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November 2019

Disney’s Newsies the Musical

Fri. Nov 15

Waterville Opera House

November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Lipman & Katz Attorneys Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy…

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Disney’s Newsies the Musical

Sat. Nov 16

Waterville Opera House

November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Lipman & Katz Attorneys Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy…

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Disney’s Newsies the Musical

Sun. Nov 17

Waterville Opera House

November 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm November 10, 16, 17 at 2:00pm Music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Lipman & Katz Attorneys Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy…

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Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Mon. Nov 18

Waterville Opera House

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox--the rotating supergroup devoted to period covers of pop songs, which Bradlee created in a basement apartment in Queens, New York--is a bona fide global sensation, having collected more than three million subscribers on YouTube while selling out major venues around the world and developing previously unknown talent into superstar singers. This…

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The Met: Akhnaten

Sat. Nov 23

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Philip Glass Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (2 intermissions) Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers…

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AUDITIONS – Miss Holmes

Sun. Nov 24

Waterville Opera House Rehearsal Space

Want to be part of community theater? Do you enjoy plays? Come audition for Miss Holmes! Audition times are Sunday, November 24 at 12:00pm and Monday, November 25 at 6:00pm. Location: WOH Rehearsal Space at the Hathaway Creative Center. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. For more information visit: https://www.operahouse.org/auditions

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The Met: Madama Butterfly

Sun. Nov 24

Waterville Opera House

Rescheduled - Sunday, November 24 THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Puccini Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes (2 intermissions) Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s…

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AUDITIONS – Miss Holmes

Mon. Nov 25

Waterville Opera House Rehearsal Space

Want to be part of community theater? Do you enjoy plays? Come audition for Miss Holmes! Audition times are Sunday, November 24 at 12:00pm and Monday, November 25 at 6:00pm. Location: WOH Rehearsal Space at the Hathaway Creative Center. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. For more information visit: https://www.operahouse.org/auditions

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Fri. Nov 29

Waterville Opera House

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances. Her extensive discography…

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Paula Poundstone

Sat. Nov 30

Waterville Opera House

PAULA POUNDSTONE RETURNS TO WATERVILLE OPERA HOUSE! Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.…

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December 2019

Joy to the Ville

Sat. Dec 7

Downtown Waterville

On Saturday, December 7th the city of Waterville will embrace the holiday spirit with “Joy to the Ville” – our third annual all-day community event meant to celebrate the magic of the holiday season here on the Kennebec River. Waterville Creates! and its partners the Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Public…

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The Nutcracker

Fri. Dec 13

Waterville Opera House

Bossov Ballet Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER December 13 at 7:00pm December 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm December 15 at 2:00pm The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious sweets to life. Bring the entire family to enjoy this holiday…

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The Nutcracker

Sat. Dec 14

Waterville Opera House

Bossov Ballet Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER December 13 at 7:00pm December 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm December 15 at 2:00pm The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious sweets to life. Bring the entire family to enjoy this holiday…

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The Nutcracker

Sat. Dec 14

Waterville Opera House

Bossov Ballet Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER December 13 at 7:00pm December 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm December 15 at 2:00pm The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious sweets to life. Bring the entire family to enjoy this holiday…

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The Nutcracker

Sun. Dec 15

Waterville Opera House

Bossov Ballet Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER December 13 at 7:00pm December 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm December 15 at 2:00pm The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious sweets to life. Bring the entire family to enjoy this holiday…

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January 2020

NTL: Present Laughter

January 5, 2020

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by…

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The Met: Wozzeck

January 11, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Alban Berg Approximate Running Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes (no intermission) Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering…

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Miss Holmes

January 24, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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Miss Holmes

January 25, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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Miss Holmes

January 26, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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Miss Holmes

January 31, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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February 2020

The Met: Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

February 1, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: The Gershwins Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes (1 intermission) The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James…

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Miss Holmes

February 1, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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Miss Holmes

February 2, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater…

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NTL: All My Sons

February 8, 2020

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes Broadcast from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder…

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NTL: Hamlet

February 9, 2020

Waterville Opera House

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London. Running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. As a country arms itself…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

February 17, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about…

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Dar Williams in Concert

February 23, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found In A Thousand Towns,” to be released in September. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been…

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March 2020

The Met: Agrippina

March 7, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Handel Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission) As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which…

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The Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

March 14, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Wagner Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (no intermission) Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

March 15, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW. Written by: Adophe Adam Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (intermissions TBA) The young peasant girl, Giselle, dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

March 29, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW. Written by: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes (intermissions TBA) Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo…

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April 2020

Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 10, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 11, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 11, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 17, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 18, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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Tuck Everlasting the Musical

April 19, 2020

Waterville Opera House

Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Debra Susi What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get…

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The Met: Tosca

April 25, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Puccini Approximate Running Time: 3 hours (2 intermissions) Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production,…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

April 26, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW. Written by: Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by: Yuri Grigorovich Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (intermissions TBA) Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated.…

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June 2020

The Met: Maria Stuarda

June 6, 2020

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Donizetti Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission) A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 12, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 13, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 14, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 19, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 20, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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A Flea in her Ear

June 21, 2020

Waterville Opera House

June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm June 14 and 21 at 2:00pm Written by David Ives Adapted from the original work by Georges Feydeau Directed by Debra Susi Sponsored by Maine Technology Group A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris, the…

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