Even more exciting performances will be added throughout the season, so check this page often to stay in the know!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ticket Prices: $25Advance/$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.
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.
$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.
$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.
Ticket Prices: $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.
Ticket Prices: $15 Advance/$20 Door
The 15-piece Volunteers Jazz Band will play swing and big band era music to benefit Honor Flight Maine, a nonprofit organization that honors and supports America’s veterans. There will be a dance lesson included, and the music will start at 7:00pm. Put on your dancing shoes or just come to listen as we honor our veterans!
Ticket Prices: $43 Advance/$45 Door
To Be Announced Sept 1st!
Our special surprise musician’s mastery of several stringed instruments and multiple styles is legendary, and his impressive career has spanned five and half decades. In collaborations with legends like Willie Nelson, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, this performer has established himself as “a musician’s musician,” and has played all over the world, from Greenwich Village to the famous Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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