May 16, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Rob McFadyen as Hamlet in the David Davalos comedy “Wittenberg,” which concludes its run at Portland Stage Co. this weekend.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“Chesuncook Lake” by Philip Barter, from the exhibition of his work continuing through June at Gleason Fine Art in Portland.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

THURSDAY

DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Symphony Kinderkonzert: "Goin' to the Zoo," percussion concert for ages 3 to 7, East End Community School and Reiche School, Portland. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (East End), 1:15 p.m. (Reiche)

FRIDAY

DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Symphony Kinderkonzert: "Goin' to the Zoo," percussion concert for ages 3 to 7, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

SATURDAY

Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in "Romancero Gitano" and the world premiere of "Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar" by Vineet Shende, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students; free for children under 12 with paying adult. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert, for ages 5 to 12 and their families, featuring "Carnival of Animals" by French composer Saint Saens; pre-concert activities include games and crafts; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $10. 842-0800. Pre-concert at 1 p.m., concert at 2:30 p.m.

DaPonte String Quartet: "Long Ago and Far Away," works by Haydn, Long and Grieg; Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. $20; free for ages 21 and under. daponte.org. 3 p.m.

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck conducted by Rohan Smith, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $18; free for ages 18 and under. midcoastsymphony.org.

2:30 p.m. Oratorio Chorale, with soloist Aaron Larget-Caplan in "Romancero Gitano" and "Prevasa: Travels of the Guitar" by Vineet Shende, Falmouth Congregational Church. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; half-price for students; free for children under 12 with paying adult. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Decompression Chamber Music Series, "All for One and One for All": Bartok's Quartet #6, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m.

MAY 23

Portland String Quartet, works by Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show; free for children under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Beth Wiemann, Steve Reich and John Zorn, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $12; $10 for Space members and students. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Portland Symphony Kinderkonzert: "Four Seasons," string concert for ages 3 to 7, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro. $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

• THEATER

"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about 16th-century college life, Portland Stage Company. $39 to $44; discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. portlandstage.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Stomp!", international percussion sensation presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $66. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

National Theater in London Live, HD encore broadcast of "This House," Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Legends: The Music of Judy Garland," One woman show starring Kelly Caufield, City Theater, Biddeford. $20. citytheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 26.

"MOMologues 2: Off to School," frank and funny look at the true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $14; $12 for seniors and students. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Geeky Edition of the Early Evening Show," magic, robot show, live music and comedy, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $19 in advance; $21 at door. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Godspell, Jr.," musical by New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Center, Bath. $15; $12 for seniors and children. 837-4540. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 26.

"All Shook Up," musical inspired by and featuring songs of Elvis Presley, 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. Through June 2.

"The Rat Pack Is Back!", musical about Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop in Las Vegas during the 1960s, Ogunquit Playhouse. $39 to $78. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday (preview) ; 2:30 p.m. (preview) and 8 p.m. May 23. Through June 8.

"The Good Doctor," Neil Simon musical comedy presented by the Kennebunk High School Visual and Performing Arts Department, Kennebunk High School Economos Auditorium. $8. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. May 23. Through May 25.

• AUDITIONS

"Monty Python's Spamalot," musical comedy, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. laclt.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

"Rent," casting for high school students and older for Aug. 16-24 musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"American Treasures: Maine Voices," views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 29.

"Stories of the Land and Its People," year-long arts integration program in public schools tells the history of midcoast communities through art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 1.

"InDivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," Smithsonian exhibition explores race, culture and integration into American society, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens May 23. Through Aug. 4.

CONTINUING

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 Sunday; "A Taste of Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. portlandmuseum.org

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

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: George Mason, "New Work," paintings, through June 24. 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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean," ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection; "Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance," "Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," through June 2; Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26; "That Flaunting Rag! Maine's Maritime War Against the Confederacy," through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Saco Museum: "John Haley's Civil War," artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, through Nov. 10. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

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

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Dozier Bell, "Mind's Eye," black-and-white photographs; "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions"; and senior thesis show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, through May 25. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 25. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," items reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22; Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; "Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum" and "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5; "American Treasures: Other Voices," contemporary art from the museum collection, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbemuseum.org

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: "I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, through June 8. www.uma.maine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Johanna Moore and Amy Ray, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Saturday.

Sean Greene: "Suggestions," abstract paintings, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Through July 7.

Helen St. Clair: "A Life in Art," oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Opens Thursday. Through June 19.

Susan Wilder and Jim Flahaven: "A Beautiful Balancing Act," abstract and semi-abstract paintings, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 25.

"Here on Earth," paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta. stablegallerymaine.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through June 13.

"The Living Wall," installation of vertical garden, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Susan Wilder: "Open Boat," paintings, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through June 26.

Third Friday Bath Artwalk & Tour, more than 30 area artists show their work, various locations, Bath. cityofbath.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Sculpture for the Home and Garden," sculpture by 30 artists curated by June LaCombe, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. junelacombesculpture.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 30.

"Dirigo," works by 18 artists who embody Maine's motto "I Lead" ("Women Pioneers III" exhibition), University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lucinda Bliss and John Jennison, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 23. Through May 25.

"Shades of Summer," group show, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Opens May 23. Through July 14.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

Portland City Hall: Portland Public Schools art show, through Thursday. portlandschools.org

University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland: "Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, through Aug. 22. usm.maine.edu/maps

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Siri Beckman, "Printmakers in Conversation," through June 8. 317-6721.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Elise Smorczewski, "Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, through May 31. 253-6808.

Space Gallery, Portland: "Surface Tension," work by current and former employees of Designtex, through May 24; Sophia Narrett, "I Was Dreaming This," paintings and embroideries, through June 21. space538.org

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Ben Potter, "Heavy," plywood sculpture, through May 31. colemanburke.com

Meg Perry Center, Portland: "Humor from My Pen," political cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez, through May 25. 619-1564.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: Ann Tracy, "Viva Cuba," portraits and street photography of Havana and Vinales, through May 24; MAC (Maine Artists Collective) Windows, sculpture, assemblage, watercolors, photography and more, through May 28. constellationart.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: Jack Sell, "Beyond Pollack," experiments in abstract construction, through May 31. 3fishgallery.com

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: Alexander Kreher, "Under Your Skin," photography portraits of tattooed individuals, through July 5. sanctuarytattoo.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Philip Barter, "New Work," oil paintings and constructions in wood, and "Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist's Artist," through June 29. 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Colin Page, "Spatial Perception," paintings, through June 1. greenhutgalleries.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: SMCC faculty exhibition, through June 15. rosecontemporary.com

Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: "2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition," works by students graduating with master of fine arts degrees in studio art, through June 2. meca.edu

Loyola Hall, Cheverus High School, Portland: Student art show, through Saturday. 774-6238, Ext. 25.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: une.edu/artgallery

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: usm.maine.edu/gallery

Macpage LLC, South Portland: "Still-Life and Objects," more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, through Aug. 30. 523-3381.

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "It's Not So Black and White III," multimedia exhibit using various shades of black and white, through May 31. richardboydpottery.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: Diane Bowie Zaitlin, "Eloquent Silence," and Annette Kearney, "Take Flight," through June 1; Rick Green, "Topographical Landscapes," encaustic paintings, through July 11. elizabethmossgalleries.com

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: "Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," through May 25. yarmouthlibrary.org

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Resilient Spring," art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through May 30. 846-7777.

Thos. Showroom, Freeport: Maine College of Art alumni show, through July 8. thosmoser.com

Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick: "Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," exhibition celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, through June 1. 725-3288.

Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Aaron T. Stephan, "Paths," sculpture, through May 25. colemanburke.com

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: "ATT: Art That Ticks," creative clocks by three artists, through May 30. galleryframinginc.com

ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick: James Marshall, paper bag sculptures, through May 25. 725-8157.

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: Alan Sockloff, "Eastport to Bailey Island: Coastal Maine," silver gelatin photos, through May 23. 729-4007.

Markings Gallery, Bath: "Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, and "Sculpture for the Garden," granite and metal garden sculptures by Obie Buell and Jim and Holly Galante, through June 30. markingsgallery.com

Pace Galleries, Fryeburg Academy: Mark Baum, "A Retrospective," paintings, through Saturday. 935-9232.

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Judith Logan, still lifes, through June 3. une.edu

York Public Library: Ron Crusan, "The American Way," mixed media created with found objects, through June 30. 363-2818.

York Art Association, York Harbor: Figurative show, through May 26. yorkartassociation.com

Wells Public Library: Wyatt Barr, large-scale realistic portraits, through May 31. 646-8181.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: "Art2013," 18th annual Kennebec Valley Art Association juried show, through June 1. harlowgallery.org

Monkitree, Gardiner: Ken Gross, "Lost Maps of Nurembega," block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors, through May 25. monkitree.com

Kennebunk Free Library: Kennebunk High School student art show, through May 31. 985-2173.

Kittery Community Center: Suzie Goodwin, "Seacoast Reflections," photographs, through May 31. kitterycommunitycenter.org

Buoy Gallery, Kittery: Sarah Baldwin, "territory*decay," new media drawings focused on the coastal wetlands of southern Maine, through May 24. buoygallery.org

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "Sublime Monotony," group show, through June 2. aarhusgallery.com

Camden Public Library: Art quilts by Carrie Hedstrom, through May 31. 236-3440.

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Judine French, watercolors, through June 11. savorymainedining.com

Stable Gallery, Damariscotta: "Here on Earth," paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, fiber arts and jewelry by Maine artists, through June 13. stablegallerymaine.com.

University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston: "Pollination: Evolving Miracles," sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, poems and video by 29 artists and scientists explore the intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators, through June 7. 753-6500.

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: "The Fantasy of Nature by Roderick Dew," intricate limited-edition prints; and "Time Will Tell," creative clocks by Timothy Pelletier, through June 7. lyceumgallery.com

Prose Gallery, Lewiston: Paul Lewandowski, fashion designs, through Tuesday. 740-8800.

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: "The Brother and Sister Exhibition: Frances and David Hodson," prints and photographs, through June 14. harlowgallery.org

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: "Members Only," paintings, photos, fiber art, sculpture and more, through May 26. 882-7511.

Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro: Jean Kigel, "The Floral Muse," Asian brush paintings and watercolors, through June 1. tidemarkgallery.com

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport: Current student work, through May 29. 594-5611.

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor: "Drawing Close: Face to Face Encounters," through Friday. coa.edu

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