David Bromberg Quintet in Concert
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

David Bromberg Quintet in Concert

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues.

His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late 50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of blues 78s. He’d only just taken up guitar as a means to pass the time while in bed with the measles.

Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel these songs with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Link Wray to Phoebe Snow. This is a man who can go full-on Chicago gutbucket with “You Don’t Have to Go” (a Bromberg original), then slay with the jazz inflections of Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You,” rendered here intimately solo.

Tickets: $27 - $38
Price include per ticket handling fees.

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NTL: All About Eve
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: All About Eve

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours (no intermission)

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr.

Tickets: $12 - $18
Prices include per ticket handing fees.

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Juston McKinney
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Juston McKinney

Juston McKinney returns to the Waterville Opera House!

Maine Deputy turned comedian Juston McKinney is not a newcomer to the spotlight. With a national career that started over 20 years ago as he was trying to hang up his badge and cutting his teeth in New York City on the weekends. That has led to an amazing career that has brought him back to his New England roots, settling back into New Market, New Hampshire with his wife and two boys while selling out theaters across New England and touring nationally. This year alone has worked directly with some comedy greats on philanthropy projects like Amy Schumer’s Blue Ocean Animal Rights Fundraiser that sold out in hours and also the SOLD OUT’ Comics Come Home’ for the Cam Neely Foundation at TD Garden with Dennis Leary and Jimmy Fallon. In January 2018  Showtime premiered ‘Unsportsmanlike Comedy’ hosted by Rob Gronkowski featuring Juston and a couple of other national acts with ‘Patriots Fever’. Juston has been making his national mark for two decades now with 3 ‘Tonight Show’ appearances, TWO COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIALS, and writing credits that include TV favorites like Kevin James & Gary Valentine. Juston’s first Amazon Prime Special premiered in August and he can be seen in Theaters and Comedy Clubs around the county including the World Famous Comedy Magic Club. This past fall Juston premiered his 1st Amazon Prime Special ‘Parentally Challenged and you can catch his Podcast New Englandwood weekly.  

CLICK HERE to see Juston McKinney on Amazon Prime!

CLICK HERE to see him on Unsportsmanlike Comedy!

CLICK HERE to catch Juston's podcast!

CLICK HERE to visit Juston's website!

Tickets: $24 – $25
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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School Show: The Jungle Book
May
10
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: The Jungle Book

School Show: The Jungle Book

May 10, 2019 at 9:30am and 12:00pm  ∙  Grades K – 5  ∙ Virginia Repertory Theatre
9:30am showing is SOLD OUT
12:00pm showing is SOLD OUT

Join young Mowgli as he learns the “Laws” of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan. This musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic is sure to delight both young and old!

Please Note: Tickets are not available for purchase on the day of the show.
Registration forms must be completed to attend School Shows. Phone reservations will not be accepted. Attendance is determined on a “first come, first served” basis. 

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An Evening with Bruce Cockburn
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums every couple of years.

Bone On Bone, Cockburn’s 33rd album, arrives with 11 new songs, including “3 Al Purdys,” a brilliant, six-minute epic that pays tribute to Purdy’s poetry. The spoken word parts of the track are excerpts from Purdy’s poems. After that, once the ice was broken, the songs just started coming.” Produced by Colin Linden, Cockburn’s longtime collaborator, the album is built around the musicianship of Cockburn on guitar and the core accompaniment of bassist John Dymond and drummer Gary Craig. Also very much part of the sound is the accordion playing of Cockburn’s nephew John Aaron Cockburn and the solos of noted fluegelhorn player, Ron Miles.

Cockburn, who won the inaugural People’s Voice Award at the Folk Alliance International conference in February and will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September, continues to find inspiration in the world around him and channel those ideas into songs. “My job is to try and trap the spirits of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal,” he once noted. More than forty years after embarking on his singer-songwriting career, Cockburn keeps kicking at the darkness so that it might bleed daylight.

Tickets: $32 – $43
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Kennebec Dance Centre: Metamorphosis
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Kennebec Dance Centre: Metamorphosis

June 1 at 6:30pm
June 2 at 2:00pm

Kennebec Dance Centre celebrates the culmination of our 2018-2019 season with Metamorphosis. This multidisciplinary showcase features all of our talented dancers as they demonstrate the technique and choreography they've learned throughout this past season. We invite all family and friends to join us in this celebration June 1 at 6:30pm and June 2 at 2:00pm at the Waterville Opera House.

Tickets: $20 - $21 (Children ages 5 and under are free.)
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Ripcord
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Ripcord

June 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
June 16 and 23 at 2:00pm

Sponsored by: Maine Technology Group

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.  Funny, inappropriate, and heartfelt! (This play contains profanity.)

Tickets:  $21 – $24
Ticket prices include handling fees

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Ripcord
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Ripcord

June 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
June 16 and 23 at 2:00pm

Sponsored by: Maine Technology Group

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.  Funny, inappropriate, and heartfelt! (This play contains profanity.)

Tickets:  $21 – $24
Ticket prices include handling fees

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The Met: Dialogues des Carmélites
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Met: Dialogues des Carmélites

This is an encore HD broadcast performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.
Running time: 3 hours, 9 minutes (1 intermission)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students
Prices do not include handling fees.

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen & Petrushka
Jun
30
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen & Petrushka

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow.
Running Time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Featuring the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet, this is a staging of two one-act ballets.

CARMEN: This story centers on Carmen, Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo. Carmen is a passionate, free-spirited woman in contrast to the temperamental and fickle Don José. Fate, a ballerina dressed in black and a representation of Carmen’s alter ego, tells Carmen’s fortune with a deck of cards. A fight with tobacco dealers leads to Carmen’s arrest by Captain Zúñiga. In jail, she seduces Don José and convinces him to release her. Carmen is subsequently caught in a love triangle between Don José and popular bullfighter Escamillo.

PETRUSHKA: This ballet tells the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets. The three are brought to life by the Charlatan during the 1830 Shrovetide Fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka loves the Ballerina, but she rejects him. She prefers the Moor. Petrushka is angry and hurt, and challenges the Moor. The Moor kills him with his scimitar. Petrushka’s ghost rises above the puppet theatre as night falls. He shakes his fist at the Charlatan, then collapses in a second death.

Tickets: $15 – $18 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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The Peking Acrobats
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Peking Acrobats

For the last thirty two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

CLICK HERE to see the Peking Acrobats on YouTube!

Tickets: $32 - $43
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: April 4
On Sale to Public: April 11

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jul
29
to Aug 3

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. 

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows

July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Please note: This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. To register a child for camp please contact the Box Office at 207.873.7000 or click HERE for more information.

A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

Tickets: $7 – $10 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe
Aug
5
to Aug 10

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows

July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

ROBINSON CRUSOE: Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, MCT’s ROBINSON CRUSOE teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Unlike TV and movies, which provide every detail, a book allows the reader the luxury and the joy of imagination. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck which marooned he and Wilson on the island. The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robinson Crusoe
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robinson Crusoe

Please note: This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. To register a child for camp please contact the Box Office at 207.873.7000 or click HERE for more information.

Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, MCT’s ROBINSON CRUSOE teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Unlike TV and movies, which provide every detail, a book allows the reader the luxury and the joy of imagination. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck which marooned he and Wilson on the island. The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.

Tickets: $7 – $10 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio
Aug
12
to Aug 17

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows

July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

PINOCCHIO: Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus begins the Missoula Children’s Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppetmaster, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio

Please note: This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. To register a child for camp please contact the Box Office at 207.873.7000 or click HERE for more information.

Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus begins the Missoula Children’s Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppetmaster, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

Tickets: $7 – $10 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Echo in the Valley is the follow up to Béla and Abigail’s acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. This time around, the mission was to take their double banjo combination of three finger and clawhammer styles “to the next level and find things to do together that we had not done before,” says Béla. “We’re expressing different emotions through past techniques and going to deeper places.” The results are fascinating, especially considering their strict rules for recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used are banjos (they have seven between them, ranging from a ukulele to an upright bass banjo), and they must be able to perform every recorded song live.

Tickets: $42 - $53
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: March 7
On Sale to Public: March 14

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Keller Willams in Concert
Sep
26
to Sep 27

Keller Willams in Concert

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Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC and RAW, , those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album and DREAM is the realization of Keller’s wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes. THIEF is a set of unexpected cover songs, KIDS offers Keller’s first children’s record, PICK presents Keller’s collaboration with royal bluegrass family The Travelin’ McCoury’s, and RAW is a solo acoustic album. Each album showcases Keller’s comprehensive and diverse musical endeavors and functions to provide another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. Keller’s collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end-product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.

Tickets: $24 - $25 In Advance, $27 - $28 Day of Show
General Admission Seating
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale: April 18

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Graham Nash - An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Graham Nash - An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes. 

See Graham Nash perform “Military Madness” by CLICKING HERE
To access a Spotify playlist of some of Graham's most popular songs with CSN, CSNY, The Hollies, and as a solo artist, CLICK HERE

Regular Concert Tickets: $48 - $59
VIP Package Tickets:
$177 - $398
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

VIP Package One - Meet & Greet Package: $395 plus fees.
- One reserved ticket in Front Row
- Meet & Greet with Graham Nash during intermission
- Visit to preshow Sound Check with Graham Nash
- One autographed tour poster
- Drink tickets redeemable for beer & wine
- One commemorative Graham Nash laminate
- One commemorative Graham Nash ticket
- Crowd free merchandise shopping
- On site VIP staff

VIP Package Two - Soundcheck Package: $295 plus fees.
- One reserved floor ticket within first 5 rows
- Visit to preshow Sound Check with Graham Nash
- One autographed tour poster
- Drink tickets redeemable for beer & wine
- One commemorative Graham Nash ticket
- Crowd free merchandise shopping
- On site VIP staff

VIP Package Three - Premium Package: $175 plus fees.
- One reserved floor ticket within first 10 rows
- One Graham Nash tour item
- One commemorative Graham Nash ticket
- On site VIP staff

Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) - Guacamole Fund: $250 plus fees.
Graham Nash's passionate voice has often been heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. During this tour, Graham is partnering with Musicians United for Safe Energy (M.U.S.E.) to raise funds on its behalf by offering you special benefit seating.* M.U.S.E. is a non-profit organization that supports organizations worldwide that promote safe, alternative non-nuclear energy.
The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts Graham organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events. In 2011, Graham was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide.
*In exchange for your payment of $250 USD to attend the concert, a portion of the net proceeds for each ticket sale will be donated to M.U.S.E on behalf of Graham Nash.

On Sale to Members: April 11
On Sale to Public:
April 18

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Max Weinberg's Jukebox: A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Performing over 80 shows so far throughout 2017 and 2018 Max Weinberg’s Jukebox continues to barnstorm the country, blasting out the hits!

Audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays—in real time! From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying, and with over 200 songs to choose from, every concert is different!

Tickets: $32 - $43 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

VIP Meet & Greet: Add $115 to your ticket price and gain access to the post-show VIP Meet & Greet with Mr. Weinberg! Meet & Greet will be held in the Opera House theater within 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert. VIP Meet & Greet passes include a photo-op with Mr. Weinberg and one (1) personalized autograph.

On Sale to Members: March 21
On Sale to Public: March 28

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances. Her extensive discography showcases MacMaster as both soloist and marquee collaborator, notably with husband and fellow fiddler, Donnell Leahy. An Order of Canada is among many accolades the Ontario-based mother of six has received in recognition of her peerless artistic status.

A Celtic Family Christmas brings MacMaster and Leahy together with their six talented children for an outstanding evening of holiday music!

Tickets: $42 - $53
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: April 18
On Sale to Public: April 25

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The Met: Die Walküre
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Met: Die Walküre

This is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Running time: 5 hours, 10 minutes (2 intermissions)

PLEASE NOTE: This broadcast begins at 12:00pm.

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
11:55 - 12:05 Live from the Opera House / Countdown   
12:05 - 1:13 PERFORMANCE START: Open / Act 1 
1:13 - 1:52 INTERMISSION (39:00) 
1:52 - 3:20 Act 2 
3:20 - 3:58 INTERMISSION (38:00)
3:58 - 5:08 Act 3
5:08 - 5:13 BOWS / CREDITS / SIGN-OFF

Tickets: $17 - $23
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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The Wizard of Oz the Musical
Apr
12
to Apr 14

The Wizard of Oz the Musical

April 5, 6, 12 at 7:30pm
April 7, 13, 14 at 2:00pm

SOLD OUT! Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th, and Sunday the 14th are now sold out.

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Sponsored by: Day’s Jewelers, Winslow Community Federal Credit Union, and Mix Maine Media

The beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

Tickets:  $24 – $27 each
Family Pack of 4:  $60 – $64 (2 Adult, 2 Student tickets in the Second Balcony. Not available online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.)
Ticket prices include handling fees

The Wizard of Oz is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company.
www.tamswitmark.com

Please be aware that this production includes flashing lights, haze, and fog effects.

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Auditions: Ripcord
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Auditions: Ripcord

AUDITIONS FOR RIPCORD

Audition Dates/Times: Sunday, April 7 at 6:30 PM and Monday April 8 at 6:30 PM at the WOH rehearsal space in the Hathaway Creative Center (10 Water St, Waterville).

Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire

Synopsis: A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

Performance Dates: June 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:30 PM and June 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM

For audition materials and important information, please click below.

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The Wizard of Oz the Musical
Apr
5
to Apr 7

The Wizard of Oz the Musical

April 5, 6, 12 at 7:30pm
April 7, 13, 14 at 2:00pm

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Sponsored by: Day’s Jewelers, Winslow Community Federal Credit Union, and Mix Maine Media

The beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

Tickets:  $24 – $27 each
Family Pack of 4:  $60 – $64 (2 Adult, 2 Student tickets in the Second Balcony. Not available online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.)
Ticket prices include handling fees

The Wizard of Oz is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company.
www.tamswitmark.com

Please be aware that this production includes flashing lights, haze, and fog effects.

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School Show: Madeline and the Bad Hat
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: Madeline and the Bad Hat

School Show: Madeline and the Bad Hat

March 26, 2019 at 9:30am and 12:00pm  ∙  Grades Pre-K – 3  ∙  ArtsPower
9:30am performance is SOLD OUT
12:00pm performance is Available

This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren’t everything. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike.

Please note: Tickets are not available for purchase on the day of the performance.
Registration forms must be completed to attend School Shows. Phone reservations will not be accepted. Attendance is determined on a “first come, first served” basis. 

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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Mar
10
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow.
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (1 intermission)

In this lavish staging of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, it is Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday. Four foreign princes have come to ask for her hand. At the height of the festivities, an old woman with a knitting spindle appears at the Princess’s side…

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
1:00 – 1:20    Introduction
1:20 – 2:20    Act I
2:20 – 2:40   Intermission (with interviews)
2:40 – 3:45   Act II
3:45 – 3:50   Bows and Credits

Tickets: $15 – $18 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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Shemekia Copeland
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland returns to Waterville Opera House! Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. With her new Alligator Records album, America’s Child, Copeland confidently announces an electrifying new chapter in her constantly evolving story. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America’s Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.

Tickets: $30 Orchestra and Center Balcony, $25 First Balcony, $20 Second Balcony
Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.

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The Met: Adriana Lecouvreur
Mar
3
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Adriana Lecouvreur

This is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Running Time: 3 hours, 33 minutes (2 intermissions)

PLEASE NOTE this broadcast had been rescheduled to March 3 at 12:55pm.

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

Tickets: $17 – $23
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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The Met: La Fille du Régiment
Mar
2
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: La Fille du Régiment

This a live HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.
Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (1 intermission)

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students
Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.

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