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September 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – NT Live Broadcast

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

Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers.…

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Blackberry Smoke – Find a Light Tour

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Blackberry Smoke has never been a band that stands still. Whether pursuing the dream by logging hundreds of thousands of miles on America’s highways and abroad or relentlessly exploring the many facets of its unique art form, the Atlanta quintet is always on the move. The songs on Blackberry Smoke’s sixth album, "Like an Arrow," show just how far this authentic American rock band has come as the accomplished group of musicians tackles a diverse set of new ideas, sounds…

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The Kingston Trio

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio bring their timeless music to fans across the United States with a national tour that marks the group’s 60th anniversary. Keeping it in the family, Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, perform many of the trio’s best-loved songs. The performances take the audience on an iconic musical journey to a time when folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of…

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Melissa Etheridge – “Yes I Am” 25th Anniversary Tour

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.  Melissa Etheridge's 2016 album "Memphis Rock & Soul," her first since 2014’s critically lauded "This Is M.E.," has received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. The album features original material…

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October 2018

Masterworks I: Goldstein Plays Ravel

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Alon Goldstein, piano   Leonard Bernstein "Simple Song" Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G, with Alon Goldstein Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 Our 123rd season begins with the magic and mystery of Leonard Bernstein’s "Simple Song" before the piano pyrotechnics of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Alon Goldstein in his return to Bangor. The program concludes with Sibelius’s stirring Symphony No. 2. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Julie – NT Live Broadcast

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

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean — which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play "Miss Julie," written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to…

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The Met: Live in HD – Aida

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies. Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to…

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The Met: Live in HD – Samson et Dalila

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

When mezzo-soprano Elena Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of "Carmen" at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’ biblical epic "Samson et Dalila." Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder," makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging,…

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Comedian Bob Marley

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Celebrating 16 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Marley, a Maine native, uses biographical…

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Rock of Ages – 10th Anniversary Tour

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

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to 10 — the "Rock of Ages" 10th Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America. Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, "Rock of Ages" captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake, among many others, this 10th Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that turned "Rock…

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Portland Cello Project

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

In a way, the artistic destinies of the equally unorthodox Portland Cello Project and "OK Computer" by Radiohead were meant to coincide. They will do so in what is expected to be a thrilling performance of the album Rolling Stone magazine called a “stunning art-rock tour de force.” For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Rediscovering Community: Maine’s Rural Heritage as a Path to the Future

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Qualities of rural culture that helped build our nation are vanishing, but are still evident in places like northern Maine. There is value in remembering our roots as a source of permanence and direction in the midst of change. Kathryn Olmstead served 25 years on the journalism faculty of the University of Maine in Orono, the last six as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She published Echoes magazine, a quarterly journal of rural culture based…

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The Met: Live in HD – La Fanciulla del West

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The Nature of Forgetting

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Through physicality and compelling live music, "The Nature of Forgetting" tells the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. It’s a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, in which broken does not have to mean defeated. The show is a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Ultimately, the piece is about the fragility of life and that eternal “something” we all share that is left…

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Frankenstein – NT Live Broadcast

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"Frankenstein" returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, "Frankenstein" features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and…

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November 2018

Howie Mandel

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

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. His versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning "St. Elsewhere" to the international animated children’s series "Bobby’s World," Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir "Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch…

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Masterworks II: Beethoven’s No. 4

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Chloe Trevor, violin Ludwig van Beethoven "Prometheus Overture" Leonard Bernstein "Serenade" (After Plato’s “Symposium”) with Chloe Trevor Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Beethoven fans, this program is for you! The great composer’s "Prometheus Overture" opens the concert before the young violinist Chloe Trevor tackles Bernstein’s notoriously difficult and moving "Serenade." Beethoven’s rousing Symphony No. 4 concludes the concert. 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 – Marnie

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her —…

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Jane Coop

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Jane Coop has established herself as a musician of stature. Her intelligence and perception, together with her refined and heartfelt approach to music, make her a pianist audiences want to hear many times over. The concert is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series. A reception for patrons and artists will follow. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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The New Chinese Acrobats

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious circus festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase…

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King Lear – NT Live Broadcast

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (The Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, "King Lear" sees two aging fathers — one a King, one his courtier — reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of…

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The Melody of Rhythm — Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain

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

We welcome banjo legend Béla Fleck for his third appearance on the CCA stage. He’s joined by tabla genius Zakir Hussain and double bass master Edgar Meyer for an intricate, conversational performance. Moving between the realms of bluegrass, classical and world music, these friends are widely considered to be the leading virtuosi on their respective instruments. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Something Rotten!

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, "Something Rotten!" is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the 90s — the 1590s — this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set…

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December 2018

The Nutcracker

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 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. Join us for a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the BSO brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life! Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts, Nutcrackers and treats. Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor…

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The Nutcracker

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 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. Join us for a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the BSO brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life! Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts, Nutcrackers and treats. Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor…

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The Nutcracker

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 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. Join us for a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the BSO brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life! Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts, Nutcrackers and treats. Lucas Richman, conductor Robinson Ballet Bangor…

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Canadian Brass Christmas

December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts will show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them — from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun — but never at the expense of the…

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January 2019

The Met: Live in HD – La Traviata

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński and Plácido Domingo. For more information, to view…

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The Madness of King George III – NT Live Broadcast

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a king and a man. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a…

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The Met: Live in HD – Adriana Lecouvreur

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé and Renata Scotto, taking on — for the first time at the Met — the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her onstage and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a…

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Masterworks III: Strings Serenade

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Edward Allman, double bass George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 Johann Baptist Vanhal Concerto for Double Bass in E-flat Major with Edward Allman Antonin Dvorak Serenade, Op. 22, B. 52, E major January at the BSO is all about that bass! Principal double bassist Edward Allman takes center stage to perform Vanhal’s Concerto for Double Bass on a program that opens with Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1. Dvorak’s gorgeous and lush Serenade, Op. 22 for strings is the program’s grand finale. For…

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February 2019

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

February 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all-new adventure — this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago — and maybe still live today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that…

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Mnozil Brass “Cirque”

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mnozil Brass will be exploring the depths of their instruments once again to entertain you in the brand new show “Cirque.” Entering the ring to combat the monkey business of daily life with music and humor, and transforming the stage into a musical flea circus, Mnozil Brass are decisive and strong believers that the earth is round, and diligently go out of their way, traveling the globe on a mission and with the firm intention of bringing their Elysian style of…

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The Met: Live in HD – Carmen

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Spamalot

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, "Spamalot" tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of…

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The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Flung into the future by a musical-loving Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates-turned-actors must now perform the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage. But when their script is partially obscured by a tragic squid ink accident, the crew must turn to the audience to fill in the missing bits of the plot. Cast members improvise their musical adventure, seamlessly weaving the audience suggestions into scenes, songs and more. Full of swordplay and wordplay with a boatload of laughs for…

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Masterworks IV: Schumann and Shostakovich

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Nicholas Canellakis, cello Mikhail Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor with Nicholas Canellakis Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 A pair of Russian gems and a favorite from Schumann are featured in February. Glinka’s sparkling Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture kicks things off before up-and-coming cellist Nicholas Canellakis takes the stage for Schumann’s beloved Cello Concerto in A minor. Shostakovich’s spirited Symphony No. 9 concludes the program with a burst of brightness. For more information, to view the full season schedule or…

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Tap Dogs

February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This is not just tap. Experience high voltage, rugged, raw talent in the tap dance phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs returns to the stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance as you’ve never seen before. The New York Observer called it “Positively electrifying.” Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, the show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance and music performed by the cast…

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The Sound of Music

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" is coming to the Collins Center for the Arts. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score. "The Sound of Music" features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and is suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by…

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March 2019

The Met: Live in HD – La fille du Régiment

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks — including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Peg + Cat Live!

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show Peg + Cat (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! When Peg’s mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters they come face to face with a really big dog. Really big problem! To solve it, they’ll need math — bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing…

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Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience" is a live, multi-media spectacle that takes you on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of rock and roll’s most celebrated innovator. David Brighton and his amazing band deliver a stunning note-for-note theatrical concert event, transporting today’s audiences back in time through some of the most exciting moments in the history of rock music, backed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase…

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Danú

March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Its standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Winner of numerous awards from the BBC and…

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The Four Tops & The Temptations

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Temptations and The Four Tops bring Motown to Orono! For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty”

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"The Sleeping Beauty" is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s "La belle au bois dormant." The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890. The work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets. For more information,…

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The Met: Live in HD — Die Walküre

March 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Dreamers’ Circus

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

“We met by chance one night in 2009 during a folk festival in Copenhagen. Ale and Rune were standing in the corner of a pub jamming some folk tunes. Nikolaj just came in, sat at the piano and began to play along. The three of us ended up playing together all through the night. Since then we have been working hard, traveling around, playing tons of concerts and the support has been amazing. We are on an exciting journey and…

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April 2019

Masterworks V: Candide

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor Amy Maples, soloist Christopher Sanders, soloist University of Maine Singers Oratorio Society William Grant Still "Can’t You Line ‘Em" Lucas Richman "World Premiere" Joan Tower "Made in America" Leonard Bernstein "Selections from Candide" We celebrate American composers in April with a program anchored by Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece of operetta, "Candide." Works by William Grant Still, Lucas Richman and Joan Tower open the concert before turning to "Candide." Based on the political satire by Voltaire, Bernstein transforms the work into a moving, open-hearted…

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May 2019

Masterworks VI: Viennese Masters

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Lucas Richman, conductor W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 33, K. 319, B-flat major Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4, E-flat major, "Romantic" Music from Vienna by Mozart and Bruckner concludes the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 123rd season. Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33 makes way for the grandeur of Bruckner’s epic Symphony No. 4, "Romantic."  For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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June 2019

The Met: Live in HD – Dialogues des Camélites

June 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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