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  • Out & About: 'Les Miserables' is summer blockbuster

    A powerful and epic opera that is written in the idiom of pop music is the second offering of the summer season at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. "Les Miserables" was a Broadway mega-hit in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, it was one of the biggest hits in MSMT's history. Five years later i...

  • Arts Calendar: July 3-16

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/6 Chris Van Dusen, author of “If I Built a House,” 1 p.m., Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. Saturday 7/13

  • Arts Calendar: June 26-July 9

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Wednesday 6/26 “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” open casting, 6:30 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, celeste.m.green@gmail.com. ...

  • Out & About: Carper Family delivers old-time country

    Three traditional folk ensembles, representing geographically distant and culturally disparate traditions, will be playing north of Portland this coming week. Hailing from Texas is the Carper Family, performing at the Chocolate Church in Bath on Saturday. This is a must-do event if you lik...

  • Arts Calendar: June 19 to July 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Monday 6/24 “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” open casting, 6:30 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, celeste.m.green@gmail.com. ...

  • Out & About: Music festivals in Portland, Brunswick, New Gloucester

    Three music festivals are slated for summer’s opening week. The first is the three-day International Piano Festival. Under the aegis of the Portland Conservatory of Music, IPF runs this weekend in the Port City. That's followed a few days later by the Maine Festival of American Music...

  • 'Dreamgirls,' Miss Tess are top picks to start summer

    Summer won't be here for more than a week, but the season is already under way in the arts and entertainment world. Summer-only playhouses are a sure sign of the season, and Maine State Music Theatre opened last week for its 55th year of summer stock in Brunswick with a superb professional...

  • Arts Calendar: June 12-25

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Monday 6/24 “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” open casting, 6:30 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, celeste.m.green@gmail.com. ...

  • Arts Calendar: June 5-18

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 6/12 Brown Bag Lecture: Kathryn Miles, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723, free. Thursday 6/13

  • Arts Calendar: May 29 to June 11

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Auditions for Indoor/Outdoor, Sunday 6/2 and Monday 6/3, 6:30-8 p.m., Freeport High School Library, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-2220, roles for four adults (two women, two men).