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out & about

  • Out & About: Opera arias, musical theater and bluegrass music

    As the middle of summer arrives in Maine, the state's many seasonal arts and entertainment activities are in full flower. One of Maine's biggest events happens July 30, when PortOpera celebrates its 15th anniversary with a grand concert of favorite arias. There's a fine choice ...

  • Out & About: New England premiere of ‘Suds' awash in music, laughs

    Summer arrives, astronomically speaking, this weekend, and there's no place in Maine so redolent of summer stock than Adrienne Wilson Grant's Arundel Barn Playhouse, a modern reincarnation of a 19th-century farm. I was there 11 years ago this month when Grant opened the barn doors f...

  • Out & About: Maine premiere of 'Piazza' is a must-see

    We're still more than a week away from the "official" start of summer, but southern Maine's arts and entertainment organizations aren't waiting for the solstice. For them, summer is already here. Maine State Music Theatre, one of the pillars of our summer cultural scene, opened its 2...

  • Out & About: Seasonal shift in music, theater

    Early June marks the finales of the fall-winter-spring programs at a few of southern Maine's arts producers and presenters, and simultaneously represents the start of the summer season at some others. This week's pick of the tix reflects that seasonal shift. Portland Symphony Orches...

  • Out & About: 2 great concerts, 1 classic Broadway musical

    Two of southern Maine's finest community-based musical ensembles wrap up their 2008-2009 seasons this weekend with concerts north of Portland. And both programs will be presented twice. The Oratorio Chorale tackles Franz Joseph Haydn's monumental "The Seasons" in Topsham o...

  • Out & About: 'Best of Broadway' is best weekend choice

    The fall-winter-spring seasons for most of southern Maine's performing arts producers and presenters have either closed or are wrapping up right now. Among them is The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn, which opened the last production of its 2008-2009 subscription season last weekend. "La...

  • Out & About: Comedy, dance and classical music

    This week's arts and entertainment calendar is brimming over with choices in many different genres. These include a stage comedy, a modern ballet company and several classical concerts. Top billing goes to "Light Up the Sky," a wonderfully funny classic comedy by Moss Hart...

  • Out & About: Indigo Girls, USM concerts

    This weekend has a number of intriguing concerts featuring a variety of music. Top billing goes to the Indigo Girls, a Grammy Award-winning pair of singer/songwriters who have been singing and writing together since their high school days. They visit Portland's Merrill Auditorium on...

  • 2 Broadway shows, plus ballet, oratorio

    This week's picks of the tix include two popular Broadway shows, a famous classical ballet and a celebrated Biblical oratorio. The biggest of the Broadway shows is the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," one of the most successful tuners of contemporary t... 1

  • Love lessons, acrobats and more

    As harsh winter yields to sweet spring this Friday, love is in the air at The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn. "The 13th of Paris," the company's current offering, provides comic lessons in romance and more, and audiences are invited to sit in, chuckle and chortle.