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March 2018

Cirque Eloize: Saloon

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Wild Wild West comes alive with Cirque Éloize’s newest creation Saloon. Swing open the saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide for 85 minutes of non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility and original choreography. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off in a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns for an action-packed theatrical thrill-ride. For more information, to view the full…

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Goitse

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The popular and award-winning quintet has made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music. They have won numerous awards and have released four critically acclaimed recordings. Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.” For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Wonderful Music of Oz

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Fans of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and The Wiz, this one’s for you. With hits spanning Broadway, Hollywood, and the Top 40, The Wonderful Music of Oz offers a stellar cast bringing all things Oz to life in this unique and exciting concert. Perfect for the entire family. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Young Marx — NT Live Broadcast

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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The Bible Abridged

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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It’s apocalypse now as the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sights on the good book with The Bible (abridged). Can bolts of lightning be far behind? Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Vegetarian, you…

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Così fan tutte — The Met: Live in HD

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Learn before you go: Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. March 27 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. March 28 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. March 29 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For…

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April 2018

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way … and be done in time for tea. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Masterworks V: Mozart and Beethoven

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Mozart Mass in C Minor , K 427 The Bangor Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Richman continues its multi-year Beethoven cycle with the composer’s First Symphony, followed by Mozart’s glorious Mass in C Minor, a beloved work that will feature the University of Maine Singers and Oratorio Society in our annual collaboration. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they’ve been performing ever since. The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution. This will be the 2nd appearance by this group at the CCA. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Keeping Small Ruminants Healthy with UMaine Extension

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foxcroft Veterinary Clinic, 1441 Dexter Road
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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Topics include what is considered normal for specific animals, including nutrition, vaccination schedules, deworming, foot care and basic veterinary care. Dr. Catarina Ruksznis, a large-animal veterinarian in Vermont, will lead the workshop. Ruksznis is originally from Dover-Foxcroft. Live demonstrations will be held in the barn. Participants must dress for the weather and wear shoes that can be disinfected on-site.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — NT Live Broadcast

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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On the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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Steep Canyon Rangers

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that’s also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers. A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony. For more information, to view the full…

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Palaver Strings

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Palaver Strings, a musician-led string orchestra with Maine connections, is dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks. Each member is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with diverse and new audiences. Patrons and artists are invited to attend a post-concert reception, where they can meet up with other chamber-music lovers for delicious treats and delightful conversation. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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UMaine Symphonic and Concert Bands

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Symphonic Band in collaboration with Concert Band will perform their annual Spring concert. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com. To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events, visit umaine.edu/spa.

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Macbeth — NT Live Broadcast

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway) and BAFTA Award-winner Kenneth Branagh, this unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.…

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Cendrillon — The Met: Live in HD

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with soprano Joyce DiDonato starring in the title role. Learn before you go: Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. April 24 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. April 25 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. April 26 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information, to…

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May 2018

Masterworks VI: Pines of Rome

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Frank Almond, violin Gioachino Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville Ferruccio Busoni Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, featuring Frank Almond, violin Giacomo Puccini Capriccio Sinfonico Ottorino Respighi Pines of Rome The Masterworks season will conclude in spectacular style with Italian masters: Rossini, Busoni, Puccini, and Respighi! The program starts with Rossini’s iconic Barber of Seville Overture and Busoni’s rarely performed Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring the incomparable Frank Almond as soloist. Then we return to the passionate music of Puccini with his Capriccio…

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Cabaret

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Cabaret comes to the CCA.  Please note: Cabaret is for mature audiences. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com.

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June 2018

Julius Caesar – NT Live Broadcast

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. For more information,…

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Luisa Miller — The Met: Live in HD

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Learn before you go: Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. May 29 — Dirigo Pines; 4–5:30 p.m. May 30 — Brewer Public Library; 4–5:30 p.m. May 31 — Orono Public Library; 5–6:30 p.m. For more information,…

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