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Oct
17
Tue
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Waterville Opera House
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 9:30 am ∙ Grades 6 – 12 ∙ Theater at Monmouth Magic, laughter, and love are on the loose in the woods outside of Athens in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy! The fairy king and queen are at war, Court and Commoners alike prepare for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding, and Puck stirs the pot leading two pairs of lovers on a wild and wacky chase in search of true romance. Registration forms must be completed to attend School Shows. Attendance is determined on a “first come, first served” basis.

Download Registration Materials Here

http://www.operahouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/School-Show-Policies-and-Procedures-17-18.pdf

Oct
22
Sun
Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire @ Waterville Opera House
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

THE BOLSHOI BALLET: Le Corsaire October 22, 2017, at 12:55 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street This is a live HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 3 hours and 35 mins, including intermissions.

Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. Conrad’s right-hand-man, who is jealous of Conrad, sends Medora back to the slave dealer who again sells her to Pasha. Conrad and his men show up to take Medora away again but he is recognized through his disguise, captured, and sentenced to death. To save his life, Medora, who is in love with Conrad, plots with a slave girl, Gulnare, to escape. Medora agrees to marry Pasha but during the ceremony Gulnare takes Medora’s place, having the ring placed on her finger. That evening Medora dances for Pasha, having convinced him to lay down his weapons, and Conrad enters to take her away. Gulnare produces the ring and declares herself Pasha’s lawful wife. The ship on which Medora and Conrad escape sinks in a terrible storm but the two lovers are saved when they wash up on a rocky island.

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors Prices do not include handling fees

Nov
3
Fri
Forsooth, My Lovely @ Gaslight Theater
Nov 3 all-day

By David Belke
Directed by Mike ClementsA film noir comedy/mystery with Shakespeare on the brain.
A film noir comedy/mystery with Shakespeare on the brain. Hard-boiled detective Birnam Wood faces his most difficult case ever as he travels to Italy to unravel a scandal involving a rich merchant’s young daughter. But he soon finds himself drawn into a whirlwind of crime, blackmail and murder with a cast of characters that includes Scottish witches, star-crossed lovers, a pack of jesters and a strong willed woman people call a shrew. It’s a case of laugh out loud hilarity combined with a puzzling murder mystery with every suspect drawn from the works of William Shakespeare.
Start by crossing The Taming of the Shrew with The Big Sleep. But then add in a healthy sprinkling of characters from a dozen other Shakespeare plays, including (but not limited to) King Lear, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Othello and the Tempest.
A young buck poet, named Romeo, a dreamer with a fast sword and a taste for dames that might get him in trouble some day, is Wood’s self-appointed sidekick. Two Weird Sisters – mysteriously missing the third – attempt to deliver a warning. And is that Oberon and Titania? You get the picture – maybe!

Nov
5
Sun
Forsooth, My Lovely @ Gaslight Theater
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm

By David Belke
Directed by Mike Clements
A film noir comedy/mystery with Shakespeare on the brain. Hard-boiled detective Birnam Wood faces his most difficult case ever as he travels to Italy to unravel a scandal involving a rich merchant’s young daughter. But he soon finds himself drawn into a whirlwind of crime, blackmail and murder with a cast of characters that includes Scottish witches, star-crossed lovers, a pack of jesters and a strong willed woman people call a shrew. It’s a case of laugh out loud hilarity combined with a puzzling murder mystery with every suspect drawn from the works of William Shakespeare.
Start by crossing The Taming of the Shrew with The Big Sleep. But then add in a healthy sprinkling of characters from a dozen other Shakespeare plays, including (but not limited to) King Lear, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Othello and the Tempest.
A young buck poet, named Romeo, a dreamer with a fast sword and a taste for dames that might get him in trouble some day, is Wood’s self-appointed sidekick. Two Weird Sisters – mysteriously missing the third – attempt to deliver a warning. And is that Oberon and Titania? You get the picture – maybe!

Nov
18
Sat
The Met: The Exterminating Angel @ Waterville Opera House
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: The Exterminating Angel November 18, 2017, at 12:55 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Running time: 2 hours and 52 mins, including intermission.

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students Prices do not include handling fees.

Jan
7
Sun
Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew @ Waterville Opera House
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

THE BOLSHOI BALLET: The Taming of the Shrew January 7, 2018, at 12:55 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street This is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running Time: 2 hours and 5 mins, including intermission. Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi! Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors Prices do not include handling fees.

Find tickets here

http://www.operahouse.org/event/bolshoi-ballet-taming-of-the-shrew/

Jan
13
Sat
National Theatre Live: Young Marx @ Waterville Opera House
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Young Marx January 13, 2018, at 1:00 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running Time: TBA 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, $10 Students Prices do not include handling fees.

Find tickets here

http://www.operahouse.org/event/ntl-young-marx/

Feb
3
Sat
The Met: Tosca @ Waterville Opera House
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Additional details: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: Tosca February 3, 2018, at 12:55 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street

This is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Theater in New York. Running time: 3 hours 18 minutes, including two intermissions

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students Prices do not include handling fees.

Find tickets here

http://www.operahouse.org/event/met-tosca/