May 23, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

“Duck and Cover,” a new comedy set during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, opens at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook May 30.

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Paintings and other works by Claire Seidl are part of the “What Was, Is”exhibit opening at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport on Saturday.

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THURSDAY

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. Thursday.

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. Thursday.

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. Thursday.

Seniors Concert, musical work by graduating seniors, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 11 a.m. Friday.

Igor Lovchinsky, piano recital, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 for seniors; free for students. francocenter.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Seacoast Wind Ensemble, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"With Owt Dyscorde," medieval and Renaissance music presented by The Calderwood Consort, Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport. $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• DANCE

"Avalanche," performance piece by Philadelphia's Headlong Dance performed by faculty from Bates and Colby colleges, Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

HD Dance Series: Mahler's 3rd Symphony, recorded live at the Opera de Paris in April, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• THEATER

"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. 2:30 p.m. (preview) and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and May 30. 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. Thursday to Saturday.

"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.

"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.

"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 Jolly Mon," a play for adults and children based on a story by Jimmy Buffett and adapted by Gina Sabatini, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. coa.edu. 8 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Murder Ahoy!" murder mystery dinner show; fundraiser for Sanford Maine Stage; Nasson Little Theatre, Springvale. $30; $50 per couple; $20 for show only. sanfordmainestage.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," murder mystery presented by senior class, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. Donation. merriconeag.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday and May 30. Through May 31.

"[title of show]," Broadway musical presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. May 30. Through June 9.

"Duck and Cover," New York Theatre Company/Acorn Studio Theatre play about a family who tries to maintain its innocence during the Cuban missile crisis, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. May 30. Through June 9.

• AUDITIONS

"Rent," casting for high school students and older for Aug. 16-24 musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 4 p.m. Saturday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"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 Thursday. Through Aug. 4.

"For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 20.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "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 Sunday. 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 Sunday; "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 Saturday. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Stories of the Land and Its People," the history of midcoast communities through art, through Sept. 1; "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," "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, and "American Treasures: Maine Voices," views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, 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

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

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

Children's Art Show, drawings and paintings, DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Significant Works," 16 gallery artists, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. 594-5935. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through July 6.

Arthur Cadieux: "Edge of Spring," paintings, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Opens Friday. Through June 23.

Duncan Hewitt and Claire Seidl: "What Was, Is," sculpture, paintings and photographs; Peter Soriano: "Bagaduce," recent drawings and wall works; Anne Hepler: "New Work," printmaking, installation and sculpture; and Lesia Sochor and Crystal Cawley: "Dress Shop," works incorporating found paper; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through July 7.

Helen St. Clair: "A Life in Art," oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through June 19.

Bob Dyer and Kathi Smith, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 30. Through June 1.

CONTINUING

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

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 Friday; 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 Saturday. 619-1564.

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

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Dirigo," works by 18 artists who embody Maine's motto "I Lead" ("Women Pioneers III" exhibition), through July 21. une.edu/artgallery

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

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Susan Wilder and Jim Flahaven, "A Beautiful Balancing Act," abstract and semi-abstract paintings, through June 25; Susan Wilder, "Open Boat," paintings, through June 26. 591-7300.

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. elizabethmoss galleries.com

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: "Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," through Saturday. 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. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Maine College of Art alumni show, through July 8. thosmoser.com

Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal: "Sculpture for the Home and Garden," sculpture by 30 artists curated by June LaCombe, through June 30. junelacombesculpture.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 Saturday. 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 Saturday. 725-8157.

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

Brunswick High School: Student art exhibition, through Wednesday. 319-1910.

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

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 Sunday. 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 Saturday. 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 Friday. 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.

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Sean Greene, "Suggestions," abstract paintings, through July 7. 338-0555.

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, through June 7. lyceumgallery.com

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 Sunday. 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 Wednesday. 594-5611.

Friendship Town Office: "Knox County Through Eastern's Eye," Penobscot Marine Museum's countywide traveling exhibit of historic photographs, through June 30. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

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