January 30, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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“Glow” by Tom Curry, from an exhibition of his new work opening Friday at Gleason Fine Art’s Portland gallery.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art Gallery

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“Rush Hour” by Lissa Hunter, from “Homage,” the Maine Women Pioneers exhibition continuing through March 2 at the Art Gallery at the University of New England.

Courtesy UNE

Portland Playback Improv Theater, audience interactive improv with the theme "Acts of Love," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, Portland Public Library. Free. acorn-productions.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

"Play Me a Story: Enchanted Adventures," interactive theater workshop for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Teen Shakespeare Showcase, by Acorn Productions' Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory, Coffee by Design, Freeport and Portland. $5/donation. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday (Freeport); 4 p.m. Saturday (Portland).

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. Free. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

"Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes by Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

John Cariani's "Last Gas," romantic comedy, Stonington Opera House. $20, $25. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Through Feb. 10.


"The Spitfire Grill," musical, performance dates are in July, Northport Music Theater. northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!", open auditions for ages 7 to adults, show dates are April 12-21, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.



"Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.

"Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through December.


Portland Museum of Art: "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 Sunday; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17; "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7. portlandmuseum.org

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

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker," through Feb. 25. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting," through Feb. 24; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints" and "The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography," through March 3; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick: "Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, through June 1. 725-3288.

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: Michael Heiko, "Why I Moved to Maine," through Thursday. harmonsbartons.com

Saco Museum: "I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era," needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the 'Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,' " objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, through March 30. brickstoremuseum.org

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