“All Shook Up,” Gorham Middle School, Gorham
Nov. 14-17, Thursday-Friday, 7pm, “All Shook Up Musical Comedy,” this hilarious Elvis Comedy Musical will have you laughing and wanting to dance! Don’t miss out, presented by Gorham Arts Alliance, $8-$12, Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham. FMI: 207-089-9686, gorhamartsalliance.org.
Nov. 14-17, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30pm/Thurs.-Sat, 2pm/Sun, “Godspell,” Musical: book by John Michael Trebelak music & new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life, $6-$12, Norway Grange 45, 15 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4105826?ref=349591.
Nov. 15-17, Friday-Sunday, 7pm/Fri. and Sat, 2pm/Sun, “Windham High School Presents: Sister Act,” Come join us for the musical comedy Sister Act, Broadway style on a high school stage – Windham High School has culminated a cast of talented students under the direction of Rob Juergens, with music direction by Dr. Richard Nickerson, and choreography by Vanessa Beyland. Our version will showcase glitzy costumes (yes even the nuns get glitzy), fantastic sets and incredible voices. Enjoy as some of our seniors including Corinne Ulmer (Delores) Matt Chasse (Father O’Hara) Sophey Potter (Sr Mary Robert) give their all to entertain you. They are supported by additional cast members Emma Chasse (Mother Superior) Will Searway (Eddie Souther) Bradley Collins (Curtis Jackson) plus over 30 other cast members. We will have you swinging to hits of the 70’s, laughing in the aisles and understanding how music can bring a community together. Sister Act is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, $12-$!4, Windham High School Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road, Windham. FMI: 207-893-1742, whstheater.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=5931.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 9am-4pm, “Holiday Craft Fair,” a variety of artwork, knitted and sewn items, ornaments, pottery, glass works, jewelry, baked goods and more will be available for purchase! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, free, Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Raymond. FMI: 207-655-4283, www.raymondvillagelibrary.org.
Nov. 16, Saturday, 8pm, “Harry Manx,” known as the “Mysticsippi” blues man, he has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Who else would play a banjo, guitar and sistar, and keep the beat with his feet….and great songs too…there is no one like him. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to, credit card not accepted for food and drink, $30pp + $4/handling fee, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield. FMI: 207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
Nov. 17, Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm, “Songwriters Showcase,” New England favorites Denny Breau and Bruce Marshall host this monthly Songwriter Showcase. Opening the show with acoustic rock and blues, the duo introduces new performers for an evening full of original compositions, $15-$20, The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn, 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI: 207-749-6160, www.facebook.com/events/644909335916831.
Nov. 20, Wednesday, 7pm, “2019 Jazz Residency Concert: Jeff Coffin,” the Jazz Residency Initiative presents the 6th annual Fryeburg Academy JRI Capstone Concert, featuring Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin! Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic American rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own groups, the Mu’tet, In Orbit, and the Viridian Trio, when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CDs on his own label, Ear Up Records. Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep, committed involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to jazz. Jeff is also a Yamaha and D’Addario Performing Artist and Clinician and teaches at Vanderbilt University. The November 20th concert will include special appearances by Fryeburg Academy’s award-winning music ensembles, as a well as a ‘pro set’ featuring Jeff Coffin performing with Les Harris, Jr. (drums), John Hunter (bass), and Tom Snow (piano), $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg. FMI: 207-935-9232, www.fryeburgacademy.org.