March 6, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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The recent Broadway hit “Time Stands Still” makes its Maine premiere next week at the Public Theatre in Lewiston. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, the play explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent hoping to make a difference in the world by traveling to the hot spots of global conflict. Christopher Schario directs. It stars Janet Mitchko, left, Jessica DiGiovanni, Evan Mueller, left rear, and David Newer. “Time Stands Still” opens March 15 and runs through March 24. For tickets, call 782-3200. For more information, visit thepublictheatre.org.

Courtesy of The Public Theatre

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“Untitled Landscape 2” by Hilary Irons, 2012, acrylic and marble dust on wood panel, from “The New Landscape,” continuing through April 19 at Rose Contemporary in Portland. The exhibit also features the work of Lydia Badger and Erik Weisenburger.

Courtesy of Rose Contemporary

THURSDAY

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with organ player Harold Stover, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY

Henry Kramer, piano recital, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors; free for students. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.

PSO KinderKonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, Dyer Library, Saco. $4. portlandsymphony.org. "Four Seasons," 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

"Die Fledermaus," Strauss operetta conducted by Robert Lehmann with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $21; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through March 16.

SATURDAY

Bates College Orchestra Concert, three Bates College seniors featured as instrumental soloists in works by Franz Strauss, Max Bruch and Wolfgang Mozart, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale, Dvorak's "Mass in D," Davies' "Prayers from the Ark" and other pieces, Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, encore screening of Wagner's "Parsifal," University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $28; $18 for students. collinscenterforthearts.com. Noon.

SUNDAY

Portland Rossini Club, works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Stamitz, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.

Oratorio Chorale, Dvorak's "Mass in D," Davies' "Prayers from the Ark" and other pieces, Falmouth Congregational Church. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, encore screening of Wagner's "Parsifal," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23. rocklandstrand.com. Noon.

MARCH 14

DaPonte String Quartet: "Colourists," Haydn's Opus 76, No. 4; Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10; and Stravinsky's "Three Pieces for String Quartet"; Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for those under age 21. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Musica de Filia Women's Choir, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

• DANCE

"An Irish Evening," Maine Stillson School of Irish Dance stepdancers and screening of "Riverdance: Live from NYC," Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. $5. ogunquitperformingarts.org. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

• THEATER

"A Song at Twilight," little-seen play by Noel Coward, Portland Stage Company. $39 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 14. Through March 17.

"Big Mouth Thunder Thighs," Bess Welden's solo vaudeville piece about body and food, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

"Dead Man Walking," Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department presents a one-act play about the criminal justice system based on the best-selling book and hit movie (contains mature themes), Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. $5. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Thursday. Through March 20.

Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles," Good Theater production examines how two outsiders -- an elderly woman and her grandson -- find their way in today's world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 14. Through March 30.

Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," romantic comedy, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $6; $3 for seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"For the Lulz," Horn & Ivory production about how computers and social media affect our lives, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Guys and Dolls," classic musical presented by Kennebunk High School Visual & Performing Arts, Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium. $9. 985-1110, Ext. 3141. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Almost, Maine," romantic comedy, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. Free. 288-5015. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?" classic Edward Albee play starring two real-life couples, Aqua City Actor's Theater, Waterville. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"HMS Pinafore," Gilbert and Sullivan musical presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12; $5 for children. atthelincoln.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"If We Were Birds," award-winning drama presented by Lorem Ipsum Collective about war, violence and womanhood told through the lens of ancient Greek tragedy (contains nudity and depictions of sexual violence), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Playdate Frenzy," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

"The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act," play by Donna Oblongata, with The Panda Bandits, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• AUDITIONS

Studio Theatre of Bath: "Moon Over Buffalo," roles for four men and four women, show dates are May 17-26, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 522-9954. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday.

Lake Region Community Theatre: "Gypsy," classic musical, many roles available, show dates are June 21-23 and June 28-30 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison; Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. lrctme.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Still Points of the Turning World," exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through April 25.

"Celebrate Student Art," RSU 23 student art show, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 20.

"Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean," ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Friday. Through June 2.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Youth Art Month," juried show of artwork created by Maine students in grades K-12, through March 31; "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions," through April 30; "Wired!", explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through Sunday. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Robert S. Neuman's "Ship to Paradise," depictions by a Mount Desert Island artist of humankind's vices and worldly conceits; "Intermezzi: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger; and "Color at the Center," textile installations by Fransje Killaars (also at Museum L-A/Bates Mill No.1), through March 22. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, and Alex Katz, "A Matter of Light," prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, through March 30. colby.edu

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 25. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through Sunday; "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through April 7; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings, textiles and toys reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22; "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbemuseum.org

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Michael Crouser, "Dog Run," gelatin silver prints; Robert Rivers, "The Promised Land," drawings; Candice Ivy, "Honey From the Belly of the Lion," site-specific installation with video and sculptural elements; and "Steve's Picks," favorite works by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, through March 21. umma.umaine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Your Brain on Art," exhibition focuses on raising awareness around brain safety, brain injury and recovery, and chronic pain in collaboration with the University of New England's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 5.

Nancy Morgan: "Captured in Fabric," Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery. 439-3800. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through March 29.

"Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III," University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Through May 12.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: "Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP," installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships' propellers, through April 7. meca.edu

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Noriko Sakanishi, "Confluence," through March 23. 699-5083.

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through April 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Space Gallery, Portland: "World Banksters," whimsical postcards take aim at corruption in banking industry; Anne Buckwalter: "Gone Along are the Animals," circus-inspired gouache paintings; "Moon Moves (So Slowly)," multi-media installation by Friendly Falcons; and "X-ray (SPACE)", window exhibition by Carly Glovinksi; through March 29. space538.org

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: "A Stitch in Time," drawings by Gergana Rupchina, through March 30. harmonsbartons.com

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Melonie Bennett, "Bad (expletive)," photographs documenting night clubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, through March 30. 317-6721.

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: "Looking In -- Looking Out," art installation by Amy Jorgensen, through March 23. colemanburke.com

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: "Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com

Katie Made Bakery, Portland: Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, through March 30. 771-0994.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: "Perigord: Moods and Memory," encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 30. 773-6011.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, "New Work," through March 29; "Spring!", art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through April 26. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, "Afterthoughts," through April 3. 253-6808.

Planned Parenthood of New England, Portland. "Healing Works," art as therapy works by Toni Jo Coppa and Karen Merritt, through March 31. plannedparenthood.org/ppnne

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: "Marching Forth," group show, through March 29. greenhutgalleries.com

Constellation Gallery, Portland: "Constellation Vacation," multimedia by various artists, through March 26. constellationart.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: "The New Landscape," work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through April 19. rosecontemporary.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: "AW@3Fish," group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, through March 29. 3fishgallery.com

Dogfish Cafe, Portland: Loretta Turner, "Exploring Visions," gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink, through April 27. 253-5400.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit," works by gallery artists in painting, pottery and glass, through March 29. richardboydpottery.com

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: "Layers," ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, through April 10. 591-7300.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: "Despite Winter, Gardens," group show of paintings and sculpture, through Sunday. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Resilient Spring," art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through April 30. 846-7777.

DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: "Inspirations from the Cape," paintings, photography and ceramics, through April 22. 541-9171.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, "Paintings and Prints," through April 28. thosmoser.com

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.

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Cynthia Davis, "Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," through March 16. colemanburke.com

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, through March 28. galleryframinginc.com

The Frontier, Brunswick: "Tinder," Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, through April 29. explorefrontier.com. Markings Gallery, Bath: "From the Heart," new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, through March 31. markingsgallery.com

York Public Library: "Encore, Encore," work by more than 24 artists who have exhibited at the library during the past 11 years, through March 26. 363-2818.

Wells Public Library: Claire Bigbee, paintings, through March 30. 646-8181.

Monkitree, Gardiner: "Double Vision," work by Jim and Fran Townsend, through March 29. monkitree.com

Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "44N 69W: Radius Belfast," fifth annual show, through March 30. aarhusgallery.com

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: "Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," through Sunday. 338-0555.

Camden Public Library: "Body as Art," black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, through March 30. 236-3440.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Melissa Thornton, oil and pastel paintings, through March 18. savorymainedining.com

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery: Harriet Casdin-Silver, "Beauty and the Political Body," through Thursday. 778-1062.

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Richard Field, "New Works," paintings, through March 30. lyceumgallery.com

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through April 4. harlowgallery.org

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: Claudia Diller, Kingfield Artwalk painter, through March 31. 939-6518.

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