“Shakespeare in Hollywood,” Brunswick High School, Brunswick
Nov. 21, Thursday, 6-7pm, “An Energetic History of Maritime Maine: The Role of Energy in Shaping Maritime History,” Coal, wood, water, wind – humans have a long history of using these resources to heat our homes and fuel our energy needs. Lincoln Paine, an internationally published maritime historian, will share his insights on how Maine’s maritime history was shaped by the growing need for energy, past and present. This event will also be a book signing for Down East: An Illustrated History of Maritime Maine, $7-$10, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath. FMI: 207-443-1316, www.mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Nov. 21-23, Thursday-Saturday, 7pm/Thurs, Fri, and Sat, 2pm/Sat, “BHS Players Present Shakespeare in Hollywood,” its 1934, and Shakespeares most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardts film A Midsummer Nights Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, the blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant asses, our duo is tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp. You won’t want to miss this Shakespeare-inspired production that was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, $12-$15, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick. FMI: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4419169?ref=349591.
Nov. 22, Friday, 7:30pm, “Hark! How the Bells! Christmas Music from Ukraine & Russia,” Bowdoin College Chorus collaborates with the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia to sing Ukrainian and Russian choral music by Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, Chesnokov, Sviridov, Rachmaninoff, Kalistratov and Leontovich, free, Bowdoin College Chapel, 14 N. Campus Drive, Brunswick. FMI: 207-798-4141, www.bowdoin.edu/music.
Nov. 23, Saturday, 2pm, “DaPonte String Quartet: All A-Twitter,” the DaPonte String Quartet’s program for “All A-Twitter” will include works by Haydn, Sculthorpe and Beethoven, $22.50-$25, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport. FMI: 207-529-4555, www.daponte.org.
Nov. 23, Saturday, 7pm, “Deeper Than the Skin Concert,” the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick launches this year’s Working for Justice Series “Many Voices: Widening the Listening Circle” on Saturday, November 23, 2019 with a free community concert called “Deeper Than the Skin,” a musical presentation on Race in America by Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway. Reggie and Greg have a unique story. Born three days apart, their ancestry flowed through the same portal of history, Richmond, VA. They are on a pilgrimage together – one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues, free, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick. FMI: 207-729-8515, www.uubrunswick.org.
Nov. 24, Sunday, 7:30pm, “David Bromberg Quintet,” for Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the Blues music David discovered in high school. The album is both blues primer and an opportunity to witness a master embracing this distinctly American music with passion and grace, $38-$43/advance, $45/door, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath. FMI: 207-442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.
Nov. 27, Wednesday, 7:30pm, “Ed Hauser Live,” Ed performs “The Legend of King Samuel V” Or “How much fun can one person have with today’s music technology”. An evening of original, instrumental rock/jazz. Advanced live looping performance with no prerecorded loops or patterns, free, Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Avenue, Topsham. FMI: www.orionperformingartscenter.org.