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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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 29, 2012
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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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011
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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
Southern follies
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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?),...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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."
Music seen
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010
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Rising up

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!'
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010
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New voices

For nearly a decade now, Maine playwrights have had a fine friend and benefactor in Acorn Productions.
Acorn’s latest Maine Playwrights Festival
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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....
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  September 16, 2009


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Slaid Cleaves


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...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009
Zeile August and Sun Gods in Exile Gigs

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...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009
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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...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009
We're Just So Proud

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...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009
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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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009
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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.
Fashion show
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008
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“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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2008

Twisted debate

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
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2008