Singer/songwriter, Mitch Thomas, who is the Center’s executive director, will present several seasonal favorites, including some of his own compositions and arrangements. The event will also feature several other local artists singing holiday songs of joy and good cheer. A Christmas tradition for the whole family at the Center.
French Film Mondays, sponsored by TV5Monde, continues on December 18 at 6:30 p.m. with the film;
“Sous le figuier” – (feature film, comedy, France, 2012)
Caught up in an existential crisis, Nathalie, Christophe and Joelle rent a house beside the river Moselle to spend their summer holiday with 90-year-old Selma.
Come to the Gendron Franco Center on the Third Wednesday each month to enjoy – Thread Theater!
This months Theme is: “Relatives”
Thread theater is a playwright and acting group of community members, no experience necessary!
Folks write a “Theme” based script, no longer than 10 Minutes, to submit for a reading.
Actors submit their names for consideration in Play readings.
The host for the evening will draw each Play (script) submitted at random and choose the applicable men & woman, also at random, to read/act that play.
At then end of the evening everyone will vote Best Script & Best Actors for the night.
So, check the months Theme (see The Franco Center opening Slides for the Theme or Thread theater’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/thethreadtheater/
Join the Auburn Community Band for their Annual Christmas Concert at the Gendron Franco Center!
The Center is proud to host the Auburn Community Concert Band’s Annual Holiday Performance! Join Milt Simon and the band for 75 minutes of your favorite holiday music. As always, admission is free. Our Bar and Heritage Café will be open before and after the concert. Enjoy your favorite crêpes and more! The band plays every Wednesday night in the summer at Auburn Festival Plaza (the rain location is here at the GFC).
Bar opens for this fun and elegant evening at 7 p.m. Prepared by our professional staff, a delicious buffet dinner will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. After dinner, uests will dance to the music of one of Maine’s hottest dance bands. Guests will then be invited to the Performance Hall for the Times Square Countdown to 2018 and champagne toast at midnight. One guest will Win the Grand Prize! Music will be performed by an extraordinary classic rock band, the Substitutes.
French Film Mondays, sponsored by TV5Monde, continues on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. with the film; “Richelieu, La Pourpre et le Sang” (made for TV film, historical drama, France, 2014)
The ageing but still influencial Cardinal Richelieu, Prime Minister to Louis XIII, takes the Marquis de Cinq-Mars under his swing.
Vox Nova Chamber Choir is a mixed ensemble of 24 – 32 adult voices. Vox Nova rehearses Thursday evenings 7-9:30 PM and performs four concerts annually. Directed by Shannon Chase. Steven Weston, Assistant Conductor. Accompanied by members of the instrumental consort.
The Franco Center will produce another unique, festive and must-experience event with Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day Eve. In the great tradition of those legendary New Orleans celebrations and sweethearts everywhere, our Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day audience will be treated to the sounds of the Big Easy with the State Street Traditional Jazz Band, lots of dancing, free-flowing spirits, and authentic Cajun cuisine. Consider wearing a costume at the party! Dress up! Dress down! But, come dressed!
Looking for a laugh-out-loud funny show? The premise is based on a spoof of a late-night talk show, but it’s not that simple. With improvisation, sketch comedy, music, lots of special guests and surprises, no two shows are ever alike. The cast brings their warm personality and goofy sense of fun to the stage and sometimes an unsuspecting audience member or two!