September 25, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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“Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 frantically paced minutes. Starring Jefferson Turner, left, and Daniel Clarkson, “Potted Potter” will be at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Wednesday and Oct. 3.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

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Matt Blackwell’s “Winter Stealing the Sun” (2001-2005), oil on canvas, from “Piece Work,” the Portland Museum of Art Biennial opening Oct. 3 and continuing through Jan. 5.

Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art/Edward Thorp Gallery

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Portland Symphony Orchestra, works by Dukas, Beethoven and Prokofiev with pianist Orli Shaham, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31-$81. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, "Scottish Fantasy," musical tour of Scotland with violin and bagpipe soloists, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $16-$40, $10 youth and students. bangorsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dueling Organist Concert, Henry Hokans and Richard Grant play contemporary to classics, United Baptist Church, Saco, $10. 934-5313. 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, pianist Frank Glazer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 3.

• THEATER

"West Side Story," classic musical about rival gangs, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience," musical presented by Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $28 to $30; $25 for seniors; $20 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"It's Just Sex," comedic and thought-provoking look at fidelity, lust and communication, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15, $18; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. 756-0252. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 6.

"Indoor/Outdoor," light comedy about an indoor cat that longs for the wild outdoors, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Arsenic and Old Lace," farcical comedy, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6.

"Jesus Christ Superstar," classic musical, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Legally Blonde: The Musical," comedy based on hit 2001 movie, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99; $17.99 for seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 5.

"VIII: A Musical Journey into the Mind of a King," one-man musical period production with Kirk Simpson, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $15, $30, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com. 7 p.m. Monday. Through Oct. 7.

August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," examines race, fame and generational divides in the 1920s against a backdrop of African-American rhythms, Portland Stage Company. $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3. Through Oct. 20.

"The School for Lies," Mad Horse Theatre production of David Ives' play set in a witty Paris salon in 1666, Mad Horse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland. $15 to $20; Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 13.

"Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story," musical about the life of musician Buddy Holly, Ogunquit Playhouse, $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 20.

Good Theater presents "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' play written in response to "A Raisin in the Sun," St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3. Through Oct. 27.

Portland Ovations presents "Potted Potter," Harry Potter parody, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $40 to $60. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 3.

American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," touching and funny play explores the relationship among three strangers -- an American, an Irishman and an Englishman -- held hostage in Beirut in the 1980s, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 on Oct. 3. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

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“Local Color, Bridgton, Maine,” from “Light Moments,” photography by Ed Stevens, continuing through Saturday at Frost Farm Gallery in Norway.

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