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Notes from the Fringe
As you read these very words, the great Portland Fringe 2012 is already up and running. Herein we highlight three of the Fringe's more beguilingly strange offerings.
Three shows not to miss
| June 29, 2012
Review: Good Theater's hilarious Farce
You can tell a lot about a couple by their bedroom, says proper English matron Delia (Cathy Counts) to her husband Ernest (Bob McCormack).
Rooms of laughs
| April 01, 2011
Review: Good Theater's solid Moonlight and Magnolias
A lot of folks still consider the 1939 film Gone With the Wind to be the best loved and most iconic American movie of all time — and that's the primary concern of Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias , a comedic romp about the monumental difficul
| February 18, 2011
Good Theater's Is There Fat in That? at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
The local theater train revs its engine with a one-woman tell-all about the realities of being a model (Good Theater's Is There Fat in That?),...
| January 04, 2011
Vivid Motion's Nutcracker Burlesque at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Vivid Motion's The Nutcracker Burlesque, winner of the 2010 Phoenix Best Annual (Hopefully) Event, have made our naughty wishes come true this year with another...
| December 15, 2010
Broadway at Good Theater at the St. Lawrence, December 5
The overwhelming scent of assorted perfumes and folks in their Sunday best filled the St. Lawrence for Good Theater's annual production of "Broadway at Good Theater."
| December 10, 2010
David Mallett at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Elsewhere in Portland, longstanding folkster David Mallett, a contemporary of John Denver, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie, plays at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in...
| December 07, 2010
Sontiago at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
A team of inspiring local personalities (who just happen to be excellent musicians and lyricists) have instructed a 5-week writing workshop with Portland High School...
| November 30, 2010
My Name is Rachel Corrie screens with Seven Jewish Children at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Another film setting is at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (76 Congress St., 207.775.5568), where My Name is Rachel Corrie - based from a play...
| October 27, 2010
Almost two years ago, Byron Nilsen was walking home from a night downtown when he was attacked by two men on Cumberland Avenue who took issue with the way Nilsen was dressed (he "looked like a faggot," they said).
Alt-performance-art rebels stage a 'Revolution!'
| August 13, 2010
Revolution! at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Deirdre Fulton talks with Lord Byron about the performance-art "uprising" of Revolution! at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (76 Congress St.), which takes place tonight...
| August 11, 2010
The Maine Songwriters Association at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Another team effort will take place up the hill. The Maine Songwriters Association presents a benefit for its host, the St. Lawrence Arts Center (76...
| July 07, 2010
The Stone Pinheads Ensemble present "Jesus and the Pirates"
A musical running for one night only at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, the irreverent Stone Pinheads Ensemble present Jesus and the Pirates, populated by...
| May 19, 2010
American Irish Repertory Ensemble + Portland Stage Company productions at the St. Lawrence
Firstly, Happy Mother's Day to all those who can claim the title. We live in a good brunch town; hopefully your children are planning to...
| May 05, 2010
For nearly a decade now, Maine playwrights have had a fine friend and benefactor in Acorn Productions.
Acorn’s latest Maine Playwrights Festival
| April 23, 2010
Vivid Motion at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Local dance and choreography company Vivid Motion wrap up a weekend of performances of their spring new works show at the St. Lawrence Arts Center...
| April 07, 2010
"The Spitfire Grill" at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
Good Theater's production of the musical The Spitfire Grill, a Maine premiere, begins tonight at their home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center. The curtain opens...
| January 20, 2010
Matthew Stubbs at One Longfellow Square | Wiyos at St. Lawrence Arts Center
Blues and roots fans have plenty to crow about, as the budding blues-guitar star Matthew Stubbs brings his band to One Longfellow Square with Sax...
| January 06, 2010
Nutcracker Burlesque at St. Lawrence Arts Center
Perhaps the most popular alt-Christmas celebration in town, Vivid Motion, Inc.’s latest production of the Nutcracker Burlesque begins tonight at the St. Lawrence Arts Center....
| December 09, 2009
Lesbian All-Stars Revue 2009
At the St. Lawrence Arts Center, the third annual Lesbian All-Stars Revue is an evening of theater, poetry, comedy, and music benefiting Equality Maine and...
| December 09, 2009
The Little Dog Laughed at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
A rock-solid season of GOOD THEATER entertainment begins this weekend with THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, a sharp and elegant comedy about a Hollywood agent trying...
| September 16, 2009
Mainer-gone-to-Austin Slaid Cleaves is in the area this week, supporting his latest acclaimed Americana album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away. He's got two...
| June 24, 2009
Zeile August and Sun Gods in Exile Gigs
Two local album-release gigs of note: singer/songwriter Zeile August is at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (76 Congress St.; 207.775.5568) supporting her latest, Lucie's Hobo...
| June 24, 2009
Schrock & Schrock
One of our more acclaimed local songwriters, KATE SCHROCK, brings her current collaborative tour with her Pulitzer Prize-nominated author father GLADDEN SCHROCK — “Voices: Schrock...
| June 17, 2009
We're Just So Proud
We could pretty much write an entire column about events relating to Southern Maine Pride weekend and its various offshoots. But it's like the busiest...
| June 17, 2009
More Bard, please
The sultry season is soon upon us, and as always, it will bring area theater-goers such dependable balms as Shakespeare (both in and out of the park), classic musicals, and giddy misbehavior of various sorts. Between that manna and a few original produ
Lots of Shakespeare for summertime
| June 12, 2009
Celebrating identity on Munjoy Hill
Wild costumes. Barbie dolls and hula hoops, burlesque, dancing, storytelling, acting, and film. All these things, and more, will be part of the Femme Show...
The Femme Show
| March 04, 2009
Jen Miller showcases her hand-sewn wares
When you sew each garment by hand, and cut the fabric without using a pattern, each piece is destined to be one-of-a-kind.
| June 18, 2008
“Why” and why not
There are songs here that speak of Jamaica and others that are more like the Portland-suburb Schrock you’re already down with.
Hearing Kate Schrock’s Invocation
| May 28, 2008
Perhaps you didn’t even know Allen has a challenger in his bid to take on Republican US Senator Susan Collins in November.
Politics and other mistakes
| May 07, 2008
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