The Originals present WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott
Oct
17
to Oct 26

The Originals present WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott

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Thursday, October 17
Friday, October 18
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20
Thursday, October 24
Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26

All seats $15 / Thursdays, Oct. 17 & 24 are pay-what-you-like

The Originals present the classic thriller
WAIT UNTIL DARK
By Fredrick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

 Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (A Picasso, Cousin Bette) has updated and refreshed Fredrick Knott’s taut 1966 Thriller, now set in 1944 in Greenwich Village.  Susan Hendrix, a woman who has recently lost her sight in an automobile accident, becomes imperiled by a dangerous psychopath and a con man who are on a quest to retrieve a lost doll with a very valuable secret - a doll they are willing to kill for.  They believe it is in the apartment Susan shares with her husband, a war veteran and photographer away on assignment, into whose luggage the doll was slipped during his return from a recent trip to Philadelphia.  Unfortunately for the bad guys, Susan is not the helpless damsel they believe her to be, but a clever and resourceful fighter.  If she can stay alive until dark falls, she might just be able to turn the tables on her assailants and survive an inevitable terrifying showdown!

 Don’t miss the Originals’ re-staging of this classic, chilling, and entertaining thriller - first presented at SRT in 1991! 

Featuring Jennifer Porter, Dana Packard, Mike Boland, William McDonough III, Emily Eberhart, and Lowell Jeffers.

"A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller."New York World-Telegram & Sun

"...a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly."New York Post

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ART IS COMMUNITY X
Nov
15
to Nov 17

ART IS COMMUNITY X

Friday November 15th - 5 PM to 8 PM - Reception with the artists
Gallery hours:
Saturday, November 16th 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, November 17th 10 AM – 3 PM

Tickets: FREE

For private viewings, call Pat Packard 929-6472 or Susan Orfant 642-4219

Sponsored by the Saco River Art League, this popular, annual, juried show and sale of exceptional regional art and fine crafts, includes paintings, sculptures and child-friendly interactive art-making for visitors during the opening weekend. FREE. Donations are appreciated. The show remains hanging through December 7th.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Saco River Theatre.

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PETE SEEGER’S “THE INCOMPLEAT FOLK SINGER” A Canadian Tribute to an American Hero
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

PETE SEEGER’S “THE INCOMPLEAT FOLK SINGER” A Canadian Tribute to an American Hero

PETE SEEGER’S “THE INCOMPLEAT FOLK SINGER”
A Canadian Tribute to an American Hero
With Mark Hellman

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A rollicking, tumultuous, triumphant sing-along musical memoir in 2 acts, this quintessentially Canadian creation pays tribute to celebrated American folksinger, social activist and environmentalist, Pete Seeger, told in his own words and featuring 29 favorite songs from his early years (1935-70). On its very first tour to the US! Originally produced by the Other Guys Theatre Co., Victoria, BC, Canada, 2015.

“...a beacon on the horizon that calls out to our better selves to respond, to act...this show, an old-style hootenanny...you'll thank yourself for taking it in.” - BrokenLegReviews (Vancouver, BC)

“ ...Hellman shines...I can’t remember a play that had me singing along so much.” - Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)

“...beautiful tunes, accomplished story telling, and an immense heart...” - Janis La Couvée, (Victoria, BC)

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1st ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR!
Nov
23
9:00 AM09:00

1st ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR!

Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24 – 9 AM to 3 PM
Saco River Theatre and Old White Church

Admission: Free (Donation optional)

More than 20 crafters and artists will showcase items such as jewelry and sewn, knit and crocheted items, photography, sea glass art, native American items and much more. The fair will also feature raffles, face painting, a kid’s craft room and shopping center, pictures with Santa, food and more!

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ART IS COMMUNITY X
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

ART IS COMMUNITY X

Saturday, November 30th 10 AM – 4 PM

Tickets: FREE

For private viewings, call Pat Packard 929-6472 or Susan Orfant 642-4219

Sponsored by the Saco River Art League, this popular, annual, juried show and sale of exceptional regional art and fine crafts, includes paintings, sculptures and child-friendly interactive art-making for visitors during the opening weekend. FREE. Donations are appreciated. The show remains hanging through December 7th.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Saco River Theatre.

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Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection

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Tickets: $15

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. They incorporate music from the traditional bluegrass repertoire, French Canadian fiddle music as well as original songs.

Erica Brown started playing the fiddle at the age of six and has been performing since the age of nine, traveling throughout New England, Canada and Louisiana. She has won numerous fiddle contests in New England as well as Canada. Erica was the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Apprenticeship in 2006 and is now recognized as a Master of Traditional Fiddling by the Maine Arts Commission. Erica brings a special energy and style to the Maine music scene. Her band, The Bluegrass Connection, is comprised of some of the finest musicians in New England. Matt Shipman on mandolin, Lincoln Meyers on guitar, Read McNamara on banjo and Ken Taylor on bass. Performance highlights include opening for Grammy Award winning country music superstar, Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy Award winning bluegrass performer, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

Erica Brown developed an interest in music at an early age. At the age of seven, Erica was competing in fiddle contests with kids twice her age. At age nine, she was traveling throughout New England, Canada, and even Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. Erica also performed as a special guest with Mac McHale And The Old-Time Radio Gang for five years. Currently, she has her own 5 piece bluegrass band, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, which performs all over New England. Erica also performs with her husband Matt Shipman in an old time flavored duo called Darlin’ Corey, a French Canadian quartet called Side By Each with her mentor Don Roy and his wife Cindy Roy and an Irish based quartet called Josephine County with her husband Matt Shipman and well respected Irish musicians and educators Colleen Raney and Hanz Araki, which tours extensively throughout the United States.

Erica was a member of the Bates College “Fighting Bobcats” Orchestra for five years (8th-12th grade) and was a member of the Maine All-State Music Festival for two years. She has competed in and won numerous fiddle contests throughout New England and Canada. In 2003 she was awarded Junior Female Entertainer Of The Year by the Maine Country Music Association and in 2006 she received the Harold Carter Memorial Award from the Down East Country Music Association. Erica was a recipient of a 2006 Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Award and was recognized as a Master Artist by the Maine Arts Commission that same year. She has produced and released five solo CD’s as well as one CD with Darlin’ Corey and another with Josephine County.

Erica has helped bring music into several elementary schools by holding workshops and personally performing. She has a strong desire to share her knowledge with anyone who has an interest in music and the fiddle. Erica has been a music educator for over 12 years and recently opened a teaching studio in her Portland, ME home called Darlin’ Corey Studios where she and husband, Matt Shipman give private and group lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Erica is also on staff at Bates College teaching private lessons.

Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country, French Canadian and bluegrass fiddle makes for a fun-filled performance every time she plays. Performance highlights include opening for Grammy award winning country music superstar, Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy award winning bluegrass performer, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

"For the music of her heritage and her age, there's no one any better." - Don Roy

"One of the best fiddlers in Maine...The kind of musician who gives musicians a good name."  - Darol Anges

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Don Roy Trio
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Don Roy Trio

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Tickets $15

Favorites on the SRT stage for many years, Maine champion fiddler Don Roy, with Cindy Roy (piano and step dancing) and Jay Young (bass) deliver polished, tight, pulsating sets, and exemplify the driving beat of traditional music.  Hailing from roots deep in the Maritimes and Quebec, the Roy’s musical passion lies with the French Canadian tradition, followed closely by Celtic music.  The Don Roy Ensemble has played at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, appeared with Garrison Keillor, and performed on two occasions at the Kennedy Center.  Bring a friend, a date, or the whole family to this lively evening of great traditional music!

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Novel Jazz Septet
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Novel Jazz Septet

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Tickets $15

The Novel Jazz Septet features the music of the great American jazz composers Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The band will highlight well-known tunes, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.  The septet's members hail from Portland, Belfast, Northport, Newcastle, Gardiner, Augusta and Waterville, and travel far and wide, keeping the spirit of Duke and Sweet Pea alive and swinging!

“These are all seasoned jazz guys, and the result is a sound that made me sway, smile, groove, slow-dance with myself around the living room and play the air snare drums.” – Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald

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Clare Longendyke - Pianist
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Clare Longendyke - Pianist

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Tickets $15

Program:
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione: Adagio molto
III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato—Prestissimo

Ravel, Miroirs (1905)
Noctuelles
Oiseaux tristes
Une barque sur l'océan
Alborada del gracioso
La vallée des cloches

Mason Bates (b. 1977), White Lies for Lomax (2007)


Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. Clare has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in competitions in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra.

Clare has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles) and the Silvermine Artist Series (Connecticut), as well as in performances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. An active performer of new music, she has premiered of over 50 new works since 2012. Clare is a founding member of the CT:2 Clarinet and Piano Duo, the Uproar Duo, the Longendyke/Wollman Viola and Piano Duo, and she is the pianist and Administrative Director of Calliope’s Call, a Boston-based art song performance group. Through her solo and ensemble work, she has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Tom Cipullo, and Joseph Schwantner, among others.

In 2017, Clare performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor. Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York City, and performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto with orchestras in Indiana and Iowa. Clare holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University. Clare is Lecturer of Music in Piano at Franklin College.


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CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band

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Tickets $15

Grammy-nominated, world-renowned musician and recording artist, CJ Chenier has performed with many internationally recognized artists including his legendary father, Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco”, Paul SimonJoe Sample, and The Gin Blossoms. He has been featured on the Jon Stewart ShowCNNVH1 and Entertainment Weekly.   In addition to a Grammyaward nomination in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category, C.J. has received the Living Blues Critics’ Poll AwardIndie Award (from AFIM) for Best Zydeco AlbumCoups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l'Académie Charles Cros (France) and Best of the Beat Best Zydeco Album (Offbeat Magazine).  We are thrilled to have CJ back at SRT for the third time in six years!  


“Although Chenier belongs to one of the most famous Zydeco musician families in recent history, his music can equally be described as blues, where the dazzling accordion plays the role of the electric guitar or harmonica.” 
- World Music Central - read the whole article here (http://worldmusiccentral.org/2011/09/13/zydeco-good-times/

“C.J. is like the Hank Jr of zydeco and he not only knows the music's roots, he sees it's future.”
- Midwest Records

“One of the best zydeco party bands on the planet” 
- Jazz Police 

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CONNLA - Award-winning Irish Music
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

CONNLA - Award-winning Irish Music

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Tickets $15

Connla are an exciting band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. 

They hail from the cities of Armagh and Derry: Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar) are familiar faces on the local music scene, and are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes. 

“There are few bands out there today in Irish music more entertaining than Connla. Highlighting their incredible talent, great music and infectious fun, their shows are an absolute delight!  Connla has a serious fresh buzz about them, and had audiences jumping to their feet several times during each performance at the Dublin Irish Fest!” - Maryann McTeague Keifer Host of IRELAND TONIGHT on WDCB

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INANNA: Sisters In Rhythm
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

INANNA: Sisters In Rhythm

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Tickets $15

Inanna’s music comprises traditional world songs and rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and other indigenous cultures, and brings forth an ancient sacred sound that feeds the soul and lightens the heart.  Inanna members have studied percussion with Karamo Sabally of Gambia, West Africa; John McDowell of the Afro-jazz fusion group “Mamma Tongue”; Yaya Diallo, master drummer from Mali and the author of e Healing Drum; Layne Redmond , author of When the Drummers Were Women; and Famoudou Konaté, one of the world’s best known and recognized djembe players. SRT is excited to have these wonderful Maine musicians return to our stage!

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Sisters of Slide: Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Sisters of Slide: Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar

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Ticket $15

Internationally acclaimed blues artist Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. She has won 5 Blues Music Awards, been heralded as “a living landmark” by the Berkeley Express, “a national treasure” by Guitar Extra, and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” by Blues Revue. The New York Times declared: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends” and the Blues Foundation stated: “Today she is widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional country blues worldwide.” 

Dobro, steel guitar and lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan. Cindy’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo – and to do it in so many musical genres – has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene

"... Rory Block is currently stretching the limits...
hugely talented... She is one of our national treasures."
The New York Blues & Jazz Society

“Rory Block is the blues... one of the music’s few living legends.”
All Music Guide album pick

"A living landmark, the finest contemporary purveyor of the
Mississippi Delta Country Blues tradition..."
Berkeley Express

"...one of the world's most important preservers of the roots of American music... a national treasure in the form of an uncompromising mature blues artist."
Guitar Extra

"...Rory Block is one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists... she can hold her own with the legends who inspired her."
Blues Revue

"If you like music steeped in tradition and genuine feeling, this is your woman."
People Magazine

"Some of the most singular and affecting Country Blues anyone, man or woman, black or white, old or young, has cut in recent years."
Rolling Stone

"Rory Block has been an inspiration to me since we started out years ago. Her guitar playing, singing and songwriting are some of the most soulful in traditional and modern blues."
Bonnie Raitt

“Rory Block should have a Doctorate in my grandfather’s music.”
Steven Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson

“When I hear Rory Block’s music, it’s as if my grandfather is here all over again.”
Greg Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson

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Milltown Roadshow
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Milltown Roadshow

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Tickets $15

Milltown Roadshow is a five-piece band based in and around Bridgton, Maine, featuring a unique blend of “Americana” music drawn from a variety of genres as well as a selection of well crafted original songs.  With excellent harmonies and strong instrumentation, this sometimes thought provoking, sometimes emotional and always energetic group is sure to deliver a memorable entertainment experience.

“Absolutely wonderful! They are the first band we book each summer because they put on such a nice show. We just love their music! I have no hesitation at all to recommend them.”  - Dea Dea Robbins, community concert series coordinator, Naples, ME

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Jennifer Porter
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Jennifer Porter

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Tickets $15

Join SRT’s own Independent Music Award nominee Jennifer Porter and her new band for an intimate evening featuring songs from her recent album, “These Years,” which has been receiving rave reviews both here and abroad, and has been played on stations around the world! Jennifer’s inspirational song “Road to Redemption” has been topping multiple Country, Adult Contemporary and Blues charts for several months. Whether you’re a fan of Jennifer’s, or you’ve never heard her before, you’ll want to catch this exciting moment in her musical journey, which takes her to northern Europe this November. You’ll hear Texas and Louisiana Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz, and more, sung and played as only Jennifer can!!

“Every month, the chances of our aural landscape becoming jaded are blown away by new discoveries. Jennifer Porter is one of those American vocalists who will always exist at the cutting edge of fine music...Her versatility is often breathtaking.” —Roy Bainton, Blues Matters Magazine 

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The Millay Sisters Cabaret
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

The Millay Sisters Cabaret

At the Old White Church - Tickets $15

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THE MILLAY SISTERS CABARET is a rousing and inspiring performance presenting the story of the girl poet who became an American icon, as seen through the eyes of her fierce and charming younger sister Norma, the cabaret hostess. Using Millay’s transcendent poetry, her personal letters and popular songs of the period of her youth, the cabaret depicts the deep love between the sisters during Millay’s lifetime, gives voice to the poet’s playfulness and sensual intelligence, and celebrates her artistic genius.

Longtime professional actors and singers Rachel Murdy and Margi Sharp Douglas conceived and created The Millay Sisters Cabaret twelve years ago to keep the spirit and the words of Millay ringing; Peter Szep, co-creator of the New York Opera Alliance and creator of the Indie Opera Podcast joined the cabaret as musical director and accompanist in 2012. They have performed the show at numerous venues in New York City as well as in other cities including Stonington, Maine and Orlando, Florida.

As an opening for the MILLAY SISTERS CABARET, soprano Christien Beeuwkes and accompanist and composer Dana Maiben will give the premiere performance of a new song cycle by Maiben: "Love is Not All- Six Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay." The musical settings of the songs draw on styles that would have been familiar to Millay, from Neo-Classical to Broadway and Jazz.

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David Mallett
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

David Mallett

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Tickets $15

David Mallett returns once again, after an unforgettable sold out show last year! David is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic, “Garden Song” and has performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison KraussPete SeegerHal KetchumEmmylou HarrisJohn Denver, and The Muppets.

 “Few people could be called the living embodiment of the state where they live. But what Garrison Keillor is to Minnesota, Mallett is to Maine.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“David Mallett is the best folk singer alive in America today.” -Dan McCullough, Cape Cod Times

“Dave Mallett may be the only artist working today who’s portraits and stories, derived from the American heartland, can come close to being compared to the works of Stephen Foster.”  -Steve Lacrosse, Popular Folk Music Today



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The Originals present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, by Sarah Ruhl
Jul
18
to Jul 27

The Originals present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, by Sarah Ruhl

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Thursday July 18 - 7:30PM
Friday July 19 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 20 - 7:30 PM
Sunday July 21 - 2:30 matinee

Thursday July 25 - 7:30PM
Friday July 26 - 7:30PM
Saturday July 27 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: $15, Thursdays July 18th and 25th are pay-what-you-like.

In a world where technology is swallowing our souls and people are desperate for connection, a lonely woman, Jean (Jennifer Porter), sits in a quiet cafe next to a man who makes no move to answer his incessantly ringing phone.  In frustration, she steps in to silence the ring, and discovers that the man, Gordon (William McDonough III) is dead.

On impulse, she answers his ringing phone and is instantly pulled into the complicated relationships Gordon has left behind.  Jean soon finds herself trying to tie up Gordon’s loose ends with his overbearing mother, Harriet (Claudia Schneider), his neglected wife, Hermia, (Maria Hendricks), his stoic brother, Dwight (Dana Packard), and his mysterious mistress.  Before she can stop it, Jean is embroiled as well in Gordon’s shady business dealings, and realizes she may be in for far more than she bargained for.

Part oddball romantic comedy, and part mischievous morality tale, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” explores the need for connection in our technology-obsessed world.

“ A beguiling new comedy…blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the bizarre and the bizarrely moving”  —The New York Times

“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in”  —Variety

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April Verch
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

April Verch

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Ticket $30/$25

Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raised surrounded by living, breathing roots music—her father’s country band rehearsing; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions. She thought every little girl learned to stepdance at the age of three and fiddle at the age of six. She knew nothing else and decided early on that she wanted to be a professional musician.

She took that leap, and for over two decades has been recording and captivating audiences worldwide, exploring new and nuanced places each step of the way. On February 17, 2017, she released The April Verch Anthology (Slab Town Records), an 18-track collection celebrating her life’s work. Hand-picked by Verch, the songs on this compilation offer an enchanting mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana tracks.

The April Verch Anthology is a testament to the many chapters in Verch’s musical journey. Moving from exuberant stepdancer to fiddle wunderkind and silver-voiced singer; from upstart prodigy to mature and reflective songwriter, interpreter, and storyteller. The compilation is an excursion through Verch’s 1998-2015 recordings, featuring tunes and songs dear to Verch as well as a healthy dose of fan favorites and two newly recorded tracks. “Through this anthology, I am reminded of the inspirations with which I began and of the hopes I hold for the future. I take a moment to reflect and to celebrate,” says Verch.

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and far beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch and her fellow trio members pare down their arrangements, highlighting the simple pleasures of upright bass, guitar, clawhammer banjo, voices, fiddle, and stepping in intimate conversation. At the heart lie Verch’s delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

Verch began her full time touring career in 2000 and has performed around the world, including festival, theatre and performing arts centre appearances in Canada, USA, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates. She also presents workshops, master classes, and lectures as part of her tours and at selected music camps.

Verch won’t be the one to tell you about her championship titles, nominations, and awards, or the fact that she was one of 6 fiddlers who represented the Canadian fiddle tradition to the world at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, as part of a segment called "Fiddle Nation”. Instead, in speaking with her, you’ll hear about how passionate she is about sharing her music; in small gatherings in remote communities in Iqaluit, to large prestigious concert halls like Mozartsal in Vienna.

Even as she plays with the tradition she inherited, Verch keeps the community-fired celebratory side of her music at the forefront, honing a keen awareness of how to engage contemporary listeners. It’s why Rolling Stone cited her “One of the 12 best things we saw at MerleFest in 2016.”

“Just as contemporary bluegrass has Alison Krauss as an ambassador, the Ottawa Valley has April Verch,” said NPR’s Marco Werman on “The World.” And Verch never forgets the roots of her music, that connection to the people out there in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. “It’s about joining together to celebrate everyday life, through music. We’re all in this together.”


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HIROYA
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

HIROYA

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Tickets $25/$22

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He has been leading concerts internationally, including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City.  Hiroya has performed, recorded and shared the stage with Esperanza SpaldingThe KennedysJoe Jencks (Brother Sun), and many others.

"...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended."   -Jazz Review.com

"His music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres"  -The Groove

"...imparts a mood of piece and tranquility. -The Live Music Report

“HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Magazine / minor7th)

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The Casco Bay Tummlers
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Casco Bay Tummlers

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Ticket $20/$18

The Casco Bay Tummlers, based in Portland, Maine, have been performing klezmer music since 1988.  They have released three recordings and were featured performers on the LL Bean Holiday CD.  They also have a dramatic side, creating and performing the music for the world premiere of "Manifest" at the Portland Stage Company and for a whimsical Belgian documentary, "Mon noM".

Steve Gruverman brings an extensive background in ethnic dance music to his soulful clarinet playing. Carl Dimow has developed a unique klezmer flute style, making the instrument an equal solo voice in the music. John Clark is an incredibly versatile bass player–everything from symphony to surf–perfect for the Tummlers eclectic approach to klezmer. Nancy 3. Hoffman brings a playfulness which audiences love to both her accordion playing and her singing. Peter McLaughlin keeps the traditional role as drummer happening with elements of jazz and improvisation. 

The band's repertoire is versatile, ranging from original music to traditional dances and songs of the Yiddish theater and Jewish ghetto - all with original arrangements. In addition to playing for concerts, the Tummlers also love to play for weddings, bar- and bat-mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Nancy is a wonderful dance teacher who is great at getting everyone up and having a good time. They also do school residencies; performing music, teaching dances and songs, and talking about the music, the Yiddish language, immigration and the Holocaust. 

The Tummlers have toured in Germany where they performed to sold-out houses at the Hackesches Hof Theater in Berlin and at the ninth annual Festival of Jewish Culture in Chemnitz. They have also traveled to Lithuania and performed in Pakroijis, Linkuva, Kaunas and Druskininkai and were the first klezmer band to perform at the Skamba, Skamba Kankliai folk festival in Vilnius. Their most recent tour took them to Slovenia and Italy, where they busked in Venice before performing as one of the featured ensembles at the Festival "Ande, Bali e Cante" in Rovigo.

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Oscar Peterson / Stephane Grappelli Tribute Featuring Matt DeChamplain and Jason Anick
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Oscar Peterson / Stephane Grappelli Tribute Featuring Matt DeChamplain and Jason Anick

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Tickets $25/$22

Violinist Jason Anick and pianist Matt DeChamplain are teaming up for this special celebration of the music of two jazz legends, violinist Stephane Grappelli and pianist Oscar Peterson. Anick and DeChamplain, who met while studying jazz at the Hartt Conservatory, have been performing and recording together in various formations since 2005. Over the years their musical journeys have taken many twists and turns, but the unwavering influence and musical stylings of Grappelli and Oscar Peterson in their respective playing is undeniable. At the age of 12, Anick had the opportunity to meet and see Grappelli perform during one of his last tours of the U.S. This was a pivotal moment in Anick’s musical upbringing and set him on a path to becoming an accomplished jazz violinist himself and a torchbearer of the late Grappelli.

As a young pianist, DeChamplain got his hands on some Oscar Peterson solos that were made for the player piano that his family owned. He was entranced by Peterson’s virtuosity and ability to glide across the piano with such ease. Feeling inspired, he set out on a journey to master the stylings of the greats like Oscar Peterson and his predecessor Art Tatum. 

Anick and Dechamplain, along with bassist George Delancy, will be performing swinging arrangements from the various recordings Grappelli and Peterson collaborated together on over the years. 

One of the youngest violin professors at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Anick is considered “a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin” (Downbeat Magazine). In addition to leading his own contemporary jazz ensemble and performing with the Rhythm Future Quartet, Anick has been touring and recording with Grammy award-winning Nashville guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson since 2008 when he was recruited while still a senior at the Hartt Conservatory.  

Over the past few years, Jason has been focusing on arranging and composing for the Rhythm Future Quartet, which he started with Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli. With performances all over the U.S. and Europe, the Rhythm Future Quartet is rapidly becoming one of the preeminent Gypsy jazz groups in the country. 

Pianist Matt DeChamplain has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, Berks Jazz Festival, New York’s JVC Jazz Festival, The Berklee Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and renowned jazz clubs such as Regatta Bar, Smalls, and Yoshi’s. In 2008, Matt was selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program where he engaged in a two week intensive composition and performance workshop under the instruction of jazz luminaries Dr. Billy Taylor, Nathan Davis and Curtis Fuller culminating in three performances filmed live from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. That same year he was part of a group lead by bassist Nat Reeves that toured New Ross, Ireland. In 2010, Matt participated as a semifinalist in the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France. Currently Matt holds a faculty position at the Hartt School (University of Hartford, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz). He has also taught at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, led the big band at Glastonbury High School, and taught at the Artist’s Collective, the Litchfield Jazz Camp, and New Hampshire’s Jazz All State.

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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

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Tickets $30/$25

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo StarrMadonnaDonald FagenWynton MarsalisTommy EmmanuelMark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar.”

Vinny Raniolo is a rhythm guitarist in high demand. Often featured on National Public Radio in duo with Frank Vignola, Vinny has become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends.  He was also featured on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.  Frank and Vinny's own PBS special, Four Generations of Guitars premieres in the 2014-15 season as part of the forthcoming 13 episode series Music Gone Public.  Vinny has worked with artists such as Leon RedboneVince GiordanoDeana Martin, and Olli Soikkeli.  In 2014, he was featured on Jennifer Porter’s IMA nominated album, Easy Living

There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Damingo belt out an aria – sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Matt Cauthron – Intermission Magazine

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The Originals present THE ELECTRIC BABY by Stefanie  Zadravec
Apr
18
to Apr 28

The Originals present THE ELECTRIC BABY by Stefanie Zadravec

Set in Pittsburgh, THE ELECTRIC BABY tells the touching and funny story of six fractured souls whose lives become irrevocably linked in the aftermath of a tragic accident, and changed forever through their contact with a magical baby. Mystical folklore weaves throughout this darkly comic fairytale of sad endings, strange beginnings, and the unlikely people who just might help you find your way home. A hauntingly beautiful and funny celebration of the ordinary joys, sorrows, and magic that shape our human existence.

Featuring: Jennifer Porter, Dana Packard, Elisabeth Hardcastle, Lowell Jeffers, Emily Eberhart, and Gerald Davis.  
Directed by Dana Packard and Jennifer Porter.

Note: Contains strong language.

"As dazzling as the dialogue is dreamful." -Pittsburgh City Paper

"Dazzling and original" -Talkin' Broadway.com

"Sometimes a critic is charmed into analytical silence. No, make that enthralled and also warned. Not that I can’t think of ways to explain THE ELECTRIC BABY, but even if I were right, it might dull both its delicacy and its strength."  -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Click date for tickets:
Thursday, April 18 - 7:30 PM
Friday, April 19 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 20 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 25 - 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 27 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28 - 2:30 PM

Tickets are $25 / $22. April 18 & 25 are pay-what-you-can.

Contains strong language.

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Jennifer Porter "These Years" CD Release Concert
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Jennifer Porter "These Years" CD Release Concert

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Don’t miss this very special evening, celebrating the much-anticipated release of SRT Artistic Director and Independent Music Award nomineeJennifer Porter’s new album, “These Years,”from legendary Grammy-award winning producer Jay Newland!  Joining Jennifer on stage are two great players who appear on the album: Adam Levy- guitar (Nora Jones, Tracey Chapman) and John Deley- keyboards (Dido); and guest bassist Damon Banks (George Benson, Neville Brothers).  Matt Langley– saxophone, Dana Packard- drums, and back-up singers Emily Gerry, Wendi Sweet McPike, and Jennifer’s sister, Alicia Miller round out the stellar band.

“These Years” includes five fantastic new original songs by Jennifer, and five songs made famous by The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits, and features some of the finest session musicians in the world, plus guest appearances by Country Music Hall Of Famer, Charlie McCoyand Grammy-nominated Zydeco great C. J. Chenier.  In addition to music from the album, the concert will include additional original songs by Jennifer, classic Blues, Soul, Boogie-woogie music, and funky renditions of holiday favorites. 

Jennifer Porter is an incredibly talented woman. We are lucky to have someone of her caliber living right here in our own state where we can listen to her at any time.” –Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland, ME 

Blessed with a beautiful voice and an infectious musical spirit... Jennifer simply swings, does not waste a note, and every sound she creates is lovely... (She) always uplifts the classic material she sings, making it sound both timeless and new.” Scott Yanow author of The Jazz Singers 

Jennifer is wonderful!” Mark Landesman, WWOZ, New Orleans, LA

General Admission: $30.00 
Students and Seniors: $25.00

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Denny Breau
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Denny Breau

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Denny has been one of Maine’s best-known and most beloved performers for over thirty years. Winner of the Maine Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award, Songwriter of the Year, eight-time winner of Instrumentalist of the Year, and the youngest inductee to the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.  Denny presents sizzling guitar solos, touching original songs, and an amazing Chet Atkins medley, all with infectious humor, making him a favorite wherever he goes.  He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta blues, country and jazz — “creating a totally accessible musical mélange that captivates as it entertains.” - Lucky Clark, Kennebec Journal.

General Admission: $20.00 
Students and Seniors: $18.00

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Mozart: Out of Thin Air - with Joe Arsenault
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Mozart: Out of Thin Air - with Joe Arsenault

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Originals’ longtime pianist, SRT Treasurer, and modern Renaissance man, Joe Arsenault will present the first in a series of conversations at the piano in which he shares and demonstrates insights on composers, piano works, philosophy…wherever the music takes him – and us.  Time in the presence of Joe’s far-reaching mind is something special, and not to be missed!

Pay-what-you-can.

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Al Copley Quartet
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Al Copley Quartet

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Don’t miss the astounding pianist, singer, arranger, and co-founder of “Roomful of Blues,” the renowned Grammy-nominated American jump band, now with its own jumping, jiving, swinging quartet.  Bring your dancing shoes to the aisles for this rollicking, uplifting concert!

“Capable of evoking at once Jay McShann, Memphis Slim or…Art Tatum…; Copley interprets the blues most joyfully by his great sense of humor…his sense of swing and phrasing are a wonder…great conviction…”  — Bulletin of the Jazz Hot Club of France

General Admission: $30.00 
Students and Seniors: $25.00

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Rhythm Future Quartet
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Rhythm Future Quartet

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We are thrilled to welcome back these rising stars in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz! The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

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Where the band’s self-titled debut album re-visited classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites, Travels, the quartet’s current release, concentrates on group originals that make captivating use of musical sources from outside the conventional Gypsy jazz terrain. Travels reflects both the accumulated knowledge garnered from the groups world wide touring as well as the international influences that inspired new rhythmic and harmonic possibilities within their compositions and arrangements. Garnering critical acclaim, Travels was picked as one of the Best jazz albums of 2016 by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.

Jason Anick, an award-winning composer and one of the youngest professors at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, has shared the stage with an array of artists including Grammy award winning guitarist John Jorgenson, Stevie Wonder, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and Tommy Emmanuel. 

Olli Soikkeli recently made the move from Scandinavia to New York City, where he quickly became a top call guitarist in the bustling Brooklyn jazz scene. He has performed alongside rising star Cyrille Aimee, world-renowned Gypsy guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others.

Max O’Rourke was the winner of the 2015 Saga Award from DjangoFest Northwest, and at 21 has already toured/recorded with many of the top American Gypsy Jazz musicians including John Jorgenson and Gonzalo Bergara. 

Greg Loughman is a top call bassist in Boston and has been heard with such luminaries as Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller and George Garzone.

“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz”
-The Boston Globe

“[Rhythm Future Quartet] have rocketed the music into the future by incorporating multiple influences…teaming it with their own virtuosity and playing it all with a joyful abandon that is downright infectious”
-Huffington Post

“…worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django”
-The Wall St. Journal

“These young men are incredible!!! Don’t miss them…such dedication and love of music to witness!”
-The Washington Post

“Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin”
-Downbeat Magazine

General Admission: $30.00 
Students and Seniors: $25.00

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Villain: DeBlanks comedy benefit
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Villain: DeBlanks comedy benefit

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
The fill-in-the-blanks comedy is a pay-what-you-can benefit for SRT!

Reservations: 207-929-6476 or BUY ONLINE NOW

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ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SACO RIVER THEATRE!

A Time Out New York Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell (SRT’s graphic arts director, and a favorite cast member of early Originals productions such as HAIR, THE 1940s RADIO HOUR, and TEN LITTLE INDIANS) VILLAIN: DeBLANKS is an uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths! The audience provides nouns, adjectives, and verbs (the wilder, the better) and the actors provide the laughs—uncensored and unrehearsed—as they solve the mystery of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely demise. It’s “Clue” meets Mad Libs!  Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each hilarious performance is ridiculously one-of-a-kind.

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Featuring SRT board member and Hollywood actor, Richard McGonagle, Originals founders Jennifer Porter and Dana Packard, plus veterans William McDonough III, Elisabeth Hardcastle, and Claudia Schneider!  

MADCAP HILARITY! What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell’s rib-tickling theatrical confection.”
–BroadwayWorld.com 

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Villain: DeBlanks (for KIDS!) comedy benefit
Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

Villain: DeBlanks (for KIDS!) comedy benefit

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
The fill-in-the-blanks comedy is a pay-what-you-can benefit for SRT!

Reservations: 207-929-6476 or BUY ONLINE NOW

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ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SACO RIVER THEATRE!

A Time Out New York Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell (SRT’s graphic arts director, and a favorite cast member of early Originals productions such as HAIR, THE 1940s RADIO HOUR, and TEN LITTLE INDIANS) VILLAIN: DeBLANKS is an uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths! The audience provides nouns, adjectives, and verbs (the wilder, the better) and the actors provide the laughs—uncensored and unrehearsed—as they solve the mystery of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely demise. It’s “Clue” meets Mad Libs!  Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each hilarious performance is ridiculously one-of-a-kind.

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Featuring SRT board member and Hollywood actor, Richard McGonagle, Originals founders Jennifer Porter and Dana Packard, plus veterans William McDonough III, Elisabeth Hardcastle, and Claudia Schneider!  

MADCAP HILARITY! What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell’s rib-tickling theatrical confection.”
–BroadwayWorld.com 

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Art is Community IX
Nov
2
to Dec 8

Art is Community IX

STARTING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at The Old White Church

FREE - Reception with the artists Friday November 2 - 4 PM to 8 PM. 
Gallery hours - Saturday, November 3 - 10 AM to 5 PM,
and Sunday, November 4 - 10 AM to 2 PM. 

For more information or admission by appointment please call 
Pat Packard at 929-6472 or Susan Orfant at 642-4219

Sponsored by the Saco River Art League, this popular, annual, juried show and sale of exceptional regional art and fine crafts, includes paintings, sculptures and child-friendly interactive art-making for visitors during the opening weekend. 

The show remains hanging through December 8th.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Saco River Theatre. 

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Duke Robillard
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Duke Robillard

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"One of the great players" BB King

"Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality." the New York Times

"Most everything Duke Robillard has done as a guitarist during the past four-plus decades...bears witness to his musical intelligence and his dedication to his craft".- Downbeat

"Robillard's ability to play across the spectrum of blues is legendary. Few players can move stylistically from Texas to Kansas City to Chicago's West Side, but Robillard makes it seem easy."- Guitar Player

"A guitarist's guitarist, prolific producer, and master of all things blues, Duke Robillard walks the tightrope between traditionalism and experimentation...He's a master of many styles who moves forward while maintaining a firm grounding in the past."- Blues Revue

GRAMMY Nominations for Best Traditional Blues Album for 2010 Stomp! The Blues Tonight and 2006 Guitar Groove-a-Rama. The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C.Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" four years out of five (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award! He was also nominated in that category in 2005, 2007 & 2008.

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SRT Classical Music Series
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

SRT Classical Music Series

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SRT Classical Music Series presents: From Juilliard - Noree Chamber Soloists

 

Cellist Yi Qun Xu, a native of China, has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States.  She has won top prizes in China’s national cello competitions as well as second prize at the Juilliard Concerto Competition, first prizes in the 2017 Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Instrumental Competition, 2008 Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Croatia, and the 2010 ASTA National Solo Competition.  

The special prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Yoon Lee is a solo pianist, chamber musician, and teacher, active in the New York metropolitan area. Yoon has been on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and the Schumann-Haus Museum in Leipzig, in addition to many other stages of New York, Europe, and Seoul.  Her live performances have been featured on WQXR, the American classical radio station that serves the New York metropolitan area, and KBS, the national television station of South Korea.

A native of North Carolina, violinist Amelia Dietrich thrives to be one of the most versatile and sensitive players of her generation. An avid chamber musician, Amelia has performed in chamber series all over the United States including Alice Tully Hall’s Wednesdays at One, National Sawdust, Colburn Chamber Music Society, and Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival among others alongside her mentors and inspirations Robert McDonald, Alessio Bax, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Hagai Shaham, David Bowlin, Steve Tenenbom, Nicholas Cords, Roger Tapping, Michael Kanen, Marc Coppey, and Adam Neiman. She has spent summers at the Internationale Sommerakademie in Austria, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, The Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, and Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.  

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DunCreagan
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

DunCreagan

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DunCreagan, a band known for innovative renditions of traditional Irish and Scottish music, was one of the first musical acts to perform at Saco River Theatre twenty-eight years ago.  They recently announced their return to action after a six nation European tour, with sold out gigs Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Florence.  The trio of Tom McKean (lead vocals, bodhrán, bouzouki), Carrick Eggleston (accordion), and Kelley Bishop (guitar, harmonicas), are joined again by the talented fiddler Sarah Collins, formerly of Chasing Redbird. Within DunCreagan’s new material, a fresh chemistry emerges as the accordion and fiddle roll seamlessly through jigs and reels, contrasting with the brooding, unpretentious quality of McKean’s voice and Bishop’s punctuated guitar style.

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David Mallett
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

David Mallett

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David Mallett returns once again, after an unforgettable sold out show last year! David is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic, “Garden Song” and has performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison KraussPete SeegerHal KetchumEmmylou HarrisJohn Denver, and The Muppets.

“Few people could be called the living embodiment of the state where they live. But what Garrison Keillor is to Minnesota, Mallett is to Maine.” - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“David Mallett is the best folk singer alive in America today.” - Dan McCullough, Cape Cod Times

“Dave Mallett may be the only artist working today who’s portraits and stories, derived from the American heartland, can come close to being compared to the works of Stephen Foster.”  - Steve Lacrosse, Popular Folk Music Today

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The Originals present Accomplice by Rupert Holmes
Jul
20
to Jul 28

The Originals present Accomplice by Rupert Holmes

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Winner of The Mystery Writers Of America’s coveted Edgar Award, Rupert Holmes' confounding whodunit ACCOMPLICE begins in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of Janet and Derek Taylor, who are to be entertaining Derek’s business partner Jonathan Becker and his wife Melinda for the weekend.  Danger, deception, and delicious skullduggery abound, as the four learn that things are never quite as they seem, and one can never be too sure who is the hunter and who the hunted in this electrifying and hilarious whodunit.  Will they ever figure out, who exactly is…The ACCOMPLICE?

Featuring Jennifer Porter, Bill Mootos, Dana Packard, and Elisabeth Hardcastle.  Directed by Dana Packard

The Comedy Thriller of all Comedy Thrillers!” –The Los Angeles Times

Part murder mystery, part sex farce, and completely entertaining…suspenseful, charming, and funny!” -USA Today

Miss it at your peril!” -The Los Angeles Herald Examiner

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