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A sense of community has been central to the Chocolate Church since it opened its doors in 1977 and community involvement is what keeps the doors open today. All are welcome and everyone will be entertained.

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The Chocolate Church Arts Center—which originated as the Central Church—is a 19th century monument in the midst of one of Maine’s most well preserved cities

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Our 2017-18 performance season concludes with

William Shakespeare’s MacBeth

Evenings · 7pm
June 1, 2, 8 & 9
Matinees · 2pm
June 3 & 10

Tickets:
$12 advance · $15 door
Purchase through the box office
207-442-8455 or online.

Described as one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, "Macbeth" is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge directed by John Willey on the main stage.

Tempted by an evil prophecy and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters. 

“This play explores a striking dramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination,” said John Willey, who founded Shakespeare on the Kennebec that annually partners with the Chocolate Church to present theatre classics.

Macbeth features Clay Hawks of Bath in the title role and April Purinton of Harpswell as his Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Mark Hazard of Auburn as Duncan; Dennis Crews of West Bath as Macduff; Vince Shatto of Woolwich as Ross; and Nate Levesque of Auburn as Banquo. Shannon LoCascio of Scarborough, Crystal Vaccaro of Gorham and Jacquelyn Mansfield of Auburn play the three mysterious witches. 

Macbeth, set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, is suspenseful, epic, and beautiful all at the same time. The creative team is comprised of Jeanette Wolfarth of Portland (Assistant Director), Melanie Willey of Bath (Creative Assistant), Devin Cromwell of West Bath (Sound Design), Kyle Aarons of Portland (Fight Director), and Carrie Hawks of Bath (Production Stage Manager). Original music composed by Don Crandall. 

Photos courtesy of Sararose Willey Photography

Steam-Powered Theater Camp Returns This Summer!

In  partnership with Actors Equity Association member Dennis St. Pierre, who offers over 30 years of stage and television experience.

 

July 30 – August 17, 2018
Final show presentation: August 17, 18 & 19
Mon–Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
For Kids Only (grades  5– 9)
Cost: $900 (Pack your own lunch)  

Five days during school break was not enough! Through popular demand from participants and other interested students, we will be offer another opportunity this summer.

Students going into fifth grade to ninth grade will be working with a music director and a professional choreographer as well as a professional person who works on the technology side of the theater.  

This three-week adventure encourages skills of play, social interaction, story-telling, imagination, play writing, improvisation, impersonation and comedy interlaced with physical activity and engagement that will culminate into a show presented on the main stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

 

2017–2018 Performances

M U S I C   |   T H E A T R E   |   D A N C E

 
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Enjoy Sweet Entertainment All Season!  Below Are Just A Few…

 
 
 See all the shows with reserved seating. Tickets make great gifts to offer to friends and family.

See all the shows with reserved seating. Tickets make great gifts to offer to friends and family.

  You may purchase a gift certificate in any amount you choose. A great gift for friends and family.

You may purchase a gift certificate in any amount you choose. A great gift for friends and family.

 

2018 Summer Series

O P E N   A I R   C O N C E R T S

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Enjoy to all of the Waterfront Summer Concert Series · FREE Admission

All concerts are weather dependent


Don't Miss Any Of The Shows This Season–Buy In Bulk & Save!

 
 See all the shows with reserved seating. Tickets make great gifts to offer to friends and family.

See all the shows with reserved seating. Tickets make great gifts to offer to friends and family.

 You may purchase a gift certificate in any amount you choose. A great gift for friends and family.

You may purchase a gift certificate in any amount you choose. A great gift for friends and family.

 
 

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