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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.

Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson perform at Leura Hill Eastman PAC

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Byrds bassist Chris Hillman will be performing alongside legendary vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Herb Pedersen at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:30 pm.

Chris and Herb have had a lasting musical friendship spanning over forty-five years, since their initial meeting in Los Angeles during the early folk and bluegrass movement. By the mid-nineties, Hillman and Pedersen began performing as an acoustic duo and have recorded several acclaimed albums together.

Arguably the pioneer of the country rock genre, Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music. Through various Number One hit songs such as Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn!, Hillman helped The Byrds establish themselves as a cornerstone in the cultural and musical movement of the Sixties. In 1967, Hillman established himself as a songwriter with his first song, Time Between, noted by many as being the first country rock song. After his tenure with The Byrds, Hillman, along with Gram Parsons, formed The Flying Burrito Brothers, now looked upon as the forerunners of the alternative country rock style. From The Flying Burrito Brothers to Manassas and then on to Souther–Hillman–Furay, Chris Hillman continued to develop as a singer and songwriter.

Herb Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, California in the early 1960s, playing 5-string banjo and acoustic guitar with artists such as David Grisman, Butch Walker, and Jerry Garcia. His recording discography is like a ‘who’s who’ of the 1970s and 1980s folk and country music scenes. Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Linda Rondstadt, Vince Gill, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Prine have all recruited Herb for his multi-instrumental/vocal talents.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $10 for students. For those who would like to provide additional support, a limited number of benefactor tickets are available for $50. The benefactor ticket grants you backstage access before the show to meet and share hors d’oeuvres with Chris and Herb. Please contact the box office if you are interested in purchasing benefactor tickets. You can pre-order tickets online or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.

 

 

 

BRADLEY BACKSTAGE #3: JUNCO

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents the third Bradley Backstage concert, featuring Junco, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5th. Junco, comprised of local musicians Jeremy Holden (guitar), Alex Ouellette (drums), Bobby Sheehan (guitar, vocals), Kelsey Sheehan (bass), and Dan Stackhouse (oboe), will perform their upbeat, innovative twist of folk-rock music in the LHE/PAC’s alternative backstage performance space. Junco’s feel good themes, improvisational approach, and passionate performances all add up to a night you won’t want to miss out on. The band will be celebrating the recent release of their debut EP, Waking The Sleeping Giant.
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The Bradley Backstage series seats the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable concert experience. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under the age of 18 (general admission). You can pre-order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.

COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY AT THE LHE/PAC

Maine’s own Bob Marley brings his comedic antics to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12th to benefit the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2015 Project Graduation. Tickets are $20 general admission and can be pre-ordered online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets or by calling the LHE/PAC box office at 207-935-9232.

From getting his own special on Comedy Central to appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Nite with Conan O’Brien (to name a few), Marley has become one of the most popular and sought after comedians in the country.

Marley, a Maine native, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. His career began in his hometown of Portland. He eventually moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars. A regular at the Aspen and Montreal comedy festivals, Marley was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” Marley has also appeared in several films, including the cult favorite, “Boondock Saints.”

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. For a complete list of upcoming events visit http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets

BRADLEY BACKSTAGE CONCERT #2: AMARANTOS QUARTET

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents the second Bradley Backstage concert, featuring the Amarantos Quartet, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27th. The innovative Portland-based string quartet presents classical music like you’ve never heard it before in the LHE/PAC’s alternative backstage performance space.

Through presentation of new music, unique collaborations and original arrangements violinists Lauren Hastings Genova and Meagan McIntyre, violist/arranger Bryan Brash, and cellist Hannah Schroeder and attracting new, diverse audiences to the chamber music genre. Classically trained, each member of the quartet has also performed extensively with musicians from a wide variety of styles such as jazz, rock, pop, folk, middle eastern, alternative and world music. These collective experiences are the bases for what makes the Amarantos Quartet and their diverse repertoire a truly unique experience. From Mozart to Radiohead, each Amarantos Quartet performance takes the listener on a new and unforgettable listening experience.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students (general admission). You can pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/tickets or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.

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.