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A Forever Frozen Story Performance at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

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Experience a magical musical theater performance on Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine. Prepare to travel to an enchanted world filled with magical characters, song, dance, laughter, emotion, and surprise! Tohu-Bohu Productions presents an amazing and interactive large-scale musical based upon Han Christian Andersen’s tale, The Snow Queen and the well-known children’s movie, Frozen.

The suggested audience for the performance is 2-12 years old and the length of the show is approximately 90 minutes plus a meet-and-greet afterwards. Tickets range from $12-20 per person depending on seating area. For more information, or to order tickets online, visit http://www.aforeverfrozenstory.com/me.

9th Annual Memorial Weekend Concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble

memorial dayOn Sunday, May 28th at 7 PM, White Mountain Musical Arts presents the ninth annual Memorial Weekend Concert. This event, located at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Bradley Street in Fryeburg Academy, is open to the community and will feature the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band.

The concert honors local Veterans and will provide a musical salute to thank the women and men of the armed forces for their service to preserve our nation and protect our freedoms. There will be a colorful flag display from the many branches of the armed services and the concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, and solutes to the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

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The White Mountain Musical Arts thanks Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired for their generous underwriting. Because of their generosity, tickets are not required for this no-cost community event. But donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Please note that the concert venue, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.MWVEvents.com or call (207) 935-2001.

Food For Thought Film Festival at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

FRYEBURG – Spice and Grain presents the final 2017 Food For Thought Film Festival screening, Seed: The Untold Story, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 30th starting at 2:00 pm. The festival will include a farmers’ market from 2-4 pm, live music from Bobby Sheehan & Jeremy Holden of Junco from 3-4 pm, the film at 4 pm, and guest speaker Will Bonsall (author and director of the Scatterseed Project) following the film. Admission is $2-$10 suggested donation.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

“Food For Thought” is designed to encourage a discussion among neighbors and friends about the food we eat, and the importance of where it comes from. Local farmers, producers, and restaurateurs will be on hand to provide information, samples, and food.

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine. For more information contact the box office at 207-935-9232, or email boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org. For a complete list of upcoming shows visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

The Fryeburg Academy Class of 2017 Presents Comedian Bob Marley

Bob Marley, Maine’s prized and well-known comedian, will return to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 30th to put on another hilarious performance! All proceeds from this event benefit the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2017 Project Graduation.

Marley’s brand of high-energy and offbeat observations of everyday life things has captured the minds of fans of all ages. From getting his own special on Comedy Central to appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Marley has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. You don’t need to be a ‘Maine-iac’ to laugh yourself silly at Bob’s wicked funny antics.

Tickets for the event are $22 per person if ordered in advance and $25 per person on the night of the show. For more information about the event, visit the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center page or call the Fryeburg Academy at 207-935-9232.

About Fryeburg Academy’s Project Graduation

Fryeburg Academy Project Graduation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity, organized to provide a safe, chemical-free celebration for the students of the graduating class of Fryeburg Academy. Our goal is to promote cooperation and build community among the students, faculty and staff of Fryeburg Academy and the members of the communities served by the school.

Food for Thought Film Festival

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is teaming up with Fryeburg’s natural foods store, Spice & Grain, to bring you the Food For Thought Film Festival. Come see these provocative and informative films that shed light on our food industries and give you the power to make your own choices for you and your family. The festival will feature live music provided by guitarists Ray Ryan and Jonathan Sarty, and a variety of healthy food samples. Admission is free.

The first film of the series, Food, Inc., will be shown at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th. The second, Forks Over Knives, will be shown at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26th. The final film, Fed Up, will be shown at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3rd.

The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Please call the box office at 207-935-9232 or email boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org for more information.

Met Opera Live at Leura Hill Performing Arts Center

The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series returns to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center for the 2014-15 season. Season passes, which get you into all ten performances for the price of nine, will be available until October 11th. Single tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. Order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets or call the box office at 207-935-9232. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch one hour before each opera. Call 207-787-3327 to reserve your meal(s). The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street on the campus of Fryeburg Academy.
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Met Opera HD Summer Encore Series

Beginning, Wednesday, July 2, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 400 movie theaters across the United States. One of those theaters is the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine. The 2014 Summer Encores series will offer screenings of six popular Live in HD transmissions: Verdi’s Rigoletto (July 2), Verdi’s Otello (July 9), the Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island (July 23), Puccini’s La Rondine (July 30) and La Fanciulla del West (August 6), and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette (August 13).

 

Wednesday, July 2, 7PM – RIGOLETTO (originally transmitted live on February 16, 2013): Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, the talk of the opera world when it premiered in 2013, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in the neon-lit world of 1960s Las Vegas. In this bold new vision—featured on 60 MinutesPiotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner; Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke’s sidekick; and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. Štefan Kocán sings the assassin-for-hire Sparafucile and Oksana Volkova makes her Met debut as his seductive sister, Maddalena. Rising conductor Michele Mariotti leads the Verdi masterwork, which features one of the most famous arias in all of opera, “La donna è mobile.”

 

Wednesday, July 9, 7PM – OTELLO (originally transmitted live on October 27, 2012): In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. As the title hero, Johan Botha delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago.“Conductor Semyon Bychkov led a vibrant reading of the score, building tension expertly in the third-act ensemble and creating a mood of tremendous pathos in the final scene” (The New York Times).

 

Wednesday, July 23, 7PM – THE ENCHANTED ISLAND (originally transmitted live on January 21, 2012): A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together more than 30 of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The four young lovers from A Midsummer Night’s Dream find themselves shipwrecked on Prospero’s island from The Tempest, leading to a tortuous web of comic and dramatic romantic entanglements.The all-star cast is headed by David Daniels as Prospero, Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and the legendary Plácido Domingo as Neptune. William Christie conducts this dazzling world-premiere production by director Phelim McDermott (Satyagraha).

 

Wednesday, July 30, 7PM – LA RONDINE (originally transmitted live on January 10, 2009): Puccini’s achingly beautiful score conveys the plight of Magda (the “swallow” of the title), who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, who portray Puccini’s star-crossed lovers, were praised by the Associated Press for “a vocal synchronicity and an emotional electricity that keeps an international audience riveted.” Nicolas Joël’s production of this rarely performed opera features elegant art-deco sets, and was described by The New York Times as “charming and poignant, with stylish and affecting performances.”

 

Wednesday, August 6, 7PM – LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (originally transmitted live on March 24, 2007): Puccini’s musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life in the Met’s atmospheric production. Deborah Voigt is Minnie, the “girl of the golden west” and owner of a bar in a Californian mining camp. Marcello Giordani sings Dick Johnson, the bandit-turned-lover hunted by the cynical sheriff Jack Rance (Lucio Gallo), who wants Minnie for himself. Complete with whiskey-drinking cowboys, gunplay, a poker game, and a snowstorm, La Fanciulla del West is Puccini at his most colorful. Nicola Luisotti conducts the work, which the composer told The New York Times in 1910 he considered “the best of [his] operas.”

 

Wednesday, August 13, 7PM – ROMEO AND JULIETTE (originally transmitted live on December 15, 2007): The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed young couple. Gounod’s ultra-sensual Shakespeare interpretation also features Nathan Gunn as Mercutio and Isabel Leonard, in her Met debut, asStéphano. Plácido Domingo ison the podium.

 

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. Tickets for the Met Opera HD Summer Encore Series are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets or call the box office at 207-935-9232.

Fryeburg Academy May Term Performances AT THE LEURA HILL EASTMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

As May Term classes come to an end at Fryeburg Academy, students will be presenting the shows that they have been working on for the past two weeks. Performances will feature dance, poetry, music, acting and much more! It’s all happening this week at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg. All shows are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted and gratefully appreciated.

 

On Wednesday, June 4th, the poems of Shel Silverstein come to life as Fryeburg Academy theater students present their unique interpretations of Silverstein’s witty and wise words. Using creative movement, colorful scenery, dazzling lights and audience participation, students will present a high-energy performance sure to delight all ages. The show begins at 12:00 p.m. and is set to run for an hour.

 

Later that night at 7:30, FA students will present their Multimedia Dance Project featuring Hio Ridge Dance. Utilizing the combined arts of dance and video, students have teamed up with professional choreographers from Hio Ridge Dance to put together a performance featuring cutting edge forms of dance and digital video to discover new forms of communication and expression. The show will last 30 minutes, and there will be a question and answer session following the performance.

 

On Thursday, June 5th, the FA musical theater class presents Jason Robert Brown’s song-cycle musical, Songs for a New World, at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.As the show’s opening number explains to the audience, “it’s all about one moment.” FA’s production, conceived and directed by George Wiese with assistance from visiting guest-artist Geoffery Langley, features 23 Academy students and is sure to delight audiences with its energetic singing and upbeat music. Please note that the subject matter of this show is not appropriate for small children.

 

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. Call the box office at 207-935-9232 or email boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org for more information. A complete listing of all upcoming events at the LHE/PAC are available online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets.

 

Enjoy A Cappella Jazz Quintet, Vox One in Fryeburg, Maine!

The award-winning, internationally renowned a cappella jazz quintet, Vox One will be performing at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM.

“This jazz quintet puts all kinds of throat sounds to such funky good use that listeners

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break into applause and – better – feel like dancing.” – Boston Magazine. Since forming in 1988, Vox One has been combining elements of blues, funk, gospel, and folk into their own brand of vocal music, which is considered to be on the cutting edge of a cappella. A first-time listener of Vox One may be amazed to hear a variety of instruments such as drums, bass, horns, and guitar. “I am beside myself how Vox One produces the sound they do with the human voice.” – Northeast Performer. Jodi Jenkins-Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor/vocal drums), Paul Pampinella (baritone), and Tom Baskett (bass), met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where all of them are now (or have been) on the faculty. Join us for what is sure to be an incredible night filled with “creative arrangements and soulful spark.” The 8-time state champion Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble will accompany Vox One during the show!

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $25-Adults, $20-Seniors, and $10-Students. Orders can be made online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets or by calling the Box Office at (207) 935-9232.

Black Eagle Jazz Band at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Black Eagle Jazz Band Black Eagle Jazz Band  will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and students (18-). Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office by calling (207) 935-9232 or online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Group discounts are available to parties of ten or more. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. Parking is free.

If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you’ll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music- from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. In fact, the New York Times’ John Wilson wrote that the Black Eagles are “so far ahead of other traditional bands…there is scarcely any basis for comparison.”

The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011 they opened the Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, “Kid” Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras – the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra , the Baltimore Symphony to name a few.

The band has released over 40 recordings (including the Grammy-nominated “On the River”) and videos. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns’ documentaries and on NPR Radio. The band has also been a guest on The Prairie Home Companion show. For more information about the Black Eagle Jazz Band visit http://www.blackeagles.com.

 

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue at The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

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“A rollicking ride through the good old days of Rock & Roll”

 

 The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue  will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and $5 for students (18-). Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office by calling (207) 935-9232 or online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Group discounts are available to parties of ten or more. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. Parking is free.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue is dedicated to preserving and performing the greatest music ever made – the music of the 1950’s Doo Wop era. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh new energy. Their incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more! In the tradition of legendary Doo Wop revivalists Sha Na Na, every Corvettes show is more than a concert – it’s an all out a Doo Wop Celebration!

In addition to performing their own outstanding concerts, the Corvettes tour with many legendary Doo Wop groups including The Drifters, The Tokens, Danny & The Juniors, The Platters, The Marvelettes, The Shangri Las, The Shirelles, The Belmonts, Gary U.S. Bonds, The DelVikings, The Teenagers and many more.

Some of the great hits you might expect to hear at a Corvettes Doo Wop Revue show: Come Go With Me – Little Darlin’ – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – At The Hop – The Twist – Earth Angel – Sea Crusie – Rock Around The Clock – In The Still Of The Night – Runaround Sue – Runaway – Palisades Park – Twistin’ The Night Away – Splish Splash – Shake Rattle & Roll And many more!

For more information about the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue please visit http://corvettesdoowop.com.

Harry Nadler’s Art Collection Comes to Fryeburg Academy

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View the captivating new exhibit featured at Fryeburg Academy’s Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art entitled The Harry Nadler Collection. The exhibit will be on display from June 8 through September 2, 2013. Come out for the free exhibit opening on Saturday, June 8th from 1-3pm.
Light fare will be offered alongside musical entertainment.
At 3pm the Student Gallery of the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will be dedicated and named for Harry and Helen Nadler.
The Pace Galleries are located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. The Pace Galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00-1 p.m. The gallery is also open during most performances in the Leura Hill Eastman PAC or by appointment. Please call (207) 935-9232 or e-mail boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org to schedule a visit.
Helen Nadler, of Tiverton, RI, widow of the widely respected American Modernist artist, Harry Nadler, has donated a significant study collection of 37 paintings to the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy.  This collection, which will be followed with further donations, represents a lifetime of artistic endeavors exploring different styles and techniques.
Harry Nadler (1930-1990) was a prolific artist and university professor. He graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he later taught at New York University and Wesleyan University.  He also served as Chairman of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico.
During Nadler’s career he received a number of honors, including a Fulbright Grant to Spain, and over 22 solo exhibitions throughout the United States. His paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and many major university collections.
This generous gift to the Pace Galleries of Art will greatly expand the Academy’s art collection and will enhance opportunities for students and art historians to study the rich history of Mid-Twentieth Century Modernist Art. After this exhibition, it is Mrs. Nadler’s wish that the paintings be displayed throughout the campus for the enjoyment of students and faculty.
 
For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.harrynadler.com/index.html.