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Limited Edition Signed Prints -
Opera House Painting by Artist Desiree DuBois

"As curtains remain closed in community theatres across the state of Maine and across our nation I think right now, more than ever, it is so important to find ways to support them." - Desiree

This beautiful art print will serve as a memento of your wonderful experiences at the Waterville Opera House while also raising vital funds to help us in this time of great financial need. We are humbled by the incredible generosity of our WOH family who have made donations, renewed memberships, and reached out with kind words of encouragement. Your support is inspiring and affirms that our community is – and always has been – one that values the unique power of the arts to enrich lives and strengthen community bonds.


Opera House Greeting Cards
Great for thank you notes, invitations, and more!


About the Artist:


In the video above hear why Desiree thinks supporting the Opera House through her art is important.

Desiree DuBois, visual and theatre artist, lives in Skowhegan with her wonderful husband, Mike, and amazing daughter, Skyla.
The theater bug bit Desiree when she made her theatrical debut on the Lakewood stage in 1999 as a crazed teenager in the ensemble of Bye Bye Birdie. She went on to appear in and paint scenery for many more productions at Lakewood Theatre in Madison.
You may remember her from her roles on the Waterville Opera House stage as Flotsam in Disney's The Little Mermaid and as Gloria Upson in Auntie Mame.  Desiree has painted the scenery for the WOH productions of Jekyll and Hyde, Spamalot, and most recently Tuck Everlasting, which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When she is not painting on the canvas or the stage, Desiree works alongside her brilliant and talented husband at The Bankery as a full time cake artist.

If you are missing music and theatre and dance
as much as we are REALLY missing hosting performances,
here are a few links to get you by at home:  
  • Gloria: A Life celebrates one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time, Gloria Steinem, featuring a dynamic all women cast.  Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and written by Tony award-nominee Emily Mann.  Available to stream as part of PBS Great Performances
  • Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert, filmed in 2009 from Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, features extraordinary performances of music from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and more. The concert will stream on July 10. Click here!
  • The Royal Opera House's production of the ballet Romeo and Juliet will stream as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse program on YouTube from July 10 - 22.  Click here!
Thank you to our 2019-2020 Major Season Sponsors!
Harold Alfond Foundation
Colby College
Golden Pond Wealth Management
MaineGeneral Health

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