May 8, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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The cutting-edge motion troupe Momix performs its piece “Botanica” on Thursday at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

Max Pucciariello photo courtesy of Portland Ovations

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Painting by Jim Flahaven from the SMCC faculty show opening with a reception Saturday at Rose Contemporary, Portland.

Courtesy of Rose Contemporary

THURSDAY

Southern Maine Children's Choir, directed by Paul McGovern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3, $6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7 p.m.

Bowdoin College Chamber Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Tribute to Opera Legend Bidu Sayao, recordings of arias, duets and songs hosted by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble: "O Primavera!", light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $15; $12 for seniors and students. stmaryschola.org. 7:30 p.m.

Note Book Cafe, Bowdoin College student musicians on flute, cello, guitar and voice, Bowdoin College (Gibson Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. Noon.

SATURDAY

UMF Orchestra, romantic classical music, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $8; $6 for seniors; free for UMF students and children. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Voices: "Vive la France!", 21-voice a cappella ensemble presents program celebrating love, youth, food and drink; Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. renaissancevoices.net. 8 p.m.

St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble: "O Primavera!", light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth. $15; $12 for seniors and students. stmaryschola.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Conservatory of Music: "2013 End of Year Concert," featuring PCM students ages 3 to adult performing compositions by Bach, Vivaldi, Barber, Carl Maria von Weber, Miles Davis and more; Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. Donation. portlandconservatory.net. 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, Erik Satie's "Sports et Divertissements" and pieces by Schumann and Verdi, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m.

MAY 16

DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

• DANCE

Momix: "Botanica," athletic dance with music, costumes and props presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36 to $50. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine State Ballet: "Alice in Wonderland," colorful and comedic ballet for entire family, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $40. porttix.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• THEATER

"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. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about 16th-century college life, 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 and Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 16. Through May 19.

"Oklahoma!", classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Theatre Company at Falmouth High School; Falmouth High School. $8; $8 for seniors and students. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Last Romance," heartwarming romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"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. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

"MOMologues 2: Off to School," frank and funny look at the true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through May 19.

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