The Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220, will celebrate the arrival of autumn in its own way and local performers are invited to be a part of the fun.

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Waldo will host an Autumnal Review. All songs are welcome, even better if they have a harvesty/Halloweeny theme. The show will be peppered with autumnal music. Those who wish to participate should send notice of their interest to no later than Monday, Sept. 20.

Performers will meet with pianist Sean Fleming in early October to rehearse the show. The collaborator team includes Melissa Hearth, Deb Beam and Dan True with Nancy Durgin and Ellie Busby. Performers must have their own music (with any key changes already adjusted) and are responsible for presenting an “almost finished” product at the first rehearsal as there will be only a few run throughs with Fleming.

Children who are interested in performing in the show’s youth chorus should send an e-mail as soon as possible. This chorus will be directed by Linda Blanchard and will wear ¬†creepy costumes as were worn last year during the St. Cecilia Chorus concert. Solos by children are welcome but will be auditioned and have to be performance-ready. The performance is open to all children ages 8 through 16 (younger children must be mature and have stage experience).

On Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m., all review participants over the age of 18 will be able to jump up on stage (in or out of costume) and perform in front of the original “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” celebrating its 35th Anniversary. Newspapers, hotdogs, toast and more will be the order of the evenings, along with makeup, big hair and costumes (yes, the men too) in this a Halloween party for the older set.

All questions should be directed to Hearth at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to