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Salomé

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of […]

$13 – $15

A Forever Frozen Story

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Discover the whole new family show created by Tohu-Bohu Productions. Enjoy an amazing and interactive large-scale musical in the world of Hans Christian Andersen’s fascinating tale. Take part in a fantastic journey to the land of winter, a colorful adventure filled with original music, done in the most spectacular staging and presented in front of a […]

Peter Pan

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Peter Pan This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission. By: JM Barrie All children, except one, grow up… When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker […]

TED Talks 2017: Highlights Exclusive

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

TED2017 “The Future You”, will explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, and thrilling new inventions (all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom), and will ask questions about our present and future selves that we often don’t have time for. The program will feature a succession of extraordinary speakers – […]

$15

Jazz is PHSH

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Jazz is PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, “Jazz is Dead”. Jazz is PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting! Founded […]

$15 – $25

TED Talks 2017: The Prize Event

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

TED2017 “The Future You”, will explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, and thrilling new inventions (all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom), and will ask questions about our present and future selves that we often don’t have time for. The program will feature a succession of extraordinary speakers – […]

$15

TED Talks 2017: The Opening Event

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

TED2017 “The Future You”, will explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, and thrilling new inventions (all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom), and will ask questions about our present and future selves that we often don’t have time for. The program will feature a succession of extraordinary speakers – […]

$15

Blue Öyster Cult

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs, with hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, and “Burnin’ For You”. Tickets: $60 Orchestra, $55 First Balcony, $50 Second Balcony

$50 – $60

Comedian Juston McKinney

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Comedian Juston McKinney, a former Maine sheriff's deputy with multiple Tonight Show appearances and two Comedy Central specials, returns to the Waterville Opera House with lots of new material! Tickets: $20

$20

Twelfth Night

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

By William Shakespeare A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with […]

$13 – $15

REM Community Volunteer Awards

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

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 will be projected larger than life on the Waterville Opera House screen providing a rare opportunity for the community to get […]

Free

A Hero of Our Time

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

The new ballet score, based on motifs from the Lermontov novel A Hero of Our Time, was commissioned from the very young (32-year-old) Peresburg composer Ilya Demutsky who, though not averse to experiments, keeps to a fairly traditional musical language. However his acute interest in contemporary topics which finds reflection in his music, and his […]

$13 – $15

Eugene Onegin

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. This is a live, high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The running […]

$18 – $20

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made […]

$13 – $15

Duck, You Sucker!

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

After he birthed Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and reimagined the American West in reality and myth in one of the greatest films ever made, Once Upon a Time in the West, , what could Sergio Leone do for an encore? The answer is Duck, You […]

$5 – $9

Hedda Gabler

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

By Henrik Ibsen “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van […]

$13 – $15

Recurring

The Little Mermaid

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright Directed by Debra Susi Musical Direction by Michael Peterson Choreography by Adam P. Blais In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on […]

$22 – $24

Idomeneo

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van […]

$18 – $20

The Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing […]

$13 – $15

Shirley Valentine

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Madame Marie Cormier returns to the Waterville Opera House for her final performance as Shirley Valentine in this entertaining one-woman show written by Willy Russell. Shirley, a middle-aged housewife stuck in a domestic rut, goes on an unexpected vacation to Greece and begins to see the world — and herself — in a new light. […]

$40

Rusalka

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark […]

$18 – $20

La Traviata

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Faviano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido […]

$18 – $20

Bella Electric Strings: The Violin Femmes Show

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Featuring the music of AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, and more! Bella Electric Strings, 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 girls have performed with some of the biggest names in the business, from […]

$35 – $45

Stranger in the Woods: North Pond Hermit Book Launch

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Mark your Calendars for this book launch on Thursday, March 9 for The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel! From 5:00 to 6:00, join the author at a reception in Waterville City Hall, 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME 04901. The reception is sponsored by the Colby […]

Free

I Am Cuba

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME

“When Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba — a long-lost, phantasmagoric Cuban-Soviet propaganda film from 1964 — was rediscovered and reissued in late 1995 (with the prominent support of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola), critic Terrence Rafferty wrote the following in his New Yorker review: ‘They’re going to be carrying ravished film students out of […]

$5 – $9
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