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  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/1 "Sing to Me and I Will Hear You – A Love Story," Elaine McGillicuddy, author's discussion, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 ...

  • Out & About: Christmas at the Cathedral, Natalie MacMaster, more

    Musical offerings dominate this week’s top choices in the performing arts. Without doubt, the No. 1 pick for the weekend will be Christmas at the Cathedral. The Choral Art Society produces this concert, with four performances scheduled for Dec. 1-2 in Portland. Another big con...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 21- Dec. 2

    Greater Portland Call for Art Richard Boyd Art Gallery seeks original works for show opening April 2013. For more information: 712-1097 or williamson955@aol.com. Books & Authors Thursday 11...

  • Out & About: Outstanding out-of-the-box musicals

    A pair of out-of-the-box musicals are the top choices this week in the performing arts. At Portland’s Good Theater, “Striking 12” is a clever and tuneful re-imagining of a classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. “Striking 12” is more than totally out-of-the-b...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 14-25

    Greater Portland Call for Art The Society for East End Arts is looking for artists to participate in its annual holiday sale, Art on the Hill, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at East End School in Portland; register at SEAportland.org.

  • Out & About: Oratorio Chorale opens its season

    By mid-November, nearly every performing arts organization in southern Maine has opened its fall-winter-spring season. One of the last to start is the Mid-Coast-based Oratorio Chorale, which has a pair of concerts coming up Saturday and Sunday in Topsham and Yarmouth. Music director Peter Frewen ...

  • Out & About: 'West Side Story' on stage, Jerry Douglas in Westbrook

    Two much-honored acts top this week’s picks of the tix, which range from musical theater to classical piano. In the first-mentioned category, a national touring company will present “West Side Story,” one of Broadway’s most honored musicals, Nov. 9-10 in Portland. First pr...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 7-18

    Greater Portland Call for Art The Society for East End Arts is looking for artists to participate in its annual holiday sale, Art on the Hill, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at East End School in Portland; register at SEAportland.org.

  • Out & About: Jazz the focus of 'American Songbook' in Portland

    Music from several countries, cultures and time frames is coming up in southern Maine. This Friday, Bates College in Lewiston offers Europa Galante as part of its public concert series. Europa Galante is an ensemble that specializes in the Italian Baroque period of classical music. ...