2014-04-17 / Community Calendar

Spotlight Calendar

THEATER

VDay York County's 2014 production of “The Vagina Monologues,” will show Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebonon St., Sanford. Eve Ensler's award-winning play is based on interviews done with more than 200 women. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.eventbrite.com or at the door. Ninety percent of proceeds will go to benefit the domestic violence services provided by Caring Unlimited, while the other 10 percent goes back to the VDay Organization to continue raising awareness (www.vday.org).

“The Savannah Disputation” will show at Portland Stage Company April 22 to May 18. The show by Evan Smith follows two sister's discussion of their Catholic faith. Visit portladnstasge.org or call 774-0465 for more information and tickets.

“Oliver! The Musical” will be performed by Our Theatre Company at Nasson Little Theatre from April 25 through May 10. The shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. For more information, call the box office at 294-2995 or go to www.myotc.org. The Nasson Little Theatre is located at 457 Main St. in Springvale.

“Marvins' Room,” a dramatic play about family, will be presented by The Originals at Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton, April 25 and 26 and May 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on April 27 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information and reservations, call 929-5412.

“Around the World with Flat Stanley ”“ The Case of the Red Shoes” will be presented by the Portland School of Ballet at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center at Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The show features audience interaction to solve a mystery. Annie Moore of Alfred will perform in a lead role as Little Ballerina. For more information, contact Portland Ballet at 772-9671 or visit www.portlandballet.org.

“The Ugly Duckling Princess” will be performed by School Around Us theater program students at The Brick Store Museum Program Center on Dane Street in Kennebunk on April 18 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m. All proceeds go directly to support the school's curriculum. Call 967-3143 or visit www.schoolaroundus.org for more information.

“Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale” will be performed at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, through April 27 with various showtimes at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and during April vacation week on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is a special re-telling with the well-known Cinderella introducing the audience to characters with similar stories from other cultures. The play will be performed by actors age 8-16 and runs approximately one hour without an intermission. Call 828-1234, ext. 231 or visit www.kitetails.org for more information. Tickets are $8 for members, $9 visitors.

ART

Award-winning teacher/artist Ray Lund will be featured in an exhibit, entitled “40,” at Biddeford City Hall from April 25 to May 24. The exhibit will showcase artworks and other objects that have come from Lund's work for 40 years as a teacher/artist. The opening will be Friday, April 25 from 5-8 p.m. during the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk.

The 2014 President's Student Art Show, hosted on the seventh floor of the Law Building on University of Southern Maine's Portland campus, will be on view through Wednesday, May 7, featuring the artwork of several local artists, and advanced photography students Jodie Locke of Biddeford, Ellen Snow of Eliot, Carrie Parent of Lyman, Bronwyn Townsend of Portland, Jacob Dube of Saco and Dalton Link of York. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Artists are invited to the Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, on Thursday, April 17 and April 24 to sketch their interpretations of the mansion's rooms. Folding chairs will be provided and regular admission rates apply. Visit victoriamansion.org for more information.

The exhibition New Ink: Recent Works by Peregrine Press is on view at Engine until Saturday, April 19, and includes more than 100 prints. For more information, visit www.feedtheengine.org or call Edwige Charlot at 370-9130. Engine is located on Main Street in Biddeford.

Scratchboard artist Bob Goudreau's works will be on display for the month of April at Just Us Chickens Gallery. Just Us Chickens is located at 16A Shapleigh Road in Kittery. For more information, go to www.justuschickens.net or call 439-4209.

The photographic exhibit of Michael Vittorioso, a juried fine arts photographer, will show at Goodall Library in Sanford through the end of June. For more information, call the library at 324-4714.

MUSIC

Organist Harold Stover will perform at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will benefit the St. Luke's ongoing series, Music in the Cathedral.

Singer-songwriter Don Campbell will perform at Jonathan's in Ogunquit on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Visit doncampbellmusic.com for more information.

The Biddeford School Department announces upcoming student performances: The Biddeford High School Spring Choir Concert will be tonight, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the BHS Little Theater. The Biddeford Middle School production of “Shrek the Musical” will be Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the performing arts center. Donations will be accepted. The BHS and BMS “Jazz a la mode” show will be May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the BMS cafe. Audience members are encouraged to bring a pie to share. The BMS and Biddeford Intermediate School chorus concert will be Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the performing arts center. The BHS band and chorus pops/awards concert will be Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the BHS Little Theater.

The Taylor O'Donnell Group will perform an evening of “standards,” old and new, at the First Parish Federated Church Concert Series, Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the church, 150 Main St., South Berwick. The group's style is rooted in jazz, folk and R&B. For more information and advance tickets, call 450-8746. The FPFC Concert Series continues on May 17 with Carol Coronis (Greek, Celtic, Appalachian and Middle Eastern) and will wrap up its inaugural season with Salt River on June 7.

The 8th annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival will run April 25-27 at the S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit, beginning with an 8 p.m. performance April 25 by pianist Masanobu Ikemiya. On Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m., pianist Anastasia Antonacos will perform. On Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m., student recitals, featuring local piano students, will be free for everyone. Tickets for the other concerts are available on-line at www.ogunquit.org/shop.php or at the Dunaway Center, the Ogunquit Camera Shop and the Ogunquit Welcome Center. The performance is sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts. Visit www.ogunquitperformingarts.org for more information.

Country singer Frankie Ballard will perform at The Asylum in Portland on April 26. For more information, visit www.frankieballard.com.

Several live musical performances will be offered at Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford, in April: October Road, an accoustic Americana folk-rock duo, will perform Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m.; Doug Kolmar, a singer-songwriter performing folk, pop, jazz and Americana, will perform on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Call 710-2011 or visit www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com for more information.

SPECIAL INTEREST

An in-depth exploration of the historic garments on view at the Saco Museum in the “From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England” exhibit will be offered Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. with costume historian Astrida Schaeffer. The museum is located at 371 Main St. in Saco.

The 12th annual Maine Deaf Film Festival will take place Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 26 at various sites: “The House Across the Street” will show at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Portland on Wednesday. Arthur Luhn, director/writer, will be present. On Thursday evening, “A Life Without Words” will show at the Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus. Skyping in will be director Adam Isenberg. Also at Talbot Auditorium, on Friday evening, “Silent Music” will show, and on Saturday, Louis Neethling, director of “Tree Fairy” and producer of”Who Cares?” will present. Visit www.mainedeaffilmfest.com for more information.

The Maine Crime Wave conference will take place on Saturday, April 19 at the Glickman Library at USM in Portland. The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will be holding the day-long event, which will include a keynote address from best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, panel discussions, workshops, book-signings and more. The Maine Crime Wave will also feature authors such as Gerry Boyle, Paul Doiron, Kathy Emerson, Kate Flora, Chris Holm and Julia Spencer-Fleming. For more information, go to mainewriters.org, email director@mainewriters.org or call 228-8264.

Local Maine author Helen Peppe will be signing copies of her new memoir “Pigs Can't Swim” at the South Portland location of Nonesuch Books, in the Millcreek Shopping Plaza, on Saturday, April 19. The book signing will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Comedian Rich Vos will perform live at Smitty's Cinema on Friday, April 18, with local comedian Rob Steen opening. Showtime is 9 p.m. For tickets, visit www.smittyscinema.com.

Sandra Bernhard will perform at Jonathan's on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Her show, “Sandyland,” blends theater, rock and roll, and stand-up comedy with burlesque and cabaret. For more information, call 646-4777.

Registration has begun for the 2014 Children's Drama Camp at The Hackmatack Playhouse, Route 9 in Berwick. Camp is limited to 30 children, ages 7-13. Call Hackmatack Playhouse at 698-1807 or visit www.hackmatack.org for more information.

AUDITIONS

WPXT is holding open auditions for its game show, Kick Start, on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Auditions will take place at the WPXT studios, 4 Ledgeview Drive, Westbrook. All applicants must bring a parent or guardian to sign a release form. Visit www.kickstartgame.com for more info. Kick Start will be shooting in late April and May of 2014 and begin airing on May 29. Kick Start is sponsored by NextGen, EcoMaine and Kepware Technologies.

Participants are being sought for a new reality show, “Utopia,” a project for Fox television in which 15 people will live with limited means for one year and work together to create a better society. The production team will be in Portland April 29 to May 2 to meet those who are interested and are accepting applications online at www.utopiatv.com.

Maine Games National Anthem auditions will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the Kora Shrine Temple in Lewiston at 3 p.m. Complete details for this year's National Anthem audition can be found through the Maine Games website, or at www.planetreg.com/2014anthemaudition.

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