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Orono High School

November 12, 2017

Legally Blonde 

Orono High School’s fall musical: Legally Blonde, has gone to the dogs!  Orono High School is performing Legally Blonde the Musical next weekend and the The cast and crew are partnering with the Bangor Humane Society.  A dog up for adoption will be featured at every performance and Bruiser Woods will be played by the adorable Theodore Roosevelt Rosenthal Qualey a Bangor Humane Society alum. All of the money raised from concessions will go to support the awesome work of the Bangor Humane Society.  Show dates are November 16, 17 at 7 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets can be reserved by calling 866-1029 or emailing Cami Carter at ccarter@rsu26.org

 

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Americans Who Tell the Truth

November 10, 2017

Samantha Smith Challenge – Register by January 15, 2018

“If we could be friends by just getting to know each other better than what are our countries actually arguing about? Nothing could be more important than not having a war if a war could kill everything”. ~Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT), partnering with Maine Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE), and the Center for Innovation in Education (CIE) at Thomas College, is excited to launch the Fourth Annual Samantha Smith Challenge. The Samantha Smith Challenge (SSC), a dynamic educational program for Maine middle school students, promotes social justice through the arts. It is designed to build a bridge between the classroom and the world and to create curious, courageous, and engaged citizens. SSC projects teach students that, no matter what age, they can be part of solving the challenges and problems they see around them.

At the depths of the Cold War, when hot war between the Soviet Union and the United States seemed likely, a frightened young girl from Maine did something about that grim situation. Samantha Smith began by asking “Why?”. She went on to advocate for open communication and peace. A compelling storyteller, Samantha left us a legacy and an inspiring challenge: What can each of us do to make the world safer, healthier, and more fair?

Samantha was a narrative activist. By telling HER story she changed THE story-definitely a creative art! The power of the arts to deliver a message or to invoke action is indisputable. Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) combines art and other media to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the Earth. Over thirty of the AWTT portrait subjects have used the creative arts to inspire action and are located on the AWTT website.

The SSC is about identifying important community and world issues, understanding them, and making a compelling argument in an effective medium. After doing extensive research and engaging community members and experts, student participants in the SSC will make their case for positive change. They may paint a portrait of a truthteller in their community, create a dramatic production or tell a compelling story about their issue, or write music that makes us feel braver and less alone. They may write an essay that makes a powerful argument for why we should all join in their effort to make the world a better place. Some students may choose their medium while others may be working in a specific class that teaches drawing or painting, theater or filmmaking where the teacher will define the medium.

The SSC asks, “How/why can creative arts and writing inspire action on serious issues?” All participants in this year’s SSC will gather at Thomas College on June 4, 2018 to showcase and celebrate their work.

Use the arts to showcase and bring attention to your issue, your findings, and your actions.  FOR MORE INFORMATION about the program or contact  Connie@americanswhotellthetruth.org. REGISTER by January 15, 2018.

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Marshwood High School

November 9, 2017

The Little Mermaid

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by
eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright,
this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

This enchanting, magical show features talented cast members ranging in grades 3 to 12 from Marshwood Schools.

Tickets are available for $10 in advance and $12 at the door and reservations can be made by calling Marshwood High School at 207-384-4500 or online at marshwoodmusic.org

Make plans now to bring your entire family to see this enchanting, magical show!

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Anything Goes

November 8, 2017

George Stevens Academy

November 10, 11, 7:00PM, Anything Goes being performed at The Grand in Ellsworth by George Stevens Academy students.

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Windham Chamber Singers

November 5, 2017

An American Family Holiday


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Vox Nova

November 4, 2017

The Four Seasons: Autumnal Equinox

 

Vox Nova Choral Consort to present “The Four Seasons: Autumnal Equinox” in concert.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir and INTIMA present Autumnal Equinox, the first of four concerts in a series entitled, The Four Seasons. Performances Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. in Bangor and Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 PM at Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd. in Brunswick.

The program celebrates the inherent beauty and drama of seasonal change. Featured compositions include Libby Larsen’s “The Settling Years,” Jake Runestad’s  epic composition “Come to the Woods”, “The Long Road” by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, “Song of the Open Road” by Norman Dello Joio and Dale Warland’s “Always Singing,” among other titles. 

Vox Nova Chamber Choir (Est. 2009) under the direction of Dr. Shannon M. Chase champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral repertory.

TICKETS

Purchase tickets online in advance with a credit or debit card at www.voxnovachamberchoir.org and at the door.                                                                                 Cash, check and debit or credit card at the door via our box office.                                                       

General Admission (in advance online): $22
General Admission (at the door): $25
Senior: $15
College students with ID: $10
Children 18 and under accompanied by an adult: $10                                                                 

For more information contact Shannon Chase, Director, 200.3995 or George A. Voyzey, Press Coordinator, 409.2134                                                             

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Portland Museum of Art

November 3, 2017

Teachers, we appreciate you!

Teacher and Educator Open House

Thursday, November 9

Drop-in any time between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Free

You are our best allies when it comes to sharing the PMA collection with Maine youth, and this free Open House shows our appreciation. Teachers in any subject from Pre-K to high school, as well as homeschoolers, are invited to visit the PMA.

 

  • Participate in interactive gallery activities such as poetry writing, contour line drawing, and mini-school tours.
  • Learn about the time-honored tour technique, Visual Thinking Strategies.
  • Ask docents and staff about our tour themes and formats.
  • Network with educators across grades and disciplines.
  • Learn about the Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room (3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. only).
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Receive complimentary PMA Highlights Catalog and other classroom freebies.

Please remember—educators are always welcome to visit the PMA free of charge to assist in field trip planning.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Deadline to register is November 6.

Questions, contact Louisa Donelson, Associate Educator for Youth Learning.

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