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Waterville Opera House

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

From the classics to new releases, the Waterville Opera House has a seat for you!

February 2020

Dar Williams in Concert

Sun. Feb 23

Waterville Opera House

Opening Act: Lindsay Mower 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…

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The Ghost of Paul Revere

Thu. Feb 27

Waterville Opera House

"We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd," says Griffin Sherry, guitarist/singer in The Ghost Of Paul Revere. "Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had."…

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March 2020

Maine Poetry Out Loud Finals

Mon. Mar 2

Waterville Opera House

Save the date for the Maine Poetry Out Loud finals on Monday, March 2 (snow date: Tuesday, March 3) at the Waterville Opera House. The final competition is open to the public. For more about Maine Poetry Out Loud, click here.

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Maine in the Movies Opening Night: Leave Her to Heaven

Thu. Mar 5

Waterville Opera House

"Novelist Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) seems to have found the perfect woman in Ellen (Gene Tierney), a beautiful socialite who initiates a whirlwind romance and steers him into marriage before he can think twice. Yet the glassy surface of Ellen's devotion soon reveals monstrous depths, as Richard comes to realize that his wife is shockingly…

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Casey Abrams in Concert

Fri. Mar 6

Waterville Opera House

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol season 10 finalist Casey Abrams, has built a strong following through the years with two album releases (Casey Abrams and Tales From the Gingerbread House). Casey spent the last year touring internationally as part of the renowned collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Casey Abrams was born in Austin, Texas…

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The Met: Agrippina

Sat. Mar 7

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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Los Lobos in Concert

Sun. Mar 8

Waterville Opera House

Opening Act: Dominic Lavoie “We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on…

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slice: how to audition

Tue. Mar 10

Waterville Opera House

Acting is great fun, but what comes first is the audition! This workshop focuses on the basics of auditioning. Participants will be given tips on how to audition, advice on how to practice these new skills, while building confidence in the process--all on the historic Waterville Opera House stage! SLICE (students learning innovative creative endeavors)…

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Femmes of Rock

Fri. Mar 13

Waterville Opera House

BACK AT WATERVILLE OPERA HOUSE BY POPULAR DEMAND! FEMMES OF ROCK starring Bella Electric Strings Featuring the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more! FEMMES OF ROCK, led by rock violinist and arranger, Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blistering solos,…

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The Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

Sat. Mar 14

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

Sun. Mar 15

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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The High Kings in Concert

Sat. Mar 21

Waterville Opera House

The constituent parts of The High Kings each had a wealth of history behind them while also being a part of a lineage of such iconic family members such as The Clancy Brothers, Sean Dunphy and some members toured extensively with the acclaimed Three Irish Tenors and Riverdance. The heyday of ballad groups such as…

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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Sun. Mar 29

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

Fri. Apr 10

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

Sat. Apr 11

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

Sat. Apr 11

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

Fri. Apr 17

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

Sat. Apr 18

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

Sun. Apr 19

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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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Sun. Apr 26

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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May 2020

Daughtry Acoustic Trio – SOLD OUT

Fri. May 8

Waterville Opera House

As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Throughout his career he has released five albums and one Greatest Hits, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 9 million…

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June 2020

The Met: Maria Stuarda

Sat. Jun 6

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

Fri. Jun 12

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

Sat. Jun 13

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

Sun. Jun 14

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

Fri. Jun 19

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

Sat. Jun 20

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

Sun. Jun 21

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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The Met: Tosca

Sat. Jun 27

Waterville Opera House

THIS IS AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. (Rescheduled from original date) 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…

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