Wren Pearson (Art Show)
Oct
18
to Nov 13

Wren Pearson (Art Show)

Opening: October 18th @ 5PM
Show Run: October 18th – November 13th

Artist Bio
Wren Pearson‘s first paint surface was a half-frozen trout that was unceremoniously slapped onto a white t-shirt at the urging of Georgetown artist, Julie Hoffman. That afternoon of making fish prints on a kitchen table began a creative adventure that approaches its third decade. Wren began Purple Perch Papers in the early nineties, a line of handmade papers and cards, after classes with papermakers Martha Blowen and Richard Lee. She transitioned into papier mache sculpture and painted folk art pieces, as well as collage jewelry from hand-painted papers under the name Bumblepuppy Folk Art.  Bumblepuppy went on to include hand-painted t-shirts and small garden sculptures. Founding the ‘Circle of Friends’ holiday art fair in the Freeport/Pownal area, Wren spent 25 seasons inviting area artists and the public into her home studio to celebrate giving hand crafted gifts.  After several years in Texas, Wren returned to Maine with a new color palette heavily influenced by the west and the strong colors of Mexican and Central American art.  In Pownal, she has co-founded Fuego Diablo Arts Studio with her husband, composer/musician Jamie Pearson, where they have hosted Open Mic Music Nights, car boot sales, art shows and sales, and run a hot sauce business called Big Phil's Kitchen.  Wren Pearson is an award-winning photographer and a writer when she runs low on paints and canvases.

Artist Statement
“It‘s a frustrating thing, trying to create a painting that matches the one in your mind.  I've yet to do it. But sometimes you get a glimpse at what's possible and you're happy in the small details. A shadow under a straw hat. A strand of hair. The color of a dog's eye.  So you keep trying.”

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David Bromberg Quintet  (Blues, Folk)
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

David Bromberg Quintet (Blues, Folk)

Ticket Prices: $38–$43 Advance/$45 Door

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the Blues music David discovered in high school. The album is both blues primer and an opportunity to witness a master embracing this distinctly American music with passion and grace.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre) multiple dates
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations’ Motown Christmas (R&B, Holiday, Rock and Roll)
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations’ Motown Christmas (R&B, Holiday, Rock and Roll)

Ticket Prices: $17 Advance/$20 Door

A beloved tradition here at the Chocolate Church Arts Center! Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations bring down the house with a powerful mix of Motown and Memphis soul music that’s guaranteed to get the party started. This is a 100% old school R&B revue, complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that will knock your socks off! Dancing in the aisles is strongly encouraged.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Frank Vignola’s Swingin’ Christmas (Holiday, Instrumental)
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Frank Vignola’s Swingin’ Christmas (Holiday, Instrumental)

Ticket Prices: $25 Advance/$28 Door

Two of the world’s most extraordinarily talented guitarists will perform Christmas-themed music and eclectic selections from Beethoven and Bach to Paul Simon and Frank Zappa. True virtuosos of their instruments, Frank Vignola has played with the likes of Ringo Starr and Madonna, and Vinny Raniolo has performed in 18 countries and alongside guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Vignola and Raniolo will be joined by Gary Mazzaroppi, one of the most respected jazz bassists on the East Coast.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Santaland Diaries (Comedy/Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $18 Advance/$22 Door
Nov 29, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Dec 1, 8 at 4pm

In The Annex
A stage adaptation of humorist David Sedaris’ wickedly funny and massively popular account of his time working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at a Macy’s department store. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.
*This production is not suitable for children.

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A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre) multiple dates
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
Dec 12, 13, 14, at 7:30pm
Dec 15 at 2pm

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fairy tale treatment.  All the famous fairy tale characters take on the roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Also featuring appearances by Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, this fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic, and will remind your family what Christmas is all about.

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A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
Dec 12, 13, 14, at 7:30pm
Dec 15 at 2pm

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fairy tale treatment.  All the famous fairy tale characters take on the roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Also featuring appearances by Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, this fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic, and will remind your family what Christmas is all about.

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A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
Dec 12, 13, 14, at 7:30pm
Dec 15 at 2pm

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fairy tale treatment.  All the famous fairy tale characters take on the roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Also featuring appearances by Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, this fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic, and will remind your family what Christmas is all about.

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A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Fairy Tale Christmas (Holiday Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
Dec 12, 13, 14, at 7:30pm
Dec 15 at 2pm

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fairy tale treatment.  All the famous fairy tale characters take on the roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Also featuring appearances by Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, this fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic, and will remind your family what Christmas is all about.

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Don Campbell Christmas (Holiday, Maritime)
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Don Campbell Christmas (Holiday, Maritime)

Ticket Prices: $21 Advance/$25 Door

Don Campbell spent his teen years on the wharves and cobblestone streets of Portland’s Old Port and waterfront, sitting at the feet of local musical heroes like Schooner Fare and Devonsquare. Fast forward, and Don Campbell has been recognized dozens of times over, winning six consecutive years as the Maine Sunday Telegram‘s favorite Maine songwriter. Whether performing to capacity audiences headlining his own concerts, opening for any number of legendary songwriters and musicians, or sneaking down to his favorite local watering hole with his guitar, every audience gets his best songs, most earnest stories, dynamically tender performances, and butterscotch voice.

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Eileen Ivers’ A Joyful Christmas (Holiday, Celtic)
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Eileen Ivers’ A Joyful Christmas (Holiday, Celtic)

Ticket Prices: $42 Advance/$47 Door

Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. A Grammy award winner and Emmy nominee, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent player of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Dubbed a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin," by The New York Times, the virtuoso fiddler will perform a holiday-themed show with her ensemble of phenomenal musicians. Eileen Ivers is a mega-star of Irish fiddle music, so be sure to get tickets early.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet) multiple dates
Jan
3
7:30 PM19:30

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet) multiple dates

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)
Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)
Jan
5
2:00 PM14:00

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Happy Folk Commune (Contemporary Ballet)

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $12 Advance/$16 Door
Student: $8 Advance/$12 Door
Jan 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm
Jan 5, 12 at 2pm

A Resurgence Dance Company Contemporary Ballet In The Annex.
This comedy by Resurgence Dance Company Artistic Director Ashley Steeves is told through contemporary ballet, speech and recycled costuming.

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Muddy Ruckus (Rock, Americana)
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Ruckus (Rock, Americana)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door

Muddy Ruckus is a rock duo of “darkly inventive Americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. This stripped-down power-duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound.

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Blithe Spirit (Theatre) multiple dates
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Blithe Spirit (Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30pm
March 1, 8 at 2pm
In The Annex

Arguably Noel Coward’s most popular work, this ‘spirited’ British caper follows the life of popular novelist Charles Condomine as he is haunted by his tragically expanding coterie of ex-wives. Morton Achter. who directed last year’s, very popular, Plaza Suite will return to the director’s seat for this otherworldly smash comedy hit!

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Blithe Spirit (Theatre)
Feb
29
7:30 PM19:30

Blithe Spirit (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30pm
March 1, 8 at 2pm
In The Annex

Arguably Noel Coward’s most popular work, this ‘spirited’ British caper follows the life of popular novelist Charles Condomine as he is haunted by his tragically expanding coterie of ex-wives. Morton Achter. who directed last year’s, very popular, Plaza Suite will return to the director’s seat for this otherworldly smash comedy hit!

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Blithe Spirit (Theatre)
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Blithe Spirit (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30pm
March 1, 8 at 2pm
In The Annex

Arguably Noel Coward’s most popular work, this ‘spirited’ British caper follows the life of popular novelist Charles Condomine as he is haunted by his tragically expanding coterie of ex-wives. Morton Achter. who directed last year’s, very popular, Plaza Suite will return to the director’s seat for this otherworldly smash comedy hit!

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Blithe Spirit (Theatre) multiple dates
Mar
8
2:00 PM14:00

Blithe Spirit (Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30pm
March 1, 8 at 2pm
In The Annex

Arguably Noel Coward’s most popular work, this ‘spirited’ British caper follows the life of popular novelist Charles Condomine as he is haunted by his tragically expanding coterie of ex-wives. Morton Achter. who directed last year’s, very popular, Plaza Suite will return to the director’s seat for this otherworldly smash comedy hit!

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Runnin’ Down A Vision (Tribute Band Double Header)
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Runnin’ Down A Vision (Tribute Band Double Header)

Ticket Prices: $17 Advance/$20 Door

A classic rock extravaganza! After playing massively popular shows at our Summer Waterfront Concert Series in 2019, two of Maine’s best tribute bands will team up for a double-header performance on our mainstage. The first set will feature Runnin’ Down A Dream playing the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. They will be followed by Crystal Vision, who will perform the classic songs of the iconic Fleetwood Mac. This is the closest you’ll get to seeing both legendary bands on one stage!

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Joan Osborne (Soul, R&B, Folk, Rock)
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Joan Osborne (Soul, R&B, Folk, Rock)

Ticket Prices: $35 Advance/$40 Door

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation— both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

Counting such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively in various configurations—with her own band, as Joan Osborne's Soul Revue, and as an acoustic duo and trio. In 2003, Osborne joined forces with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and frequent guest appearances, Osborne currently also tours as a member of the rock/soul supergroup Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician's shared love of R&B and soul.

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Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (Americana, Jazz, Folk)
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (Americana, Jazz, Folk)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$17 Door
In The Annex

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and performer whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and poignant folk.  She is best known for her virtuosity at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, and her songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, and a desire to share from the heart.

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it from stage, 'everything else' - guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet.  Davy Sturtevant is a sideman extraordinaire and an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own, wielding both an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a gorgeous tenor voice.  With wit and flair, Davy performs in a way that moves listeners to tap their toes, nod their heads, and raise knowing eyebrows.  Shawn Nadeau is a self-taught phenom who brings an unassuming rock-solid foundation and a keen awareness to every moment of every song, informed by over two decades of wildly varying musical performances, from punk rock to reggae to jazz.  In their able hands, these three veteran musicians have catapulted Heather's live performances of her deep well of original music with intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.

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Cris Williamson (Singer, Songwriter, Activist)
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Cris Williamson (Singer, Songwriter, Activist)

Ticket Prices: $32 Advance/$37 Door

Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access to the industry, Cris Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. In 1975, the twenty-something former schoolteacher recorded The Changer and the Changed, for her brainchild, Olivia Records, the first woman-owned woman-focused record company. Her music and voice quickly became an essential part of the soundtrack of a movement, and was the cornerstone of what would become known as “women’s music,” music created, performed, and marketed specifically for and by women. Today, that recording, The Changer and the Changed, remains one of the best-selling independent releases of all time. 

 For Cris, the music became the vehicle for something larger. Her lyrics appear on a regular basis in books and thesis papers. Her albums are part of the curriculum for women's studies courses, and thousands of people who may not even know her name join their voices in “Song of the Soul” around campfires and places of worship. She is embraced by women. She is sampled in hip-hop. Her music is used by midwives welcoming life into the world, while hospice choirs sing her songs in tender sacred escort. “She is often considered a treasure, passed hand-to-hand, person-to-person,” says the Boston Phoenix, “Williamson is a heroic character whose tireless activism continues.” 

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Shawn Colvin “Steady On” 30th Anniversary Tour (Acoustic, Folk)
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Shawn Colvin “Steady On” 30th Anniversary Tour (Acoustic, Folk)

Ticket Prices: $45-$65 Advance | $65 Door
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Shawn Colvin won her first GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut album, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing twelve albums and establishing herself as an enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. Colvin triumphed at the 1998 GRAMMY Awards, winning both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Her inspiring and candid memoir, Diamond in the Rough, was published in 2012. Shawn was recently recognized for her career accomplishments when she was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association. In September 2019, for the 30th anniversary of her debut album, Colvin will be releasing a newly-recorded, acoustic version of that landmark album. 

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Schooner Fare (Downeast, Maritime) 
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Schooner Fare (Downeast, Maritime) 

Ticket Prices: $22 Advance/$25 Door

Chocolate Church Arts Center favorites, Schooner Fare, are regarded as the premier performing group of original and traditional maritime songs. Brothers Steve and Chuck Romanoff’s energetic concerts are laced with a Maine brand of universal humor. The band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads, and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the “Down East” style. Combining their talents on six and twelve-string guitars and banjos, Schooner Fare’s distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements have made icons of Maine folk and beyond.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre) multiple dates
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)
May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)
Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $TBD
May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 7pm
May 31, June 7 at 2pm

Produced by Shakespeare on the Kennebec and the Chocolate Church Arts Center
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s greatest general, returns victorious from the wars. Upon arriving in Rome, he discovers the city in civil unrest, torn between the sons of the recently deceased emperor. The Senate informs him he has been elected emperor by the people of Rome. Titus rejects this honor, and his choices set in motion an avalanche of increasingly catastrophic and bloody reactions that lead to the inevitable gut-wrenching climax.
*This production is not suitable for young children.

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Shawn Mullins featuring special guest Lauren Crosby (Singer-Songwriter)
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Shawn Mullins featuring special guest Lauren Crosby (Singer-Songwriter)

$40/$32/$25 Advance/$40 Door

After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when 1998’s Soul Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No.1 hit, “Lullaby.” His song “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek Soundtrack. For its 20th anniversary, Mullins revisited the music on Soul Core, recording two new versions of the album, entitled Soul’s Core Revival, which features brand new arrangements of some of his most popular songs.

Lauren Crosby is a rising folkie/bluesy songstress from Georgetown, Maine. Her unique voice captures the rawness of the oceanic setting in which she grew up in, and her songwriting exemplifies the beauty and hardships of coastal living. At just twenty years old, Lauren's debut self-titled album received national praise for its unique blending of blues, folk, and jazz genres.

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Veterans’ Day Swing Fling with the Volunteers Jazz Band (Big Band, Swing, Dance)
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Veterans’ Day Swing Fling with the Volunteers Jazz Band (Big Band, Swing, Dance)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$20 Door

The Volunteers Jazz Band will play on the Chocolate Church/Main Stage in Bath to benefit Honor Flight Maine. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a Veterans Day Swing Fling dance! If you don't feel like dancing, come enjoy the incredible ambiance, great acoustics, and comfy seats at this amazing venue as we play music from the Big Band Swing era as well as a few surprises! A dance lesson is included!

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Melanie: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Performance (Singer-Songwriter)
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Melanie: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Performance (Singer-Songwriter)

Ticket Prices: $38–43 Advance/$48 Door

Known professionally simply by her first name, Melanie Safka first attracted national attention when she performed at Woodstock in the summer of '69. Melanie has topped the charts many times, with songs like “Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma” and perhaps her best known single, 1971’s “Brand New Key (The Roller skates Song) ” Fifty years after sharing the stage at Woodstock with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Who,  Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with passion and eloquence, and to inspire through song.

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Shemekia Copeland (Blues, Soul)
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Shemekia Copeland (Blues, Soul)

Ticket Prices: $29–$39 Advance/$41 Door

Eight-time Blues Music Award winner and Grammy-nominated Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice - capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring - delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. Copeland’s most recent album, America’s Child, which features legendary guest performers like John Prine and Emmylou Harris, confidently announces an electrifying new chapter in her constantly evolving story. Don’t miss your chance to see this powerhouse singer and her phenomenal band, who have also performed onstage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Santana, and The Rolling Stones.

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Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill  (Celtic)
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill (Celtic)

Ticket Prices: $12 Advance/$15 Door
In The Annex

Two award-winning Celtic musicians combined with subtle grace and sharp wit – Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill are a touch of magic and a musical force to be reckoned with. Based in New Zealand, both Gillian, an exceptional fiddler & dancer from Eastern Canada’s Scottish-infused Cape Breton Island, and Bob, an award-winning guitarist, singer & songwriter from Scotland, share a deeply seeded passion for their musical heritage and culture.

Gillian’s fiddle style is unique, seamlessly blending the music of her ancestors with contemporary sounds. Paired with Bob’s innovative, rhythmic accompaniment and powerful lyricism, they present a truly dynamic yet sensitive acoustic conversation that captivates any audience.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)  multiple dates
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Producers (Musical Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre)
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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The Producers (Musical Theatre) multiple dates
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Producers (Musical Theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Oct 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
Oct 13, 20 at 2pm

Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath and the Chocolate Church Arts Center. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' classic laugh-out-loud spectacle. Directed by John Willey. Choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Newpoli (Taranta, Mediterranean)
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Newpoli (Taranta, Mediterranean)

Special Offer! $18 Advance through October 1st!
Ticket Prices: $25 Advance/$28 Door

You will not be able to resist moving when Newpoli hits the stage! With both original songs, and interpretations of traditional tunes, the southern Italian group stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, and Mediterranean and Spanish colors. Newpoli’s concerts combine virtuoso musicians playing high tempo music on percussion and stringed instruments, while lead singers Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi provide vocals and perform wild, frenetic dances. There is drama and passion in every note played by this incredible group.

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Còig (Celtic)
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Còig (Celtic)

Ticket Prices: $23 Advance/$28 Door

Còig is a Celtic group like no other, thanks to the unique mix of four distinct talents. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions. Fiddlers Chrissy Crowley and Rachel Davis, pianist Jason Roach, and Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin) showcase their mastery of over a dozen instruments.  

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The Last Waltz (Roots, Rock, Tribute)
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Last Waltz (Roots, Rock, Tribute)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$17 Door

A who’s who of Maine recording artists return to our main stage to perform a loving tribute to The Band’s iconic farewell concert. Join members of The Boneheads, The Maine Dead Project, The Fogcutters, Dave Mallett’s band, and the Colwell Brothers for a multi-media concert experience to remember. This show has sold out more than a dozen times, be sure to purchase tickets early.

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Matt Newberg and the Hearts of Gold (Americana)
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Matt Newberg and the Hearts of Gold (Americana)

Ticket Prices: $10 Advance/$12 Door
In The Annex

Matt Newberg has been weaving his life and songs through the tall pines and rocky coast of Maine for over twenty years. Influenced deeply by greats like James Taylor and Neil Young, Matt Newberg and his new band, The Hearts of Gold, combine threads of Nashville with roots and rock to create a moving and distinct sound.  

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre) multiple dates
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre)

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre) multiple dates
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Camelot by Lerner and Lowe (theatre) multiple dates

Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$18 Door
Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Sept 8, 15 at 2pm

The legendary Arthurian tale comes to life in musical form, on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Adapted from T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, this iconic Lerner and Loewe masterpiece brings to life the love story between King Arthur, Guinevere, and the King’s favorite among his Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot. Directed by Thom Watson, this production also boasts a 17-piece orchestra complete with harp and viola under the accomplished musical direction of Teresa Henderson. Exquisite costuming is by Marie Waltrip and dynamic choreography by Ashley Steeves.

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Wave, Petal, Branch (Art Show)
Aug
16
to Sep 11

Wave, Petal, Branch (Art Show)

Show Run: August 16th – September 11th

“Painting plein air offers a great sense of adventure and exploration. Discovering new places and rediscovering familiar ones with the luxury of time (as painting requires) is one of the most satisfying moments of life. When these paintings get worked deeply into my psyche I can then morph them into something more fantastical or abstract and in that way can keep a theme evolving into something new and exciting again. Working with different paint mediums, surfaces, and sizes is a way to capture the feeling I am seeking to communicate and allows for a greater sense of play and surprise.”

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Sebascodegan Artists (Art Show)
Jul
19
to Aug 14

Sebascodegan Artists (Art Show)

Show Run: July 19th – August 14th

Multiple Artist Mixed Media Show
For 29 years the Sebascodegan Artists have been a gallery in the Old Orr's Island church in Harpswell. This year they are taking their gallery on a "road show", displaying their art in places throughout mid-coast Maine. The artists are a successful group due to their cooperative spirit and energy, and produce high quality work that they would love for you to come and see. Their work includes their watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and pottery.

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