Events

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.

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.

FREE

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: textured clay tiles

Create an air-dried clay tile using different textures and shapes from nature and employing 3D printed stamps. Each tile can be taken home and decorated with your favorite coloring device!

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.

FREE

art in the park: spray bottle art

The Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) is on view now– it is time to get creative and try a new medium! Discover the art of a spray bottle in the outdoors where you can get a wee bit messy! Spray bottle art encourages thinking about shape, form, and silhouette. Plus, it is fun for all ages.

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.

FREE

art happy hour: bonsai + beer

Create your own juniper bonsai with expert potter, Brian Soldano. Bonsai is an Asian art form using specialized cultivation techniques to produce trees in small containers. In partnership with Waterville Brewing, one free beer ticket is included with this class.  $40.00 per person. 21+

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio
August 12 – 17, 2019

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 the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

Registration for Summer 2019 available to download at https://www.operahouse.org/theatre-camp/

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows
July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

PINOCCHIO: Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus begins the Missoula Children’s Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppetmaster, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: paper airplanes

How do you make a paper airplane that really flies well? Come try out 5 different great airplane designs with our dedicated volunteers to show you how it is done!

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.

FREE

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe
August 5 – 10, 2019

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 the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

Registration for Summer 2019 available to download at https://www.operahouse.org/theatre-camp

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows
July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

ROBINSON CRUSOE: Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, MCT’s ROBINSON CRUSOE teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Unlike TV and movies, which provide every detail, a book allows the reader the luxury and the joy of imagination. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck which marooned he and Wilson on the island. The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.