Concerts & Plays

CONCERTS & PLAYS
Thursday, July 10
Maine singing artist Anni Clark returns at 7:30 p.m. to Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison, after a 10-year absence since recording her Live at Deertrees album. She sings folk, pop and blues with a dash of Maine humor. FMI: 583-6747.
Friday-Sunday, July 11-13
The Lake Region Community Theatre presents its production of Annie at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The cast includes more than 30 people ages 8 and up in this musical based on the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. The musical will be repeated the following weekend, July 18-20.
Friday, July 11
You’re sure to have your favorite rock-pool creature when you watch the play, The Selfish Shellfish, a play for all the family, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison. FMI: 583-6747.
Saturday, July 12
Burlesque is back at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, when emcee Vanilla HoneyBush and 10-plus dancers put on a stripped-down evening from Maine’s newest burlesque troupe. There’ll be feather fan dances and classic vaudeville numbers to drag queens and striptease. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and a $10 donation is suggested. FMI: 452-2412.
The ever-popular Beatles for Sale returns to Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison, at 7:30 p.m., bringing with them truly electrifying performances inspired by the Fab Four. FMI: 583-6747.  
Sunday, July 13
Relax at the Naples Concert on the Village Green at 6 p.m. in Naples Village with keyboardist Patrick Freeman in his first time on the Village Green.
Come join producer Dan Adams, director Morgan Nichols for a Maine-loving ode to cinema, a film called How to Make Movies at Home, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. A $5 donation is suggested. The film is set in a fictional Maine town that is cast as the location for a new TV show. FMI: 452-2412.
Saturday, July 15
The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, in its 42nd season, begins with a 7:30 p.m. Beethoven Fest performed by the Beethoven Symphony and Orchestra. The festival runs through Aug. 12 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. For reservations, call 583-6747.
The Bradley Park Concert Series continues with recording artist Cormac McCarthy at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16
The International Musical Arts Institute returns to Fryeburg for a Classical Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. FMI: 603-447-4737.
The Bridgton Community Band offers concerts of traditional and modern music at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays into August at the Gazebo beside Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton.
Thursday, July 17
Free admission comes with the Stone Mountain Arts Center’s Waltzing for Dreamers Show, featuring folk music by Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Show time is 8 p.m. at the Arts Center, located at 695 Dugway Road in Brownfield. FMI: 935-7292.
Arts Jubilee starts off the five-week summer concert series at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway, N.H., with the Beatlemainia Stage Show starring Ceili Rain’s Bob Halligan, Jr. as Paul McCartney. Find them at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain at 7 p.m., with an early concert performance beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, seniors $8, students $5 and kids 12 and under are free. FMI: 1-800-Sun-n-Ski.  
Thursday-Saturday, July 17-19
The Mainstage Reader’s Theatre will provide an evening of good humor in the well-known Reader’s Theatre style, at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Suggested donation is $10. FMI: 452-2412.
Fiddler Don Roy will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Ridge Rd.
Friday, July 18
Music at the Meetinghouse returns to the Lord’s Hill Meeting House in Effingham, N.H., when Pat O’Brien will perform traditional Irish and American folk music. FMI: 603-539-4071.
Friday-Sunday, July 18-20
The Originals present the Maine premiere of Snake in the Grass, a thriller by Alan Ayckbourn, at Saco River Theatre in Bar Mills. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. The play will also be offered the following weekend, July 24-26 at the same times. FMI: 929-5412.
The Lake Region Community Theatre presents its production of Annie at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The cast includes more than 30 people ages 8 and up in this musical based on the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under.
Sunday, July 20
Relax at the Naples Concert on the Village Green at 6 p.m. in Naples Village with the Paul & Ellen Duo, playing country and blues tunes.
Monday, July 21
A benefit concert for Lakes Environmental Association features Camp Encore/Coda campers and counselors who donate their time for a good cause. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for kids 14 and under. FMI: 647-8580.
Tuesday, July 22
An Evening with Marc Cohn is a fundraiser for the Mountain Top Music Center, offered at 8 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI: 9.35-7292.
The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, in its 42nd season, continues with a 7:30 p.m. Fun and Fancies concert with music by Gordan Jacob. The festival runs through Aug. 12 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. For reservations, call 583-6747.
The Bradley Park Concert Series in Bradley Park, Fryeburg continues with The Rollins, Tyoe and Hobson Band at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23
The Met Opera HD Summer Encore Series presents the baroque pastiche, The Enchanted Island at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura HIll Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors, and $10 students.
Thursday, July 24
The next Concerts by the Lake series at the Noble House Inn, Highland Road, Bridgton, features singer/songwriter Jesse Terry at 7:30 p.m. Jesse’s music has been compared to the likes of Paul Simon and Jackson Browne. Donation of $10-$15 goes entirely to the artist. FMI: 647-3733.
The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, in its 42nd season, offers a 1 p.m. community concert at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Main Street, South Paris. Tickets are $4 adults, $2 children, free to LOOK participants.
Saturday, July 26
Local favorites The Mollyocket Chorus bring their signature a cappella harmonies to the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Their show, called Big Hair, reprises some great barbershop harmonies from the golden age of American music. A $10 donation is suggested.
The Arts Jubilee concert series continues at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway, N.H., with the Don Campbell Band at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain at 7 p.m. An early concert performance is offered at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, seniors $8, students $5 and kids 12 and under are free. FMI: 1-800-Sun-n-Ski.
Center Stage Theater presents Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 11:30 a.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $3 general admission and will be available at the door, starting one hour before the performance.
The next Music with a Mission concert features two favorite Lake Region singers, Kelly Caufield and Matthew Small, at 7 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, Route 302. Pianist Laura Artesani will accompany them as they sing personal, moving interpretations of musical theater, pop, standards, folk and more.
Sunday, July 27
The reluctant face of a global brand, Burt of Burt’s Bees is the subject of a documentary, Burt’s Buzz, to be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. The film celebrates the curmudgeonly life in and around the quiet Maine backwoods where Burt lives in a converted turkey coop. Suggested donation is $5. FMI: 452-2412.
Guitarist and singer Brian Curtis Johnson will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Naples Village Green on Route 302. He entertains all over, and this is his first time on the Village Green.  
Tuesday, July 29
A concert called The Demon will be performed at the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival by summer musicians at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The music is based on a rather gruesome 1922 story by Max Krell from the German expressionist school, but at the end, all is well. Tickets are $25 for adults, under 21 free. FMI: 583-6747.
Wednesday, July 30
The Met Opera HD Summer Encore Series presents Puccini’s La Rondine at 7 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students.