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September 2017

Apollo to the Moon

Fri. Sep 29

Waterville Opera House

Follow Scott Gibson, a young astronomer, who dreams of becoming an astronaut in the historic Apollo Space program. This one man multimedia performance features music of the 1950’s and 60’s, original downlink broadcasts from space, and over 100 NASA photographs. Registration forms must be completed to attend School Shows. Attendance is determined on a “first…

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Waterville Rocks! with Bella’s Bartok and West End Blend

Fri. Sep 29

Castonguay Square

Waterville Rocks! is a series of four outdoor concerts presented by the Waterville Opera House for the enjoyment of the greater Waterville community. At these concerts, families and friends gather in historic downtown Waterville, lay down a blanket in Castonguay Square, listen to awesome local music, and dance and socialize with others in the community.…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Sat. Sep 30

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes, presented with one intermission In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party…

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October 2017

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players: H. M. S. Pinafore

Fri. Oct 6

Waterville Opera House

Ride a wave of music and laughter as romantic sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts sing and dance their way across the deck of the fanciful British naval vessel with the improbable name. The very proper Captain Corcoran and ridiculously pompous Sir Joseph Porter preside, the villainous Dick Deadeye speaks the ugly truth, and Little Buttercup…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Norma

Sat. Oct 7

Waterville Opera House

This performance is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running time: 3 hours and 29 minutes “Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with…

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fall migration talk with bernd heinrich

Thu. Oct 12

Common Street Arts Gallery

reception at 5:00pm at common street arts 6:00 pm presentation at waterville opera house animal migration is a topic of many dimensions. It involves behavior, physiology, and ecology. there are also migratory similarities and differences between birds, mammals, insects, and fish. In collaboration with the exhibition into the forest, please join common street arts for…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Die Zauberflote

Sat. Oct 14

Waterville Opera House

This is a live HD broadcast performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running time: 3 hours and 29 mins, including intermissions Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of…

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Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tue. Oct 17

Waterville Opera House

Magic, laughter, and love are on the loose in the woods outside Athens in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy! The fairy king and queen are at war, Court and Commoners alike prepare for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding, and Puck stirs the pot leading two pairs of lovers on a wild and wacky chase in search of true…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Sun. Oct 22

Waterville Opera House

This is a live HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 3 hours and 35 minutes, including intermissions. Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. Conrad’s right-hand-man, who is jealous of Conrad, sends Medora back to the slave dealer…

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November 2017

Little Texas in Concert

Fri. Nov 10

Waterville Opera House

As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles. Critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the…

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The Met: The Exterminating Angel

Sat. Nov 18

Waterville Opera House

This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Running time: 2 hours and 52 mins, including intermission. Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by…

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December 2017

Annie

Fri. Dec 1

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Sat. Dec 2

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Sat. Dec 2

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Sun. Dec 3

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Fri. Dec 8

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Sat. Dec 9

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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Annie

Sun. Dec 10

Waterville Opera House

Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children: December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan Directed by Debra Susi With equal measures of pluck and positivity,…

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January 2018

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

January 7, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running Time: 2 hours and 5 mins, including intermission. Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite…

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National Theatre Live: Young Marx

January 13, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of…

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February 2018

The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

February 3, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Theater in New York. Running time: 3 hours 18 minutes, including two intermissions Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the…

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The Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

February 10, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. Running Time: 2 hours 59 minutes, including intermission. Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

February 11, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running Time: 2 hrs 30 mins with one intermission In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

February 18, 2018

Waterville Opera House

At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love… Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking…

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The Met: La Bohème

February 25, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This is an encore broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Estimated run time: 3 hours, 16 minutes including two intermissions. By: Giacomo Puccini An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer…

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March 2018

The Metropolitan Opera: Semiramide

March 10, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running time: 4hours, including one intermission. Music By: Gioachino Rossini This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title…

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris

March 11, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission. Music by Boris Asafiev Choreography by Vasily Vainonen (revisions) Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky (revisions) Damir Ismagilov, Lighting Designer Pavel Sorokin, Musical Director In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary…

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National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

March 24, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: TBA Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will…

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April 2018

The Metropolitan Opera: Luisa Miller

April 14, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running Time: 3 hours and 58 minutes, including two intermissions. Music By: Giuseppe Verdi Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Così Fan Tutte

April 21, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running Time: 3 hours and 56 minutes, including one intermission Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

April 22, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, includes one intermission Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Designer: Simon Virsaladze Lighting Designer: Mikhail Sokolov The epitome of Romantic ballet, this heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness perfectly fuses music, movement, and drama. The role of Giselle requires an exquisite stylist…

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Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi

April 26, 2018

Waterville Opera House

9:30am & 12pm  ∙  Grades 2-8  ∙  Virginia Rep 9:30am – Open  ∙  12pm – Open The greatest young adventurers in American literature spring to life in this foot-stompin’ musical based on the novels of Mark Twain. Join Huckleberry, Tom, Jim, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and all the residents and rapscallions of Hannibal, MO as…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Cendrillon

April 28, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Running time: 3 hours and 12 mins, including one intermission Music By: Jules Massenet “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever,…

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May 2018

The Cat in the Hat

May 22, 2018

Waterville Opera House

9:30am & 12pm  ∙  Grades K – 4  ∙  Theatreworks USA 9:30am – Open  ∙  12pm – Open From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks…

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July 2018

The Bolshoi Ballet: Coppélia

July 1, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow. Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intermissions A story of sneakery, imaginary magic, and drifting love, Coppélia is one of the earliest ballets, if not the earliest, that features a doll coming to live as an important part of the story. It was partly…

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