May
21
Sat
Art Auction and Global Market to Benefit the Kerry Jon Walker Fund
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents a benefit Art Auction and Global Market,on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 8 pm, at Sunset Point Camp, 2 10th Street, Hull. All proceeds support the fund’s mission, including mission service trips for teens supporting sustainable programs to improve health, education and economic opportunity for those in need.

An evening of delights awaits where art and handmade crafts from local and international fine artists are on display in a festive market atmosphere.  The art auction spotlights local printmaker and mixed media artist Sharon Whitham.  Her works of art are inspired by the beauty, resilience and change occurring in nature.  She is captivated by organic shapes and patterns in mountains, shells, feathers, trees and grasses.  “I am drawn to their beauty of design and shape, their color, a sense of history, connectedness and transience,” shares Whitham.  The auction highlight will be a 10-piece collection “Forgive but Don’t Forget,” inspired by Whitham’s experiences visiting Rwanda.

A painting, one in a series of 10 named ‘Forgive but Don’t Forget’, by Artist Sharon Whitham, will be featured at the KJWF Art Auction, courtesy image

The art auction spotlights local printmaker and mixed media artist Sharon Whitham. Her works of art are inspired by the infinite variations of color, texture and shape in nature as well as a sense of history, connectedness and impermanence in the natural world. Sharon explores themes  of loss, change, cycles and rhythms, spiritual and physical journeys, balance, and our connections to each other and the natural world. The auction highlight will be a 10-piece collection of original monotypes called “Forgive but Don’t Forget,” inspired by Whitham’s experiences visiting Rwanda.

The art auction spotlights local printmaker and mixed media artist Sharon Whitham. Her works of art are inspired by the infinite variations of color, texture and shape in nature as well as a sense of history, connectedness and impermanence in the natural world. Sharon explores themes  of loss, change, cycles and rhythms, spiritual and physical journeys, balance, and our connections to each other and the natural world. The auction highlight will be a 10-piece collection of original monotypes called “Forgive but Don’t Forget,” inspired by Whitham’s experiences visiting Rwanda.

Live entertainment will be featured at the Art Auction and Global Marketby Kalifa & Koliba, catered light bites by Hingham’s Clandestine Kitchen, shopping opportunities for hand-crafted wares and more from abroad, a silent and live auction, and a cash bar.  Purchases make wonderful gifts, support a great cause and may be taken home the same night.

KJWF provides financially challenged urban teen students the opportunity to create global objectivity and travel abroad in charitable service.  KJWF provides student service trips to Rwanda, where they have assisted 500 orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. While providing service to this community abroad, the Boston teens, most never having never traveled out of the country, gain a new understanding of the developing world.

Founded in 2010, enhancing the education of youth is at the heart of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund’s mission.  Amongst its accomplishments, KJWF provided 3000 lbs. of books, maps and educational materials, as well as school uniforms, to village schools in Guinea, West Africa.  The community ranks amongst the poorest in the world, home to the region’s most deprived children.

Admission to the Art Auction and Global Market is $35, available at the door and at thekerryfund.org.  Admission fee and purchases may be paid for by cash, check and credit card on site.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org.

About The Kerry Jon Walker Fund

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, promotes sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need.  The Kerry Fund’s current mission programs provide financially challenged Boston teens with opportunities to engage in community service trips to aid orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit www.thekerryfund.org, or follow the Fund on Facebook.

Jun
26
Sun
American Vignettes concert series
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Pilgrim Festival Singers, a select vocal ensemble of Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), presents its four-concert summer series, “American Vignettes – Selections from iconic American musicals”. Performances are at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 17 at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate; Saturday, June 18 at First Congregational Church, 254 Main Street, Plympton; Saturday, June 25 at Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleborough; and Sunday, June 26 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 801 State Road, Plymouth. The ensemble is conducted by William B. Richter and accompanied by Elizabeth Chapman Reilly on piano, PFC’s artistic directors.

Musical theatre has deep roots in the United States.  Over the past century, countless productions have debuted, many centered on the theme of American life. “American Vignettes” offers Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”. In honor of the late Stephen Sondheim’s immense contribution to musical theater, the singers perform a special tribute: “Sondheim! A Choral Celebration”, featuring many of his best-known songs. Audiences will revel in beloved tunes including “Oklahoma,” “76 Trombones,” “Till There Was You,” “Maria,” “There’s a Place for Us,” “Comedy Tonight,” and “Send in the Clowns,” and more. Talented soloists are drawn from the chorus. A must see for musical theatre lovers!

Tickets for “American Vignettes” are $10 available at the door, or online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to sharing the world’s great choral music, performing public and private concerts; and to providing music education to its members and the public; by encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. American Vignettes is funded in part by grants from Middleborough, Plymouth, Plympton, and Scituate Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, visit PFC’s website at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Aug
2
Tue
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 43rd Summer Season
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrating its 43rd year, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival announces its 2022 season of concerts, performing from August 2 through 19.  Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu have programmed a stellar line-up of four top string quartets and five world-class pianists presenting expansive repertoire spanning four centuries.

“We are thrilled to be returning to the Festival this August!” shares Co-Artistic Director Nakamatsu. “Performing with some of the finest musicians from around the world and sharing these incredible concerts with music lovers across Cape Cod delivers so much joy.”  Co-Artistic Director Manasse adds “The atmosphere of ‘collective effervescence’ experienced in our audiences last season was a welcome respite from the pandemic, as we once again gathered together to enjoy exceptional live music.  In response, we’ve expanded our concert offerings this year.”


2022 Season Highlights:

  • “A Quartet of Quartets” – the Ying and Borromeo return, the Ariel and Verona make their Festival debuts!
  • “Miraculous Masterpieces” – the 16-year-old Mendelssohn’s immortal Octet and Copland’s beloved “Appalachian Spring”
  • “Concerto Gala” with Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu
  • “Piano Extravaganza” – the Festival finale

This season, in the interest of public health and safety, and by popular demand, concerts are programmed to be 60 to 80 minutes in length without intermission, beginning at 5 pm, with the exception of the free public concert on August 16 at 7 pm (see schedule).

Tickets for the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival concerts are $40 general admission on August 2, 3, 9, 12 and 17; $55 general admission on August 5 and 19.  All concerts offer $15 admission for college students (with ID); and free admission for attendees 18 and under.  The August 16 concert at the National Seashore is free admission for all.  Tickets for the 2022 season can be purchased by phone at 508-247-9400 and online at capecodchambermusic.org.  Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival health and safety protocols for this season will be announced prior to the first concert, following state and local mandates.

2022 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Season Schedule:

Ariel Quartet Photo: Marco Borggreve

Debut: Ariel Quartet

Tuesday, August 2, 5 pm; Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN                   String Quartet in F Minor, Hob. III:35

MATAN PORAT                                 Four Ladino Songs for String Quartet (composed for the Ariel Quartet)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN             String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59 No. 3 (“Razumovsky”)

Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel String Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide.  The Ariel’s Festival debut includes Beethoven’s ever-popular Quartet in C Major, Opus 59 No. 3 (“Razumovsky”), and a new work created for the Ariel Quartet by leading Israeli composer Matan Porat.

The Verona Quartet, courtesy image

Debut: Verona Quartet                                                                   

Wednesday, August 3, 5 pm; First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main St., Chatham

GIACOMO PUCCINI                          Crisantemi (“Chrysanthemums”) for String Quartet

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN             String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18 No. 1

GYÖRGY LIGETI                               String Quartet No. 1 (“Métamorphoses nocturnes”)

The Verona String Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today. The Verona performs Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” Beethoven’s Quartet No. 1 and Ligeti’s Quartet No. 1 (“Métamorphoses nocturnes”).

Miraculous Masterpieces                                                     

Friday, August 5, 5 pm; First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, 200 Main St., Wellfleet

Ariel String Quartet and Verona String Quartet

Jon Manasse, clarinet, Tanya Dusevic Witek, flute; Cynde Iverson, bassoon, Tony Falanga, bass

FELIX MENDELSSOHN                     Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, Opus 20

AARON COPLAND                            Appalachian Spring (original scoring for 13 instruments)

The Ariel and the Verona quartets team up for Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet.  The program concludes with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring – a sold-out Festival sensation in 2019. Co-Artistic Director Jon Manasse and renowned soloists join both quartets.

Concerto Gala

Monday, August 8, 5 pm, First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main St., Chatham

Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Ying String Quartet

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART   Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622

(arr. for clarinet and string sextet by Marnix van den Berg)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN             Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 58

(arrangement – Vienna, early 19th century – for piano and string sextet)

Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu are featured with the Ying String Quartet in Festival premieres of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in their chamber music versions.

Ying Quartet, l-r: Janet Ying (violin), Phillip Ying (viola) new first violinist Robin Scott, and David Ying (cello), in Wolk Atrium outside Hatch Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015 // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

An Evening with the Ying

Tuesday, August 9, 5 pm, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit

Ying String Quartet

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN                   String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 74 No. 3 (“Rider”)

JOHN NOVACEK                               Two Rags for String Quartet (The Drifter, Intoxication)

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK                          String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Opus 51 (B. 92) (“Slavonic”)

Haydn’s String Quartet in G Minor (“Rider”) is followed by two delightful rags by John Novacek. The program concludes with Dvořák’s “Slavonic” String Quartet in E-flat Major.

The Ying and Brian Zeger

Friday, August 12, 5 pm, First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, 200 Main St., Wellfleet

Brain Zeger, piano; Ying String Quartet

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN                   Trio in A Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Hob. XV:18

ZHOU LONG                                      The Old Fisherman

JOHANNES BRAHMS                        Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings, Opus 34

eGALitarian Brass, courtesy image

Brian Zeger joins the Ying for a program including Haydn’s Piano Trio in A Major, Zhou Long’s “An Old Fisherman,” and the great Piano Quintet in F Minor by Johannes Brahms.

An Evening with eGALitarian Brass                                             

Tuesday, August 16, 7 pm, National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Rd., Eastham

eGALitarian Brass

Works by Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Tania León, Zoe Cutler; Jazz and popular favorites

This award-winning all-women ensemble performs exciting new works by Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, and Tania León together with jazz and popular favorites.

Borromeo String Quartet, image by Richard Bowditch

Borromeo Returns                                                                           

Wednesday, August 17, 5 pm, Dennis Union Church, 713 Main St., Dennis

Borromeo String Quartet

ELEANOR ALBERGA                        String Quartet No. 2

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN             String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Opus 131

Led by the Festival’s former Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, the Borromeo features a performance of Beethoven’s monumental String Quartet, Opus 131, as well as Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga’s 2nd String Quartet – a Festival premiere.

Piano Extravaganza

Joyce Yang, piano, courtesy image

Friday, August 19, 5 pm, First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, 200 Main St., Wellfleet

Jon Nakamatsu, Lisa Nakamichi, Orli Shaham, Joyce Yang, piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART   Sonata in D Major for Piano Four Hands, K. 381

JOHANNES BRAHMS                        Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b

MAURICE RAVEL                              Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”) for Piano Four Hands

DARIUS MILHAUD                            Scaramouche, suite for Two Pianos, Opus 165b

CHARLES GOUNOD                          Waltz from Faust for Two Pianos, Eight Hands (arr. Renaud de Vilback)

Co-Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu brings together a luminous roster of leading pianists – Orli Shaham, Lisa Nakamichi, and Joyce Yang – for a concert of favorite works scored for piano (four and eight hands) by Brahms, Ravel, Milhaud and Gounod.

About Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Hailed by The New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality,” Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its founding in 1979 by the late pianist Samuel Sanders, a longtime collaborator with Itzhak Perlman.  The Festival’s current Artistic Directors Jon Manasse (clarinetist) and Jon Nakamatsu (pianist) represent the top ranks of American chamber music.  In addition to its annual summer season of concerts,  outreach programs and an annual benefit concert in New York, CCCMF partners with local cultural organizations.

For more information visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.

Aug
31
Wed
Deertrees Theatre’s 86th Summer Entertainment Season
Aug 31 all-day
McGRATHPR.com – Historic Deertrees Theatre, Maine’s most enchanting playhouse, announces its 86th season summer of events and entertainment.  Deertrees has been serving the Greater Maine region since 1936, offering an eclectic summer season of entertainment featuring theatrical productions and comedies, family shows and concerts annually from June through early September. In keeping with its 86-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  “The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns due to wars, disrepair, financial hardship and this global pandemic.  We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the spirit of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate gathering with friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

~  2022 Summer Mainstage Events  ~

Always . . . Patsy Cline

Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Back for a second season by popular demand starring Katie Connor and Gail Phaneuf, “Always…Patsy Cline” is a musical based on the true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a friendship with Cline until her death.  The show is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The musical, complete with down home country humor, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight”, 27 songs in all – in one of the most produced musicals in America.  Sponsored by Pamela Sessions at Barefoot Realty.
Tim Sample, Maine Humorist, courtesy image

Maine Humorist Tim Sample

Saturday, July 2, 7:30 pm, tickets are $30

Maine native Tim Sample has a unique New England style of humor that has gained him a national following for more than 20 years. When introducing Tim on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, Charles Gibson referred to him as, “The man who wrote the book-literally, on Maine humor!” Legendary newsman Charles Kuralt has called Sample “Maine’s Humorist Laureate.” Sponsored by Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake.

Ragtime Fair

Sunday, July 3, 12 noon to 5 pm

Admission is $15 – includes the three-act Variety Show from 2-3:15 pm

Come one, come all and enjoy Deertrees’ beautiful grounds and family-friendly activities.  Festival tents feature psychic readings, children’s art-making activities and hula hoop lessons.  Members of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department will offer complimentary grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy, donations gratefully accepted. At 2 pm, the entertainment ramps up when the Variety Show offers Ragtime Rebellion Band featuring live music, a comedy show is performed by Jack “Off-Broadway”, and Nettie Gentempo performs spectacular hula hoop dancing and offers lessons.  Private Psychic readings are $35 on site.  Sponsored by Firefly Boutique, Maine Street Graphics, Inc., Beth’s Kitchen, and Friendly Village Firearms.

Windborne Folk Singers

Friday July 8, 7:30 pm, tickets are $25

Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the skies above Deertrees as the Windborne Singers present their timeless folk songs.  The ensemble shifts from radically different genres like no other band, as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song as an English ballad. Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music is clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, sharing stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.  Sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

 Don Campbell Band

Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm, tickets are $30

The Don Campbell Band by Stewart Smith Photography
Portland-based singer/songwriter Don Campbell has a unique and uncanny ability to sing comfortably in the tenor range of Vince Gill, Chris Isaak or Dan Fogelberg, moving easily into the sub-bass range of country greats Josh Turner and Johnny Cash, with music that resides in the home of  “American crossover”, akin to the Eagles and John Cougar Mellencamp.  Don is committed to “always perform for the audience, never at them.” He is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist performing on acoustic guitar, piano, B3 organ, bass, electric guitar, nylon string guitar, mandolin and harmonica in recordings. Enjoy music that feels like a friend, a natural extension of the singer-songwriter and his to-notch band.  Sponsored by David and Darbee Percival and Bavarian Chocolate Haus.

Yellow Bird Chase

Thursday, July14, 4:00 pm, tickets are $15 and $10 for groups of 8 or more

Liars and Believers Acting Troupe presents a madcap show for kids ages 2 to 80.  A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird and the mad chase begins. Racing over land, across the sea and through the air, battling pirates and monsters, how far will our heroes without ever leaving the storage room? Leap into a world of imagination! An adventure of masks, puppets, and gibberish, “Yellow Bird Chase” is appropriate for the whole family and is fully accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences.  See this theatrical gem before it opens in August at the famed Edinburgh Theatre Festival. Sponsored by Laird’s Family Auto & Service and Lakes Region Recovery Center.

Robin Spielberg’s Give My Regards to Broadway

Friday, July 15, 7:30 pm, tickets are $28

Beloved pianist/composer and Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg has won the hearts of listeners around the world with compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano.  A prolific composer, Spielberg has 20 recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of American melodies and a CD of lullabies. Robin Spielberg is represented on tour by Kosson Talent.  Sponsored by Olde Mill Tavern and Greenwood Manor Inn.

Imagine – The Beatles Solo Years

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

In 1969, The Beatles walked across Abbey Road and away from the studio where they created the most important body of work that any rock band has before or since.  “Imagine – The Beatles Solo Years” brings together the solo hits of the individual Beatles as they might have sounded had they continued their musical journey together, as if their legendary producer George Martin crafted these songs with them.  The show originates from the creative team behind the hit orchestral pops show “Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy” and “Classic Rock”, featuring orchestrations by Christopher Eastburn. Sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Vocalist Susie Pepper and Mixology

Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm, tickets are $34

Maine Idol winner and Miss Maine 2009 Susie Pepper and Mixology present a one-of-a-kind concert, featuring the songs of Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand that will soar to the star-filled sky over Deertrees.  The performance features Mixology bandleader K. Kelly Muse on vocals and keys.  A dynamic and highly sought-after vocalist, Susie was previously featured as soloist in Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Magic of Christmas series and other concerts, as well as more intimate events with The Susie Pepper Quartet jazz combo. Sponsored by Macdonald Motors and Norway Savings Bank.

An Evening at Dave’s Sauna, Naughty Musical

Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, 7:30 pm, tickets are $28

“An Evening at Dave’s Sauna” is written and directed by Mainer Jonathan Leavitt, telling the tale of one evening back in 1980 at the legendary/infamous Dave’s Sauna in South Paris, Maine. Hippies, rednecks, bikers, townies, swingers and all kinds of folks would come for a sauna (and maybe more!). Watch and listen as the legendary/infamous “Sauna Dave” shares his own philosophies on life, chats up the customers and takes care of “commerce”.  Meet Weird Rob, Bearded Hippie, Off-Duty Waitress, 9-5 Guy, Neighbor Not Happy, Local Town Cop, Trailer Park Woman, MassHole, Dave’s best friend Saul, his wife Nancy, her best friend Josephine, the seductive Sauna Sirens and many other colorful characters. Sponsored by Tom and Jen Vose.

Frampton Comes Alive!

Saturday, August 13, 7:30 pm, tickets are $30

The Tartan Terrors in concert, courtesy image
Regional and national touring artist Gary Backstrom, front man and founder of New England-based jam band Jiggle the Handle, has performed for more than 30 years. Gary’s stellar 4-piece line-up of amazing musicians for The Gary Backstrom Band performs a tribute concert to Peter Frampton’s best selling album of all time, featuring Gary on vocals and guitar, Chris Nemitz on keys, guitars and voice, Everett Pendleton on bass and voice, and Peter Koeplin on drums. Backstrom has played with Liberty Devito, the drummer for Billy Joel’s band, while touring with the symphonic rock group Piano Menperforming rock concerts with various orchestras around the country. Sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Tartan Terrors – A Celtic Invasion

Friday, August 19, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

The Tartan Terrors bring their Celtic Invasion back to the Deertrees stage, blending the energy of a rock show with humor and stepdance. With a distinctive sound and a proud tradition of making Celtic music fun and accessible to any audience, the Terrors have played big stages across North America, including Market Square, St. John NB, sharing the stage with Scott Helman, The Beaches, and the Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival in Dunedin, Florida.  Sponsored by Stephens Memorial Hospital.

50th Annual Sebago Long Lake Music Festival

Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26; August 2 and 9, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32, under 21 free

Deertrees is home to Sebago Long Lake Music Festival’s annual five-week series of summer chamber music concerts, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022.  This series includes a wide variety of music for sometimes unusual instrument combinations, from different periods ranging from the 17th century to present day. Familiar works are balanced with the obscure and provide ongoing enjoyment and enrichment for a devoted audience. Summer season passes will be sold prior to the first concert for $125.
Mary Beth Murphy performing Every Brilliant Thing, courtesy image

Every Brilliant Thing

Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, 7:30 pm;

Sunday, August 28, 3 pm, tickets are $26

Duncan MacMillon’s critically acclaimed play “Every Brilliant Thing” is a life-affirming story about the strength inside all of us and how to delight in the everyday. This heart-warming, one-person show tells the story of a woman who started a list of “brilliant things about the world” as a little girl to ease her mother’s depression. She continues the list as an adult, and discovers it has a great impact on her life. “Every Brilliant Thing” stars Mary Beth Murphy and is much more than a play, according to director David Costa. “It’s an interactive, theatrical experience that shines a light on one of the most powerful things we can do-focus on all the positive things in our lives, rather than the negative.”  At Deertrees, the staging will take place in the Salt Lick cabaret space and patrons will be seated on stage and in the Art Gallery, limited to 70-seat capacity.  Sponsored by Jane Curran and Gail Bowen.

The Marvelous Wonderettes ‘58

Thursday through Sunday, September 2 through 4, 7:30 pm, tickets are $26

The Marvelous Wonderettes ‘58 takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet the Wonderettes – four girls (in perfect harmony) with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls perform classic ‘50s songs including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom, a must-take musical trip down memory lane, a delightful one-hour version of the smash Off-Broadway hit. Directed by Gail Phaneuf.  Sponsored by the Garvey Construction and Greenwood Manor Inn.

Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser

Friday, August 5, $25 per lobster roll

Preorder online by July 31 for delicious lobster rolls by this annual delicious fundraiser that provides support for Deertrees’ 86th anniversary season.  Each donation includes a custom-made Greenwood Manor Inn lobster roll chock full of tail, knuckle and claw meat with a bag of chips and a cookie.  Pick up is available at the Inn, at the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce and at On the Commons in Waterford.  Delivery is available for orders of 5+ lobster rolls.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual Thursday evening performances in a 70-seat cabaret setting

Admission is $20, wine and beer, canned cocktails, and light bites available for

purchase at small table seating in the art gallery.

Additional dates and performing artists to be announced on the website.

Milltown Roadshow, courtesy image

Milltown Roadshow – Thursday, July 21, 7 pm

Heather Pearson Duo – Thursday, July 28, 7 pm

The Carpenters ReimaginedThursday, August 11, 7 pm

WC Edgar American Outlaw –  Thursday, August 18, 7pm

Founded in 1936 originally as an opera house by prominent opera singer/director Enrica Clay Dillon, Deertrees Theatre has been home Broadway stars and local actors, world-acclaimed musicians, and aspiring students.  Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Southern Maine’s lake region in the town of Harrison, historically serving as a secluded retreat for artists. The acoustically perfect theatre is set in one of the nation’s most idyllic locations, boasting a rose hemlock wood structure harvested from the property, featuring hand-carved beams, doors, trim and light fixtures. The building, in stages of restoration since 1990, is now listed on Maine’s State Register of Historic Landmarks and on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Deertrees is offers classical music Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer, wine and canned cocktails. Ticket prices include a $2 Heritage Fee that supports the ongoing restoration and improvements of Deertrees Theatre.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, call 207-583-6747 or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment. Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer, and wine. Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram. Photos:  Publication recipients have permission to use the photos on all media platforms, no limitations on use.  Deertrees Theatre is the owner of the rights to use the photos.