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Waterville Opera House

1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
873-7000 www.operahouse.org

January 2019

Rescheduled-The Met: Adriana Lecouvreur

January 19, 2019, 12:55 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

Rescheduled to March 3, 2019 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…

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A Fox on the Fairway

January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$21 – $24

by Ken Ludwig A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf. This hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club, is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over the top romantic shenanigans! When Henry Bingham makes a hefty wager, which includes his wife’s beloved antique shop, against his longtime adversary, Dickie Bell, he believes that he can’t possibly lose. Unfortunately, an underhanded double-cross foils his…

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February 2019

The Met: Carmen

February 2, 2019, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $20

This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running time: 3 hours, 21 minutes (1 intermission) Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere. Click for more info.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote

February 9, 2019, 12:55 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 3 hours (2 intermissions) Don Quixote, having read his fill of romances about knights and chivalry, decides to set off on his travels in order to achieve great feats, which will bring glory to his name. As his sword-bearer, he chooses the loyal Sancho Panza, a man of sober outlook who is not prone to dreams. Tickets: $15 – $18 Prices include per ticket handling fees. Click for more…

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The Informer

February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Directed by John Ford “The Informer is forcefully and intelligently written, directed and acted. The story by Liam O'Flaherty deals with the Irish rebellion against British authority prior to 1922, when the Irish Free State's creation finally removed the hated symbols of British domination” —Variety. “The Informer won Oscars for best direction, script (Dudley Nichols), music (Max Steiner) and acting (Victor McLaglen); Ford’s finest works for its status as a Hollywood art film…through expressionistic visuals, symbolic touches, and a downbeat story…

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Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere

February 10, 2019, 12:55 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes, includes two intermissions Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, comes a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. Featuring doomed temple dancer, Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival, Gamzatti.

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Up Tight

February 10, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Directed by Jules Dassin. By all cultural accounts, 1968 was a hellish year for America. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy helped spark the “burn baby burn” sensibility ignited in the streets. It was also during this turbulent period that Paramount Pictures reluctantly agreed to finance Jules Dassin’s remake of the classic film The Informer into the militant action film Uptight. Moving the action from the streets of Ireland to the ghettos of Ohio, Dassin’s bleak exploration into…

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Missoula Theatre Camp: The Snow Queen

February 18, 2019, 9:30 AM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$220

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children's Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theatre camp during February and summer vacations. This play will be The Snow Queen. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Participants will learn about the theatrical process while practicing for the fully realized performance held at the end of the week. For children in grades 1 - 8. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 am…

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The Snow Queen

February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. Although set in a “land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may just find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get…

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National Theatre Live: Macbeth

February 24, 2019, 1:00 PM3:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes By: William Shakespeare The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), sees Rory Kinnear (Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Please note this production contains scenes of a violent nature. Click for more info.

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March 2019

The Met: La Fille du Régiment

March 2, 2019, 12:55 PM3:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This is a live HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Click for more info.

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The Met: Adriana Lecouvreur

March 3, 2019, 12:55 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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(Rescheduled from Jan 19, 2019) 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…

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Shemekia Copeland

March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Shemekia Copeland March 9, 2019 at 8:00pm 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…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

March 10, 2019, 12:55 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $18

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… This performance is an encore high-definition broadcast from Moscow. The running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets: $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Prices include per ticket handling fees.

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April 2019

Opening Night Party for The Wizard of Oz

April 5, 2019, 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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If you haven't already, order your tickets for opening night of The Wizard of Oz. Only opening night ticket holders and sponsors are invited to this free VIP party. Hors d'oeuvres by Amici's Cucina and libations by Meridians. All opening night ticket holders are entered to win a Wizard of Oz themed Day's Jewelers bracelet, valued at more than $230! After the show, hop on stage to meet the cast and have your picture taken with your favorite characters, courtesy…

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Wizard of Oz the Musical

April 5, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$24 – $27

The final three performances, April 12-14, have all sold out! Travel over the rainbow with Dorothy and her dog, Toto. Watch as characters fly across the stage, and discover the real meaning of home with this Kansas farm girl. Sing along to the classics with your family while experiencing a fantastic musical! By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg from the 1939 Motion Picture. Individual Tickets:  $24 – $27 each. (Prices include handling…

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The Met: Die Walküre

April 20, 2019, 12:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $20

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. This event is an encore high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The running time is 4 hours, 55 minutes, with two intermissions.…

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David Bromberg Quintet

April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$27 – $38

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…

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National Theatre: All About Eve

April 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

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…

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Comedian Juston McKinney

April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$24 – $25

Juston McKinney returns to the Waterville Opera House! Maine Sheriff's 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…

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May 2019

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

May 11, 2019, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$32 – $43

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…

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REM Community Volunteer Awards

May 24, 2019, 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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REM Awards was broadcast live from the Waterville Opera House starting at 7:00PM Friday, May 24, 2019. Here is a link to the recorded event: Click for Facebook link We invite you to join our REM Partner organizations in paying tribute to exemplary volunteers who have enriched lives by serving our community with style, grace, and lots of hard work. This fun and entertaining evening features generous local individuals who offer the gift of their talents to celebrate volunteerism in…

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June 2019

Kennebec Dance Centre: Metamorphosis

June 1, 2019, 6:30 PM9:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $21

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 Saturday at 6:30 or Sunday at 2:00. Tickets: $20 - $21 (Children ages 5 and under are free.) Prices include per ticket handling fees. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/2182004708542241/

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Ripcord

June 14, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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…

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The Met: Dialogues of the Carmelites

June 22, 2019, 12:00 PM3:10 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Francis 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. This performance is an encore high-definition broadcast performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The running time is 3 hours, 10 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets: $17 - $23 (Prices include per ticket handling…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen & Petrushka

June 30, 2019, 12:55 PM3:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $18

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running Time: 2 hours (1 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…

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July 2019

The Peking Acrobats

July 6, 2019, 8:00 PM10:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$32 – $43

For the last thirty two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. Click for more info.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp

July 29, 2019
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 1st through 8th grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performances, 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 3 summer sessions. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required…

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August 2019

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe

August 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$220

The Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children's Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp! Each week concludes with a fully realized performance! This week, it's Robinson Crusoe. For children in grades 1 - 8. Camp runs Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a performance on Saturday. Cost is $220 for the week. Advance registration is required. Sibling discounts (when two or more children from the same family enroll) and partial scholarships are available.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance: Robinson Crusoe

August 10, 2019, 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$7 – $10

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…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio

August 12, 2019, 9:30 AM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$220

The Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children's Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp! Each week concludes with a fully realized performance! This week, it's Pinocchio. For children in grades 1 - 8. Camp runs Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a performance on Saturday. Cost is $220 for the week. Advance registration is required. Sibling discounts (when two or more children from the same family enroll) and partial scholarships are available.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance: Pinocchio

August 17, 2019, 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$7 – $10

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…

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Auditions for Disney’s Newsies the Musical

August 25, 2019August 26, 2019
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Waterville, Maine — The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is announcing the audition dates for its new fall musical – Disney’s Newsies the Musical – 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! Opening Friday, November 8, this production will run through Sunday,…

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

August 29, 2019, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$42 – $53

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 claw hammer 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…

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September 2019

Opening Night Party forThe Divine Sister

September 5, 2019, 6:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The Divine Sister kicks off with an opening night party! There will be delicious refreshments available for party-goers to enjoy. This party is free and open to opening night ticket holders only.

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The Divine Sister

September 5, 2019, 7:30 PM
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The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. 7:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 7:30 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00 PM Sunday, September 8, 2019 Click for more info.

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The Divine Sister

September 6, 2019, 7:30 PM
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The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. 7:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 7:30 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00 PM Sunday, September 8, 2019 Click for more info.

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The Divine Sister

September 7, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Waterville, ME United States
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The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. 7:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 7:30 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00 PM Sunday, September 8, 2019 Click for more info.

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The Divine Sister

September 8, 2019, 2:00 PM
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Waterville, ME United States
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The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. 7:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 7:30 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00 PM Sunday, September 8, 2019 Click for more info.

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Jonny Lang

September 13, 2019, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$47 – $58

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…

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42nd Street

September 21, 2019, 6:30 PM9:05 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

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…

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The Lehman Trilogy

September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM4:20 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

In 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 (Skyfall, The 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…

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Keller Williams

September 26, 2019, 9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$24 – $28

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.…

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Kinky Boots

September 28, 2019, 6:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

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…

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October 2019

Graham Nash – An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

October 2, 2019, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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.

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PechaKucha Night Waterville V.33

October 3, 2019, 6:20 PM9:20 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Waterville | Vol. 33 October 3, 2019 Waterville Opera House Reception: 6:20pm | Presentations: 7:20pm Suggested Donation: $5 PechaKucha Night Waterville V.33 Emcee: Shannon Haines Presenters: Emily Davis – Anguish Sarah Doremus – Oh, Come On, We All Worry About That! Chris Kein – An Unlikely Artist? Heléna Melone – Silk Painting: Praxis Theory Olga Merrill – Urban Spirits Faye Nicholson – Consensual Democracy in Maine Sandra Alastriona Tomasco – Beyond the Canvas    Click for more info.

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

October 5, 2019, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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. 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. Click for more info.

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The Met: Turandot

October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

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. This performance is a live, high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The approximate running time will be three hours, with two intermissions. Tickets: $17 - $23. (Prices include per…

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Maine Comedian Bob Marley

October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$34.50 – $35.50

PLEASE NOTE: This event has two performance times, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Single seats only remaining for the 7 p.m. show. 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…

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Variety!

October 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$35

The first annual 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. Proceeds will directly support the programming of Waterville Creates!, the…

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National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM3:40 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

“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…

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Northern Light Inland Hospital Pops Concert

October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Join Northern Light Inland Hospital at the Waterville Opera House for the 2019 Fall Pops Concert, featuring the majestic sounds of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Erin Freeman.  She will be joined by guest soloist soprano Alyson Cambridge. 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. 5:30 PM  - Reception…

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The Met: Manon

October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

Jules 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. This performance is a live broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The approximate running time will be 3:50, with two intermissions. Tickets: $17 - $23. (Prices include per ticket handling fees.)

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

October 27, 2019, 12:55 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $18

Written by: Alexander Glazunov Choreographed by: Marius Petipa 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 work of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. Being one of legendary…

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November 2019

Newsies: the Musical

November 8, 2019, 7:30 PM
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Newsies: the Musical

November 9, 2019, 7:30 PM
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Newsies: the Musical

November 10, 2019, 2:00 PM
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Newsies Q&A

November 10, 2019, 4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Following the Sunday, November 10 performance of Newsies, we will be joined by our director, Debra Susi, and Joseph Owen, the recently retired copy desk chief of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, for a discussion about journalism and the significance of the 1899 newsboys' strike. Joseph Owen, of Augusta, retired in July from his position as copy desk chief of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. He was an editor for 22 years, and a newspaper reporter for 18…

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Newsies: the Musical

November 15, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Newsies: the Musical

November 16, 2019, 2:00 PM
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Newsies: the Musical

November 17, 2019, 2:00 PM
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m. Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi 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…

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

November 18, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$57 – $78

Holiday Classics in the style of Hot Jazz, Doo Wop, and Motown! 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…

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Comedian Bob Marley

November 22, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$34.50 – $35.50

SOLD OUT! 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!…

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The Met: Akhnaten

November 23, 2019, 12:55 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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. BUY TICKETS

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The Met: Madama Butterfly

November 24, 2019, 12:55 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

This broadcast was rescheduled from November 9. Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. 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. This performance is a high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The running…

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A Celtic Family Christmas

November 29, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$42 – $53

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…

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Comedian Paula Poundstone

November 30, 2019, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$32 – $38

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…

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December 2019

Warren Miller’s Timeless

December 4, 2019, 7:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$16 – $17

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season. Come kickoff the season with WME’s 2019 film, Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and travel with new and veteran athletes as they explore renowned mountain locations across the globe. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience. See warrenmiller.com for more. Tickets: …

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Kennebec Dance Centre Holiday Spectacular

December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until December 8, 2019

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $21

Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 Join us for our second annual Holiday Spectacular at the Waterville Opera House December 7-8, 2019 to kick-off the winter holiday season. The performance will begin with a multidisciplinary showcase of tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical dance, including new choreography by KDC's artistic faculty and special performances by the KDC 2019-2020 competition team. The second half of the performance will feature "The Nutcracker: Land of Sweets," an excerpt from…

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Kennebec Dance Centre Holiday Spectacular

December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until December 8, 2019

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $21

Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 Join us for our second annual Holiday Spectacular at the Waterville Opera House December 7-8, 2019 to kick-off the winter holiday season. The performance will begin with a multidisciplinary showcase of tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical dance, including new choreography by KDC's artistic faculty and special performances by the KDC 2019-2020 competition team. The second half of the performance will feature "The Nutcracker: Land of Sweets," an excerpt from…

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The Nutcracker

December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $25

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet's family favorite, The Nutcracker, at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. Four Performances: Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Youth/Senior, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth — Call the box office to order). If you buy your…

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The Nutcracker

December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM5:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $25

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet's family favorite, The Nutcracker, at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. Four Performances: Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Youth/Senior, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth — Call the box office to order). If you buy your…

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The Nutcracker

December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $25

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet's family favorite, The Nutcracker, at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. Four Performances: Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Youth/Senior, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth — Call the box office to order). If you buy your…

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The Nutcracker

December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM5:00 PM
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $25

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet's family favorite, The Nutcracker, at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. Four Performances: Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Youth/Senior, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth — Call the box office to order). If you buy your…

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January 2020

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

January 5, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

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 colorful life is in danger of spiraling 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. This performance is an encore high-definition broadcast from London. The…

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The Met: Wozzeck

January 11, 12:55 PM2:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

Written by Alban Berg 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. The performance is a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The approximate running time is 2:00. There will not be an intermission. Tickets: $17 -…

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Miss Holmes

January 24, 7:30 PM
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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Miss Holmes

January 25, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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Miss Holmes

January 26, 2:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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Miss Holmes

January 31, 7:30 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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February 2020

Miss Holmes

February 1, 7:30 PM
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM

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One event on February 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM

One event on February 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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Miss Holmes

February 2, 2:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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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 several mysterious deaths. Click for more info.

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All My Sons

February 8, 1:00 PM3:45 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London of the National Theatre Live production. Broadcast from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence 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…

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Hamlet

February 9, 1:00 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12 – $18

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Click for more info

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The Met: Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

February 15, 1:00 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

THIS IS AN ENCORE HD BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: The Gershwins Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 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. BROADCAST SCHEDULE  12:55…

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

February 17, 9:30 AM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$220

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre on their own version of the classic fable, The Tortoise vs. The Hare. Prepared in only five days, this fun musical will be performed by the campers attending Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process from professional actors and directors. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8. Camp runs February 17 - 22, with the performance February 22 at 2:00 p.m.…

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The Tortoise vs. The Hare

February 22, 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$7 – $10

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 weaselly managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as…

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The Ghost of Paul Revere

February 27, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$32 – $38

"We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd," says Griffin Sherry, guitarist/singer in The Ghost Of Paul Revere. "Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had." The result is a sound that the Portland, Maine-based band describes as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but…

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March 2020

Leave Her to Heaven

March 5, 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$7.50

Novelist Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) seems to have found the perfect woman in Ellen (Gene Tierney), a beautiful socialite who initiates a whirlwind romance and steers him into marriage before he can think twice. Yet the glassy surface of Ellen’s devotion soon reveals monstrous depths, as Richard comes to realize that his wife is shockingly possessive and may be capable of destroying anyone who comes between them. A singular Hollywood masterpiece that draws freely from the women’s picture and film…

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Casey Abrams

March 6, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol season 10 finalist Casey Abrams, has built a strong following through the years with two album releases (Casey Abrams and Tales From the Gingerbread House). Casey spent the last year touring internationally as part of the renowned collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Casey Abrams was born in Austin, Texas and spent his early years in Chicago, then later moved to California to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy. An extraordinary musician, Abrams studied classical bass, piano,…

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The Met: Agrippina

March 7, 12:55 PM4:40 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of George Fredrich 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. This program is an encore broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The approximate running time is 3:45, with one intermission. Content Warning: Please be aware that this production, although containing no nudity, includes some suggestive…

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Los Lobos

March 8, 7:00 PM10:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$42 – $53

“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s latest album, Gates of Gold. After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring…

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How to Audition

March 10, 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Acting is great fun, but what comes first is the audition! This workshop focuses on the basics of auditioning. Participants will be given tips on how to audition and the chance to practice these new skills and build confidence in the process. All on the historic Waterville Opera House stage! SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a pilot program to encourage students ages 13-19 to explore the behind-the-scenes operations at an historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a…

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Femmes of Rock — Cancelled

March 13, 8:00 PM11:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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CANCELLED. FMI Back at Waterville Opera House by popular demand! FEMMES OF ROCK starring Bella Electric Strings Featuring the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more! FEMMES OF ROCK, led by rock violinist and arranger, Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blistering solos, unique arrangements—not to mention their beauty and charm. The FEMMES OF ROCK show takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements,…

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The Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

March 14, 12:55 PM3:15 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$17 – $23

This production has been CANCELLED by the Metropolitan Opera House. Evgeny Nikitin is the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Richard Wagner’s eerie early masterwork, Der Fliegende Holländer (“The Flying Dutchman”). Valery Gergiev conducts. Tickets: $17 - $23. (Prices include per ticket handling fees.) BUY TICKETS

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Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

March 15, 12:55 PM3:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $18

Written by: Adophe Adam Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky 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…

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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

March 20
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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This event is cancelled. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time! The new 25th anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. Twenty five years ago, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions…

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The High Kings in Concert

March 21, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$27 – $38

Due to COVID-19, this concert has been rescheduled for July 2. For more information . . . The constituent parts of The High Kings each had a wealth of history behind them while also being a part of a lineage of such iconic family members such as The Clancy Brothers, Sean Dunphy and some members toured extensively with the acclaimed Three Irish Tenors and Riverdance. The heyday of ballad groups such as The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners are a…

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April 2020

REM Community Volunteer Awards 2020-POSTPONED

April 22
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

REM Community Awards Ceremony has been postponed to the fall. We invite you to join our REM Partner organizations in paying tribute to exemplary volunteers who have enriched lives by serving our community with style, grace, and lots of hard work. This fun and entertaining evening features generous local individuals who offer the gift of their talents to celebrate volunteerism in our community. Admission is Free, donations to REM are gratefully accepted. REM (Revitalize the Energy in Maine) is a…

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May 2020

Daughtry Acoustic Trio

May 8, 8:00 PM10:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Postponed to March 18, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Click for more info.

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