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May
9
Tue
Pippin @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production of PIPPIN! Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of WICKED, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. $65 and $57 – Orchestra | $43 and $29 – Balcony A $5 facility fee will be added to tickets to this show. Group rates are not available for this show.

May
10
Wed
Der Rosenkavalier – The Met: Live in HD @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 10 @ 1:00 pm

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. Set in an idealized Vienna of the past, Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover but ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, giving him up to a pretty young heiress. Hofmannsthal’s fascinating libretto deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, genuine human drama, and light but striking touches of philosophy and social commentary. Strauss’s magnificent score, likewise, works on several levels, combining the refinement of Mozart with the epic grandeur of Wagner. We are not able to broadcast this opera live. It will be recorded on the performance date and shown on our screen, as if it were a live showing. Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8 A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event. Learn before you go! Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. Please join us! June 6 – Dirigo Pines – 4 – 5:15 pm. June 7 – Brewer Public Library – 4 – 5:30 p.m. June 8 – Orono Public Library – 5:30 – 7 p.m.

May
20
Sat
Open Book Players-Once Upon a Time @ Johnson Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $8, $5 The mission of the Open Book Players is to present literary and theatrical performances for all age groups by all age groups. To delight and challenge; to enrich and educate. This year the Open Book Players will celebrate its 20th season performing at Johnson Hall in Gardiner! In the tradition of reader’s theater, Open Book Players will present “Once Upon a Time”. Great entertainment for the whole family!

May
21
Sun
Rusalka – The Met: Live in HD @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 21 @ 12:00 pm

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. The only one of Dvorák’s operas to gain an international following (so far), Rusalka is in many ways a definitive example of late Romanticism—containing folklore, evocations of the natural and the supernatural worlds, and even a poignant interpretation of the idea of a love-death. The story has a strong national flavor as well as universal appeal, infused by the Romantic supernaturalism of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s novella Undine (previously set as an opera by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tchaikovsky, and others) and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. We are not able to broadcast this opera live. It will be recorded on the performance date and shown on our screen as if it were a live showing. Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8 A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event. Learn before you go! Get the most out of the opera by attending a free lecture and mingle with other opera fans! May 16 – Dirigo Pines – 4-5:15 p.m. May 17 – Brewer Public Library – 4 – 5:30 p.m. May 18 – Orono Public Library – 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Open Book Players-Once Upon a Time @ Johnson Hall
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $8, $5 The mission of the Open Book Players is to present literary and theatrical performances for all age groups by all age groups. To delight and challenge; to enrich and educate. This year the Open Book Players will celebrate its 20th season performing at Johnson Hall in Gardiner! In the tradition of reader’s theater, Open Book Players will present “Once Upon a Time”. Great entertainment for the whole family!

May
27
Sat
The Met: Der Rosenkavalier @ Waterville Opera House
May 27 @ 12:30 pm

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: Der Rosenkavalier This is an encore HD broadcast performance from May 13. Running time: 3 hours and 15 mins, including intermissions May 27, 2017, at 12:30 pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the endo f the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors

Jun
16
Fri
Exit Laughing @ Waterville Opera House
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursomes inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. Your “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youths/Seniors On Sale to Members: March 1 On Sale to Public: March 8 Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.

Jun
17
Sat
Exit Laughing @ Waterville Opera House
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. Your “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. . Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youths/Seniors On Sale to Members: March 1 On Sale to Public: March 8 Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.

Jun
23
Fri
Exit Laughing @ Waterville Opera House
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. Your “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youths/Seniors On Sale to Members: March 1 On Sale to Public: March 8 Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.

Jun
24
Sat
My Father’s Dragon Opening @ Theater At Monmouth
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm

June 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm adapted by Dawn McAndrews | Directed by Adam Blais When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor mistreated baby dragon, he packs his knapsack and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon! With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer outwits the fiercest of beasts and saves the day.