Apr
10
Sat
South Shore Conservatory Presents Blue Skies Ahead
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

Performance is back at SSC!

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) presents Blue Skies Ahead, an evening of music and conversation with SSC’s Jazz, Rock, Pop (JRP) and World music faculty, on Saturday, April 10 at 7 pm. This virtual event, free and open to the public, is a preview of in-person performances SSC has planned for summer 2021.

This informal night of music, livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, includes jazz, rock, pop, Latin and swing favorites, performed by JRP vocalists Meredith Borden and Erika Van Pelt; Anthony Geraci and Jeff Williams, piano; Ed Sorrentino, percussion; Juli Finn and Peter Finn, guitar; Peter Mundt, bass; and John Vanderpool, saxophone. This marks the first performance the JRP department has presented in over one year.

Learn more about Blue Skies Ahead at sscmusic.org/blueskies.  To watch the 7 pm performance on April 10, visit South Shore Conservatory’s website, or find South Shore Conservatory on Facebook or YouTube.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Apr
20
Tue
Lyrical Jazz Workshop at South Shore Conservatory
Apr 20 all-day
Students rehearsing in SSC’s Duxbury campus studio, courtesy image

April vacation dance program

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has expanded its Dance Department programming, offering two introductory levels of Lyrical Jazz Workshop on Tuesday, April 20 at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.  Students may also join virtually.

“We love to offer students new, expressive styles of dance to relatable, contemporary music,” said dance instructor Catherine Piazza. “Lyrical jazz is a fusion style dance form, performed to music with lyrics, that blends elements of modern, jazz, contemporary dance, and ballet.”

Lyrical dance emphasizes displaying emotion in an abstract way. It’s a place for innovation, creativity and stylized movement.

Students aged 7-11 are invited to attend the 10 – 11:15 am session, while students aged 12-17 may attend the 11:30 am – 1:00 pm session.  Beginners are encouraged to attend.  With only nine students allowed in the rehearsal hall at one time, students may attend virtually. The workshop costs $25.

To learn more about Lyrical Jazz Workshop, visit https://sscmusic.org/dance/ or call 781-934-2731 x 10. Find more about South Shore Conservatory on Facebook or YouTube.

A student rehearsing in SSC’s Duxbury campus studio, courtesy image

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Apr
27
Tue
Creative Seeds Studio Free Demo Class
Apr 27 all-day

Longtime arts educator offers engaging infant/youth music and drama classes

Creative Seeds Studio (CSS), a new resource offering engaging online music and drama classes for families with children ages 0 to 8, launches on May 3.  CSS is founded by Plymouth resident and longtime professional music educator Su D’Ambrosio.  Free demo classes are offered on April 27 and May 1, register to participate at Creative Seeds Studio Schedule.

In Creative Seeds Studio’s playful classes, young children explore and learn about music through singing, movement, rhythm play, stories and theatrical play. Each theme-focused session introduces music literacy and pre-reading skills by exploring rhyming, patterning and selected picture books. Drama classes focus on spatial awareness, vocal expression and character development through fun games and imaginative play, and culminate with an online presentation of a story, complete with costumes and props from home.  In family classes, the vital role of parents and families is recognized in cultivating their children’s “creative seeds.”  Parents and caregivers are given tools and tips to utilize the creative process at home to integrate into their daily lives.

Class Offerings:

Creative Seeds (ages 0 to 4)

This music class for students ages 0-4 with a caregiver features songs, stories, and activities designed to plant the seeds of basic music competence. Connect with your child and learn how to incorporate music and movement activities at home!

Discovering Music (ages 4-6)

Designed to develop Basic Music Competence skills, this class lays a strong foundation for future music study.  Students take the learning to the next level as they strengthen their basic music skills through singing, moving, listening and homemade instrument play.

Discovering Drama (ages 4-6)

These drama classes combine fun, teacher-directed activities with opportunities for students to make their own creative choices. Children develop speaking, listening and social skills through structured dramatic play. These classes culminate with a family sharing of a short play based on a familiar storybook.

Creative Seeds Studio serves children up to age 8 and their families, courtesy image

Music FUNdamentals (ages 6-8)

These classes are focused on developing music literacy and setting the foundation for learning to play an instrument. Music FUNdamentals is perfect for students who love to sing, move, and create their own songs.

Rhythm FUNdamentals (ages 6-8)

Rhythm FUNdamentals focuses on percussion instrument play and understanding rhythm patterns. Students learn basic music concepts and skills through learning to play a variety of homemade percussion instruments. No special equipment required!

Groups and Pods

Groups and pods can add a music or drama class tailored to their age, size, and curriculum! Choose a day and time that works with your schedule and incorporate arts education into your week.

Ten-week sessions of 45-minute classes are offered online via Zoom. Groups receive special rates and siblings are eligible for discounts. For detailed information about program registration, tuition and schedules, visit creativeseedsstudio.com, or email Su D’Ambrosio, Director, at creativeseeds777@gmail.com.

About Creative Seeds Studio

Creative Seeds Studio (CSS), a new resource offering engaging online music and drama classes for families with children ages 0 to 8.  CSS is founded on the concept that children learn by participating in and experiencing concepts in their body. By actively singing, dancing, playing instruments and participating in the creative process, students achieve true understanding, master the creative seeds that are planted and primed for growth and development.

Founder and professional music educator Su D’Ambrosio has been teaching music for 30 years in diverse settings, including public school K-12 instrumental and general music, where she taught music classes, beginner band, chorus and jazz ensemble. After the birth of her first child, she discovered early childhood music and was hooked! Su’s teaching focuses on giving students the skills they need to be confident, creative artists, ready to move to the next level. Her classes are fun, interactive, and incorporate singing, movement, instrument play, listening and composition. She earned a MM from UMass Amherst, a BA from Smith College, Orff Level III Certification, Music Together and Musikgarten certifications, and training in Gordon Music Learning Theory. She is currently serving as President and Interim Managing Director for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She has long resided in Plymouth with her daughters Maria, Rosa, and their dog Bernie.

For detailed information about Creative Seeds Studio program registration, tuition and schedules, visit creativeseedsstudio.com, or email creativeseeds777@gmail.com.

May
1
Sat
Creative Seeds Studio Free Demo Class
May 1 all-day

Longtime arts educator offers engaging infant/youth music and drama classes

Creative Seeds Studio (CSS), a new resource offering engaging online music and drama classes for families with children ages 0 to 8, launches on May 3.  CSS is founded by Plymouth resident and longtime professional music educator Su D’Ambrosio.  Free demo classes are offered on April 27 and May 1, register to participate at Creative Seeds Studio Schedule.

In Creative Seeds Studio’s playful classes, young children explore and learn about music through singing, movement, rhythm play, stories and theatrical play. Each theme-focused session introduces music literacy and pre-reading skills by exploring rhyming, patterning and selected picture books. Drama classes focus on spatial awareness, vocal expression and character development through fun games and imaginative play, and culminate with an online presentation of a story, complete with costumes and props from home.  In family classes, the vital role of parents and families is recognized in cultivating their children’s “creative seeds.”  Parents and caregivers are given tools and tips to utilize the creative process at home to integrate into their daily lives.

Class Offerings:

Creative Seeds (ages 0 to 4)

This music class for students ages 0-4 with a caregiver features songs, stories, and activities designed to plant the seeds of basic music competence. Connect with your child and learn how to incorporate music and movement activities at home!

Discovering Music (ages 4-6)

Designed to develop Basic Music Competence skills, this class lays a strong foundation for future music study.  Students take the learning to the next level as they strengthen their basic music skills through singing, moving, listening and homemade instrument play.

Discovering Drama (ages 4-6)

These drama classes combine fun, teacher-directed activities with opportunities for students to make their own creative choices. Children develop speaking, listening and social skills through structured dramatic play. These classes culminate with a family sharing of a short play based on a familiar storybook.

Creative Seeds Studio serves children up to age 8 and their families, courtesy image

Music FUNdamentals (ages 6-8)

These classes are focused on developing music literacy and setting the foundation for learning to play an instrument. Music FUNdamentals is perfect for students who love to sing, move, and create their own songs.

Rhythm FUNdamentals (ages 6-8)

Rhythm FUNdamentals focuses on percussion instrument play and understanding rhythm patterns. Students learn basic music concepts and skills through learning to play a variety of homemade percussion instruments. No special equipment required!

Groups and Pods

Groups and pods can add a music or drama class tailored to their age, size, and curriculum! Choose a day and time that works with your schedule and incorporate arts education into your week.

Ten-week sessions of 45-minute classes are offered online via Zoom. Groups receive special rates and siblings are eligible for discounts. For detailed information about program registration, tuition and schedules, visit creativeseedsstudio.com, or email Su D’Ambrosio, Director, at creativeseeds777@gmail.com.

About Creative Seeds Studio

Creative Seeds Studio (CSS), a new resource offering engaging online music and drama classes for families with children ages 0 to 8.  CSS is founded on the concept that children learn by participating in and experiencing concepts in their body. By actively singing, dancing, playing instruments and participating in the creative process, students achieve true understanding, master the creative seeds that are planted and primed for growth and development.

Founder and professional music educator Su D’Ambrosio has been teaching music for 30 years in diverse settings, including public school K-12 instrumental and general music, where she taught music classes, beginner band, chorus and jazz ensemble. After the birth of her first child, she discovered early childhood music and was hooked! Su’s teaching focuses on giving students the skills they need to be confident, creative artists, ready to move to the next level. Her classes are fun, interactive, and incorporate singing, movement, instrument play, listening and composition. She earned a MM from UMass Amherst, a BA from Smith College, Orff Level III Certification, Music Together and Musikgarten certifications, and training in Gordon Music Learning Theory. She is currently serving as President and Interim Managing Director for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She has long resided in Plymouth with her daughters Maria, Rosa, and their dog Bernie.

For detailed information about Creative Seeds Studio program registration, tuition and schedules, visit creativeseedsstudio.com, or email creativeseeds777@gmail.com.

Walk Around the World for The Kerry Jon Walker Fund
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Students expressing their joy on a Kerry Jon Walker Fund intercultural learning trip in Rwanda, image by Kerry Fund Global Connections student, Khalid Mohamed

Proceeds create life changing opportunities for global awareness through intercultural learning trips for Boston Public School students

McGRATHPR.com – The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents Walk Around The World a one-month challenge from May 1 through 31, accumulating miles and impact to support The Kerry Fund’s mission to ensure that financially challenged youth from less advantaged communities enjoy cross-cultural, immersive experiences steeped in experiential learning, generating a global opportunity to serve.

Walk anywhere around the world this May with The Kerry Fund, and walk with purpose! Walk Around The World puts the spring in the collective step around the globe, with a goal for participants to collectively walk 24,901 miles, the earth’s full circumference. Participants may walk, jog, or run anywhere, anytime during the month of May in financial and social support. Supporters will log miles, get in shape and raise money while fulfilling the inherent human desire to do good.

“Life did not stop during the pandemic,” shares KJWF Founder Mikey Walker. “Education is imperative, and the youth of Boston Public Schools are our hope for the future.  Our fundraising efforts help create opportunities for local students in preparation for and during our intercultural learning trips.  Over time, our Global Connections alumni have impressed upon us the distances many Rwandans travel for water, food, school and medical care. We understand that fitness is imperative, and those endorphins are a perfect complement to the change of the spring season.”  Walker parallels her inspiration for the fundraiser in the Rwandan tradition of “Mucaka Mucaka”, the Rwandan community’s custom of passing the miles while blending song, dance and movement into the journey.

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.

A student enjoying a Kerry Jon Walker Fund intercultural learning trip in Rwanda, image by Kerry Fund Global Connections student, Khalid Mohamed

Since 2013, students supported by The Kerry Fund have traveled to Rwanda to experience the world beyond their neighborhoods.  Participants begin their commitment by studying Rwandan history, genocide and the road to reconciliation. They are inspired to be active in their own communities by creating service projects that raise social issue awareness while helping others in need, developing empathy as they experience the power of giving.

Each student’s knowledge culminates in travel to Rwanda, Africa.  For many this is their first air travel experience. Upon arrival at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), the students become immersed in an international culture and build life-long bonds with the Village’s resident orphaned teenagers. They learn local customs and engage in service projects that benefit the ASYV and Rwandan communities. These Kerry Fund opportunities inspire students to realize their potential impact as alumni and support their futures as local and global leaders for change.

To participate in Walk Around The World, visit thekerryfund.org/walk-around-the-world to register.  KJWF will email participants once weekly during the month of May, requesting a miles walked report logged by each participant.  Individuals may register as a gift donor, walker, group walk organizer or as an individual with pledged sponsors.  Participants are encouraged to share their journey on Facebook and Instagram utilizing the hashtag #walkaroundtheworld.  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. The Fund is also the proud recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant. To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org, or follow the Fund on Facebook.

May
14
Fri
South Shore Conservatory’s Performathon
May 14 – May 16 all-day

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces Performathon 2021, Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. SSC students have the flexibility to perform either in-person on-campus or virtually.  Audiences can watch via a live stream that will happen on both Facebook and SSC’s website.

A marathon performance that takes place over the course of several days, SSC’s Performathon is a community fundraising event designed to engage students, families, and faculty in raising money to support the SSC Fund, which in turn supports funding for the robust student experience at SSC. It is an opportunity for students to help other students, working together to ensure that everyone across the South Shore has access to SSC’s exceptional arts education and performance programs.

“We are very excited to present Performathon 2021,” said SSC President Robert Cinnante. “While our format of delivery is different from previous years, the essence of this event remains the same. It is about students giving back to students, marrying performance and philanthropy, in support of the SSC Fund, which provides for important student and family initiatives, including but not limited to tuition assistance.”

Performances are varied, featuring an array of instruments, age groups, solo and ensemble repertoire.  The schedule as it currently stands is as follows:

Friday, May 14:  6-8 pm; Saturday, May 15: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, May 16: 12-2 pm, 3-5 pm

Where safety is SSC’s top priority, masks, social distancing and handwashing and sanitation protocols will be followed for all students performing in-person. All SSC activities follow the recommended guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Office of the Governor, the CDC, and the Hingham and Duxbury Boards of Health.

Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant.  Donations and pledges may be made online at sscmusic.org/Performathon.

For more information on Performathon 2021, email Sarah Troxler s.troxler@sscmusic.org .  For more information on SSC programs (including information about tuition assistance) visit www.sscmusic.org.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

May
31
Mon
Submission Deadline: 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge
May 31 @ 11:59 pm

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge is designed to highlight cranberries as a versatile, healthy ingredient in original or adapted recipes that serve professional chef’s menus and the family table of home cooks. Recipes may span any course from appetizers, beverages, dinner or dessert, limited to two recipes per applicant. The top five approved recipes, as selected by CCCGA’s test kitchen, will be announced by email notification and on social media platforms on June 28, 2021.

The use of fresh cranberries as a star ingredient is strongly encouraged. In addition, the cranberry can be incorporated in any form, and in multiple techniques at the chef’s discretion, originating from fresh berries, sweetened dried cranberries, cranberry juice or sauce. The types of cuisine and preparation methods are flexible at the chef’s discretion. It is advised that the instructions be concise and home-cook friendly, as one attribute of the Challenge is to inspire increased consumer cranberry consumption and cooking.
Chef Greg Greenfield’s Seared Salmon Salad with marinated vegetable tuilles, red wine redux #cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette, courtesy image
Recipes must include complete step-by-step directions and standardized measurements for preparation, including times, temperatures, etc., and follow the formatting guide provided on the submission form.
The submission of photos and photographer credit during your recipe development process are encouraged, from images of the cranberry ingredient through the preparation and cooking process and the finished product. (Note: Images for the top five selected recipes will be created during the test kitchen process for media use.)
Professional chef applicants are encouraged to submit their original or adapted cranberry-centered recipes that will be tasted in a judging test kitchen, yielding the top five recipes, as selected by CCCGA. The top five applicants receive a custom chef profile feature story, media coverage, and visibility and support for their restaurant of business on CCCGA’s social media platforms and website. This initiative is presented in the celebration of October as Massachusetts’ official Cranberry Month. Participation in the Challenge is free, all professional chef applicants working in the state of Massachusetts are welcome to participate. Submissions are accepted from April 12 through May 31, 2021, at Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge Entry Form. Questions should be directed to michellemcgrathpr@gmail.com.
Jun
9
Wed
Summer@SSC ~ Creative Arts Programs at South Shore Conservatory
Jun 9 all-day

SSC’s summer semester kicks off Wednesday, June 9

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces its summer of exciting educational programs, June 9 – August 31 at its Hingham and Duxbury campuses. Summer@SSC includes in-person, hybrid and virtual individual and group classes.

“We’re thrilled to be back in action with the opportunity for safe in-person programming,” said SSC President Robert Cinnante. “Students can enjoy a summer of learning with friends, while stretching their horizons in both new and traditional creative arts programs. We believe that we can offer students and faculty alike an enriching experience, while keeping their safety front and center.”

Early childhood summer offerings at the Hingham campus include four weeks of Conservatory Kids, which engages students ages 3-5 in fun artistic, academic, and physical activities both indoors and outdoors. From June 14-19, Full STEAM Ahead inspires students ages 5-7 to build, create, experiment, think and work together with science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Students ages 5-7 are also invited to join the Peace Reader’s Book Club, a literacy enrichment program where students take a deep dive into fun, engaging literature, from June 21-25.

SSC’s Flute Symphony, recognized as the largest ensemble of its kind in the country, returns to the Hingham campus on Wednesday evenings from June 16-July 28. Flutists of all ages and levels are invited to participate.

A Summer Music Festival student,
courtesy image

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, SSC’s Summer Music Festival (SMF) offers woodwind, brass, percussion, and string students in elementary school through college the opportunity to perform in wind, band, orchestra, chamber, and jazz ensembles at the Hingham campus. Running from July 8-23, SMF 2021 features a number of exciting new initiatives including world premieres and new classes, all conducted in a safe environment that prioritizes smaller groups and outdoor rehearsals.

Middle and high school students can rock out August 2-6 with Rock Band Jam. Students have the chance to experience all the aspects of putting their own band together, including selecting music, composing and arranging, effective rehearsing, and useful stage presence tips. The program connects student rockers to perform their favorite tunes in a full rock band setting.

Families are invited to join in the fun of a Family Drum Circle with percussionist Ed Sorrentino on select Sundays at the Hingham campus.  Each session encourages teamwork and community-building, while having fun making in-the-moment music. No prior experience is necessary.

At SSC’s Duxbury campus, Piano Week invites pianists, ages 5-18 to explore the subject of music through the lens of the piano. The program explores music theory, music history, composition and songwriting, improvisation, and movement, as well as one-on-one lessons, group master classes, and performances.

SSC expects to add more programs, as well as performances, over the coming months. Learn more about South Shore Conservatory summer programs at https://summer.sscmusic.org/ or “Like” South Shore Conservatory on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/SSConservatory.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

Students enjoy Rock Band Camp, courtesy image

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Jun
19
Sat
Deertrees Theatre Open House and Psychic Fair
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Open House and Psychic Fair

Saturday June 19, 12 noon to 4 pm, admission is $12, $30 for families of 4 or more

Deertrees 85th anniversary season kicks off with a multifaceted open house welcoming in the public to explore the theatre, its grounds and family-friendly activities.  Festival tents feature a magic show, psychic readings, children’s art-making activities.  Inside the theatre, guests are welcome to tour the facility, talk with a theatre historian, explore the art gallery, and enjoy live music in the Salt Lick Café.

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.

 

Jun
24
Thu
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday through Sunday, June 24 to 27, 7:30 pm, tickets are $34

A hilarious, lake house-centered, Tony Award® winning comedy by Christopher Durang. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike revolves around three middle-aged single siblings, two living in their parents’ home during a visit by the third, Masha, an actress who financially supports their lives. Masha arrives with Spike, a very young man, and the antics escalate to hilarity heights! Revisiting their lives and loves, Masha threatens to sell the lake house. This dysfunctional trio of siblings’ antics deliver laughs every minute as they face the onset of middle age.

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
1
Thu
First Night by Jack Neary
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
First Night by Jack Neary

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.

First Night

Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1986, a time of video stores and no cell phones!  This bright, warm comedy by Jack Neary explores dreams, life, and love, inspiring critics and audiences to cheer at its premiere. Danny Fleming is convinced that life’s dreams can’t be anything more than dreams, when his eighth-grade crush, Meredith O’Connor walks back into his life – only now it’s Sister Meredith Louise, making it a New Year’s Eve to remember. Variety Magazine dubs the play to have “considerable charm, zest, imagination and expertise…”

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
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
8
Thu
Milltown Roadshow in Concert
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting

Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating

Milltown Roadshow

Thursdays, July 8 and August 5, 7:00 pm, tickets are $22

Maine Singer/Songwriter Terry Swett leads the Milltown Roadshow for the Deertrees Salt Lick Cabaret Series.  The five-piece band is based in and around Bridgton, Maine, features a unique blend of “Americana” music drawn from a variety of genres as well as a selection of well-crafted original songs. The band’s diverse repertoire allows it to adapt its performances to a broad audience.  With unsurpassed vocal harmonies and strong instrumentation this sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes emotional, and often energetic group of seasoned professionals are sure to deliver a memorable and positive entertainment experience.  Terry’s songs “My Sweet Maine” is currently being considered for official state recognition as Maine’s Song of the 21st Century!

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 of 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.

 

Americana Theatre Company Presents Clue
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm

Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth’s professional theatre company launches its 10th anniversary season presenting the iconic madcap comedy “Clue”, playing Thursdays through Sundays from July 8 through 25, at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Clue is adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional materials by Hunter Foster, Eric Price and Sandy Rustin, adapted from the Paramount Pictures film, inspired by the Hasbro, Inc. board game.  The production is directed by Eric Harrell, with stage management by Ciera Miller, set design by Derek Martin and lighting design by Heather M. Crocker.

“Who doesn’t love a good game of Clue? This summer’s production will keep you guessing, laughing and more. My vision is to build on the nostalgia of the board game, honor the iconic film, all integrated with the comedic stylings of this exceptional cast.  A delight for all ages!” shares Director Eric Harrell.

In “Clue”, it’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Peacock and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, this madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist!

“Clue” features ATC company members Derek Martin as Wadsworth, David Friday as Colonel Mustard, Erin Friday as Mrs. Peacock, Payton Gobeille as Mrs. White, Jesse Sullivan as Professor Plum, and Jennifer Martin as Miss Scarlet. ATC welcomes guest performers Sydney Schultis as Yvette, Bridgette Kinsella as Cook/Singing Telegram and Ricardo Foster as Mr. Boddy.

“I can’t think of a better way to lift the spirits of our community who have endured so courageously through the challenges of the past year. Because our 10th year is also the 400th celebration of Plymouth, we wanted to pull make a local connection. The Clue board game was conceptualized by Parker Brothers when they heard about a unique murder that took place in Salem, Massachusetts and the rest of the story is history. I hope families get a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!” The second production in ATC’s celebratory season is a new spin on their biennial radio play production – this year  “A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play” in December, a first for the company, postponed from last season due to the pandemic.

Tickets for “Clue” are $35 for adults, $30 for students and seniors. Evening performances begin at 7 pm or 8 pm, The final performance is a Sunday matinee, held at 3 pm. The production will abide by all state safety guidelines for performing arts venues.  For special seating requests, email jennifer@americanatheatrecompany.org for further assistance.

To purchase tickets to “Clue”, or for more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit americanatheatre.org/tickets, or call 508-591-0282. Spire Center for Performing Arts is handicap accessible, and paid public parking is available street side and in nearby public lots.

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region. Founder and Executive Director Derek Martin, Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Martin and Director of Education Erin Friday are the leadership team charged with continuing the founding vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, a dream fulfilled in 2011.  ATC’s audiences find that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us … they can inspire us toward the betterment of mankind, and help reveal the hidden mysteries of life.  ATC is committed to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber, with an aim to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining theatre and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282.

Jul
10
Sat
Beatles for Sale
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
Beatles for Sale, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Beatles for Sale

Saturday, July 10, 7:30 pm, tickets are $34

Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of The Beatles live in concert.  Formed in 2007, this band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles’ music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans.  The Beatles music became the soundtrack and the backdrop for a generation. From bursting onto the scene on the Ed Sullivan show, to their individual and collective development as introspective songwriters, to the psychedelia of the Sgt. Pepper album, to their final rooftop jam and stellar production of Abbey Road.

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 of 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
11
Sun
Mark William – Come Croon with me!
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
Performing Artist Mark William, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Mark William – Come Croon with me!

Sunday, July 11, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Mark William hits the stage like a lightning bolt! His own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling delivers in a collection of timeless songs from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his glossy approach, Mark glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. He hypnotizes with a set of enduring classics, filtered through Mark’s youthful perspective and talent set. The show is distinctly new-age romantic, yet evocative of golden-age cinematic glamour. Mark is the winner of two Broadway World awards (Best Debut Act, and Best Independent Recording), and was named a top ten cabaret act of 2018 by both Theater Pizzazz and Times Square Chronicles.

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 of 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
13
Tue
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival is a resident series at Deertrees Theatre, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27  7:30 pm,

tickets are $27, under 21 admitted for free, tickets and series subscription at sllmf.org/tickets

Deertrees is home to Sebago Long Lake Music Festival’s annual series of summer chamber music concerts.  This series includes a wide variety of music for different, sometimes unusual, instrument combinations, and 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.

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 of 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
16
Fri
Singer/Songwriter Anni Clark in Concert
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm
Anni Clark, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Singer/Songwriter Anni Clark

Friday, July 16, 7:30 pm, tickets are $26

Maine native Anni Clark traveled full time for 23 years with her 6 and 12 string guitars, her own songs and her passion for connecting with audiences of all ages. She has recorded 7 albums, (including a live album recorded at Deertrees  in 2014) and received numerous songwriting, vocal and performance awards. Anni most recently co-produced her first full studio album in 18 years. Titled “Will It Ever Be the Same”, the 12 tracks on her new album touch on themes of love, loss, transition, hope, social distance and the need to find closeness. Anni’s gift for spotting the silver lining even amidst chaos shines through.  Blending folk music, pop and blues to share her stories, Anni hits a home run sure to please longtime supporters and new fans alike.

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 of 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.

 

Singer/Songwriter Don Campbell in Concert
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Singer/Songwriter Don Campbell

Saturday, July 17, 7:30 pm, tickets are $30

Portland, Maine-based Don Campbell has a unique and uncanny ability to sing comfortably in the tenor range of Vince Gill, Chris Isaak or Dan Fogelberg, and go easily into the sub-bass vocal level 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’s mandate is to “always perform for the audience, never at them.” Don is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist and plays acoustic guitar, piano, B3 Organ, bass, electric guitar, nylon string guitar, mandolin, and harmonica in recordings. Don’s music feels like a friend, a natural extension of the singer-songwriter. This concert is generously sponsored by David and Darbee Percival and Norway Savings Bank.

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 of 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
20
Tue
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival is a resident series at Deertrees Theatre, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27  7:30 pm,

tickets are $27, under 21 admitted for free, tickets and series subscription at sllmf.org/tickets

Deertrees is home to Sebago Long Lake Music Festival’s annual series of summer chamber music concerts.  This series includes a wide variety of music for different, sometimes unusual, instrument combinations, and 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.

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 of 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
23
Fri
Vocalist Susie Pepper and Mixology 007 Tribute Concert
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm
Susie Pepper and Mixology. Photo by Carolyn Nishon

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Vocalist Susie Pepper and Mixology 007 Tribute

Friday, July 23, 7:30 pm, tickets are $34

Maine Idol winner and Miss Maine 2009 Susie Pepper and Mixology present a one-of-a-kind concert, Shaken Not Stirred 007 Bond Tribute, with songs from many of your favorite James Bond films and recording artists across the globe! Custom created just for Deertrees Theatre, this performance will rock the house and rattle the pines with musical numbers from 007 films from the past 50-plus years! Rolling Stone Magazine touts “. . . a compelling new adventure for Western culture’s most un-killable pop icon.”  This concert is generously sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.

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 of 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
24
Sat
Pianist/Composer Robin Spielberg in Concert
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Robin Spielberg

Saturday, July 24, 7:30 pm, tickets are $28

Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her 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.

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 of 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
27
Tue
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival is a resident series at Deertrees Theatre, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27  7:30 pm,

tickets are $27, under 21 admitted for free, tickets and series subscription at sllmf.org/tickets

Deertrees is home to Sebago Long Lake Music Festival’s annual series of summer chamber music concerts.  This series includes a wide variety of music for different, sometimes unusual, instrument combinations, and 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.

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 of 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
30
Fri
Christine Hurley Comedy!
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Christine Hurley Comedy!

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.

Christine Hurley Comedy!

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

Like any great comedian, Christine Hurley has an innate ability to see humor in “everyday” situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbeques and the grocery store aisles, and now she uses a microphone and the stage.  Christine’s maiden voyage into the world of stand-up comedy was an open audition in NYC for “America’s Funniest Mom.” She figured if it didn’t go well, no one in New York would have known who she was anyway… Turns out it went well! Christine was selected as nationally televised finalist. Her stories and views on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is living through…people get it and love it!  Christine has become a favorite in the comedy world, working with and respected by comedic legends.

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
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.

 

The Back Pages 60’s Party! 
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Back Pages Band, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

The Back Pages 60’s Party!
Saturday, July 31, 7:00 pm, tickets are $34

Washington, D.C.’s The Back Pages Band has been performing its 60’s tribute show, featuring the extraordinary music of “the Golden Decade of Rock”, since the early 1970’s.  Enjoy the music of artists like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen.  Take a mind-expanding trip through this magical musical decade and enjoy the music and the band’s commentary on artists like The Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, Johnny Rivers, The Monkees and more!

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 of 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.

 

Aug
3
Tue
In Celebration of Our Audience – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 3 @ 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.

In Celebration of Our Audience

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano)

 

Program:

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (2nd mvt)

GERALD FINZI: Five Bagatelles (Nos. 1, 2 and 5)

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Grand Duo Concertant in E-flat Major, Op. 48

Aug
5
Thu
Milltown Roadshow in Concert
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting

Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating

Milltown Roadshow

Thursdays, July 8 and August 5, 7:00 pm, tickets are $22

Maine Singer/Songwriter Terry Swett leads the Milltown Roadshow for the Deertrees Salt Lick Cabaret Series.  The five-piece band is based in and around Bridgton, Maine, features a unique blend of “Americana” music drawn from a variety of genres as well as a selection of well-crafted original songs. The band’s diverse repertoire allows it to adapt its performances to a broad audience.  With unsurpassed vocal harmonies and strong instrumentation this sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes emotional, and often energetic group of seasoned professionals are sure to deliver a memorable and positive entertainment experience.  Terry’s songs “My Sweet Maine” is currently being considered for official state recognition as Maine’s Song of the 21st Century!

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 of 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.

 

Aug
6
Fri
Deertrees Theatre’s Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser

Friday, August 6, $15 donation per lobster roll

Preorder by July 31st for delicious lobster rolls online from this annual fundraiser that provides support for the Deertrees’ 85th 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 Bridgeton Chamber of Commerce and at On the Commons in Waterford.  Deliver is available for orders of 5+ lobster rolls.

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.

Escher Quartet and Two Jons – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 6 @ 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.

Escher Quartet and Two Jons

Friday, August 6, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main St, Wellfleet

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Escher Quartet; Jon Manasse (clarinet); Jon Nakamatsu (piano)

 

Program:

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856): Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

 

 

Aug
7
Sat
Memorize You Song Cycle
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting

Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating

Special Event:  Memorize You Song Cycle

Saturday, August 7, 7:00 pm, tickets are $28, seating is limited

song cy·cle :: noun. A set of related songs, often on a romantic theme,

intended to form a single musical entity

Memorize You is an original song cycle written and composed by Gail Phaneuf.  The songs spin the story of a husband-and-wife relationship complicated by a younger somebody.  This intimate pop musical journey explores the universal experiences of love, betrayal, loss, temptation, passion and growth through three entwined lives.  Deertrees Theatre proudly offers the performance as a world premiere production!

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 of 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.

 

Aug
10
Tue
Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 10 @ 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.

Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger (piano)

 

Program:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

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

Aug
13
Fri
A Woman’s Perspective – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 13 @ 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 Woman’s Perspective

Friday, August 13, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Imani Winds

 

Program:

VALERIE COLEMAN: Umoja

RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Suite for Wind Quintet

REENA ESMAIL: The Light is the Same

VALERIE COLEMAN: “Afro-Cuban” Concerto

The Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Piano Men, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy

Friday, August 13, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

What do you get when you combine Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage? A night of Grammy Award® winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducing magic! Piano Men deliver the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert can create. Broadway veteran Craig A. Meyer and Gregory Scott bring these amazing piano men to life in an unbelievable concert featuring the legendary songs of Billy Joel and Elton John accompanied by the explosive Rocket Band. Hits include:  Piano Man, Crocodile Rock, Just the Way You Are, Rocket Man, You May Be Right, Saturday Night’s Alright, Movin’ Out and many, many more.

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 of 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.

 

Aug
14
Sat
The Knotty Nite Play Readings
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm

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.

The Knotty Nite Play Readings

Saturday, August 14, 7:30 pm, tickets are $20

This night is one to “leave the kids at home!”  Deertrees will present an evening of  six  short “naughty” staged readings and original “naughty” songs.  Actors will have minimal rehearsals for these fun short pieces, and it promises to be full of laughter, surprises, music and the occasional blush.

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.

Aug
21
Sat
Friends in Song Summer Concert Series
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Friends in Song a cappella vocal ensemble presents “Unclouded Day,”  a touring concert series with performances in Plymouth, Sandwich and Scituate.  The ensemble is directed by William B. Richter.

“Unclouded Day” features a program of uplifting songs performed to inspire renewal in the wake of a pandemic-clouded year, stirring audiences and singers alike.  Repertoire is diverse in genre, united by a “cloudless skies” mindset, conveyed through inspirational lyrics.  Much of the music is rooted in eminent poetry and scribings penned by an eclectic collection of composers and arrangers.  Ballads, spirituals, pop and contemporary a cappella selections includes “I Carry Your Heart” by Connor Koppin, with lyrics from E.E. Cummings poetry, “Grace Before Sleep” by Susan LaBarr with lyrics from the poetry of Sara Teasdale, “You Are the Reason” arranged by Mac Huff, with lyrics and music by Calum Scott, Corey Sanders and Jonathan Maguire, “Fire and Rain,” a Deke Sharon arrangement of the famous James Taylor tune, “My Companion” by Elaine Hagenberg centered in lyrics by Edith Franklin Wyatt, “That Which Remains” by Andrea Ramsey and text by Helen Keller and more.

Friends in Song is an ensemble of 15 vocalists, many professional musicians, who have performed together in friendship and harmony for eleven years.  The group is recognized across the region for their tightly woven harmonies and joyous concerts. Singers from the South Shore and Cape Cod include Diana Barnes, Larry Carlson, Caroline Chapin, Brian Dudley, Todd Herrmann, Lynne Hare, Chris Holl, Kate Holl, Anne Jones, Dan Miot, Michelle McGrath, Music Director William B. Richter, Nathaniel Sides, Anne Smith-White and Sally Tucker.

 

Concert Series Schedule:

Saturday, August 21, 4 pm, First Trinitarian Congregational Church, free will donation

381 Country Way, Scituate, ftccscituate.org

 

CANCELLED due to inclement weather! Sunday, August 22, 4 pm, The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, $10 admission at the door

3330 Main Street, Barnstable, barnstableuu.org

 

Saturday, August 28, 1 to 3 pm, PorchFest at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival, admission is free

Concert selections performed on the courtyard at Plymouth Center for the Arts,

11 North Street, Plymouth, plymouthguild.org

Presented by Plymouth Bay Cultural District, plymouthbayculture.org

 

For more information or directions to Friends in Song performances, please visit each venue website, or email Michelle McGrath at michelle@mcgrathpr.com.

Aug
22
Sun
Friends in Song Summer Concert Series
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

Friends in Song a cappella vocal ensemble presents “Unclouded Day,”  a touring concert series with performances in Plymouth, Sandwich and Scituate.  The ensemble is directed by William B. Richter.

“Unclouded Day” features a program of uplifting songs performed to inspire renewal in the wake of a pandemic-clouded year, stirring audiences and singers alike.  Repertoire is diverse in genre, united by a “cloudless skies” mindset, conveyed through inspirational lyrics.  Much of the music is rooted in eminent poetry and scribings penned by an eclectic collection of composers and arrangers.  Ballads, spirituals, pop and contemporary a cappella selections includes “I Carry Your Heart” by Connor Koppin, with lyrics from E.E. Cummings poetry, “Grace Before Sleep” by Susan LaBarr with lyrics from the poetry of Sara Teasdale, “You Are the Reason” arranged by Mac Huff, with lyrics and music by Calum Scott, Corey Sanders and Jonathan Maguire, “Fire and Rain,” a Deke Sharon arrangement of the famous James Taylor tune, “My Companion” by Elaine Hagenberg centered in lyrics by Edith Franklin Wyatt, “That Which Remains” by Andrea Ramsey and text by Helen Keller and more.

Friends in Song is an ensemble of 15 vocalists, many professional musicians, who have performed together in friendship and harmony for eleven years.  The group is recognized across the region for their tightly woven harmonies and joyous concerts. Singers from the South Shore and Cape Cod include Diana Barnes, Larry Carlson, Caroline Chapin, Brian Dudley, Todd Herrmann, Lynne Hare, Chris Holl, Kate Holl, Anne Jones, Dan Miot, Michelle McGrath, Music Director William B. Richter, Nathaniel Sides, Anne Smith-White and Sally Tucker.

 

Concert Series Schedule:

Saturday, August 21, 4 pm, First Trinitarian Congregational Church, free will donation

381 Country Way, Scituate, ftccscituate.org

 

CANCELLED due to inclement weather! Sunday, August 22, 4 pm, The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, $10 admission at the door

3330 Main Street, Barnstable, barnstableuu.org

 

Saturday, August 28, 1 to 3 pm, PorchFest at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival, admission is free

Concert selections performed on the courtyard at Plymouth Center for the Arts,

11 North Street, Plymouth, plymouthguild.org

Presented by Plymouth Bay Cultural District, plymouthbayculture.org

 

For more information or directions to Friends in Song performances, please visit each venue website, or email Michelle McGrath at michelle@mcgrathpr.com.

Aug
23
Mon
Pilgrim Festival Chorus Fall Auditions
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm
Members of Pilgrim Festival Chorus performing in concert, 2017, courtesy image

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers from the South Shore area to Open Auditions on Mondays, August 23 and 30, at 6:30 pm. Co-Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly will welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish, at Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth.  Rehearsals for the fall season begin at 7 pm immediately following.

In October, PFC performs a special concert, “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage”, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Originally planned for October 2020, this concert focuses on the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers. The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Safe Harbor”.  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to create a work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program, a work by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. PFC’s performs her work “Melodious Accord”, the first in the region in many years. The composition features shape-note singing, a truly unique element of American music, and one that portrays both religious expression and thanksgiving. The program will be accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Immediately following this performance, PFC launches rehearsals for their annual holiday season concert, “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts.

Rehearsals are regularly held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. The concert “Pilgrim Journey”performs on October 23 and 24; “Remembering Christmas Past”performs on December 4 and 5. All concerts are held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members,

representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group

typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

For more information about membership and auditions, contact Co-Artistic Director William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Aug
28
Sat
Deertrees Theatre’s Drag Bingo
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm

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.

Drag Bingo Fundraiser

Saturday, August 28, 6:30 pm, $12 per bingo card

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® are a leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty.  Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. The sisters use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.  This fundraiser will provide support for the Harrison Food Bank.

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.

Aug
29
Sun
CCCO Open Season Opener & Serenade
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm

Orchestra’s first live performance in 18 months launches new interactive OPEN format

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its Season Four opening performance of the 2021-22 season, OPEN CCCO: Season Kickoff & Serenade, on Sunday, August 29, 3 pm, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.In CCCO’s first live performance in more than 18 months, OPEN CCCO: Season Kickoff & Serenade launches its new format, combining performance, audience interaction and a behind-the-scenes look into an orchestra rehearsal. Conductor Scinto and the string sections takes the audience on an adventure through Dvořák’s “Serenade for Strings”, exploring the composer’s American ties and the elements that makes this work one of the most beloved pieces for string orchestra. Sponsored by Joseph Carr Wine, all ticket holders will be entered to take home a basket of premium cheese & wine. CCCO prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.

CCCO Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto, image by Jean Kirby Photography

“I am excited to kickoff our season with a new series we are launching. OPEN CCCO is meant to be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions, participate in the musical experience directly, and learn why we are so moved emotional by music. In classical music listeners often do not have a chance to communicate directly to the performers, so we are trying to change that,” shares Scinto.

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to Season Fourare available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

For more information visitcapecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

CCCO Founding Conductor Matthew Scinto

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Aug
30
Mon
Pilgrim Festival Chorus Fall Auditions
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
Members of Pilgrim Festival Chorus performing in concert, 2017, courtesy image

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers from the South Shore area to Open Auditions on Mondays, August 23 and 30, at 6:30 pm. Co-Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly will welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish, at Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth.  Rehearsals for the fall season begin at 7 pm immediately following.

In October, PFC performs a special concert, “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage”, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Originally planned for October 2020, this concert focuses on the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers. The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Safe Harbor”.  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to create a work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program, a work by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. PFC’s performs her work “Melodious Accord”, the first in the region in many years. The composition features shape-note singing, a truly unique element of American music, and one that portrays both religious expression and thanksgiving. The program will be accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Immediately following this performance, PFC launches rehearsals for their annual holiday season concert, “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts.

Rehearsals are regularly held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. The concert “Pilgrim Journey”performs on October 23 and 24; “Remembering Christmas Past”performs on December 4 and 5. All concerts are held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members,

representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group

typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

For more information about membership and auditions, contact Co-Artistic Director William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Sep
3
Fri
Always . . . Patsy Cline
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Always . . . Patsy Cline

Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Always…Patsy Cline is a musical based on the true story about Patsy 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 play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all.  The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”  Always…Patsy Cline has been one of the most produced musicals in America, including a successful run off-Broadway according to American Theatre Magazine.

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.

Sep
14
Tue
Choral Art Society Open Rehearsal
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Choral Art Society of the South Shore (CAS), a welcoming, non-auditioned community chorus, invites new singers to attend the first rehearsal of the fall season on Tuesday, September 14, from 7 to 9 pm, at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate. Artistic Director and Conductor Danica A. Buckley welcomes returning members and newcomers of all skill levels to join the first rehearsal and learn about the fall season. Rehearsals continue on Tuesday nights through the season, culminating in a December performance.

“We look forward to singing together in person again,” Buckley shares. “We are planning a regular season, while being aware that the pandemic is still a fluid situation. We are prepared to pivot to smaller, distanced rehearsals, outdoor rehearsals, online rehearsals and alternative performances, if necessary, to keep our singers engaged.”

For the safety of all, CAS requires that all singers are vaccinated. Leadership will request a copy of vaccination cards upon arrival. Everyone is required to provide proof of vaccination to participate, as well as wearing masks during rehearsal.

This season’s concert, entitled A Winter Day, is scheduled to perform on Sunday, December 5, 4 pm, at a location to be determined. The concert’s featured work is written by Canadian contemporary composer Sarah Quartel, performed with piano and cello accompaniment. The five-movement work celebrates the frigid beauty of Canada’s winters, as expressed in poems by Sara Teasdale, Lucy Maud Montgomery (of “Anne of Green Gables” fame), Melville Cane, as well as Quartel’s own writings. Each movement depicts the passing times of day, beginning with the cold darkness before dawn (Timid Star), concluding as the evening turns to dusk, followed by darkness (Snow Toward Evening). The work conjures up vivid images of a cold, crisp winter, and swirling, dancing snowflakes. The concert culminates with delightful, joyous songs of the season.

To join Choral Art Society’s membership, or for more information, email Mihoko at mihokodesu@gmail.com, visit choralartsociety.org, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.

About Choral Art Society of the South Shore

The Choral Art Society of the South Shore (CAS) – a welcoming, non-auditioned chorus – engages, inspires and enriches its members and greater community by pursuing excellence in wide-ranging and challenging musical programs.

Founded in 1958, CAS is dedicated to the performance of all genres of choral music, from Renaissance to 21st century. A non-profit organization, CAS attracts dozens of singing members from Scituate and the surrounding towns. The chorus rehearses in Scituate and presents one winter and one spring concert annually. CAS also provides an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in music. For more information, visit choral art society.org, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.

Choral Art Society is supported in part by grants from several regional Massachusetts Cultural Council chapters, the Scituate Education Foundation and South Shore Music Circus, as well as sponsorship by Coastal Heritage Bank.

Oct
8
Fri
Art Exhibit: UnPRESSedented: Coastal Printmakers at The James Library
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

Featuring work from over 13 of the South Shore’s most accomplished artists, this exhibition will show a variety of printmaking techniques and will include etchings, solarplates and monoprints.

Open House Art Gallery Opening Friday, October 8, 1-7 pm

On view October 8 to November 13, 2021

Free and open to the public

Oct
23
Sat
Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage
Oct 23 all-day

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, announces two special commemorative concerts honoring Plymouth’s quadricentennial celebration.  “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage” is presented on Saturday, October 23, 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 24, 4 pm at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.  The chorus, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, is accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Artistic Directors
William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly,
image by Matt McKee Photography,from PFC’s 20th Anniversary concert.

“This program is a complete delight – fun to sing with a wonderful, robust accompaniment”, shares Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.  “In addition to the brass and harp, our new commission ‘Arrived in Good Harbor’ features piano to inspire the listeners’ imagining of the stormy Atlantic crossing. It’s tremendously exciting to watch the commissioned work finally come to life.”

In PFC’s commemorative concert, singers and instrumentalists mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth. Initially scheduled for October 2020, this postponed concert is presented through the lens of the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers as they emigrated across the sea to the new world.  The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Good Harbor.”  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to originate a choral work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program is a piece by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. “Melodious Accord,” Parker’s masterful setting of 18th and early 19th century hymn tunes in the shape-note tradition, is particularly suitable for the celebration in its reflection on the strong faith of the Pilgrims. PFC’s performance of this work will be the first in the region in many years.

 

Pilgrim Festival Chorus, conducted by
Co-Founder and Artistic Director William B. Richter, image by Dan Rapoza

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members, representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus takes the safety of its members and audience seriously.  This season, the singers have committed to being fully vaccinated and are wearing masks for rehearsals and performances.  Audience members are expected to wear masks while in attendance and to keep socially distanced as possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets for the “Pilgrim Journey” performances are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children age 14 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601, and leave a voicemail message.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Ghost Hunters
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its spooky fall concert Ghost Hunters, on Saturday, October 23, 7 pm, at St. Christopher’s Church 625 Main St., Chatham, and on Sunday, October 24, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

“I cannot think of a better way to evoke the Halloween spirit than a concert filled with Cape Cod ghost stories and music by our orchestra. We are excited to be presenting this program in two locations for our audience members as we return live after a year of being virtual,” shares Scinto.

CCCO’s fourth season opens coincidentally just as the Cape is approaching Halloween and the holiday’s local celebrations. Ghost Hunters conjures up spooky Cape Cod folk lore in a program of ghost stories and compelling chamber music.  Peer through the keyhole into the story of Liza Tower Hill, otherwise known as the “Witch of Barnstable”, said to have danced on Mary Dunn Pond nightly with a crew of otherworldly creatures.

Composer Franz Joseph Haydn leads the hunt as the audience engages in the search for the notorious Barnstable witch in his famous Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Death of Tintagiles tells the gloomy tale of a queen who captures a family, leaving others to attempt their rescue. The Orchestra’s performance concludes with Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, written in 1939 as Europe postured for the dark times that loomed before World War II.

Both the Chatham and Harwich Port performances will feature a costume contest for audience members during intermission, with winners chosen by the orchestra members. For more information about prizes and how to enter, please email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to Ghost Hunters are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Information regarding COVID-19 policies for this concert series will be made available in October.  Tickets to all Season Four performancesare available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

Conductor Matthew Scinto by Jean Kirby Photography

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

COWELL The Banshee

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Death of Tintagiles

BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings

HAYDN Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony at The James Library
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and James Library favorite Laszlo Gardony returns to celebrate his live solo album La Marseillaise (Sunnyside Records) with a solo piano concert. Hailed by JazzTimes as “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices,” Laszlo’s performances convey the joy of inspired creation, audience connection, and moving spontaneous improvisations. Gardony’s concerts are one-of-a-kind performances drawing from deep feeling, prodigious technique, and a playful curiosity that thrives on interpreting each unique moment. He will perform new compositions, his own arrangements of standards, a classic Italian song, a re-imagination of an iconic French revolutionary song and spontaneously created pieces. Gardony has said, “Music has a direct effect on our emotions and also on our well-being.” Not to be missed!

Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors 65+, $15 Students
Tickets on sale at
jameslibrary.org on September 6, 2021

Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety protocols.

 

Oct
24
Sun
Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage
Oct 24 all-day

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, announces two special commemorative concerts honoring Plymouth’s quadricentennial celebration.  “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage” is presented on Saturday, October 23, 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 24, 4 pm at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.  The chorus, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, is accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Artistic Directors
William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly,
image by Matt McKee Photography,from PFC’s 20th Anniversary concert.

“This program is a complete delight – fun to sing with a wonderful, robust accompaniment”, shares Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.  “In addition to the brass and harp, our new commission ‘Arrived in Good Harbor’ features piano to inspire the listeners’ imagining of the stormy Atlantic crossing. It’s tremendously exciting to watch the commissioned work finally come to life.”

In PFC’s commemorative concert, singers and instrumentalists mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth. Initially scheduled for October 2020, this postponed concert is presented through the lens of the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers as they emigrated across the sea to the new world.  The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Good Harbor.”  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to originate a choral work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program is a piece by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. “Melodious Accord,” Parker’s masterful setting of 18th and early 19th century hymn tunes in the shape-note tradition, is particularly suitable for the celebration in its reflection on the strong faith of the Pilgrims. PFC’s performance of this work will be the first in the region in many years.

 

Pilgrim Festival Chorus, conducted by
Co-Founder and Artistic Director William B. Richter, image by Dan Rapoza

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members, representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus takes the safety of its members and audience seriously.  This season, the singers have committed to being fully vaccinated and are wearing masks for rehearsals and performances.  Audience members are expected to wear masks while in attendance and to keep socially distanced as possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets for the “Pilgrim Journey” performances are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children age 14 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601, and leave a voicemail message.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.