“Wizard of OZ,” Bangor High School, Bangor
Nov. 21, Thursday, 7pm, “NT Live Broadcast-A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The course of true love never did run smooth. A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot. Rating: PG-13, $8-$15, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, collinscenterforthearts.com.
Nov. 21-23, Thursday-Saturday, 7pm, “The Wizard of OZ,” based on the iconic motion picture from 1939, this live theater adaptation is true to form, featuring all of your favorite characters and musical numbers. This production is directed by Deborah Elz-Hammond, assisted by student director Claire Thompson, technical director Samantha Hall and musical director George Redman, $5, Bangor High School, 885 Broadway, Bangor. FMI: 207-992-5643, www.bangorschools.net.
Nov. 23, Saturday, 8am-12pm, “Fall Food Fair, ‘Breakfast and Beyond’,” breakfast: choices of omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. Purchase baked goods for your holiday table: pies, cakes, cookies, breads, cheese balls, condiments and more, free, St, Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke Street, Brewer. FMI: 207-989-1308, stpatsbrewer.org.
Nov. 23, Saturday, 9am-3pm, “15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair,” hosted by Hermon Pack 25 Cub Scouts. We have over 60 Crafters & Vendors, as well a huge selection of Baked Goods at our Bake Sale and a lovely array of lunch items at our concessions, $2, Hermon Elementary School, 235 Billing Road, Hermon. FMI: www.facebook.com/events/377268179605167/.
Nov. 23-24, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, “Maine Harvest Festival,” over 200 Maine farmers, festival food producers and their extraordinary creations as they “Celebrate Farm Fresh!” at this year’s 9th annual Maine Harvest Festival. Sample the best of the best from our Maine vintners, brewers and distillers. Begin your holiday shopping with festival fiber artisans and their masterpieces and enthusiastic Maine chefs and home cooks as they showcase and share their story, demonstrate, sample and sell what makes Maine, Maine, Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor. FMI: 207-561-8300, maineharvestfestival.com.
Nov. 23, Saturday, 1-5pm, “The Met: Akhnaten,” THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Philip Glass Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (2 intermissions) Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt, $10-$25, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 207-581-1755, collinscenterforthearts.com.
Nov. 24, Sunday, 10am-3pm, “Winter Craft Fair,” come check out all the goodies this holiday season. We will have a unique mix of products that include, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, crochet items, mittens, scarves, SeneGence, Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry, NYR Organics, Essential Oils, Light Boxes, Folk Art, Fishing Lures and Fiore Olive Oils. Plus much, much more, free, Congregational Beth Israel, 144 York Street, Bangor. FMI: www.facebook.com/events/congregation-beth-israel-bangor-maine/winter-craft-fair/2336784983024211/.