“Shear Madness” by Paul Portner will run through March 20 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Good Theater presents the Maine premiere of the production directed by Brian P. Allen and starring Paul Drinan, Timothy C. Goodwin, Laura Houck, Kathleen Kimball, Conor Riordan Martin and Michael Wood. “Shear Madness” is a “whodunit comedy” with multiple endings and up-to-the-minute jokes. Performance times are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket costs are $22, $27 and $30. For more information, call 885-5883 or go to


“Wonder, an Interdisciplinary Exhibition” is being presented at the University of New England’s Portland campus art gallery through March 13. “Wonder” is a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative exploring intersections among the visual arts, sciences and humanities. During the 2015- 16 academic year, UNE Department of Creative and Fine Arts faculty partnered with faculty and students in non-art disciplines throughout UNE to develop works of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, 3D printing, video, photography and mixed media installation. These works are featured in the “Wonder” exhibition. Participating artists from the UNE Department of Creative and Fine Arts include Stephen Burt, Luc Demers, Sarah Gorham, Holly Haywood, Lisa Pixley, Alex Rheault, Oran Suta, Charles Thompson, Michael Vickery, Tom Whitehead and Reesa Wood. For information and directions, visit

“Works in Tandem” is a member art show at Kittery Art Association from March 12 through April 10. There will be an opening reception on March 13 from 4-6 p.m. Kittery Art Association’s gallery features the work of seacoast artists, and sponsors a monthly music series by local performers. For more information, call 451-9384 or visit

“Four Elements & Five Senses” is on display at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum through March 18. The theme of this exhibition asks artists to explore ways in which they perceive, experience and respond to the wonders of the world around them. Artists will discuss the ideas for their work in a panel discussion on Saturday, from noon to 12:45 p.m., with a reception to follow from 1 to 3 p.m. The show will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media work. The artists in this show teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities, and are members of the Maine Art Educators Association. For more information on upcoming events at Dyer Library/Saco Museum, go to


Southern Rail will perform bluegrass music at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum in Springvale on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Southern Rail has been performing and touring nationally for over 30 years, and is currently working on its 12th CD. The museum is located at 505 Main St. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors; free for ages 21 and under. For more information, call 324-2797 or go to .

Bowdoin International Music Festival is accepting applications for the ninth annual composition competition. The 2016 competition is for works written for string quartet (two violins, viola, violoncello). To be eligible, composers must be students living within the United States and be under the age of 35. The selected work will be premiered during Bowdoin’s 2016 Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music from July 28-31. This is an opportunity for a young composer to have his or her work performed during a major music festival. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning composer. A modest travel stipend, lodging and a recording of the work will also be provided. For complete details, visit the festival’s website at


Maine State Music Theatre has announced local auditions for the 2016 season at 22 Elm St. in Brunswick. Auditions will be open call on Saturday at 10 a.m. for local children and 1:30 p.m. for local adults. Actors are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music, as well as a picture and resume, stapled back-to-back. An accompanist will be provided. Some may be asked to stay for callbacks and dance call. Child actors of all ages need to be cast for “Evita” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Adult actors need to be cast for “Evita,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “The Irish…And How They Got That Way.” For more information, visit or contact Kathi Kacinski by email at [email protected]

Rock My Soul, a secular choir known in the Seacoast for lively, roots-based gospel music and rich harmonies, is accepting new singers for the 2016 season. Rock My Soul will welcome new members at rehearsals throughout the month of February. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St. (on the corner of Main and Academy) in South Berwick. Those interested in joining can call choir director Dawn Boyer at 450-8016 or visit for more information. The ability to read music is not required, but the ability to sing on pitch and retain parts learned by ear is essential. There are no auditions.


Ogunquit Performing Arts announces the 15th annual Classic Film Series. Films will be shown at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit, on the first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. through May. “List of Adrian Messenger” will be shown on March 6 at 2 p.m. The 1963 black-and-white crime thriller features George C. Scott as a retired British intelligence officer as he and a retired MI5 officer investigate a series of apparently unrelated deaths and the list that ties these crimes together.