Join us for one of our favorite concerts of the year! The Bates Dance Festival’s “Musicians Concert”
Thoughtful, playful and profound music takes center stage when these extraordinary composers, known for their collaborations with dancers, perform a program of original and improvised works that blend musical styles from around the globe. The evening features multi-instrumentalists Glen Fittin, Jesse Manno, Terrence Karn, and Shamou whose collective musical repertory spans Africa, Asia and the Middle East; composers and pianists, Peter Jones, Carl Landa and Mike Vargas; and violin prodigy Rob Flax.
Gendron Franco Center 7:30 p.m.
As a fundraiser Dance for the Roger Renaud Music Scholarship Fund, this dance event celebrates the life of Roger Renaud, featuring local musical talent like the; Moon Dawgs, SKOSH, Girls of L.A., Mike Willette, Rockin Recons, Bob Elie, Laurie Sidelinger, Pam Vaillancourt and Brooke Morin Lachance & Jason Fogg.
Doors open at 12pm. The celebration starts at 1pm.
Get your tickets early, this is a Sell-out musical line up!
Journey back in time for a fun, nostalgic romp through the songs of ‘50s. A quartet of sisters – THE TAFFETAS – from the Midwest is determined to sing their way onto national television. Enjoy being a part of their debut studio audience as they knock your bobbysocks off with a musical revue paying tribute to the McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and the Chordettes with hits like “Johnny Angel,” “Mr. Sandman,” “You Belong to Me,” “Sh-Boom,” “Where the Boys Are,” and many more. Be there or be square!
“Thrilla”, one of the Center’s more “unusual and ghastly” galas, is another annual event produced by the Franco Center, featuring a gourmet reception and concert. The concert will include songs of Broadway such as Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Dracula, Young Frankenstein, Addams Family, Wicked and many more.
Debbie Morin Entertainment presents “A Maine Christmas” concert for the entire family, featuring Denny Breau, the Girls of L/A, Frank Coffin, the Edward Little High School Choir, and Melinda Liberty. Other performers include Andy Happel, Ronnie Bouffard, Arthur Melendy and many more with Peter Allen as master of ceremonies. The concert supports local “Music in Our Schools” with a portion of the ticket revenue to benefit the ELHS Choral Music Program.
Twelve local comics have been chosen to compete in the Central Maine’s Comedy Invitational. They will compete for a chance to take home the grand prize of $250 and the title of Central Maine’s Funniest Comedian.