Entertainment

  • The Grand pays tribute to Patsy Cline

    The Grand pays tribute to Patsy Cline

    ELLSWORTH — One of the highest compliments Nick Turner ever received for a show was an angry letter. The handwritten note (“it was a long letter!” says Turner) came from a woman who had seen a Patsy Cline show produced by Turner at a dinner theater he ran with his wife in Denver. “She said

  • Civil War film at Alamo Theatre

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine State Archives, producer Dan Lambert and the Alamo Theatre are co-hosting the premiere showing of “Forlorn Hope,” Lambert’s documentary film recounting the charge of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment at Petersburg, Va., on June 18, 1864. The half-hour documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Alamo, home of

  • Vocalist Theresa Thomason to grace Pops concert

    Vocalist Theresa Thomason to grace Pops concert

    BLUE HILL — Jazz and gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, who has performed for more than 20 years at the Paul Winter Consort’s Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and Grammy Award-winning pianist Paul Sullivan will headline the 28th annual Blue Hill Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on

  • Grand features films worth a night out or matinee

    Grand features films worth a night out or matinee

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand’s Weekly CineGrand series — a series of the best of the recent films, many of which are recent Oscar or Golden Globe winners and nominees — will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, with “Downsizing” written and directed by Alexander Payne

  • “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    BLUE HILL — Well, they pulled it off. Pulled it all off. An intrepid ensemble of New Surry Theatre actresses have bared all the past two weekends — physically and emotionally — to perform in a funny, poignant production of Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls.” This engaging adaption of the movie of the same name, staged

  • Groundbreaking artist to stage works at Schoodic Arts

    Groundbreaking artist to stage works at Schoodic Arts

    WINTER HARBOR — American choreographer and master teacher Alison Chase, who co-founded the famed Pilobus Dance Theater, and her expressive, physically inventive troupe of dancers will rehearse their latest works at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, for the public at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall. The performance is in honor of Schoodic Arts’

  • EHS show choir presents “Disney Dazzle”

    EHS show choir presents “Disney Dazzle”

    Ellsworth High School’s show choir will present “Disney Dazzle,” a showcase of all the Disney music and dance routines they recently learned and performed at Disney World and their 2018 Show Choir production “Dance to the Music,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the Theater of the Mad Jesters. In addition, the Show Choir

  • Troupe to perform shorts bound to entertain

    Troupe to perform shorts bound to entertain

    LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts Theater this weekend will stage readings of six thought-provoking short works by David Ives, widely considered the master of that genre. While the actors may have their scripts in hand when they take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, they will have memorized their lines well enough to

  • Teen savant probes a dog’s murder in upcoming play

    Teen savant probes a dog’s murder in upcoming play

    WINTER HARBOR — Cynthia Thayer could be among the first community theater directors in the country to obtain the rights to the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Her Meetinghouse Theater Lab will perform Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of English novelist Mark Haddon’s award-winning book about a boy’s journey of self-discovery,