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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 ...

  • Arts Calendar: March 26-April 8

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art “Wizard of Oz” auditions, leads and featured roles March 28, 7-9 p.m., ensemble and youth held March 29, 2-5 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport...

  • Out & About: 'Man of La Mancha' plays Merrill in Portland

    There’s lots to pick from on this week’s performing arts calendar, with two very different dramatic productions and a very intriguing concert. At the apex of the listings is “Man of La Mancha,” the 1965 Broadway musical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ &ldqu...

  • Arts Calendar: March 19-April 1

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art “Wizard of Oz” auditions, leads and featured roles March 28, 7-9 p.m., ensemble and youth held March 29, 2-5 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport...

  • Arts Calendar: March 12-25

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 3/12 “Little Island” author talk with Katharine Britton, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Monday ...

  • Out & About: Go out to see 'The Outgoing Tide'

    Spring may be just around the corner, but there’s no reason to wait for the equinox to get out of the house and enjoy southern Maine’s bountiful arts and entertainment offerings. Good Theater is winding up its four-part 2013-2014 subscription season with the New England premier...

  • Out & About: Oratorio Chorale does Shakespeare

    Diversity of concept and execution are the hallmarks of three musical programs on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar. On Friday, The The Band Band takes the stage at One Longfellow Square in Portland. As implied by the name, this is a tribute ensemble that aims to recreate the mu...

  • Arts Calendar: March 5-18

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 3/11 “Another City Upon a Hill” author talk with Joe Conforti, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, $5, $3 for member...

  • Out & About: Cumberland County Civic Center concerts return with The Avett Brothers

    Maybe it’s the biggest news of the winter. The Cumberland County Civic Center, recently reopened after a major renovation, is back in the concert business. Two roots bands with national followings, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, will take the stage March 3 as the CCCC reasse...