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Collins Center for the Arts

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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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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
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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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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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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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

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

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Masterworks III — Dvorak and Stravinsky

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

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

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February 2020

The Met: Live in HD – Porgy and Bess

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

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

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The Color Purple

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

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

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Viva MOMIX

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

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

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Rescheduled: All My Sons – NT Live Broadcast

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

Due to predictions of inclement weather for Friday, Feb. 7 the NT Live broadcast of “All My Sons” has been moved to Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. 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…

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All My Sons – NT Live Broadcast

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

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

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Winter Carnival: Blood Drive/Clothing Swap

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Red Cross is in critical need — here’s your chance to give back while earning volunteer hours. More information about Winter Carnival, including a full schedule of events, is online.

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Winter Carnival: Blood Drive/Clothing Swap

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Red Cross is in critical need — here’s your chance to give back while earning volunteer hours. More information about Winter Carnival, including a full schedule of events, is online.

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2020 International Dance Festival

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

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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2020 International Dance Festival

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Drum TAO 2020

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

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

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The Irish Rovers

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

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

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The Met: Live in HD – Agrippina

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

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

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March 2020

FLEX AVE

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

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

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Finding Neverland

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

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

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

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

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

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Concert for a Cause

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

Featuring the University of Maine Concert Band, the Leonard Middle School Concert Band and the Brewer Community School Band. All proceeds to benefit Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Champion the Cure Challenge. Donations accepted at the door; suggested amount is $10.

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Postponed: NT Live Broadcast – Fleabag

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

Note: This event has been postponed (date to be determined).  See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series "Fleabag," broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, "Fleabag" is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain…

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Virtual Accepted Student Day

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

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

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

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

The Accepted Student days for March and April are being held virtually. Visit the Admissions website for more information. Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human…

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Postponed: Martina McBride

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

Note: This event has been postponed (date to be determined).  In a partnership with Waterfront Concerts, the Collins Center presents Grammy-nominated country music icon Martina McBride. McBride’s incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and 20 top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications. McBride has been honored with more than 15 major…

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Canceled: The Met: Live in HD – Der Fliegende Holländer

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Note: This event has been canceled for March 15.  The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on "Parsifal" set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a…

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Canceled: Masterworks IV — Sounds of the Sea

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

Note: This event has been canceled for March 22.  Lucas Richman, conductor    A unique concert experience awaits audiences at this joint presentation by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Maine Science Festival exploring how composers have depicted the sea and the power of nature through music across generations. Hear Semtana’s iconic "Moldau" and Debussy’s sweeping "La Mer" accompanied by a new work from Lucas Richman, "The Warming Sea," exploring changes in the Gulf of Maine through music and multimedia, commissioned…

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Virtual Accepted Student Day

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

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

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

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

The Accepted Student days for March and April are being held virtually. Visit the Admissions website for more information. Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human…

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Postponed: Broadway Broadcast – Kinky Boots

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

Note: This event has been postponed (date to be determined).  Big-hearted and high-spirited, the West End musical, inspired by true events, tells the story of Charlie Price, the new owner of his late father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase…

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April 2020

Canceled: Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series: Rebecca Traister

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Note: This event has been canceled for April 2. New York Times bestselling author and columnist Rebecca Traister is one of the leading journalists today working at the intersections of gender and culture. She is a writer-at-large for New York Magazine and the author of the books "Big Girls Don't Cry," "All the Single Ladies," and "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger." Her 2018 National Magazine Award citation epitomizes the impact of her work on America’s sense of cultural…

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Virtual Accepted Student Day

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

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

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

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

The Accepted Student days for March and April are being held virtually. Visit the Admissions website for more information. Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human…

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Canceled: Masterworks V — Beethoven and Haydn

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

Note: This event has been canceled for April 5.  Lucas Richman, conductor Roberto Plano, piano Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano    Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the composer’s "Piano Concerto No. 4," featuring Italian pianist Roberto Plano as soloist. Then hear Haydn’s stunning "Mass in Time of War," featuring soprano Jamilyn Manning-White. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is joined by the full forces of the UMaine Singers and Oratorio Society for this performance. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to…

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Postponed: The Choir of Man

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

Note: This event has been postponed (date to be determined).  Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” "The Choir of Man" offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything — pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock — all to roof-raising heights. …

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Canceled: Llama Llama — Live!

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

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

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Virtual Accepted Student Day

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

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

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

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

The Accepted Student days for March and April are being held virtually. Visit the Admissions website for more information. Friday, March 13: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, March 27: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development Friday, April 3: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Engineering Friday, April 17: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maine Business School; College of Education and Human…

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Canceled: An American in Paris

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

Note: This event has been canceled for April 19. In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. George Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young…

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Canceled: The Met: Live in HD — Tosca

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

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

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May 2020

Canceled: Masterworks VI — Mozart and Mahler

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

Note: This event has been canceled for May 3.    Lucas Richman, conductor   The Masterworks season concludes with Mahler’s passion-filled "Symphony No. 5," and a rarely performed gem by Mozart. For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com/events. 

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Postponed: NT Live Broadcast – Cyrano de Bergerac

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

Note: This event has been postponed. James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of "Cyrano de Bergerac," broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all — if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better…

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Canceled: The Pops — Music of the Knights

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

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

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June 2020

Canceled: The Met: Live in HD — Maria Stuarda

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

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

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Canceled: NT Live Broadcast – The Welkin

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

Note: This event has been canceled for June 12.  One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl,…

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