03/29/17 – Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.
05/01/17 – The Music Program at PATHS opened it’s doors to high school students interested in the study of performing arts in 1999 under the name of The Arts Academy, comprised of the music program and a modern dance program, where it received local and national support. Many interested Greater Portland residents and the Maine Commission for the Arts helped create an environment for highly focused and individualized study. In this two-year music program, you will learn how to interpret and perform many contemporary musical styles from Rock to R&B, Pop to Jazz and Funk. There are three aspects of the program: Performing, Music Theory, Recording Studio.
05/05/17 – SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: NOT AN ORDINARY LIFE is an autobiographical solo show written and performed by two-time Grammy nominee Cidny Bullens.
The story begins with Cindy’s arrival in Los Angeles in the mid-1970’s, taking us through her fateful meetings with songwriter/producer Bob Crewe and Sir Elton John - brushing ever so close to stardom - and covers her unlikely journey as a wife and mother, then as a bereaved parent, and finally as a grandparent. We learn throughout about Cindy’s private struggle with gender identity and how, finally, she decides to jump headlong into the fire of gender transition - to become Cidny, the person he always felt he was.
Cidny Bullens’ SOMEWHERE BETWEEN is a personal, poignant and powerful story of perseverance, tragedy, triumph - and ultimately unconditional love. With a unique perspective on life, Cidny tells his story in an intimate setting with a guitar, images and a healthy sense of humor.
05/12/17 – Vivid Motion is proud to bring you our Spring production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: the tragic tale of the misshapen Quasimodo. One fateful day he leaves the safety of his bell tower to search for the life he has been missing. What he finds is a world full of beauty...and despair. This mesmerizing retelling of a well-known story will be co-directed by Emma Tompkins and Alison Berry, and produced by Andrea Dudley.
Performances Friday - Sunday
at the St. Lawrence Art Center
May 12 7:30
May 13 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
May 14 2:30 pm
05/17/17 – The Meatball Chronicles, a solo show by Santa Fe's most prolific actress Debrianna Mansini. Mansini steps out in her own unique way -sharing a culinary adventure of finding love through a meatball.
The Meatball Chronicles follows Debrianna through a culinary journey of her childhood, her relationships with men, and in particular, her complicated relationship to her mother. As she kneads the dough and thickens the sauce through each Italian recipe, the stories associated with those recipes reveal the complex ways that families cope, laugh, grieve, and show their love through food.
Directed by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein. Video work by David Forlano.
06/17/17 – Join us Saturday, June 17th at 7:00PM as Laurie Jones performs here at St. Lawrence Arts!
Having been dubbed, "the missing link between Dusty Springfield and Tom Petty", Jones take you on a confessional journey with just enough gritty rock to make for one fierce travel companion. Jones has paved her own path and has proven so by releasing her 5th record, BRIDGES, which has identified her, once again, as a songwriting force. She has been often compared to both Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams for her lyrical wit and melodic sass. This comparison she humbly accepts.
On Bridges, Laurie is joined by core band members Arend Trent Thibodeau and Doug Hoyt. The record was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Hoyt at Sounds Like Music Studio in South Portland Maine. A cast of guest musicians contribute to the songs which results in a "fierce" compilation of some of Maine's best kept secrets and could be Jones' best work to date. The process was solidified by having the record mastered by Grammy winning Adam Ayan at Gateway Studios in Portland Maine.
Laurie Jones Band: Bridges, is a reminder that Jones is here to stay. She is backed by her rock solid band and armed with the full Jones musical punch she is known for.
06/24/17 – There they go again- Magic 8 Ball has shaken up a mess of love songs, ballads, and notes on the human condition as written by the great Tom Waits. Chris Moore, Ben Hunsberger, Chris Dombrowski, and Ted DeMille interpret Waits songs from his vast and deep catalogue, offering their take on this underrated and often misunderstood songwriter. Expect lush three-part harmonies, relentless rhythms, and surprising soloing at this celebration of the music of a national treasure.
07/22/17 – Don't miss the Sonsonete ensemble as they perform their debut here at St. Lawrence Arts on Sat. July 22, 2017!
'Sonsonete' is an ensemble that blends classical art songs of Spain with flamenco music and dance. The program will include art songs by living Spanish composer Antón García Abril and flamenco music & dance influenced by the Andalusian tradition.
This dynamic ensemble is:
Meghan Pilar Whittier Habibzai, classical soprano
Behzad Habibzai, flamenco guitar (Portland native!)
Timothy McReynolds, classical piano
Kyoko Terada, flamenco dance
Alfredo Darquea, percussion
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