Events

VARIETY!

VARIETY! is a new, signature fundraising event for Waterville Creates! and sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Join us in supporting the arts in Waterville as we present VARIETY! on Saturday, October 19 at the historic Waterville Opera House. Amazing and original performances have been curated especially for this community event — including our headlining act Star the Dancing Horse with Intuitive Horseman, Kevin Crane and a special performance from Disney’s Newsies the Musical. Additional performances will include music, dance, poetry, film, and more!

Proceeds will directly support the programming of Waterville Creates!, the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Opera House, and Common Street Arts.

For tickets call 207.873.7000 or click here

Tickets are on sale to members on Monday, July 15

Available to public on Monday, July 22.

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and as the bandleader for Conan O’Brien on Late Night and The Tonight Show.

 

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox: A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his four piece group will play that night. Audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays – in real time! From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. The crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them!

Tickets: $32 – $43 

VIP Meet & Greet: Add $115 to your ticket price and gain access to the post-show VIP Meet & Greet with Mr. Weinberg! Meet & Greet will be held in the Opera House theater within 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert. VIP Meet & Greet passes include a photo-op with Mr. Weinberg and one (1) personalized autograph.

Keller Williams

Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC and RAW, , those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album and DREAM is the realization of Keller’s wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes. THIEF is a set of unexpected cover songs, KIDS offers Keller’s first children’s record, PICK presents Keller’s collaboration with royal bluegrass family The Travelin’ McCoury’s, and RAW is a solo acoustic album.

Each album showcases Keller’s comprehensive and diverse musical endeavors and functions to provide another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. Keller’s collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end-product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.

Tickets: $24 – $25 In Advance, $27 – $28 Day of Show
General Admission Seating
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale: April 18

Jonny Lang in Concert

It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades!

Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.

Tickets: $47 – $58
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

VIP tickets will be available! More info coming soon.

On Sale to Members: May 17
On Sale to Public:
May 24

advanced techniques + textures

This three-session class will explore texture building, carving, slip trailing, and producing crackle effects on the clay surface. Students will learn how to use clay additives to achieve different color effects with glaze layering. Participants will make and employ press molds using leaves, shells, beads, and bolts to create the surface decoration. Introduction to Wheel Throwing is a prerequisite for this class and students must have basic wheel knowledge to produce their own clay pieces during this workshop series. Students will have access to the studio outside of class. Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30 on September 12,19, and 26.

 

Class Limit: 7

Prerequisite: Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Brian Soldano

 

Cost: $95 includes all materials + supplies.

The Divine Sister

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets: $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: June 20
On Sale to Public: June 27

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

The Divine Sister

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets: $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: June 20
On Sale to Public: June 27

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

The Divine Sister

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets: $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: June 20
On Sale to Public: June 27

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

The Divine Sister

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets: $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: June 20
On Sale to Public: June 27

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

art in the park: felted finger puppets

Finger puppets are fun to tell stories or to honor your favorite character in a book, movie or play! Come create these simple little puppets to bring home.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE