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

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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

Fri. Dec 1

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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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

Sat. Dec 2

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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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

Sun. Dec 3

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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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

Fri. Dec 8

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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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

Sat. Dec 9

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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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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Annie

Sun. Dec 10

Waterville Opera House

This is a live stage performance of Annie staring a local cast. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. In her adventures, Annie escapes the Orphanage, finds a lovable mutt named Sandy, foils cruel Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, and befriends President…

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The Nutcracker

Fri. Dec 15

Waterville Opera House

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true.

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The Nutcracker

Sat. Dec 16

Waterville Opera House

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true.

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The Nutcracker

Sat. Dec 16

Waterville Opera House

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true.

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The Nutcracker

Sun. Dec 17

Waterville Opera House

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true.

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Monday Night Movies: Mon Oncle in 35mm

Mon. Dec 18

Waterville Opera House

Visual wit, Gallic charm and smart slapstick prevail again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, MON ONCLE is…

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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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Monday Night Movies: Mulholland Drive in 35mm

January 15, 2018

Waterville Opera House

A love story in the city of dreams . . . Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs…

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Strangefolk

January 19, 2018

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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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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Monday Night Movies: Children of Paradise in 35mm

February 19, 2018

Waterville Opera House

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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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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Monday Night Movies: Pickpocket in 35mm

March 19, 2018

Waterville Opera House

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

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

April 16, 2018

Waterville Opera House

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

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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