AT BASIL BURWELL COMMUNITY THEATER/BELFAST:

Multiple shows, early December — “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

The Belfast Maskers troupe performs this play by Barbara Robinson at 17 Court St. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9, and Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are available now at belfastmaskers.com/events or (if not sold out) in the lobby of the theater one half-hour before each performance. General admission tickets are $18, with a $3 discount for students and seniors. The first Friday, Dec. 2, show has a special Preview Night price of just $10 for all ages. A discount of 15% applies to orders of six or more tickets placed on the web site.

 

AT CAMDEN OPERA HOUSE:

Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. — “Rhapsody in Black”

One-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt (developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons) explores Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Tickets are $18 advance/$22 day-of-show for adults; and $12 under 18 via camdenoperahouse.com. Traveling production from Poughkeepsie’s Bardavon Opera House. Sponsored by Captain Swift Inn. Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. — Tannahill Weavers

One of Scotland’s finest traditional bands, all the way from Edinburgh to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.! Diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show; choose your own reserved seat online/next-best-available assigned at door. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154. Sponsored by 40 Paper. NOTE: rescheduled from March, so limited capacity seating.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Oshima Brothers

Maine indie sensations Sean and Jamie Oshima bring their richly layered, genre-splicing sound to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. The Midcoast natives create original music that is at once retro and metro, spacious and intimate, lush and graceful. Multidimensional Maine musician Lulu Moss opens this reserved seating show. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show; choose your own reserved seat online/next-best-available assigned at door. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

Friday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. — Lúnasa: Irish Christmas

Beloved Irish band, with special guest Dave Curley, returns to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., for another joyous holiday season concert, sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn and 40 Paper. Tickets are $54 in advance/$64 day-of-show; choose your own reserved seat online/next-best-available assigned at door. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or (207) 236-3154.

 

AT STRAND THEATRE/ROCKLAND:

Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. — Fiesta with Flor (Part of the Strand Family Series)

A multicultural musical celebration! Kids and families will join in the fun as they learn about different musical genres through dance, storytelling and songs. For ages 4-10. Pay-What-You-Can Tickets: $0-20. FMI: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.— Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays an astounding mix of jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical genres, reinventing what’s possible with this tiny four-string instrument! Tickets: $50/general admission. FMI: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland; (207) 594-0070; RocklandStrand.com.

 

AT ROCKPORT OPERA HOUSE:

Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 to 10 p.m. — Community Dance & Contra Dance

Participatory music and dancing for all at Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Presented by Belfast Flying Shoes, in partnership with Rockport Opera House and the Town of Rockport. Sliding scale admission: $5 to $25. All Comers Band Warm Up at 6 p.m.; partial tune list and music at belfastflyingshoes.org/all-comers. Community Dance at 6:30 p.m. with caller Chrissy Fowler and the All Comers Band. Contra Dance from 8 to 10 p.m. with George Marshall & Wild Asparagus. FMI: rockportoperahouse.org.

 

AT WATTS HALL/THOMASTON:

Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m. — KindKids Music

Watts Hall Community Arts presents a performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette at 174 Main St./Route 1. This interactive family show with original music and puppets is for all ages. The runtime is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions available. Tickets are $10, $5 for children younger than 13, in advance; and $13/$8 day of show. FMI: wattshallthomaston.com.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. — Stand Up Comedy Night

Maine’s Johnny Ater & Friends perform live! Ater offers up hilarious and honest stories about life, family, relationships, work and his colorful local friends … and he’s bringing fellow comics Ian MacDonald and Nick Gordon along to his Midcoast debut. General admission, cash bar, concessions. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets ($20) highly encouraged via EventBrite; tickets at door will be $25. FMI: wattshallthomaston.com.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, 7 p.m. — Johnny Cash Tribute

NYC-based musical artist Scott Moreau will be Walkin’ The Line with three members of the Watts Hall Band. Bill Hahn, Art Grinnell and Tommy Hanna will accompany Moreau in his original Johnny Cash tribute concert. More details to come. FMI: wattshallthomaston.com.

 

AT THE WALDO THEATRE/WALDOBORO:

Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. — Bass Extremes

The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy, presents this performance by Victor Wooten featuring Steve Bailey and Derico Watson. Tickets for the concert are $45 in advance and $50 day of the show. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Doors open at 7 p.m. Assistive listening devices are available at the box office. Concessions, including beer and wine, are available for purchase. FMI/tickets: thewaldotheatre.org.

Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Show

Come experience a night of Gordon Lightfoot’s classic tunes performed by Maine-based singer/songwriter Tom DiMenna at The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St. The evening will be packed with nostalgia, storytelling and fun music. DiMenna’s impressive vocal range and guitar style have been perfected with decades of stage performances. Adult general admission tickets are available in advance online for $15/$20 day of the show. Youth (17 and younger) tickets are $10. Tickets available at the box office starting at 3 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions, including beer and wine, are available for purchase. FMI/tickets: thewaldotheatre.org.