June 19, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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The “Sixth Anniversary Show” continues through June 30 at Aarhus Gallery in Belfast. The show features the work of Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick.

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“Five Gyres in C,” stainless steel by George Sherwood, from “Sculpture for the Home and Gardens,” the exhibition continuing through June 30 at June LaCombe Sculpture, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal.

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"The Velveteen Rabbit," family show presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $15; $10 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 15.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,"  musical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $18; $16 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. Through July 7.

"La Fille at Tess' Market," mixture of biography, history and fantasy written and directed by Al Miller, The Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay-what-you-can. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 30.

"Who?", one-man murder mystery, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $15 with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 5:30 p.m. Monday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 28.

PortFringe 2013, theater festival featuring collaborations between actors, dancers, filmmakers, and musicians; Geno's Rock Club, Space Gallery, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater and Portland Stage Company Storefront, Portland. $10 single ticket; $25 for three shows; $55 for seven shows; $125 festival pass. Schedule at portfringe.com. Various times Wednesday to June 30.

"Les Miserables," Broadway musical about early 19th-century Paris, Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick. $52, $59. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. June 27. Through July 13.

"Spamalot," musical comedy based on "Monty Python and The Holy Grail," Boothbay Playhouse. $23; $19 for ages 17 and under. boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. June 27. Through July 13. 

• AUDITIONS

"Legally Blonde," performances start Sept. 20, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," bring sheet music, City Theater, Biddeford. citytheater.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday and June 27.  

• ART MUSEUMS

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Portland Museum of Art: "Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Aug. 25; "A Taste of Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: George Mason, "New Work," paintings, through June 28. treeoflifemuseum.org

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: "Robert E. Peary and His Northern World," through Dec. 31; "Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World," through Jan. 6; "Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard," rarely seen artifacts, through Oct. 15; "That Flaunting Rag! Maine's Maritime War Against the Confederacy," through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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

Museums of Old York, York: "The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York," highlights one of York's most distinguished early families, through Oct. 19. oldyork.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials; and "The Tourist of 1913,"  costumes, artifacts, and more, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "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, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum .org

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