July 17, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

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Doug Varone and Dancers return to the Bates Dance Festival on Thursday and Saturday.

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

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“Shrek: The Musical” is on stage at the Arundel Barn Playhouse through Aug. 3.

Dick Morin photo

"The Spitfire Grill," musical drama, Northport Music Theater. $20 to $25. northportmusictheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 28.

Shakespeare Festival Presents "Twelfth Night," Bath Library Park. $15, $10 seniors and students, $5 for kids under 12. bathshakespeare.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Through Aug. 4.

Theater at Monmouth Presents "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare comedy, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $28 to $30, $25 seniors, $20 students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 18.

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

The Naked Shakespeare Company Presents "Midsummer Merriment: A Sumputous Feast of Verse," performances comprised of comic scenes and speeches from Shakespeare's plays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 20.

"Once On This Island," Caribbean celebration of music and dance with tale of love, loss and redemption, Boothbay Playhouse. $23, $19 for 17 and under. 633-3379. 8 p.m. Thursday.

• AUDITIONS

Sanford Maine Stage Theatre Company Presents "Ancestral Voices," 1 woman, 1 man, 1 young man and 1 young boy needed, show dates in August, Gowen Park, Sanford. 324-8227. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

• ART MUSEUMS

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 Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: "Patriotic Imagery," Union patriotic imagery from the Civil War, through Aug. 26; "This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26, 2014. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Asherah Cinnamon, "Celebration, Tradition and Change," through Aug. 29. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through Sunday; Katherine Bradford, "AUGUST," recent paintings with an ocean theme, through Sept. 1; "Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea," seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, through Oct. 13. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Colby College Museum of Art: Waterville: "The Lunder Collection," "Spaces and Places" and "American Weathervanes," through June 8, 2014; 19th and 20th century art, Chinese Art and weathervanes from the late 19th century, through Sept. 10; "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," features work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through September 29; "Nowhere But Here," art from the Alex Katz Foundation, works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Eizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and several others through Jan. 5, 2014; Alex Katz: "A Matter of Light," 48 prints, drawings and paintings through Sept. 15; "Process & Place," exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13. colby.edu/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

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