Concerts & Plays

Concerts & Entertainment

Sunday, November 29

The Deering Memorial United Methodist Church on Main Street in South Paris will hold a Christmas Concert featuring pianist Phil House and vocalist Kathy Haley at 2 p.m. Together they have been delighting audiences throughout Central Maine, most notably as part of the annual summer concert series held at the Poland Spring All Souls Chapel. Those attending are asked to bring a child’s Christmas gift (toy) as donation.

Wednesday, December 2

By popular demand, the St. Petersburg Men’s Choir will return to Lovell for a concert at the Lovell Church of Christ on Route 5, starting at 7 p.m. Their program this year will be Rachmaninoff in the first half and Russian folk songs the second half, all a cappella. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Friday & Sunday, December 4 & 6

The Lake Region Community Chorus is presenting its third winter concert, aptly titled “It’s the Holiday Season,” at the Twitchell Chapel, Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton. The chorus of over 50 members from 14 Lake Region towns will sing and perform many holiday selections to bring a smile of joy and wonderment to your face. Performances are Friday, Dec 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee, Dec 6, at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $5-10.

Saturday, December 5

The Denmark Arts Center’s Old Man Movies series offers up Wild Strawberries, Ingmar Bergman’s quintessential existential road movie, starring a radiant Victor Sjostrom, at 7 p.m. Sjostrom plays Isak Borg, a doctor who reflects on his life in a series of luminous and heartbreaking flashbacks even as he wrestles with his present as a lonely old man. Suggested donation is $5.

The VFW Fryeburg/Lovell Post #6783 hosts a 6:30 p.m. concert with Fan Fare, a returning favorite in Lovell due to a connection with former leader and Lovell resident Don Dutel. If you want music to get you into the Christmas spirit, this is the place to be.

Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6

Tina Titzer’s Act One Dance Company presents the 7th annual Holiday Festival of Dance/The Nutcracker Sweets at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. This family-friendly program will include ballet, tap and jazz pieces to your favorite Christmas tunes along with a shortened version of The Nutcracker. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children. FMI: 935-4020.

Sunday, December 6

The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco invites everyone to their annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Enjoy contemporary and classic favorites as well as a hymn-sing with the Casco Village Church Choir, Choir Director Eugene Long, Accompanist Lynn Foss, and special guest instrumentalists. A good will offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served.

Join actors and musicians from Deertrees Theatre for a family-friendly performance of A Deertrees Christmas, starting at 3 p.m. at the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton in Harrison Village. Bring nonperishable food items for the food pantry.