January 19, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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An exhibition of 19th-century and early-20th-century carriage robes opens with a reception today at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum in Sanford, continuing into early summer.

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“Portland Morning,” an oil painting by Thomas Connolly, is among the works on view in “Art Maine 2012,” continuing at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Music's Quill, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. today.

Clarinetist Jon Manasse, with pianist Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $6. batestickets.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, "Tuesday Classical" with guest conductor Christopher Warren Green and guest violinist Steven Moeckel, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $70. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Jan. 26.

• DANCE

"Tap, Tap, Jazz!," Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $15. mainestateballet.org. 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

• THEATER

"Peter Pan, The Musical," presented by Arts in Motion Theater Company, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $12 (family 4-pack, $40). artsinmotiontheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare play, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 29.

"As It Is In Heaven," Heartwood Theater Company production about community and relationships, all ages; Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $18; $12 students. heartwoodtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 4.

Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation," award-winning play about students in acting class revealing themselves through acting exercises, Theater Project, Brunswick. Pay-what-you-want. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

"Holiday," by Philip Barry, read by the library's Play Reading Group, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336. 2 p.m. Saturday.

"Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Big Family Musical," play based on popular children's cartoon show, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $20 to $25 adults; $10 and $15 children. 581-1755. 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Trouble is My Business," Jazz Age thriller, Portland Stage Company. $30 to $39; $27 seniors; $15 students. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

"Next Fall," award-winning play about male partners and their relationship presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 26. Through Feb. 19.

"Becky Shaw," Mad Horse Theatre preview performance of Obie Award-winning comedy, Lucid Stage, Portland. Pay-what-you-can. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

• AUDITIONS

"25 Years of Rock: Billboard Hits '55-'79," auditioning singers, concert is April 21, Winter Street Center, Bath. 443-6581. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show, women and men needed for Feb. 18 production, Sanford Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Session of the Odeon Orchestra Program, seeking local musicians of all ages and abilities; rehearsals begin the week of Feb. 6; Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. 236-2823. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," roles for three to seven men and two to six women; show opens March 2; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 26.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Sanford Mills Carriage Robes, more than 70 robes of the late 19th and early 20th century, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. Free public reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through early summer.

"James Ensor: 'Scenes de la vie du Christ' and other works," lithographs, and "Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments," paintings, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. 786-6158. Opens Monday. Through March 17.

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