Entertainment

  • “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman are hard acts to follow. But A.J. Mooney and Alekzander Sayers, who play the iconic roles of cougar housewife Mrs. Robinson and rudderless, young college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the Penobscot Theatre Company’s production of “The Graduate,” do their damndest to put their own mark on these characters.

  • Blue Hill Bach wins funds for “Dido and Aeneas” staging

    Blue Hill Bach wins funds for “Dido and Aeneas” staging

    BLUE HILL — The Maine Arts Commission recently awarded a $2,300 project grant to Blue Hill Bach to cover the cost of its standing-room-only production of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The chamber opera was performed last July at David’s Folly Farm in Brooksville. Part of the 2018 Blue Hill Bach Festival, the “Dido and

  • Educator Deborah Reinke to offer series of classes

    Educator Deborah Reinke to offer series of classes

    ELLSWORTH — Early childhood music educator Deborah Reinke will offer an eight-week series of classes geared for children ages 2 to 5 through the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. Starting Thursday, Sept. 27, the 9 to 9:30 a.m. class will be held at the Moore Community Center. During the sessions, running through Nov. 15, children will

  • “Tully,” “RGB” among movies to show at Grand

    “Tully,” “RGB” among movies to show at Grand

    ELLSWORTH — “Tully,” a comedy about a mother of three (Charlize Theron), who is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother, and “RGB,” the documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal legacy and her rise as a pop culture icon, are among the movies in The Grand’s weekly CineGrand series

  • Vocalists dominate fair competition

    Vocalists dominate fair competition

    BLUE HILL — Gouldsboro’s Delaney Woodward sang her heart out, winning the first-place prize of $500 at The Grand and the Blue Hill Fair’s joint “Hancock County’s Got Talent!” show staged last Thursday night at the fair. Kiana and Seneca Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth landed second and share a $250 prize while Trudi Clark of Ellsworth

  • Acadia Choral Society invites you to sing

    ELLSWORTH — If you like to sing, the Acadia Choral Society invites you to join the chorus in preparing for its December concerts. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, weekly rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 on Tuesday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth. Under the direction of Joan Kroehler of Bangor, the

  • Opera House Arts hires new director

    Opera House Arts hires new director

    STONINGTON — Per Janson, co-founder of New York’s The Light Fantastic Theater Co., will become Opera House Arts’ new executive director, on Sept. 24. He succeeds Interim Artistic Director Peter Richards. Janson brings 15 years of experience as a producer, director, actor and educator. Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Light Fantastic stages dynamic productions of

  • First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    WINTER HARBOR — The recent production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” may be the only in history where many of the audience were wearing boat shoes. Some earlier may have been out on the water sailing on Frenchman Bay. While Hammond Hall is a far cry from the MET, the wood-frame landmark’s stage and excellent acoustics

  • Check out the talent

    Check out the talent

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand, Ellsworth’s 1938 Art Deco theater, and the Blue Hill Fair will showcase talented Mainers competing to enter “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” kicking off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Grand. Admission is $10 per person. The first qualifying phase, which is meant to be in good fun, will