December 13, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

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Dustin Tucker as the disgruntled department-store elf Crumpet in “The Santaland Diaries,” which concludes its holiday run at Portland Stage Company on Sunday.

Todd Brian Backus photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“Bay Studio” by Maurice Freedman, from “The Holiday Show,” continuing through Jan. 18 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris holiday comedy for mature audiences; discounts available for groups of 10 or more; Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $24; $20 for students. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

"A Seussified Christmas Carol," funny take on Scrooge's life-changing journey performed in Seuss-style rhyme, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Through Dec. 23.

"The Legend of the Golem," original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for ages 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Through Dec. 23.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," The Inn at Brunswick Station. $40; includes meal and show. (603) 953-3640. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday and Dec. 20.

"Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical," comic musical for the entire family, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street," classic holiday tale of a department store Santa, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical," features three sets of mother-and-child teams, Portland Players, South Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Will Rhys' one-man rendition of holiday classic, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $10 for seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

"That Time of Year," revue of 25 all-original Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's songs, Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18; $15 for seniors; $12 for ages 12 and under. 783-0958. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Scrooge the Musical," presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12; $10 for seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

"Nutcracker Burlesque," adults-only twist on holiday classic, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Sold out. 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday and Tuesday to Dec. 20. Through Dec. 21.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," A/D/A/M, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $12 day of show. 571-4636. 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18. 7 p.m. Monday.



"Keeping Warm," 19th-century quilts, 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. 548-2529. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Feb. 2.


Portland Museum of Art: "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored studio for public tours, and "Art in Process," high school art exhibition, through Dec. 30; "The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17.

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