THEATER

Broadway stars take the stage for “Young Frankenstein” at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. The show will run through Aug. 22 with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mel Brooks’ iconic 1970s movie became a Broadway smash in 2007. Serving as a parody of the classic 1930s horror film, the musical was nominated for three Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, in addition to winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Ticket prices range from $43-$70. Tickets are available online at www.msmt.org, over the phone by calling 725-8769 or in person by visiting the box office located at in the Pickard Theater at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick.

Maine State Ballet presents the ballet “Coppélia” that will run through Aug. 15 at its theater at 348 U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. “Coppélia” is about an inventor, Dr. Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda. Performance dates for this show are Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $17-23 with $2 discounts for children and seniors. Reserve seats online at www.mainestateballet.org or call the theater at 781-3587.

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” will run through Sept. 5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St. in Springvale. Presented by Our Theatre Company, this is a musical based on the beloved comic strip characters by Charles M. Schulz. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12 years old. For reservations or more information, go to www.myotc.org.

ART

“Village Art Walk” will continue on Friday, Aug.14 in Kennebunk. The free, self-guided walking tour of art galleries, studios and organizations of Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue will be held the second Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. Admission to all galleries is free and open to the public. For more information, call the chamber at 967-0857 or visit gokennebunks.com.

The Brickstore Museum has announced an upcoming schedule of events. On Saturday, Aug. 15, illustrator Chris Van Dusen visits at 10 a.m. The popular children’s illustrator will visit with children and parents in the illustrators’ exhibit. There will be a book reading and signing. Books will be available for purchase, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. Admission is free. On Friday, Aug. 21 there will be an illustrator’s workshop with Steve Lavigne from 5-7 p.m. Visit the Brick Store Museum on the Kennebunk ArtWalk and join in a workshop to draw your own character with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” colorist Steve Lavigne. Sessions will be at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is free with donations accepted. On Sunday, Aug. 23, “Shipbuilding Odyssey” will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. This is a 3-hour heritage tour that begins at the museum with a brief, illustrated talk about what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many shipyards. Attendees will then embark on a narrated trolley excursion that will take them to various local sites associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s. The group will then return to the museum for refreshments and a commemorative gift. Advance reservations are required for this event. Cost is $30 per person and $25 for current museum members. For more information on any of these evenrs, call 985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.

River Tree Arts in Lower Village, Kennebunk has released an upcoming schedule of classes and events. “Harry Potter Theater Camp” will take place Aug. 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Portland Stage Company for grades entering 1-6. In these Portland Stage Camps, students are invited to think imaginatively, critically, and creatively in an environment of safe, inclusive play. “Fantasy Circus” will take place Aug. 18 -20 from 9 a.m. to noon for grades entering 2-6. In this camp students will bring an imaginary circus to life through visual art, poetry, puppetry, music and masks. “Up in the Air: Juggling” will take place Aug. 18 -20 from 1-4 p.m. for grades entering 2-6. Students will try different tools and techniques in juggling as well as make their own handmade soft juggling props. To sign up for any of these classes or for more information, call 967-9120.

“Art To Heal Wellness Week,” a cancer survivors art program, will take place Aug. 18-21 at Heartwood College of Art, 2 Main St. in Biddeford. There will be classes in clay, printing, quilt block design, felting, calligraphy, book making, painting and jewelry. To sign up or for more information, contact Berri Kramer at 205-7150.

The annual painting retreat, a free program for cancer survivors, family and friends celebrating community arts, will take place at the Art HOPE Sea Water Studio on Ogunquit Beach at the footbridge on Monday, Aug. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The rain date is Aug. 18. Painting materials are provided or field artists may bring their own. Participants must preregister. For more information, visit http://www.arthope.org. To register, contact 337-2900 or [email protected]

“The Art Videos at the Gallery” series continues Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit with the viewing of films about the life and works of artists Stephen Pace and Lois Dodd. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit www.barngallery.org or www.mainemasters.com.

MUSIC

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas will perform on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at The Saco River Theatre in Bar Mills. Over the course of the last 28 years, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas have earned their reputation as the premier Zydeco band in the world. Recipients of the 2012 Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cha-Chas were also winners of the 2012 Big Easy Award for Best Zydeco Band. Tickets for this show are $25-28 per show or $44-50 for both performances. For more information, go to www.sacorivertheatre.org or call 929-6472.

Grammy award winning musician Kristian Bush will perform at Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. Bush is best known as one half of the country duo Sugarland. Bush will take the stage to perform songs from his solo album, “Southern Gravity,” featuring infectious tunes including his new single “Light Me Up.” For tickets and more information, visit www.seasidepavilion.org.

David Mallett will perform on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Saco River Theatre in Bar Mills. In a career spanning four decades, Mallett has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including “Garden Song” and has performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and The Muppets. For more information, call 929-6472.

An outdoor concert will be held every Saturday through Aug. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Wells Harbor Park on Landing Road, off U.S. Route 1, in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo. Concerts will be held rain or shine and the rain location is Ward Gym at Wells Junior High School on U.S. Route 1. This is a free event. People are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on and even bring a picnic dinner. There is plenty of free parking or the Wells Trolley will bring people to the concert location. Refreshments are available and profits will go the Wells Public Library and the Wells High School Project Graduation. Park bench seating is available. On Aug. 15, Jumbo Circus Peanuts Band, an amazing musical show by 12 talented folks plays music featuring New Orleans style pop, R&B, funk and swing. For more information, visit www.jumbocircuspeanuts.com. On Aug. 22, the Corona Brothers play relaxed Buffett and Belafonte style beach music along with good, fun rock ‘n roll. For more information, visit www.mainebands.com.

SPECIAL INTEREST

The inaugural lecture at The Brick Store Museum will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. This will be a presentation by certified genealogist Pam Stone Eagleson, titled “Grandma’s Treasure Chest.” Eagleson will focus her presentation on “attic archaeology,” a beginning to all genealogical research. Using example artifacts, Eagleson will discuss ways to research and evaluate family treasures such as jewelry, diaries, bibles, letters, textiles, and ephemera. This event is part of the “Third Thursday Talks” series at the museum. The lecture series will be presented every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., except in November and December. Admission to every lecture is free to museum members, and $10 for general audiences. Snacks and beverages will be served. The museum is located at 117 Maine St. in Kennebunk. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802. AUDITIONS

Auditions for “Jekyll & Hyde” will take place at City Theater, 205 Main St. in Biddeford on Aug. 17 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. The show will be casting seven men, three women and a large ensemble. Come prepared to sing a song in the style of a pop/rock musical. There will be an accompanist provided. There will also be a dance audition. Linda Sturdivant directs with Rebecca Rinaldi music director and Mariel Roy choreographer. Show dates are Oct. 16 – Nov. 1. For more information and character descriptions, visit www.citytheater.org.

Audition dates for an upcoming variety show will be held at the Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St. in Springvale on Aug. 17 from 1-2 :30 p.m. and again on Aug. 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The show will be on Sept.19, directed by Gerry Burrgren, and is looking for soloists, duets, trios, comedy routines, dancers, dramatic readings , magic and poetry readings. Seniors ages 55 and up are especially urged to audition. For more information, email [email protected]