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  • Published
    June 9, 2017

    Free rumba lesson, ballroom practice

    Sam and Marjorie Bartlett will offer a free one-hour rumba lesson, followed by ballroom dance practice time, Friday, June 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl St. For more information, visit the Event listing on the Sam and Marjorie's Social Ballroom Dance page on Facebook. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpu...

  • Published
    June 5, 2017

    ‘Peter Pan,’ captured live

    A captured-live high definition broadcast from the United Kingdom of “Peter Pan” will be presented as a National Theatre Live production Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main S. J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale is directed by Sally Cookson (NT Live: “Jane Eyre”) in a production that is edgy, bold and different — adults play the roles of the children. Cookson’s wonderfully inventive playfulness ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2017

    Performance artist calls for participants

    Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will host “No One Home,” a new participatory work by performance artist Ali Asgar, Friday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to take part. “No One Home” is a pop-up interactive performance piece initiated by visiting Bangladeshi artist Ali Asgar. Participants are invited to sign up for a 10-minute one-on-one appointment with the artist who will be present and ...

  • Published
    June 1, 2017

    Jenks choreographs ‘Joseph’

    Emily Jenks, director of the Rockland School of Ballet, has volunteered her talents as choreographer for the Watts Hall Community Players productions for three years, and this year is no exception. “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens the last weekend in June at Watts Hall. Score in hand, her challenge is to create steps that are uncomplicated enough for performers of all ages to master in a short ...

  • Published
    June 1, 2017

    Lasansky Dance does benefit, plans summer

    The Lasansky Dance Theater Ensemble opened the May 5 benefit concert at Oceanside High School in Rockland with three original pieces choreographed by Jimena Lasansky, longtime Midcoast dance educator. The Coming Together 4 Life show was a benefit for Emily McMahon (kidney recipient) and River Radley (donor). The Lasansky Dance Theater Ensemble and Studio of Dance plans to present its own show in May of 2018. This ...

  • Published
    May 30, 2017

    Bayside Arts calls for one-act casts

    Bayside Arts will present a staged reading of two one-act plays as part of its summer 2017 season. The plays will be directed by Bayside resident and professional actor/director Anne-Lynn Kettles, a member of the Actors Equity. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, in the Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road. On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., auditions will be for “An Interview with F Scott ...

  • Published
    May 30, 2017

    Gorman brings staged reading to CMCA

    The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., will host a staged reading of “The Honor and Glory of Whaling, Part II: The Chase” by playwright Michael Gorman Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are by suggested donation — $15; $10 for CMCA members — and may be purchased online at cmcanow.org or at the door. An epic tale that follows the fate of legendary New England fishing captain Robby Foerster and his ...

  • Published
    May 30, 2017

    Open ‘animal’ casting for ‘The Lion King’

    Members of the community are invited to take part in casting/audition sessions Wednesday, May 31, from 3 to 5:15 p.m.; and Thursday, June 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Kinetic Energy Alive, 255 Molyneaux Road. Attendees will try out choreography in a class setting; $15 donation is requested, as is preregistration via kineticenergyalive@gmail.com or 975-4450. No experience is necessary. Casting is for all animal ...

  • Published
    May 26, 2017

    Free swing dance lesson in Camden

    Sam and Marjorie Bartlett will offer a free East Coast Swing lesson Wednesday, May 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl St. For more information, visit the Event listing on the Sam and Marjorie's Social Ballroom Dance page on Facebook. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

  • Published
    May 25, 2017

    Benefit for Studio RED Travel Team

    A fundraising yard sale will be held Saturday, June 3, to support the Studio RED Travel Team, which is headed to Pennsylvania’s Hershey Park to dance on stage. The multi-family yard sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Studio RED, 143 Rankin St. For the past six years, Studio RED dancers have participated in local and regional dance competitions and conventions, as well as performing on stage at Disney World in ...

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