April 18, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

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Vivid Motion dance company brings “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad” to St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland Thursday through Sunday.

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"The Drowsy Chaperone," musical homage to 1920s Jazz Age shows, 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 April 27.

"Maiden's Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906," play about artist Mary Cassatt in Paris presented by The Originals, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $20; $18 for students and seniors; pay what you can on April 25. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. April 25. Through April 27.

"HAIR," Broadway revival of classic musical about the '60s counter-culture presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $76; mature audiences only. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

"Hold on, Molly!", play based on the true story of Molly Finney from Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $16; $14 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler's hit play about women and girls presented by V-Day aUbUrn; ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; proceeds will be shared with Center for Wisdom's Women, SACC, Safe Voices, Somali Women of Maine and UU Theater; First Universalist Church of Auburn. $7 to $10. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The Early Evening Show," late-night talk-show spoof, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $18 in advance ($12 for ages 12 and under); $20 at door ($14 for ages 12 and under). awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 27.

"Orlando," Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending satire presented by the USM Department of Theatre, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. $15; $11 for seniors; $8 for students. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. April 25. Through April 28.

"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Stories from Around the World," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

"The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," Dallas Children's Theater's musical courtroom dramedy for children and families presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $10. portlandovations.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Twelfth Annual Playwrights Festival, featuring 18 playwrights and 23 world premiere scripts, presented by Acorn Productions, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 to $15; multi-day passes available. acorn-productions.org. April 25 to May 5.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31.

"To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 14.

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Portland Museum of Art: "Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess," black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, and "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions," through April 30; "Wired!", explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Still Points of the Turning World," exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, through April 25. treeoflifemuseum.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, through June 28. museumafricanculture.org

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