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Collins Center for the Arts

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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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September 2019

NT Live Broadcast — Small Island

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel "Small Island" comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live onstage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season. "Small Island" embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, from WWII to 1948 — the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope…

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Chubby Checker and The Wildcats

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In 2 minutes and 42 seconds, Chubby Checker revolutionized popular culture and changed the music business forever. When he appeared on American Bandstand in 1960 and performed “The Twist,” it was the dawn of a new era in rock 'n' roll. He stands alone as a one-of-a-kind rock icon, as the only artist to have a single go to No. 1 twice. According to Billboard, he has the No. 1 single for the whole decade of the '60s. Every time…

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NT Live Broadcast — The Lehman Trilogy

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts in a single evening. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the New World. He is joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in…

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Bobby McFerrin

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, "spirityouall," is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music industry rebel who single-handedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit…

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October 2019

Masterworks I — Celebrating Lucas!

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor SooBeen Lee, violin   Music from Hollywood to Spain and Russia opens the 10th anniversary season of Bangor Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman. A new work by noted film composer Kathryn Bostic is followed by "The Village Romance," from the M. Night Shyamalan film "The Village," featuring Korean violin prodigy SooBeen Lee. Lee then performs Sarasate’s virtuosic showstopper, "Carmen Fantasy." The program concludes with Mussorgsky’s epic "Pictures at an Exhibition." For more information, to view…

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‘It was fifty years ago today’ — A Tribute to The Beatles’ ‘The White Album’

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In celebration of The Beatles' 50th Anniversary edition of the "The White Album," Flower Power Concerts, Inc. presents a performance featuring Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland, with musical director Joey Curatolo. The concert will feature their greatest hits along with songs from "The White Album." For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. "42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares audiences to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The show’s unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place to be amazed.  Cirque…

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The Met: Live in HD – Turandot

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritones James Morris and Nicolas Testé as Timur. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Magic of Lyn Dillies

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lyn’s spectacular, eye-defying illusions have been astounding audiences for more than two decades. In 2013, she was the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award — the Academy Award of magic — from the Society of American Magicians. She later received the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society in 2009. Lyn has made numerous television appearances and has shared the stage with such notable entertainers as Marvin Hamlisch,…

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Bob Marley

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He lives in Maine, is featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and even won their Super Bowl of Comedy. He's published more than 20 comedy CDs and DVDs, and was inducted into Guinness World Records for “the longest stand up comedy show by an individual” at 40 straight hours of stand up. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Rosanne Cash

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four Grammy Awards and nominations for 11 more. She also is an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir "Composed," which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Oxford-American, The Nation and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide…

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Jazz Band

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. 

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November 2019

NT Live Broadcast — One Man, Two Guvnors

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Based on "The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, this hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster, 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 killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’…

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The Met: Live in HD – Manon

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Office! A Musical Parody

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin … "The Office! A Musical Parody," currently playing off-Broadway in New York City, is the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show “The Office.” Don’t miss this hilarious new musical that lovingly pokes fun at everyone’s favorite coworkers. Favorite moments from all nine seasons are mashed up into one “typical”…

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Masterworks II — Brahms and Prokofiev

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Benjamin Hochman, piano   Two works by Johannes Brahms and Prokofiev’s fiery "Piano Concerto No. 3" make for a can’t-miss concert event. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This event is free and open to the public.  

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Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Kuné — Canada’s Global Orchestra was developed from a major initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to explore and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and pluralism. The ensemble seeks to communicate in ways that words, politicians and spiritual leaders cannot, and to help find that common language through music. Kuné means “together” in Esperanto. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Met: Live in HD – Madama Butterfly

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Rainforest Reptiles

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A fun, interactive program featuring live animals from around the world, Rainforest Reptile Shows has been teaching audiences about animals, including their habitats, defense mechanisms, and natural diets, since 1993. Now is your chance to meet these fascinating animals, hear their unique stories and how they came to be part of the Rainforest Team. Founders Michael Ralbovsky and Joan Gallagher, along with the Rainforest Team, have more than 100 years of combined experience working with exotic animals. But the real stars…

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NT Live Broadcast — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives, leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations … with hilarious, but dark, consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon,…

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The Met: Live in HD – Akhnaten

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’ masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of "Satyagraha." Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut. For more information, to…

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December 2019

Symphonic Band Concert

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Tickets are $9 or free with a student MaineCard. 

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NT Live Broadcast — Hansard

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

It’s a summer morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. See…

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Yuletide Concert

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. 

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A Christmas Carol

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music and alive with color and movement. Woven throughout this classic tale are John Bennett's beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs. Featuring live musicians and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, it's the beloved holiday story as you've never seen it before.  For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Swingles Christmas

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase…

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The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

  A holiday tradition for all ages, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. The Robinson Ballet, Bangor Area Children’s Choir and the BSO combine to bring the story of Clara and her toy nutcracker to life with a family-friendly production that leaves audiences inspired year after year.   For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Nutcracker

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

  A holiday tradition for all ages, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. The Robinson Ballet, Bangor Area Children’s Choir and the BSO combine to bring the story of Clara and her toy nutcracker to life with a family-friendly production that leaves audiences inspired year after year.   For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Nutcracker

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

  A holiday tradition for all ages, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. The Robinson Ballet, Bangor Area Children’s Choir and the BSO combine to bring the story of Clara and her toy nutcracker to life with a family-friendly production that leaves audiences inspired year after year.   For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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January 2020

The Met: Live in HD – Wozzeck

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of "Lulu" in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre-World War I environment. Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris…

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NT Live Broadcast — Present Laughter

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. "Present Laughter" is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Captured live…

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Now seen by over a a quarter of a million people across the world, "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens in New York City went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as '50s rock 'n' roll duo Tom & Jerry, the show journeys through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split and their individual solo careers,…

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Masterworks III — Dvorak and Stravinsky

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor and piano   The Bangor Symphony Orchestra woodwinds and brass take center stage and Lucas Richman makes his BSO debut as piano soloist for a program of diverse masterworks. Works by Dukas and Gabrielli highlight the full force of the BSO brass section, with the program anchored by gems from Dvorak and Stravinsky. Maestro Richman is joined onstage by the principal woodwind quintet for Poulenc’s "Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet." For more information, to view the…

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February 2020

The Met: Live in HD – Porgy and Bess

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion and heartbreak of its inhabitants. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker and Ryan Speedo…

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The Color Purple

February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"The Color Purple" is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new production.  For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Viva MOMIX

February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Combining illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness, Viva MOMIX features everything that MOMIX is known for. Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors. This show is a collection of the most iconic pieces from the company’s illustrious repertoire and includes several fantastic new works. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there’s nothing like the…

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All My Sons – NT Live Broadcast

February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama "All My Sons." The setting is America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the…

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Drum TAO 2020

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Drum TAO 2020 is the latest production from internationally acclaimed percussion group TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers create an energetic and unforgettable production. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Irish Rovers

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

These legendary kings of Celtic have been honored this year as one of Ireland’s greatest exports by EPIC, the Emigration Museum in Dublin, as well as back in their hometown of Ballymena. Fans should fasten their seat belts for a rollicking night of hits, latest releases and hilarious stories from their years on the road. The days of long tours are finally coming to an end for these Irish lads as they complete one last world tour. For more information, to view…

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The Met: Live in HD – Agrippina

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this dark comedy about the abuse of power in “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious…

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March 2020

FLEX AVE. by Flexn

March 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Following breakthrough performances at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Manchester International Festival, and an upcoming residency for the inaugural season of The Shed in New York City, FLEX AVE. is the brand-new creation of Flexn dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Characterized by a vocabulary all its own, Flexn developed from various Jamaican street dance styles into a distinct art form that has spread across the globe and has been embraced by the pop mainstream. For more information,…

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Finding Neverland

March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"Finding Neverland" tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is…

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Mystery Science Theatre 3000

March 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The award-winning TV comedy “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) is coming to Orono in an all-new live show featuring Joel Hodgson, original host and the creative vision behind the beloved series for more than three decades, in his final live tour, with the never-before-screened film "No Retreat, No Surrender." For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Accepted Student Day

March 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 3, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 17, 2020 at 8:00am

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Accepted Student Days: Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development   8–9 a.m.: Check-In and Welcome 9–10 a.m.: Opening Session 10–11 a.m.: Academic Tours and…

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The Met: Live in HD – Der Fliegende Holländer

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on "Parsifal" set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting.…

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Masterworks IV — Sounds of the Sea

March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor    A unique concert experience awaits audiences at this joint presentation by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Maine Science Festival exploring how composers have depicted the sea and the power of nature through music across generations. Hear Semtana’s iconic "Moldau" and Debussy’s sweeping "La Mer" accompanied by a new work from Lucas Richman, "The Warming Sea," exploring changes in the Gulf of Maine through music and multimedia, commissioned by the Maine Science Festival. For more information, to…

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Accepted Student Day

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 3, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 17, 2020 at 8:00am

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Accepted Student Days: Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development   8–9 a.m.: Check-In and Welcome 9–10 a.m.: Opening Session 10–11 a.m.: Academic Tours and…

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Broadcast – Kinky Boots

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Big-hearted and high-spirited, the West End musical, inspired by true events, tells the story of Charlie Price, the new owner of his late father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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April 2020

Accepted Student Day

April 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 3, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 17, 2020 at 8:00am

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Accepted Student Days: Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development   8–9 a.m.: Check-In and Welcome 9–10 a.m.: Opening Session 10–11 a.m.: Academic Tours and…

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Masterworks V — Beethoven and Haydn

April 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Roberto Plano, piano Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano    Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the composer’s "Piano Concerto No. 4," featuring Italian pianist Roberto Plano as soloist. Then hear Haydn’s stunning "Mass in Time of War," featuring soprano Jamilyn Manning-White. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is joined by the full forces of the UMaine Singers and Oratorio Society for this performance. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Choir of Man

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” "The Choir of Man" offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything — pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock — all to roof-raising heights.  For more information, to view the full season schedule or…

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Llama Llama — Live!

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep … except … they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on…

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Accepted Student Day

April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 3, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on April 17, 2020 at 8:00am

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Accepted Student Days: Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development   8–9 a.m.: Check-In and Welcome 9–10 a.m.: Opening Session 10–11 a.m.: Academic Tours and…

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An American in Paris

April 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. George Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret — and…

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The Met: Live in HD — Tosca

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Anna Netrebko returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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May 2020

Masterworks VI — Mozart and Mahler

May 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor   The Masterworks season concludes with Mahler’s passion-filled "Symphony No. 5," and a rarely performed gem by Mozart. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Pops — Music of the Knights

May 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber are not only knights — they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. “Music of the Knights” honors their lasting musical influence with songs like “Memory,” ”I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” ”Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” ”The Phantom of the Opera,” ”Circle of Life,” ”Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” ”Your Song,” ”Don’t Let the Sun…

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June 2020

The Met: Live in HD — Maria Stuarda

June 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s production. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Summer Orientation

June 22, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 22–23: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development June 23–24: College of Engineering; School of Engineering Technology June 24–25: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture June 25–26: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Explorations

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Summer Orientation

June 23, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 22–23: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development June 23–24: College of Engineering; School of Engineering Technology June 24–25: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture June 25–26: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Explorations

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Summer Orientation

June 24, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 22–23: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development June 23–24: College of Engineering; School of Engineering Technology June 24–25: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture June 25–26: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Explorations

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Summer Orientation

June 25, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 22–23: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development June 23–24: College of Engineering; School of Engineering Technology June 24–25: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture June 25–26: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Explorations

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Summer Orientation

June 26, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 22–23: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development June 23–24: College of Engineering; School of Engineering Technology June 24–25: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture June 25–26: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Explorations

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