AUDITIONS: Disney's Newsies the Musical
Aug
25
to Aug 26

AUDITIONS: Disney's Newsies the Musical

AUDITIONS: Disney's Newsies the Musical

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH
MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH

Auditions will take place on the Opera House Main Stage

Show Dates: November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm; November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm


SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

1pm: Adults Music Only
2pm:
Jack, Katherine, Delancey Brothers, Newsboys Music
Dance auditions for all to follow music auditions.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

6pm: Jack, Katherine, Delancey Brothers, Newsboys Music
Dance auditions for all to follow music auditions.
(Adults may sing at 6pm if unable to attend Sunday's audition.)

Click below for more information, audition materials, and character descriptions.

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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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The Divine Sister
Sep
5
to Sep 8

The Divine Sister

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary's, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing "visions," sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets:  $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

CAST:
Mother Superior - Erik Hyatt
Sister Acacious - Alicia Nicholls
Sister Waleberga – Juli Brooks
Jeremy – Paul Herard
Mrs. Levinson – Valerie Glueck
Agnes – Sandra Tomasco
Mrs. MacDuffie – Debra Susi
Timothy – Jeralyn Shattuck

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Assistant Director – Lily Webb
Scenic and Lighting Designer – Tony Gerow
Sound Designer – Ben David Richmond
Costume Designer – Debra Susi
Stage Manager – Mel Chapman

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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Jonny Lang in Concert
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Jonny Lang in Concert

It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades!

Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.

Tickets: $47 - $58
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

VIP Meet & Greet Tickets: $189 (Price does not include per ticket handling fees.)
VIP Package includes:
-One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
-Exclusive meet & greet with Jonny Lang
-Personal photograph with Jonny Lang
-Collectible tour poster; autographed by Jonny
-Specially designed Jonny Lang enamel pin set
-Exclusive VIP merchandise item
-Official meet & greet laminate
-Very limited availability

On Sale to Members: May 17
On Sale to Public:
May 24

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42nd Street: Broadcast from London
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

42nd Street: Broadcast from London

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (one intermission)

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the West End’s biggest cast on Theatreland’s oldest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You, this is a musical unlike any other.

42nd Street follows young Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…

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

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NTL: The Lehman Trilogy
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: The Lehman Trilogy

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (SkyfallThe Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

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

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Keller Willams in Concert
Sep
26
9:00 PM21:00

Keller Willams in Concert

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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Kinky Boots: Broadcast from London
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Kinky Boots: Broadcast from London

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 13 minutes (one intermission)

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it arrives on cinema screens. It’s the ultimate fun night out, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

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

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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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School Show: Hansel and Gretel
Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: Hansel and Gretel

October 4, 2019 at 9:30am and 12:00pm  ∙  Grades K – 5  ∙  Virginia Rep
9:30am performance is Available
12:00pm performance is Available

Join us in this wondrous retelling of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale about parents, children, and witches. Hansel and Gretel stray from the path which invariably leads to a witch’s gingerbread house, but they outsmart the witch and find that the real treasure is family and home.

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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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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The Met: Turandot
Oct
12
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Turandot

This is a live broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Written by: Puccini
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours (2 intermissions)

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

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

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Bob Marley
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bob Marley

PLEASE NOTE: This event has two performance times, 7pm and 9pm.

Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He lives in Maine which is the best state in the world maybe even the universe. He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy! He has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s! He was inducted into The Guinness Book of World’s Records for “the longest stand up comedy show by an individual” at 40 hrs of straight stand up! He’s been on over 100 tv shows including Leno, Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central to name just a few. He co­starred in Boondock Saints I and II, All Saints Day, playing Detective Greenly. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq. That’s about it.

Tickets: $34.50 - $35.50
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: May 17
On Sale to Public: May 24

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VARIETY!
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

VARIETY!

VARIETY! is a new, signature fundraising event for Waterville Creates! and sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Join us in supporting the arts in Waterville as we present VARIETY! on Saturday, October 19 at the historic Waterville Opera House. Amazing and original performances have been curated especially for this community event — including our headlining act Star the Dancing Horse with Intuitive Horseman, Kevin Crane and a special performance from Disney’s Newsies the Musical. Additional performances will include music, dance, poetry, film, and more!

Proceeds will directly support the programming of Waterville Creates!, the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Opera House, and Common Street Arts.

Tickets: $34 - $35
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

Sponsored by Larry and Kim Sterrs and Newscenter Maine

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NTL: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. 

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. 

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

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School Show: Romeo and Juliet
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: Romeo and Juliet

October 23, 2019 at 9:30am ∙  Grades 6 – 12  ∙  Theater at Monmouth
9:30am performance is Available

The most famous love story in the world follows two star-crossed lovers from love at first sight to eternal life hereafter. Caught tragically between two feuding families, alike in dignity and in enmity, Shakespeare’s immortal young lovers try to fashion a new world amid the violence of the old, but cataclysmic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate.

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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Northern Light Inland Hospital Fall Pops Concert
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Light Inland Hospital Fall Pops Concert

Join Northern Light Inland Hospital on Friday, October 25 at the Waterville Opera House for the 2019 Fall Pops Concert, featuring the majestic sounds of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from this year's event will support the purchase of a new cardiac monitoring system. This system provides information that caregivers need to understand and monitor the condition of thousands throughout the hospital each year.

A reception at Amici's Cucina will precede the concert, beginning at 5:30pm.

Tickets: Reception & Concert $50; Concert Only $25

On Sale: August 12

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The Met: Manon
Oct
26
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Manon

This is a live broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Written by: Massenet
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes (2 intermissions)

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.

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

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
Oct
27
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW.

Written by: Alexander Glazunov
Choreography by: Marius Petipa
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours (intermissions TBA)

Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him.

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

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

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Disney's Newsies the Musical
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Disney's Newsies the Musical

November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm
November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm

Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Debra Susi
Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Lipman & Katz Attorneys

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets: $24 - $27
Family Pack: $60 - $64 (2 adult and 2 student tickets in 2nd Balcony). Unavailable online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: July 25
On Sale to Public: August 1

Sponsored By:

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The Met: Madama Butterfly
Nov
9
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Madama Butterfly

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Puccini
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes (2 intermissions)

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

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

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Disney's Newsies the Musical
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Disney's Newsies the Musical

November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm
November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm

Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Debra Susi
Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Lipman & Katz Attorneys

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets: $24 - $27
Family Pack: $60 - $64 (2 adult and 2 student tickets in 2nd Balcony). Unavailable online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: July 25
On Sale to Public: August 1

Sponsored By:

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox--the rotating supergroup devoted to period covers of pop songs, which Bradlee created in a basement apartment in Queens, New York--is a bona fide global sensation, having collected more than three million subscribers on YouTube while selling out major venues around the world and developing previously unknown talent into superstar singers. 

This holiday season, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will take the same originality, wit, and virtuosic musical performances that have garnered them over 1 billion views on YouTube to revitalize the idea of a Christmas tour itself, in their multi-city “A Very Postmodern Christmas” tour.  
 
The tour will feature PMJ’s rotating retro collective of showstopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists as they mashup timeless holiday classics and today’s pop hits in the “vintage” styles of 20s hot jazz, doo wop, and Motown that have brought the group international acclaim. Put simply: it’s the holiday show equivalent of Bing Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy” with David Bowie.

Tickets: $57 - $78
Prices include per ticket fees.

Meet & Greet Package: $175 (price does not include per ticket fees)
-One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
-Exclusive meet & greet with members of Postmodern Jukebox
-Personal photograph with members of Postmodern Jukebox
-Postmodern Jukebox Christmas merchandise item
-Official meet & greet laminate
-Limited availability

VIP Tour Package: $125 (price does not include per ticket fees)
-One premium reserved seat in orchestra section
-Postmodern Jukebox Christmas merchandise item
-Official VIP laminate
-Limited availability

On Sale to Members: June 14
On Sale to Public: June 21

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The Met: Akhnaten
Nov
23
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Akhnaten

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Philip Glass
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (2 intermissions)

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

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

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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

Fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are hitting the road again to bring back their popular concert series, 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, recognized as one of the best Celtic fiddlers in the world. The accomplished duo has toured extensively over the years together and separately, selling out venues across the continent.

A Celtic Family Christmas brings MacMaster and Leahy together with their 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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Paula Poundstone
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone returns to Waterville Opera House!

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast).

Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and Stuff; Goes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Call with Carson Daly and Late Show with David Letterman. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Tickets: $32 - $38
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: June 28
On Sale to Public: July 5

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Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones

Ring in the New Year at the Opera House!

Dressed 2 the 9's, ‪Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it's more than just the songs. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll forget it's only a tribute.

Tickets: General Admission Seating
In Advance: $22 - $23
Day of Show: $27 - $28
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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NTL: Present Laughter
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: Present Laughter

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

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

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The Met: Wozzeck
Jan
11
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Wozzeck

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Alban Berg
Approximate Running Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes (no intermission)

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

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

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Miss Holmes
Jan
24
to Jan 26

Miss Holmes

January 24, 25, 31, February 1 at 7:30pm
January 26 and February 2 at 2:00pm

Written by Christopher M. Walsh
Directed by Debra Susi

When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women.

Tickets: $21 - $24
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

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Miss Holmes
Jan
31
to Feb 2

Miss Holmes

January 24, 25, 31, February 1 at 7:30pm
January 26 and February 2 at 2:00pm

Written by Christopher M. Walsh
Directed by Debra Susi

When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women.

Tickets: $21 - $24
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

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The Met: Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Feb
1
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: The Gershwins
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes (1 intermission)

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

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

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NTL: All My Sons
Feb
8
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: All My Sons

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Broadcast from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel MagnoliasBrothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The SinnerIndependence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.

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

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NTL: Hamlet
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

NTL: Hamlet

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockDoctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: The Tortoise vs. The Hare
Feb
17
to Feb 22

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

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. 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.

THE TORTOISE VS. THE HARE: Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near. As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. There’s a real animosity between these creatures. As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, the mammals and reptiles join in the search…together. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that it’s easy to get along, if you just try. In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Tortoise vs. The Hare
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

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.

Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near. As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. There’s a real animosity between these creatures. As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, the mammals and reptiles join in the search…together. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that it’s easy to get along, if you just try. In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.

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

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Dar Williams in Concert
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dar Williams in Concert

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found In A Thousand Towns,” to be released in September.

Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the '90s. Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin among others.

Dar's most recent album, Emerald, “deals as bluntly as ever with the shadowy, subtle corners of humanity” according to Rolling Stone, and was recorded with friends such as Richard Thompson, Jill Sobule, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, the Hooters and others in various studios across the U.S. It is a sparkling collection of new original material, inspired collaborations and some surprising covers such as B.A.D.’s “Johnny Appleseed” making this album one of her best yet.

"Dar Williams, one of America's very best singer-songwriters… Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh—not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook."
-The New Yorker

Tickets: $32 - $33
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: August 8
On Sale to Public: August 15

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School Show: Treasure Island
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: Treasure Island

March 4, 2020 at 9:30am and 12:00pm  ∙  Grades 2 – 8  ∙  Virginia Rep
9:30am performance is Available
12:00pm performance is Available

Set sail with young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola for the mysterious Treasure Island! Generations of children have been thrilled by this rollicking tale of intrigue, piracy, and a young boy who must learn the value of honor and decency. This musical adaptation leaves out the rum-soaked violence of the book in favor of the fun, the action, and the moral foundation of this timeless classic.

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 Met: Agrippina
Mar
7
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Agrippina

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Handel
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission)

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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

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The Met: Der Fliegende Holländer
Mar
14
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Wagner
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (no intermission)

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

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

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
Mar
15
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW.

Written by: Adophe Adam
Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (intermissions TBA)

The young peasant girl, Giselle, dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

In this brand-new production of Giselle, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

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

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Mar
29
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW.

Written by: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes (intermissions TBA)

Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend.

The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev’s remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 10, 11, 17 at 7:30pm
April 11, 18, 19 at 2:00pm

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Directed by Debra Susi

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

Tickets: $24 - $27
Family Pack: $60 - $64 (2 adult and 2 student tickets in 2nd Balcony). Unavailable online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical
Apr
17
to Apr 19

Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 10, 11, 17 at 7:30pm
April 11, 18, 19 at 2:00pm

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Directed by Debra Susi

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

Tickets: $24 - $27
Family Pack: $60 - $64 (2 adult and 2 student tickets in 2nd Balcony). Unavailable online, please contact the Box Office to purchase.
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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The Met: Tosca
Apr
25
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Tosca

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Puccini
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours (2 intermissions)

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.

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

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Apr
26
12:55 PM12:55

The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW.

Written by: Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by: Yuri Grigorovich
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (intermissions TBA)

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns for a broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.

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

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School Show: Town Mouse & Country Mouse
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

School Show: Town Mouse & Country Mouse

May 6, 2020 at 9:30am and 12:00pm  ∙  Grades K – 5  ∙  Virginia Rep
9:30am performance is SOLD OUT
12:00pm performance is Available

When fast-talking Town Mouse touts the abundant riches of the big city, Country Mouse is tempted to move there. Will the riches of town become irresistible or will Country Mouse feel the tug of the different kind of riches left behind? Watch this rock and roll hoedown musical and find out.

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 Met: Maria Stuarda
Jun
6
12:55 PM12:55

The Met: Maria Stuarda

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY.

Written by: Donizetti
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission)

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

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

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A Flea in Her Ear
Jun
12
to Jun 14

A Flea in Her Ear

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm
June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm

Written by David Ives
Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Debra Susi
Sponsored by Maine Technology Group

A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written.  Set in Paris, the story centers around the comical misunderstandings between husbands and wives, lovers and friends. Believing that her husband is conducting a secret affair, Raymonde Chandebise devises a trap in the form of an anonymous love letter to catch him in the act. Soon the letter makes its way through their group of friends, setting off a chain of hilarity that includes shameless jealousy, mistaken identities, and lots of door slamming.

Tickets: $21 - $24
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

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A Flea in Her Ear
Jun
19
to Jun 21

A Flea in Her Ear

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm
June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm

Written by David Ives
Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Debra Susi
Sponsored by Maine Technology Group

A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written.  Set in Paris, the story centers around the comical misunderstandings between husbands and wives, lovers and friends. Believing that her husband is conducting a secret affair, Raymonde Chandebise devises a trap in the form of an anonymous love letter to catch him in the act. Soon the letter makes its way through their group of friends, setting off a chain of hilarity that includes shameless jealousy, mistaken identities, and lots of door slamming.

Tickets: $21 - $24
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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Waterville Rocks! - Concert 4 of 4
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Waterville Rocks! - Concert 4 of 4

Enter the Haggis & Tricky Britches

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

Common Street Arts Project: Spray Bottle Art

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

ENTER THE HAGGIS
For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like “One Last Drink”, “Gasoline”, “Down With The Ship” and “Lancaster Gate” have had hundreds of thousands of plays on social media, appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.
Enter The Haggis is clearly comfortable on the stage and develops an easy rapport with audiences, sharing the stories behind their songs and laughing through tour anecdotes. The show is exciting and dynamic, featuring unpredictable and spontaneous moments. One song might feature drummer Bruce McCarthy taking a drum solo on Trevor Lewington’s guitar strings, while the next song breaks down into a fierce battle between fiddle and harmonica. Sometimes during an encore, the band will leave the stage entirely to perform acoustically standing on chairs in the audience.
CLICK HERE to see Enter the Haggis on YouTube!

TRICKY BRITCHES
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.
Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day(2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner at midnight.

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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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Waterville Rocks! - Concert 3 of 4
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Waterville Rocks! - Concert 3 of 4

Tinsley Ellis & Cold Engines

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

Common Street Arts Project: Sidewalk Chalk Art

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

TINSLEY ELLIS
Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, "It's hard to overstate the raw power of his music." Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world's best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist's guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. "A musician never got famous staying home," he says.
CLICK HERE to see Tinsley Ellis on YouTube!

COLD ENGINES
North Shore Boston’s Cold Engines is the retro wave, power pop, and melody driven rock project of The Brew’s founder David Drouin and drummer Aaron Zaroulis. The group emerged in 2015 with a prolific run of four full length albums and over 100 shows a year supporting the likes of Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Bobby Keys, Soule Mounde and extensive headlining shows in the Northeast.
Officially launched in 2015 with the debut record in the can, the band was started and fostered in the ashes of national success The Brew. Drouin and Zaroulis pivoted quickly to capture something special. With the relentless pop hooks of The Police, Queen, The Killers and The Beatles serving as inspiration, Drouin knew exactly what he was after.  
Capturing the urgency and catchiness of his favorite record, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack from 1987 Drouin garnered an obsession. Honing the band with additions of journeyman Boston heavyweights was necessary. Geoff Pilkington from Soul Rebel Project, Eric Reingold from Jamantics and a slew of guest stars like Adam Ezra, Audrey Ryan, Johnny Bluehorn, Andrew Fogliano, Jon Persson, and Ben Alleman and Tim Phillips make up the recording team. 
Winning rock band of the year at the New England Music Awards and subsequent nominations for song of the year and new act of the year in multiple North East award shows, the industry took notice.Now four years in, the band has found itself fully and without apology as a new wave power pop force releasing the much anticipated 5th record, “Kiss My Heart.”

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The Peking Acrobats
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Peking Acrobats

For the last 32 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. With high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, it's sure to be 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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Waterville Rocks! - Concert 2 of 4
Jul
5
5:30 PM17:30

Waterville Rocks! - Concert 2 of 4

Kat Wright & Katie Matzell

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

Common Street Arts Project: Pendulum Paintings

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

KAT WRIGHT
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.
CLICK HERE to see Kat Wright on YouTube!

KATIE MATZELL
Katie Matzell is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine who released her debut EP at the start of 2018. MaineToday called the debut “fierce and dazzling,” adding that Matzell’s vocals are “sweet, full and gorgeous” with a “richness to them that make the songs burst all the more.” The Deli Magazine said “Matzell’s voice, both effortless and simple, floats above a sea of washy keys and pocket grooves, calling comparisons to not only her influences of the past (Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin), but to her contemporaries — Norah Jones and Emily King immediately come to mind.” Matzell was nominated by the New England Music Awards in 2018 for Female Performer of the Year. Matzell is hard at work on new music for a 2019 release.

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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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Auditions: The Divine Sister
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Auditions: The Divine Sister

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AUDITIONS: The Divine Sister

June 29 and 30 at 3:30pm
WOH Rehearsal Space, Hathaway Creative Center

Auditions will be held in the Opera House Rehearsal Space at Hathaway Creative Center. To find us, use the building entrance closest to the river. Once inside, bear right and our door is directly next to KV Crossfit.

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

Show Dates: There will be 4 performances, running September 5 - 8, 2019.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary's, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing "visions," sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Agnes
 (20's-30's): An ethereal and earnest young postulant, experiences visions.
Sister Walburga (40's-50's): A stern and severe nun with a strong German accent and a secret mission.
Sister Acacius aka Lil (40's-50's): Brash and foul mouthed, sexually frustrated nun. Heavy New York Accent. Wrestling coach. Mother Superior's confidant.
Mother Superior aka Susan (40's-50's): Plucky and resourceful woman of God. Possibly played by a Man.
Mrs. Levinson (50's-60's): A devout atheist and outrageously wealthy older woman, classy but strong willed.
Jeremy (40's-50's): A dashing and worldly reporter, and Mother Superior's long lost flame.
Brother Venerius (40's-50's): a sinister albino monk with a secret.
Little Timothy (any age): Young, vivacious child who goes to St. Veronica's school.
Mrs. Macduffie (40's-50's): Old Scottish charwoman.

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Waterville Rocks! - Concert 1 of 4
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Waterville Rocks! - Concert 1 of 4

Mallett Brothers Band & Hymn for Her

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

Common Street Arts Project: Bubble Painting

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

MALLETT BROTHERS BAND
The Mallett Brothers Band's busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.."
CLICK HERE to see The Mallett Brothers Band on YouTube!

HYMN FOR HER
Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish,” and “Hillbillies with electronics opening Pandora’s Box”

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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, 10 minutes (1 intermission)

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

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.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
11:48 - 11:58 Live from the Opera House / Countdown  
11:58 - 1:31 PERFORMANCE START: Open / Part 1
1:31 - 1:53 INTERMISSION (22:00)
1:53 - 3:07 Part 2
3:07 - 3:12 BOWS / CREDITS / SIGN-OFF

Tickets: $17 - $23
Prices include per ticket 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

Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Sponsored by:
Maine Technology Group

Starring Marie Cormier & Birdie Newman Katz!

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when cantankerous Abby (Katz) is forced to share her room with new-arrival Marilyn (Cormier), 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 per ticket handling fees.

Ripcord is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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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

Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Sponsored by:
Maine Technology Group

Starring Marie Cormier & Birdie Newman Katz!

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when cantankerous Abby (Katz) is forced to share her room with new-arrival Marilyn (Cormier), 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 per ticket handling fees.

Ripcord is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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