January 10, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

“Berry Basket,” encaustic-painted vase by Lissa Hunter, from the Maine Women Pioneers exhibition at the University of New England.

Courtesy of the artist and Art Gallery at UNE

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Atlantic Chamber Players, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, Lauren Yokabaskas, soprano, and pianist Eric Peppe perform "Lieder" by Mark and Strauss, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10; $5 for seniors; free for students. 899-0531. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Met Opera: "Les Troyens," encore HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Noon Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with Joshua DeScherer (bass), Ben Noyes (cello) and Maria Wagner (clarinet), First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Jan. 17.

• THEATER

Martin Steingesser's "The Thinking Heart: The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum," performance in two voices with cello, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. Free. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Michael Cooper's Masked Marvels and Wondertales," family-oriented, one-man show with a colorful cast of characters and silly antics presented by L/A Arts, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; $8 for ages 14 and under. laarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

"Play Me a Story: Snowy Stories," Theater for Kids production for children ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage. $40 per month; $15 per session. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 26.

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," Maine premiere of drama about a tiger roaming the streets of Baghdad seeking the meaning of life during the Iraq War, Mad Horse Theatre Company, Hutchins School, Portland. $15, $20; pay what you can Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Through Feb. 3.

National Theater in London Live in HD: "The Magistrate," broadcast of Arthur Wing's Victorian farce starring John Lithgow, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Jan. 17; encore screening at 7 p.m.

National Theater in London Live in HD: "The Magistrate," broadcast of Arthur Wing's Victorian farce starring John Lithgow, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Jan. 17; encore screening at 7 p.m.

• AUDITIONS

"Fiddler on the Roof," musical, show opens on April 12, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, Musica de Filia Studio, Portland. musicadefilia.com. Women's Choir auditions, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; Lyric and Concert Choir auditions, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; Apprentice Choir auditions, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker," Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through Feb. 25.

"I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era," needlework of the 18th and 19th centuries, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 2.

"Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. Opens Tuesday. Through Feb. 24.

"Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Jan. 17. Through April 7.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "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. portlandmuseum.org

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