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1 Common St
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
(207) 873-7000 http://www.operahouse.org/

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January 2018

Strangefolk

Fri. Jan 19

Waterville Opera House

Strangefolk can only be described as the sum of its parts: not only the four musicians, but the community of fans they have developed over the years. Their music, storied characters woven into sing-along songs and infectious three part harmonies interpreted in a new way each night, has become the soundtrack of some people’s lives.…

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Steel Magnolias

Fri. Jan 26

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January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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Steel Magnolias

Sat. Jan 27

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January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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Steel Magnolias

Sun. Jan 28

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January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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February 2018

Steel Magnolias

Fri. Feb 2

Waterville Opera House

January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

Sat. Feb 3

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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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Steel Magnolias

Sat. Feb 3

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January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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Steel Magnolias

Sun. Feb 4

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January 26, 27, February 2, 3 at 7:30pm January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Robert Harling Co-Directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense…

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The Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

Sat. Feb 10

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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

Sun. Feb 11

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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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Shemekia Copeland Concert

Fri. Feb 16

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Shemekia Copeland returns with her vibrant voice to the Waterville Opera House on February 16th at 8:00 pm! With the wide range of her voice and talents, Copeland offers something for those with an ear for: blues-rock, soulful, spirit-filled gospel-fueled R&B, or even country-tinged ballads. She shows people what it's like to evolve and combine…

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National Theatre Live: Follies

Sat. Feb 17

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Join Waterville Opera House for the National Theatre Live: Follies HD broadcast from London. The performance is about the Follies girls and how their lives have changed during the last 30 years since their final performance on the Weismann Theatre stage in New York, 1971. Follies features classic songs: Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and…

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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

Sun. Feb 18

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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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Monday Night Movies: Children of Paradise in 35mm

Mon. Feb 19

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Poetic realism reached sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and,…

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King Arthur’s Quest

Sat. Feb 24

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Join the Waterville Opera House for the performance of King Arthur's Quest. Watch how King Arthur, the legend, traveled across Medieval England with strides of confidence, or was it something else? Observe the Damsels in Distress warn about the troubles ahead, the Lady of the Lake cast the sword in the stone, and the Ghost of…

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The Met: La Bohème

Sun. Feb 25

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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

Sat. Mar 10

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

Sun. Mar 11

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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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The Femmes of Rock

Fri. Mar 16

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Join the Waterville Opera House for The FEMMES OF ROCK! The FEMMES OF ROCK have shocked audiences worldwide! This performance takes Bella Electric Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and so much more can be expected at this unique high-strung show. Featuring the…

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National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Sun. Mar 18

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Join Waterville Opera House for the National Theatre Live HD broadcast performance from London, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This Tennessee Williams' masterpiece was only played a limited season in London's West End in 2017, but now it's brought to you! Ticket Pricing: Varies $10 - $15 For more information visit: OperaHouse.org

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Monday Night Movies: Pickpocket in 35mm

Mon. Mar 19

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This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsive pursuit of the thrill of stealing grows, however, so does his fear that his luck is about to run out.…

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National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

Sat. Mar 24

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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 Producers

Fri. Apr 6

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Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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The Producers

Sat. Apr 7

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Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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The Producers

Sun. Apr 8

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Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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The Producers

Fri. Apr 13

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Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Luisa Miller

Sat. Apr 14

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 Producers

Sat. Apr 14

Waterville Opera House

Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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The Producers

Sun. Apr 15

Waterville Opera House

Join Waterville Opera House for a showing of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film about a Broadway producer who is not having a good run of things, and his nervous accountant who scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by swindling their backers out of millions of dollars. Watch as…

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Monday Night Movies: WR: Mysteries of the Organism in 35mm

Mon. Apr 16

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Perhaps the most unique (partially) made-in-Maine movie ever produced. What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM begins as an investigation into the life…

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The Metropolitan Opera: Così Fan Tutte

Sat. Apr 21

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

Sun. Apr 22

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

Thu. Apr 26

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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

Sat. Apr 28

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

Tue. May 22

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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

Sun. Jul 1

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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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