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Members Open House

September 29, 2017 • 5:15 pm

MJ’s Wine Bar

Portland Ovations continues its season kickoff with a performance by vertical dance pioneers, Bandaloop, on Friday, September 29 at One City Center. Get all the details here. After the performance on Friday 9/29, join us for a post-performance Open House at MJ’s Wine Bar, located in the lower level of One City Center. Mix and…

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

October 5, 2017

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of Scout and Jem’s childhood in Alabama and how a series of events shake their innocence, shape their character and teach them about human nature. Woven from the strands of small–town life, this richly textured performance lets the audience walk in the shoes of one fully realized character…

“The Money Tree”

October 12, 2017

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

"The Money Tree" Study GuideWhen Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. After Shasta and her friend Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money, their friendship is put to…

“Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals”

October 19, 2017 • 6:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Ed Reichert, faculty member of the USM School of Music, takes us on a journey through the nine musicals that have won the Pulitzer Prize for best Drama since 1932. Performed by musical theatre majors attending USM, highlights will include selections from Of Thee I Sing, Fiorello, South Pacific, Next to Normal, and Hamilton. This…

I Love My Little Storybook & Guess How Much I Love You

October 27, 2017 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

I Love My Little Storybook & Guess How Much I Love You Study Guide In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and within moments the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. From author Anita Jeram comes this endearing celebration of the imagination…

Living Voices: “Within the Silence”

November 9, 2017

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Living Voices: Within the Silence Study GuideIn 1942, President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal Americans. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history and share one Japanese-American family’s fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love. Within the Silence is…

Sandglass Theater: “Babylon” Presented in collaboration with Portland Stage

March 2, 2018 • 10:00 am

Portland Stage Company

Babylon: an ancient city in what is now Iraq. Its ruins lie 59 miles southwest of Baghdad. This fallen mythic civilization is a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of epic proportion. Using puppets and moving panoramic scrolls, Sandglass Theater’s production of Babylon tells…

Charlotte’s Web

March 12, 2018 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Theatreworks USA’s production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman—she…

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) & Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYRO)

May 3, 2018 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) acclaimed work as a composer and performer position him as one of the most innovative artists and educators of his generation. We are thrilled to welcome him back in his first appearance since helping us launch our School-Time Performance Series almost a decade ago. DBR’s blend of classical music, funk, rock,…

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