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Waterville Opera House

1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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October 2014

Bound for Glory

October 20, 2014, 6:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$9

Adapted from celebrated folk singer and social activist Woody Guthrie's autobiography, Bound for Glory centers on a few pivotal years during the Great Depression. Midwesterner Guthrie plays music locally but can't earn enough as a sign painter to support his wife and children. With only his paintbrushes and guitar, Guthrie joins the migration westward from the Dust Bowl to supposedly greener California pastures via boxcar and hitchhiking. Winner of Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Music, the film was…

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Fall Pops Concert

October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert Moody, Music Director, and Suzanne Nance, Guest Soprano will be back to entertain central Maine. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of fetal monitoring equipment in the Inland Birthing Center. The program will include: CoplandFanfare for the Common Man SchubertAve Maria w/Suzanne Nance Elgar"Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Movements 4 & 5 A to-be-announced encore with Suzanne Nance Tickets are $20 for the Concert at…

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Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow: The Legend of Love

October 26, 2014, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning — her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen's own lover, the painter Ferkhad. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The…

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National Theatre’s Frankenstein

October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Back by popular demand! National Theatre Live's 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS's Elementary) alternating…

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November 2014

Carmen

November 1, 2014, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students Part of the Met Live in HD series.

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Bob Marley

November 8, 2014
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$24.50

Maine's own "wicked funny" comedian makes his annual appearance at the Waterville Opera House! Two performances: 7:00 and 9:00 PM.

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Ani DiFranco

November 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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After 20 years in the music biz, self-described "Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. She still proudly identifies as a folksinger, too, but her understanding of that term has always been far more expansive than a bin at the record store or a category on iTunes, with ample room for soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word, and a marching band or…

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Barber of Seville

November 22, 2014, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students Part of the Met Live in HD series.

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The Pharoah’s Daughter

November 23, 2014, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Young Englishman Lord Wilson is traveling through Egypt when a powerful storm breaks out. He is forced to take shelter in the nearest pyramid, where the daughter of one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs lies entombed. Lord Wilson falls asleep and begins to dream that the princess has come to life. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Theophile Gauthier's novel Le Roman de la Momie. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the…

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December 2014

The Nutcracker

December 12, 2014December 14, 2014
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each magical performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and the Land of Sweets! Children of all ages will delight in Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite produced by the Bossov Ballet Theatre from Pittsfield, Maine. Join us for this event and start — or continue — a family holiday tradition! Tickets: $19 Adults, $17 Seniors & Youth. Dates and Times: Friday and Saturday, December 12 & 13,…

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Waterville Opera House Fundraiser Concert Featuring the Gerry Wright Trio and Local Vocalists

December 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Join us for an evening of music from the "Rat Pack" and Big Band eras performed by local talent. Vocalists include Tyler Richardson, Dan Kennedy, Nicholas Cloutier, Arielle Costello, and Lindsey Moring. Tickets: $20 Regular, $15 Senior/Youth

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January 2015

La Bayadere

January 11, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Presented by:Bolshoi Ballet Music: Ludwig Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov Original choreography: Marius Petipa New version: Yuri Grigorovich When the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret, they swear eternal mutual fidelity. However, the High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, overhears them. He rushes to reveal their secret to the Rajah, who has decided that Solor will marry his beloved daughter Gamzatti. La Bayadere (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer)…

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The Merry Widow

January 17, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli…

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The Godfather, Part II (1974)

January 19, 2015, 6:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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In many ways, this is not only Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, but also the high water mark of the wonder years of American cinema, the ‘70s. Has there ever been a film as beautiful, ambitious, uncompromising — and commercially successful! — as Coppola’s legendary, Oscar-sweeping (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro) expansion of his original smash hit? And has there ever been a greater film about the American Immigration experience? The “sequel/prequel” to The Godfather “parallels…

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Kitchen Witches

January 22, 2015January 25, 2015
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. When circumstances put them together on a TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food! Performance Dates and Times: January 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm; January 25 at 2:00pm Tickets: $20, $18 Seniors and Youth

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

January 31, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 StudentsHigh-defintion broadcast. Presented by the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

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February 2015

Swan Lake

February 8, 2015, 12:55 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
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Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried's birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human…

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Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle

February 14, 2015, 12:30 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
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On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by…

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The Vagina Monologues

February 14, 2015, 7:00 PMFebruary 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone.  The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.  In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. Tickets: $20 Orchestra, $18 1st Balcony, $15 2nd Balcony

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Latcho Drom (1993)

February 16, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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“This majestic, French-made film wishes viewers a ‘latcho drom’ — a safe journey — as it follows the roots of the Rom, traveling people better known as Gypsies. Stunning and evocative, it transcends language and culture, bringing together the best elements of National Geographic-style documentary and music video in a kind of anthropological MTV. Using only music and image, without any steady characters or plot, award-winning director Tony Gatlif (himself of Rom descent) tells a compelling story of Rom migrations…

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May 2015

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

May 23, 2015, 12:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15 – $20

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.…

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The Robert Cray Band

May 31, 2015, 7:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$40 – $50

Back by popular demand! With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. By the age of 20, Cray had decided to form his own band and began playing college towns on the West Coast. After several years of regional success, Cray was signed to Mercury Records in 1982…

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June 2015

The Odd Couple

June 11, 2015June 14, 2015
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

June 11, 12, 13 at 7:00pm June 14 at 2:00pm Compulsive neatnik Felix Unger is thrown out of his house by his divorce-bound wife. Worried that Felix will try something desperate, his best friend Oscar Madison, himself in the process of being divorced by his wife, invites Felix to move in with him. Within a few days, this mismatched pair is on the verge of mutual murder. Felix cannot abide Oscar's slovenliness, while Oscar is driven insane by Felix's obsession…

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Charlie Daniels Band

June 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$75

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 77, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Tickets: $75 Orchestra, $65 First Balcony,…

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Bolshoi Ballet’s Ivan The Terrible

June 28, 2015, 3:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

  NEW DATE: Broadcast of Bolshoi Ballet's Ivan the Terrible Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 12:55pm broadcast from The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Music Sergei Prokofiev Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Choreography Yuri Grigorovich As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his…

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July 2015

The Sleeping Beauty

July 24, 2015July 25, 2015
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Fri at 7PM and Sat at 2PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

Bossov Ballet Theatre brings the beloved fairytale of Sleeping Beauty to life on the Waterville Opera House stage.  This enchanting ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora who, bewitched by the evil fairy Carabosse and placed in a deep, protective sleep by the kind Lilac Fairy, is awakened by her brave prince. With music by Russian composer Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and staging by Bossov Ballet Artistic Director Natalya Getman, this beautiful take on the iconic ballet will enthrall…

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September 2015

Jo Dee Messina In Concert

September 6, 2015, 7:30 PM9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$35 – $55

With its title ME chosen by fans, Jo Dee's newest album, released March 18, 2014, marks her most personal album to date. Jo Dee wrote, or co-wrote, many of the songs on the album and will release ME on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success. Although this album is a fresh start for Jo…

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Two Cent Talks: Carolyn Chute

September 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Renowned Maine author Carolyn Chute will kick off a new literary series, Two Cent Talks, at the Waterville Opera House, at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 by reading from her latest novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves, which won the PEN New England Award. Chute is the author of The School on Heart's Content Road, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; The Beans of Egypt, Maine; Letourneau's Used Auto Parts; Snow Man; and Merry…

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The 39 Steps

September 24, 2015September 27, 2015
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets…

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The Beaux Stratagem

September 26, 2015, 1:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

In this live broadcast from London's National Theatre, Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The "Beaux" are Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their "Stratagem": to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome…

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October 2015

PechaKucha Night Waterville, Vol.18

October 2, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

PechaKucha Night (PKN WTVL) Waterville is a fun, creative networking event for the entire community featuring diverse presenters faced with the same dynamic challenge: telling a compelling story in 20x20, i.e. 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide. Creatively converging with Maine Craft Weekend, PKN WTVL Vol. 18 will immediately following the Opening Reception for the Maine Craft Association: Invitational Glass Exhibition at Common Street Art Gallery 5 - 7 PM. Presentations will start at 7:20. PechaKucha Night Waterville is…

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Kevin Libby in Concert: An Album Release Event

October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
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After an 18-year hiatus of reflecting and writing new works, Kevin Libby of Belfast, Maine is now embarking on his Free Man Yet tour starting with an album release party at the Waterville Opera House.  This show is being hosted by the Waterville Opera House in conjunction with Waterville Creates! celebration of Maine Craft Weekend. According to his album biography, "From his title song "Free Man Yet" to his soulful "Maria's Prayer" and his provocative good-time "Maintenance Man", Kevin Libby's work reflects…

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National Theatre: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

October 4, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore

October 10, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
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Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met, Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Angela Meade sings Leonora in later performances. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors,…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

October 11, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Music: Adolphe Adam Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into…

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Bob Marley

October 17, 2015, 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$25

With shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., Maine's own "wicked funny" comedian makes his annual appearances at the Opera House! Tickets: $25

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The Rocky Horror Show

October 23, 2015
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Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$21

October 23 – 25, October 30 – November 1 An outrageous musical comedy featuring a Transylvanian transvestite, a cryogenically preserved motor biker and Frankenstein's monster in Greek god form. This sexual parody of horror and science fiction films premiered onstage in London in 1973 and became the popular cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in 1975. Directed by Debra Susi, with musical direction by Rebekkah Willey and choreography by Matthew Begin & Andrea Michaud Tracy. (Audience callbacks are…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Otello

October 24, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
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The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Live, high-definition broadcast. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students

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Modern Times

October 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

Charlie Chaplin takes on the Industrial Age, which somehow seems not too different from the Technological Age, in what is absolutely his most riotously funny film, a masterpiece known to cause outright pain from laughing.  Made during the sound era, and using both sound and music extensively, yet resolutely refusing to incorporate dialog (completely unnecessary and counterproductive given Chaplin’s nonpareil gifts for expressive facial and body gestures) Modern Times is clearly Chaplin’s masterpiece. His “Little Tramp” persona becomes an everyman…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Tannhäuser

October 31, 2015, 12:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung…

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November 2015

Inland Hospital’s Tenth Anniversary Pops Concert

November 6, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20 – $50

For the last nine years, Inland Hospital in Waterville has held their signature event, an Annual Pops Concert as their gift to the community while raising necessary funds for an area of need within the hospital or at one of the 19 Inland Family Care practices in Kennebec/Somerset counties. The dynamic energy of the Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert Moody and renowned soprano Suzanne Nance draws over 750 community members enjoying an exciting musical and cultural evening at the Waterville…

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The Capitol Steps

November 7, 2015, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$30 – $45

The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation's Capitol and more.  Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old! Since then, they have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, The CBS Evening News, and for many years, in specials for National Public…

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Aguirre: The Wrath Of God

November 16, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath Of God looks more magnificent and mad than ever, one of the great folies de grandeur of 1970s cinema, an expeditionary Conradian nightmare like Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Just as for that film, the agonies of its production history have entered into legend, almost equivalent to the movie fiction itself. (Herzog's 1999 documentary My Best Fiend, about his leading man Klaus Kinski, tells the incredible story of the insanely dangerous shooting conditions and near-murderous rows between director and…

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Paper Tigers

November 18, 2015, 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

Waterville Senior High School presents an American Education Week screening of Paper Tigers followed by a panel discussion. Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities – a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood…

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The Met: Lulu

November 21, 2015, 12:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter. High-definition broadcast Tickets: $20…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

November 22, 2015, 12:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Music: Gabriel Fauré (“Emeralds”), Igor Stravinsky (“Rubies”), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (“Diamonds”) Choreography: George Balanchine This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and…

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National Theatre’s Hamlet

November 28, 2015, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity…

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December 2015

Pihcintu Choir in Concert

December 5, 2015, 7:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, The Pihcintu Mulitcultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship, and harmony that Pihcintu provides. The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger, and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds…

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The Nutcracker

December 11, 2015December 13, 2015
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and the Land of Sweets! Children of all ages will delight in Tchaikovsky’s perennial favorite produced by Bossov Ballet Theatre from Pittsfield, Maine.  Join us for this event and start — or continue — a family holiday tradition! Four Performances: Friday & Saturday, December 11 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13…

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

December 14, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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One of the most wildly loved films of the recent independent American Cinema — and of audiences at MIFF, who gave it their Award for Best film at the festival when it debuted in 2004 — The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the true story of a Bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red-and-green parrots. Mark Bittner, a “dharma bum” and former street musician in San Francisco, discovers the flock as he searches…

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Poet Richard Blanco

December 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$30

Richard Blanco will speak about the illustrated book of his poem, One Today.“One Today” is a poem celebrating America. President Barack Obama invited Richard Blanco to write a poem to share at his second presidential inauguration. That poem is One Today, a lush and lyrical, patriotic commemoration of America from dawn to dusk and from coast to coast. Brought to life here by beloved, award-winning artist Dav Pilkey, One Today is a tribute to a nation where the extraordinary happens every single day.…

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The Magic Flute

December 19, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the NewYork Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast— including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklósa, and René Pape—brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale. High-Definition Broadcast. Tickets:…

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Lady of Camellias

December 20, 2015, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Music by Frédéric Chopin Choreography by John Neumeier A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi Ballet breathes new life into John Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel and accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional…

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January 2016

National Theatre’s Jane Eyre

January 9, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last…

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The Met: Les Pêcheurs de Perles

January 16, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Les Pêcheurs de Perles (“The Pearl Fishermen”), Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East, returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint” (“At the base of the holy temple”), which opera fans…

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Days of Heaven

January 18, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

“Terrence Malick’s 1978 movie Days of Heaven was never a huge hit, but it was such a departure and so deliberate an attempt to have the audience stirred by beauty that it felt calming and inspiring. Without shame or caution it was trying to address the pre-modern era of American history, the natural conflict between landowners and newcomers. But it was just as interested in the vanity of men and women trying to tame and organize the wild parts of the country. Beyond…

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The Game’s Afoot

January 29, 2016January 31, 2016
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An event every 7 days that begins at 2:00am, repeating until February 7, 2016

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$18

Written by Ken Ludwig Directed by Debra Susi It is December 1936. Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.  But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.  Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

January 30, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. High-definition broadcast. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students

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February 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

February 6, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Lew Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas, broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 13, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

Coming to cinemas worldwide from June 20, 2015, the William Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream gets a contemporary makeover from Broadway’s The Lion King director Julie Taymor. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed during the production’s sold-out, critically lauded run at Brooklyn’s Theatre For A New Audience. The show boasts a stellar cast, including David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond) as Oberon, Kathryn Hunter…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Peter and Wendy

February 15, 2016, 9:30 AM4:00 PM
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$200

The Waterville Opera House presents sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. During the summer, the Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present three weeks of camp. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. The February camp, organized by the Opera House, provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn. The week closes with the participants in a…

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The Wild Child

February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

“God, I miss Francois Truffaut. The French New Wave director, who died far too young in 1984 at 52, touched on many genres, emotions, and themes in his 21 features, but he was rarely as plainspokenly empathetic as in The Wild Child. The film’s a rarity: case study as poetry. The Wild Child is based on the true story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron, a feral 12-year-old who was found wandering naked in the forests near Toulouse in 1798. Scarred,…

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Peter and Wendy

February 20, 2016, 1:00 AM12:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Conceived and Written by Michael McGill Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual . . . at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Mistaken identities, ever-morphing clouds, a classy crocodile, some very lost boys, and a fickle shadow all add to the mayhem. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Darling embark on a quest of their own…

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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter’s Tale

February 21, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Shakespeareʼs timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is re-imagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. When Leontes, King of Sicilia, is overcome by jealousy, his actions and their consequences reverberate throughout his kingdom and for generations to come. Only the passion of two young lovers and the twists and turns of Fate can lead Shakespeare’s characters to redemption and reconciliation. Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth…

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Taming of the Shrew

February 21, 2016, 5:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Rescheduled from February 14, due to technical difficulties. Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the…

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March 2016

Manon Lescaut

March 5, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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The Metropolitan Opera stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian…

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Lady of Camellias

March 6, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: John Neumeier A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi Ballet breathes new life into John Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel and accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic…

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Hangmen

March 12, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus

March 13, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Music: Aram Kachaturian Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich’s Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male…

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Red River

March 14, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Howard Hawks’ epic yet intimate 1948 western is at once “classic” and “revisionist,” pitting John Wayne’s so-determined-he’s-tyrannical settler against his much more humane “adopted son” Montgomery Clift as they launch an insane cattle drive that will either make or break a lifetime of work on the frontier. Howard Hawks’ amazing western is quite unlike those of John Ford with its emphasis on the group of men involved in the drive, its tougher-than-the-guys heroine (Joanna Dru) and its languorous appreciation of…

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As You Like It

March 19, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of…

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Comedian Juston McKinney

March 19, 2016, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$19

Former Maine sheriff’s deputy Juston McKinney, who has multiple Tonight Show appearances and two Comedy Central Specials, takes the stage to share jokes and stories about living and patrolling the woods of Maine. Juston grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. After earning an associates degree from the very prestigious Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a York County sheriff’s deputy patrolling that same border, but in 1997 Juston turned in his gun and badge and…

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The Monster Who Ate My Peas

March 24, 2016, 12:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$3

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But,…

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April 2016

Mary Poppins

April 8, 2016April 10, 2016
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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PLEASE NOTE: As of Thursday afternoon, April 14, seats were still available for the April 15 and 16 performances, but the April 17 performance had SOLD OUT. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes Directed by Debra Susi One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks…

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Roberto Devereux

April 16, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet…

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Vincent and Theo

April 18, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

The final film made by Robert Altman during his decade of de facto banishment from Hollywood before his triumphant return with The Player is a masterpiece about a maker of masterpieces. Vincent and Theo focuses Altman’s unique and distinctive style on Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, finding something close to home in the irony between the painter’s appreciation of nature and life and the economic riches his paintings now bring compared to his failure to sell a canvas…

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REM Community Volunteer Awards

April 23, 2016, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

The community is invited to the REM Partner Community Volunteer Awards Ceremony at the Waterville Opera House.  Sixty three REM Partner organizations will gather to honor exemplary volunteers representing 13 local organizations.      FREE – Donations welcomed  The community is invited to join in the fun and honor with their attendance the community nonprofit organizations and exemplary volunteers which directly and powerfully affect our quality of life.  A Power Point presentation created by Jackie Dalton, REM Co-Executive Director, will be…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote

April 24, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Music: Leon Minkus Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky) Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi’s panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets…

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Shemekia Copeland

April 29, 2016, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, her wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers “gale force singing and…

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Metropolitan Opera: Elektra

April 30, 2016, 12:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne…

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May 2016

Madama Butterfly

May 1, 2016, 12:55 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

Rescheduled from April 9 Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Hei-Kyung Hong and Massimo Giordano star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. This performance is an high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The running time is 3 hours and 20 minutes, including two 25-minute…

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Chopeniana and The Ugly Duckling

May 13, 2016May 14, 2016
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$12
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Celebrating Our Youth

May 25, 2016, 7:15 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$10

Youth singers, dancers, musicians, poets, karate performers and more will show off why Waterville’s future is so bright at the Alfond Youth Center’s Annual Appeal Kickoff Event, the Celebrating our Youth Talent Show. Featuring performances by Alex Preston, 2014 American Idol finalist. For more information about how to contribute, get involved, or audition visit the Alfond Youth Center’s page! Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Youths/Seniors

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Richard Marx

May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$45

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” with “Don’t Mean Nothing” earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles…

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June 2016

Nana’s Naughty Knickers

June 10, 2016June 12, 2016
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$18

Written by Katherine DiSavino Directed by Debra Susi Starring Marie Cormier and Birdie Katz Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be…

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July 2016

WOH Presents: A Multimedia Concert Experience

July 2, 2016, 8:00 PM9:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

The Waterville Opera House is thrilled to bring WOH Presents, a new multimedia, immersive concert experience, to the stage, starting this summer. The first event of WOH Presents is set to take place on July 2nd at 8pm with more events in development for August and September. For the first installation of WOH Presents, the Opera House has partnered with The Great North music and arts festival to promote July 2nd as an official "Road to Great North" event. The…

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August 2016

Kung Fu (With Support From Gater)

August 12, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$20

The Waterville Opera House is thrilled to bring the second installment of WOH Presents, a multimedia, immersive concert experience, to the stage starting this August. The concert will feature performances by Kung Fu (Funk-Jazz Fusion) and Gater (Jamtronic), as well as live painting by Marty Reynolds, and mind-blowing projections by the visual production collective Little Village. This concert will be recorded. By purchasing a ticket to WOH Presents you agree to allow your likeness to be used in still and…

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Rumpelstiltskin

August 13, 2016, 2:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

The Missoula Children's Theatre presents Rumpelstiltskin, an original adaptation of the classic story. A strange little gnome appears from here, there and everywhere to spin your straw into gold...for a price. If his price is too steep, you must guess his name... Join in the fun of Festival Time and help Clara guess the mischievous little gnome's name. You will also encounter a Jester, Villagers, Wizards, a Queen, a King, Knights and a band of busy little Bees. This heart-warming tale…

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September 2016

A View from the Bridge

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM3:45 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$18 – $20

This performance is an HD broadcast of Arthur Miller's play, being broadcast from London's National Theatre Live.   Click for more info.

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Romeo and Juliet

September 24, 2016, 1:00 PM3:45 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$18

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy. A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. Kenneth Branagh co-directs with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella) and Lily James…

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Waterville Comedy Night

September 29, 2016, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$15

Colby College is proud to host Waterville Comedy Night at the Waterville Opera House! This exciting evening will feature three hilarious comedians, Kevin Barnett, Mike Yard, and Joel Kim Booster. The doors will open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm. Kevin Barnett is one of the fastest rising comics in NYC. He is also a cool guy, who doesn’t usually smell, and showers relatively regularly. He can be seen on Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, and MTV2’s…

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Sawyer Brown

September 30, 2016, 8:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$55 – $65

Sawyer Brown is an American country band founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band. Click for more details.

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October 2016

One Man, Two Guvnors

October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Written by Richard Bean and featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, host of the The Late Late Show,  the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been…

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PechaKucha Night Waterville, Vol 22

October 1, 2016, 6:30 PM8:30 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Free

PechaKucha Night Waterville is a creative networking event centered on storytelling. Every event is well attended and provides its own distinctive ride. PechaKucha Night (PKN) began in Tokyo in 2003 and has turned into an international phenomenon with events happening in over 800 cities around the world. It is a format that makes presentations concise, keeps the evening moving at a rapid pace, and allows for plenty of chit-chat among participants and attendees. PechaKucha Night Waterville is a fun, creative…

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Tristan und Isolde

October 8, 2016, 12:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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Music by Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met. The world premiere of this…

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Bob Marley

October 8, 2016, 7:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$25

Maine's own wicked funny comedian returns for his annual performance at the Waterville Opera House! Tickets: $25 (Note: There will be only one performance. The previously announced 9:00 performance has been canceled.)

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Cuba

October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$5

A problematic romance; a less problematic revolution. Sean Connery (the first James Bond!) and Brooke Adams (a past Railroad Square guest who first rose to prominence in Terrence Malick’s Days Of Heaven) star in Richard Lester’s (best known for A Hard Days Night, The Three Musketeers, and Robin And Marian) knowing, sharp, beautiful, underrated and offbeat anti-romance set against the Cuban revolution. “A political film within which no one speaks about politics and a love story in which no one…

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Ben Roy and Those Who Can’t

October 14, 2016, 9:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$25

The Opera House is excited to host Ben Roy and the Cast of Those Who Can’t for a stand-up comedy show in October! Ben Roy created and stars in TruTv’s scripted comedy series Those Who Can’t along with fellow Grawlix comedy troupe members, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl. Set in Denver, Those Who Can’t follows three dysfunctional high school teachers, who are as screwed-up as the kids they teach. Tickets: $25

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Young Frankenstein

October 21, 2016October 23, 2016
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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$21

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Book by Thomas Meehan and Mel Brooks From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself…

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Threepenny Opera

October 25, 2016, 6:00 PM
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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$13

Mack the Knife is back in town! A darkly comic new take on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night…

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