08/01/14 – STAGES THE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR KIDS PRESENTS:
SUMMER STUDENT REPERTORY THEATER PROGRAM - ages 10+
(note - 2 of our 2014 programs have been opened to ages 8+)
2014 marks the 7th year of the "Student Rep" program at STAGES! Enthusiastic directors, designers, choreographers and music directors work alongside students in an intensive and "challenging in a good way" rehearsal period which culminates in an incredible weekend of spectacular public performances. The perfect balance between "professional quality" and "one hundred percent fun" -- the Student Rep. program is wildly popular and sells out quickly each year.
*THE SOUND OF MUSIC- Performances Aug. 1st at 7:30PM, Aug. 2nd at 7PM and 2PM and Aug. 3rd at 2PM
*G2K CINDERELLA- Performances Aug. 15th at 7:30PM, Aug. 16th at 7PM and 2PM and Aug. 17th at 2PM
*SHOWCASE CABARET- Performances Aug. 21st at 7:30PM and Aug. 22nd at 2PM
Program details, full schedules, pricing, tickets and other information at http://stagesacademy.com/vacationcamps.htm
08/09/14 – This summer's most intense dance show! Vivid Motion is pleased to present Thug - an original work by Scarborough resident Shea Murphy. It is a gritty tale of bullying and profiling, dealing with depression and loss, moral ambiguity, corrupted authority and lost innocence, all set to a diverse array of musical selections.
The story centers around a young man named Jacob and his tumultuous maturation from adolescence to adulthood, Nadia - a troubled tomboy, and Jillian - a young, impoverished, single mother. The challenges and emotional turmoil faced by Jacob, his family, and his friends are not unlike those some of us face every day — disappointment, rejection, jealousy, anger, depression.
Thug combines the innovation and creativity of 10 different choreographers, and the skills and styles of dancers throughout southern Maine to bring this tragic story to life.
For tickets and more information visit: http://www.vividmotion.org
08/27/14 – Join Rob Tod and the crew of Allagash Brewing Company on August 27 for a fun night of beer tasting, food, and music to benefit St. Lawrence Arts. Victor Ale is part of Allagash Brewing Company’s Tribute Series Ales to benefit local non-profits. Allagash contributes $1 from every bottle of Allagash Victor Ale sold to help realize the mission of the St. Lawrence Arts, a National Historic Landmark. The church, built in 1897 by Arthur Bates Jennings in the Romanesque, Queen Anne style, is accented with turrets and over 90 stained glass windows; it is a distinctive and unique building whose history and mission serves Portland well as a performing arts center. Since 2007, Allagash Brewing Company has given St. Lawrence Arts over $55,000.
Victor Ale was inspired by its feminine-named predecessor, the Victoria Ale. With chardonnay grapes to make the Victoria Ale unique, the brewers decided to use red chancellor grapes for the Victor. Over one hundred pounds of chancellor grapes were crushed on site and added directly to the mash. In addition to a generous portion of Pilsner malt, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew maintains a copper color, wine yeast influence and a medium body with a tart and spicy finish.
We are so excited to have Some Guys Band as well as a special performance by Vivid Motion!
09/04/14 – Rod Picott grew up in South Berwick, Maine where he became friends and formed a band with another Maine music icon, Slaid Cleaves. Rod is a truly gifted singer songwriter and guitar player. Rod released his debut album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues in 2001 and has had a prolific career ever since. He recently released album Welding Burns received critical acclaim and spent 10 straight weeks on the AMA chart. He was voted Songwriter of the Year 2011 by the Freeform American Roots Radio reporters, and Male artist of the year by the FAR Chart reporters.
09/12/14 – Don't miss this sultry summer evening filled with a local all-star line up from all your favorite Portland Maine dance and burlesque performers. This one-night showcase is a benefit for St. Lawrence Arts. Come support local performers and a great non-profit venue for the arts all at the same time.
Stay tuned for a list of performers and ticket information!!
**This performance is one show only starting at 8pm on September 12th.
09/13/14 – “My Mother’s Clothes” is performed in a series of connected monologs by Peavey as she confronts the following: Losing a parent is difficult enough. Losing your final parent presents an additional challenge: What are you supposed to do with all your family's stuff? For months, she avoided wading through her late mother's things. But when her mom's condo sells, she's forced to reckon with its contents. As she does, objects surface, triggering memories from her childhood. Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck - the Polynesian hors d'oeuvre platter, the outdated evening coat, the milk glass and tea cups - suddenly take on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let go?
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