September 4, 2013

Art and Theater Listings


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Untitled, acrylic and charcoal on canvas by Ahmed Alsoudani, from the exhibition of work by the Iraqi-born MECA graduate opening Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art.

©Ahmed Alsoudani. Photo courtesy of Haunch of Venison, New York, and Portland Museum of Art

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“Maine Blue,” acrylic by Jane Dahmen, from “Through the Trees,” the exhibition of her work continuing through Sept. 28 at Gleason Fine Art in Portland. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

17th Annual DaPonte Candlelight Concert, Henry Purcell's "Fantasias for Strings," Zhou Long's "Song of the Ch'in," Randall Thompson's "Alleluia" and Beethoven's String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 131; Old Walpole Meeting House, South Bristol. $25. 563-5471. 7 p.m. Sunday.


Steamy Nights, a sultry evening of burlesque and dance to benefit the St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mirage 2013, belly dance performance from several dance troupes and dancers, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18 in advance; $25 day of show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


"West Side Story," classic musical about rival gangs, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday and Sept. 12; 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is "Our Town, Your Town," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $7/donation. 7:30 Friday.

"Waiting for Godot," classic Samuel Beckett play, The Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay what you want. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Through Sept. 15.

"The Secret of Comedy," Aqua City Actors Theatre presentation of Maine playwright Michael Kimball's dark comedy, Waterville Opera House. $12; $10 for seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 15.

"Indoor/Outdoor," light comedy about an indoor cat who longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; pay what you want on Sept. 12. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Through Sept. 29.


Neil Simon's "Rumors," comedy, casting five men and five women, City Theater, Biddeford. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Oratorio Chorale, openings in all voice parts, singers are not required to prepare music, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. Call to schedule time slot, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

"The Nutcracker," family holiday favorite, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. 781-7672. Ages 16 and older, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday; ages 13 to 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; grades 2 and 3, noon to 12:45 p.m. Sunday (must turn age 7 before Oct. 15); grades 4 and 5, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday; grades 6 and 7, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Annie," musical, performance dates are Dec. 6-21, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. 799-1421. Adults and youths (non-orphan roles), 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday; orphans and Annies, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; call-backs (if needed), 10 a.m. Sunday.

11th Annual Holiday Burlesque Show, auditions will be held in class format, no formal dance training is required, performance dates are in December, Vivid Motion, Westbrook. 10 a.m. Saturday.

"Shrek the Musical," performance dates are in mid-November, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday.



"Emerging Artists 2013," up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.

"A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection," works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.

"Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland," collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.

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