Entertainment

  • Musical is freakishly fun!

    Musical is freakishly fun!

    BAR HARBOR — Something new and freakishly fun has come this way! The Acadia Community Theater launched its terrific new show this past weekend on the Higgins Demas stage at Mount Desert Island High School. The show was the Broadway musical version of the film “Freaky Friday,” in which a battling mother and teenage daughter

  • Lorrie Morgan to play Criterion

    Lorrie Morgan to play Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Country singer Lorrie Morgan will perform at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday, April 14. Morgan made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry at age 13 and began her career with three consecutive platinum albums. In addition to Morgan’s solo work, she has collaborated with Pam Tillis, most recently on the album

  • ACT freaks out with new show

    ACT freaks out with new show

    There are many reasons to cheer the arrival of Acadia Community Theater’s (ACT) annual spring musical, which opens on the Mount Desert Island High School Higgins Demas stage, Friday, April 5. For one thing it’s the ACT spring musical; winter is over! Yay! For another, it’s a new show. Whoopee! “Freaky Friday,” based on the

  • Mother-son duo to perform

    Mother-son duo to perform

    ELLSWORTH — Deirdre McArdle, flute, and Deiran Manning, piano, will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Moore Community Center. This concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the city of Ellsworth. The mother-son duo will perform works by Bach, Melanie Bonis and Gottschalk.

  • Scientists to perform jazz

    Scientists to perform jazz

    BAR HARBOR — Edison Liu and Basile Tarchini are scientists with a passion for music. On Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. they will present a concert of gentle jazz. The duo will perform a mix of jazz standards, contemporary pieces and original compositions with Liu on the piano and Tarchini on the double bass.

  • Restaurants to promote musical

    Restaurants to promote musical

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — This March, Acadia Community Theater (ACT) will partner with area bars and restaurants to celebrate “Freaky Friday,” the musical that ACT will be performing at MDI High School and The Criterion Theatre this spring. Every Friday in March, participating restaurants will feature special “Freaky Friday” cocktails and mocktails in honor of

  • Celtic tunes at Jesup

    Celtic tunes at Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The Crow’s Nest will play an afternoon of Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Crow’s Nest features area musicians Heather MacLeod, Jeff Morgan, Chris Gray and Jim Gray. This concert is part of the Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series.

  • MIXING IT UP

    MIXING IT UP

    Vitoria Bitencourt stars in “Everybody” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at College of the Atlantic March 7-10. The play is performed in-the-round in the Gates, Jr. Community Center. The ensemble holds a lottery at the beginning of each performance to see which actors will take which roles. The play is based on the 15th-century morality play “Everyman”