• 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

  • Shakespeare reading open to public participation

    Shakespeare reading open to public participation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Shakespeare community play reading will be hosted by the Barn Arts Collective’s Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will break up into two groups to read the Barn Art’s cut versions of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.”

  • Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of folks left The Criterion Theatre last weekend with broad grins on their faces, happy tunes on their lips and visions of colorful critters dancing in their heads. It was the second weekend of performances of Acadia Community Theater’s enchanting production of “Seussical.” It’s a pretty sure bet that even the

  • Big Moose to play for contra dance

    Big Moose to play for contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — The Big Moose Band will play for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and families are invited to join in. All dances are taught beforehand, and nondancers can come to enjoy the music. Big Moose features area musicians Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis,