May 1, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

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“Truck for Hire,” oil on canvas by Colin Page, from the exhibition of his work opening with a reception Thursday and continuing through June 1 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Tennessee Williams' classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $12; $8 for students. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Last Romance," heartwarming romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 9. Through May 12.

"Macbeth," modern, techno-psycho version of Shakespeare's tragedy presented by Heartwood Theater Company, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $20 in advance; $22 day of show; $12 for students through high-school age. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May. 9. Through May 11.

"A Double Dose of Dahl," A Company of Girls presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach," Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $8; $5 for children. 874-2107. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; "James and the Giant Peach," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Through May 12.

"Motherhood Out Loud," staged reading of Off-Broadway comedy by Opera House Arts, Stonington Opera House. $8; $20 for two tickets plus popcorn and beverages if you bring your mother. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical comedy based on the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," not suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland. $32.50; reserved seating. 8 p.m. May 9.


17th Annual Johnson Hall/Riverfront Festival Talent Show, show date is June 22, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

PORTopera: Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme," rehearsals start July 9, performances are July 24-28; Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. Auditions by appointment only. 879-7678. Adult chorus, 10 a.m. to noon; children's chorus (fifth to eighth grade), noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Choral Art Society Masterworks Chorus, seeking ensemble of 100 singers to perform symphonic works, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. By appointment Monday.

"9 to 5: The Musical," casting five men and six women plus a large ensemble, City Theater, Biddeford. 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.



"A Taste of Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Portland Museum of Art. Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 8.

George Mason: "New Work," paintings, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through June 24.

"John Haley's Civil War," artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 10.

"Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 31.


Portland Museum of Art: "Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess," black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, and "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19.

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

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, through June 28.

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