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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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October 2018

The Met: Live in HD – La Fanciulla del West

October 27, 2018 @ 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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Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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The Nature of Forgetting

October 30, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 second Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert of the season opens with the great composer’s "Prometheus Overture" 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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“In Dreams” — Roy Orbison Hologram Tour

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Through cutting-edge digital and laser technology and extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, this first-of-its-kind live concert sees Roy Orbison brought to life on stage to perform his classic tracks as well as newly recorded and never-before-heard arrangements of his originals.  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, 2018 @ 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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The New Chinese Acrobats

November 14, 2018 @ 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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Canceled: “King Lear” Pre-Performance Lecture

November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Presented by Caroline Bicks, Professor of English and Stephen E. King Chair of Literature.  

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King Lear – NT Live Broadcast

November 17, 2018 @ 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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Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia

November 18, 2018 @ 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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Gary Gulman with Alex Moffat and Special Guest

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Kick off Thanksgiving week with friends and laughs at a show presented by Student Entertainment. Alex Moffat is a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and Gary Gulman has been featured on numerous late night shows as well as Last Comic Standing. UMaine undergraduate students with a MaineCard can pick up a free ticket; other tickets are available for $20 with promo code GULMAN.  This show may contain adult humor. For more information, to view the full season schedule…

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Something Rotten!

November 28, 2018 @ 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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Allelujah! – NT Live Broadcast

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Don’t miss Alan Bennett’s "rousing chorus line for the NHS" (Observer). The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Please note this production contains strong language. For more information, to view the full season schedule…

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December 2018

Yuletide Concert

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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Combined Ensemble Concert: Orchestra and Symphonic Band

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

With University Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Tickets are $12 or free with a student Maine Card. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The largest Holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists representing the next generation of weavers. The event showcases one-of-a kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming, and dancing with members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet nations. Click here for more information and a schedule of events. Free and open to the public.

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The Nutcracker

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

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

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

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 Time Is Here”

December 22, 2018 @ 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 Bangor Symphony Orchestra 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…

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February 2019

Antony and Cleopatra – NT Live Broadcast

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. For more information, to view the full season schedule or…

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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

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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2019 International Dance Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

The International Dance Festival (IDF) is one of the largest and most anticipated events on campus by the whole UMaine community and the broader Bangor area. IDF showcases an array of traditional music, dance and costumes representative of the diverse student body at UMaine. It is held annually on the third Saturday of February at the Collins Center for the Arts. Two free performances featuring dances from around the world are scheduled. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors…

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2019 International Dance Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

The International Dance Festival (IDF) is one of the largest and most anticipated events on campus by the whole UMaine community and the broader Bangor area. IDF showcases an array of traditional music, dance and costumes representative of the diverse student body at UMaine. It is held annually on the third Saturday of February at the Collins Center for the Arts. Two free performances featuring dances from around the world are scheduled. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors…

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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 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 the reasons…

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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 the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's February concert. 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…

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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 award-winning score. Inspired by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp, the show features music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets,…

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March 2019

I’m Not Running – NT Live Broadcast

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"I’m Not Running" is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?…

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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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Accepted Student Day

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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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 Award-winning PBS Kids show Peg + Cat (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this musical features wild comedy and countless favorite songs from the show. On their adventure to solve a problem, Peg and Cat will need math — bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing and a lot of counting. They’ll also need to count on each other, and the audience too. Free tickets will be available for all children…

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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, multimedia 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 and The Temptations

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

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers bring the 1960s Motown sound they helped define and shape to Maine for a soulful, dynamic show. 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 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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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” was first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890. Based on Charles Perrault’s “La belle au bois dormant” and with a score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Inauguration of President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

March 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The inauguration of Joan Ferrini-Mundy as president of the University of Maine and president of the University of Maine at Machias will take place on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. The inauguration will be celebrated throughout the week of March 24. For additional information or to RSVP, visit umaine.edu/inauguration.  

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University Singers

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Free admission. Tickets are not required. Seating available on a first come, first served basis.

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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

A Nordic band consisting of Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr and Nikolaj Busk. The trio met by chance in 2009 during a folk festival in Copenhagen, and ended up playing folk tunes together all night long. “We are on an exciting journey and we are looking forward to meeting all of you in your neighborhood, wherever it might be,” say the ensemble’s members. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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April 2019

Accepted Student Day

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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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 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" The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates 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. Based on the political satire by Voltaire, Bernstein transforms the work into a moving, open-hearted masterpiece that resonates…

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Accepted Student Day

April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

Programming for students (first-year or transfer) accepted in the Fall 2019 semester. Friday, March 8, 2019  - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering Technology  Friday, March 15, 2019  - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Explorations Program  - Pre-Engineering  - Maine Business School  - College of Education and Human Development  Friday, April 5, 2019 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  - College of Engineering  - School of Engineering…

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – NT Live Broadcast

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. For more…

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2019 Drag Show

April 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Presented by UMaine’s LGBTQ+ Services, the Wilde Stein Queer-Straight Alliance, and Student Entertainment, the 2019 UMaine 15th Annual Drag Show is sure to be bigger than ever! Don’t miss the action as our student queens, kings and gender-benders of all sorts take to the stage. Joining them will be this year’s special guest host, Roxxxy Andrews of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Adult content — mature audiences only. Tickets are required and can be purchased online;…

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Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Band and Concert Band

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$12

Tickets are $12 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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University Singers presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Tickets are $9 or free with a student MaineCard. Visit umaine.edu/spa/tickets to purchase.

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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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All About Eve – NT Live Broadcast

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

"All About Eve" tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve … don’t you? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth…

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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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Rescheduled: All My Sons – NT Live Broadcast

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

Note: This event has been rescheduled; date TBA.  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…

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Summer Orientation

June 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - June 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Orientation program for new students (first-year or transfer) starting in Fall 2019 semester. For more information, visit go.umaine.edu/orientation. Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25 - College of Education and Human Development  - Maine Business School  - Pre-Business  Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 and 26 - College of Engineering - School of Engineering Technology Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27 - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture  Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28 - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences …

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September 2019

NT Live Broadcast — Small Island

September 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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. For more…

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NT Live Broadcast — The Lehman Trilogy

September 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 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 is known for his a cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” his collaborations with…

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October 2019

Masterworks I — Celebrating Lucas!

October 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Bob Marley

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 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, 2019 @ 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 Ensemble

October 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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2019 William S. Cohen Lecture: “Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World: A Conversation with Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Bill Cohen”

November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The 12th event in the William S. Cohen Lecture Series presented by UMaine’s Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. Moderated by Felicia Knight, president of the Knight Canney Group. Free and open to the public. No backpacks allowed. Online registration is requested for attendance. No tickets will be issued. To request special accommodations, contact the Collins Center box office, 581.1755

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Masterworks II — Brahms and Prokofiev

November 10, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

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

Country music torchbearer Marty Stuart celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album "The Pilgrim." The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares his remarkable life through story and song. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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NT Live Broadcast — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

November 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Bob Marley

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 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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December 2019

Symphonic Band Concert

December 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Canceled: A Christmas Carol

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Update: This event has been canceled. Ticket holders will receive refunds.  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…

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Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The largest holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists representing the next generation of weavers. The event showcases one-of-a kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming and dancing with members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet nations. Click here for more information and a schedule of events. Free and open to the public.

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The Swingles Christmas

December 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

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, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

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

NT Live Broadcast — One Man, Two Guvnors

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 – Wozzeck

January 11 @ 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 @ 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 colorful 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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