of the characters in the Portland Stage Company production of “A Christmas Carol,” with performances Thursday through Sunday, including two on Saturday.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

"Irish Christmas in America," Irish musicians, singers and dancers, Camden Opera House. $40; $30 for ages 21 to 35; $10 for ages 21 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Spacious Vision Song Project," Christmas songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore with pianist Brian Moll, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. $15; $10 for seniors and students (cash or check only). spaciousvision.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Magic of Christmas," annual holiday concert with master illusionist Lyn Dillies, the Windham Chamber Singers and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $31 to $61; discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. porttix.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

• DANCE

Thomas School of Dance: "The Night Before Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites," Brewer Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for those under age 18. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas School of Dance: "The Night Before Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites," Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $10; $5 for those under age 18. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Royal Ballet's "Nutcracker," live in HD broadcast, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Royal Ballet's "Nutcracker," live in HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

• THEATER

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

"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. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 3 p.m. 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. Thursday.

"Nutcracker Burlesque," adults-only twist on holiday classic, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Sold out. vividmotion.org. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

"A Seussified Christmas Carol," funny take on Scrooge's life-changing journey performed in Seuss-style rhyme, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Scrooge the Musical," presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12; $10 for seniors and students. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Shoestring Theater's "A Christmas Carol," performed by children, puppets and the odd politician celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" with a la carte dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10 plus meal costs. clayhillfarm.com. 5 p.m. Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

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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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