Jul
5
Mon
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre 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 during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Monday, July 5, 6:30 pm, tickets are $22

Enjoy a family-friendly evening of singing along to your favorite songs from Rogers and Hammerstein’s legendary film classic.  Don a festive costume and get caught up in the fun and music! Enthusiastically sing out or just listen along as the music bursts at the seams in our beautiful theatre!

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

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 deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

Jul
17
Sat
ATC’s Studio Americana Presents The Wizard of Oz
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm

Americana Theatre Company’s (ATC) Studio Americana youth performing arts programs will stage two family-friendly productions that culminate its 2021 summer camps at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.

Studio Americana’s elementary camp students perform “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, July 17, 2 pm.  L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in this faithful adaptation of the 1939 classic film.  Young Dorothy is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.  Tickets are $5 general admission, available at the door, limited to capacity.

Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity, and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.

For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and other information, visit americanatheatre.org/studio, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company or Studio Americana on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011.  ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Founder and Executive Director Derek Martin, Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, Director of Education Erin Friday and Jennifer Martin, Associate Artistic Director, continue the founding mission together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors and designers of the highest caliber.   ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us – inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Jul
31
Sat
ATC’s Studio Americana Presents Fame Jr.
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm

Americana Theatre Company’s (ATC) Studio Americana youth performing arts programs will stage two family-friendly productions that culminate its 2021 summer camps at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.

Studio Americana’s middle and high school camp students perform “Fame Jr.” on Saturday, July 31, 2 pm.  Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.  Tickets are $10 general admission, available at the door, limited to capacity.

Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity, and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.

For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and other information, visit americanatheatre.org/studio, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company or Studio Americana on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011.  ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Founder and Executive Director Derek Martin, Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, Director of Education Erin Friday and Jennifer Martin, Associate Artistic Director, continue the founding mission together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors and designers of the highest caliber.   ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us – inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Aug
12
Thu
Free Family Concert – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

A Family Concert

Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 5:00 pm EST

Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center Amphitheater, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham

Free Admission

Imani Winds

 

Program:

VALERIE COLEMAN: Afro Blue Mongo Santamaria

SEEN NATHALIE JOACHIM:

Mysterious Flowers

This Old House

Tiny Golden Bells

VALERIE COLEMAN: Traditional Spirituals

Steal Away

Go Tell it on the Mountain