Season Schedule

NT Live Broadcast – Jack Absolute Flies Again

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

by William Shakespeare directed by Simon Godwin Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, […]

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Zenith Ensemble

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Founded in 2018, Zenith Ensemble presents unforgettable, world-class choral and vocal concerts throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Made up of some of the finest professional musicians in the country, Zenith Ensemble is proud to be based in and serve Northern New England. Zenith Ensemble projects are designed to serve both populous and remote communities […]

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Menopause The Musical®

Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in […]

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning!  The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. Watch the video below for a peak at the music! Photosensitive Seizure Warning: […]

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Dreamers’ Circus

Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

“World-class folk music,” “equilibristic euphony and acrobatics of the highest order,” and “probably one of the best albums to come out of Denmark for a long time” – just a sample of the praises critics have given the trio. Know Before You Go Join us for a pre-performance lecture presented by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. […]

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Champions of Magic

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

The Champions Of Magic team presents incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show features original magic that can’t be seen anywhere else. Tickets: $50.55 | $61.85 | […]

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NT Live Broadcast – Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s […]

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Quartetto di Cremona

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Regularly invited to perform in major music festivals in Europe, North and South America, and Far East, they garner universal acclaim for their high level of interpretive artistry.   Program: […]

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Concert for a Cause

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Concert Band’s annual concert to benefit a local charity doing good work in our community! Admission is by donation. To learn more about the University of Maine instrumental and choral ensembles or for a complete list of School of Performing Arts Events visit umaine.edu/spa. Please note that we no longer have any COVID restrictions, but we […]

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Masterworks IV – Epic Sounds: Strauss & Rachmaninoff

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor Gabriela Martinez, piano Kenneth Fuchs, composer The BSO has never been bigger: don’t miss this chance to experience a concert of epic proportions! What’s Interesting About This Concert Composer Kenneth Fuchs won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium Album and is the BSO’s 2022 winner of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer […]

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