• Bee Parks and the Hornets to play all summer

    Bee Parks and the Hornets to play all summer

    BAR HARBOR — Bee Parks and the Hornets, an original indie pop-rock band for all ages presented by the Barn Arts Collective, will have a summer-long run at The Criterion Theatre, with 60-minute performances each Thursday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. from July 5 though Sept. 2. Through high-energy live original music,

  • ‘Black Comedy’

    ‘Black Comedy’

    BAR HARBOR — Chris Dougherty, the director of Peter Shaffer’s clever farce “Black Comedy” at Mount Desert Island High School, has the advantage of another week of rehearsals before her play opens on May 11. But she has an added challenge: blocking the considerable action in this play in a total virtual blackout. While the

  • Student-run event to share life-changing ideas

    Student-run event to share life-changing ideas

    BAR HARBOR — “Beyond the Whale Skull,” a free student-run event fostering the sharing of life-changing ideas through stories, poetry, film, music and more, will take place at College of the Atlantic’s Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. “We really want people leaving the room feeling sparked with

  • ‘Animal Farm’

    ‘Animal Farm’

    BAR HARBOR — Imagine you are the director of a play, and one week into rehearsal, almost your entire cast disappears, not to reappear until two weeks before opening night. Well, this is essentially the pickle that Mount Desert Island High School directors Frank Bachman and Chris Dougherty are in with their productions of the

  • BHMF Opera to present ‘Hansel and Gretel’

    BHMF Opera to present ‘Hansel and Gretel’

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera will perform “Hansel and Gretel” at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m. This performance, with direction from Fenlon Lamb and music direction from Cara Chowning, “promises to be spectacular,” said organizers. Tickets are on sale now at barharbormusicfestival.org, starting at $35.

  • April showers bring musical about flowers

    BAR HARBOR — A cast of 15 kindergarten through fourth-grade students from Conners Emerson School are set to perform an original musical, “Plant Kindness and Gather Love,” at The Criterion Theatre on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. Music teacher Rebecca Edmondson and first-grade teacher MaryAnne Young wrote and composed the Maine-themed musical that celebrates

  • Choral concert to include world premiere

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia Choral Society’s “Heaven on Earth” spring concert will be performed at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth will host a third performance on Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. The chorus

  • Bookworms present ‘King Midas’

    Bookworms present ‘King Midas’

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Bookworms, a group of home-schooled students, will perform the play they’ve created, “The Adventures of King Midas,” and a musical piece on the chimes as part of their spring concert at the Legion Hall on Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Three nonprofit organizations on the west side of Mount Desert

  • ‘Cendrillon’ to be simulcast

    ‘Cendrillon’ to be simulcast

    ELLSWORTH — The New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Cendrillon,” Jules Massenet’s take on the Cinderella story, will be simulcast in high definition at The Grand on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. “Glorious,” raved The New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her