Season Schedule

Comedian Bob Marley

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Celebrating 16 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight […]

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The Met: Live in HD – Samson et Dalila

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

When mezzo-soprano Elena Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best […]

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Rock of Ages – Tenth Anniversary Tour

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best […]

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Portland Cello Project

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Portland Cello Project plays Radiohead, Bach and Coltrane! In a way, the artistic destinies of the equally unorthodox OK Computer and Portland Cello Project were meant to coincide. They will do so on October 25 when the Portland Cello Project appears at the CCA for what is expected to be a thrilling performance of music from the album Rolling Stone […]

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The Met: Live in HD – La Fanciulla del West

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. Adult $25 | Senior […]

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Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

During the show, the Symphonic Band will be performing an original piece composed by Dr. Beth Wiemann, Chair of the Music Division, entitled Slate.  Tickets are $12 or free with a student Maine Card. To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts […]

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The Nature of Forgetting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Through physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. It’s a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, in which broken does not have to mean defeated. The show is a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, […]

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Frankenstein – NT Live Broadcast

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch […]

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Howie Mandel

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves […]

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Masterworks II: Beethoven’s 4th

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor Chloe Trevor, violin Ludwig van Beethoven, Prometheus Overture Leonard Bernstein, Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”) with Chloe Trevor Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 Beethoven fans, this program is for you! The great composer’s Prometheus Overture opens the concert before the young violinist Chloe Trevor tackles Bernstein’s notoriously difficult and moving Serenade. Beethoven’s rousing Symphony No. 4 concludes the concert. Subscriptions on sale now!

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