Feb 03 Friday
When the world breaks, someone has to fix it. In this comedy in a box, audiences are invited into a fragile universe of cardboard, where the Baffo Brothers keep the sun running on schedule, negotiate with a demanding neighbor, and attempt to keep a changing world from coming apart.
A daring work of puppetry and object manipulation, full of beautiful images, junk music sonatas, and Modern Times Theater’s unique brand of all-ages comedy, this re-envisioning of classic hand puppet forms is digital entertainment as it was meant to be: two hands, ten fingers, and no camera tricks.
Puppeteered by Justin Lander and directed by Rose Friedman, The Baffo Box Show was supported by a 2022 Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.
Feb 04 Saturday
Performance by a professional arts group, Boston’s Chinese Folk Art Workshop to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, which will include traditional Chinese music, drumming, and dance, as well as a lion dance and dragon dance, and diabolo (Chinese yoyo) performance. This performance begins at 1:00 p.m. First come, first served seating.There will also be Lion Dancers performing all day.There will be a Chinese Cultural Village: Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with crafts for kids, vendors, and more. The village will also be open during performance intermission.There will be speakers on various China related topics.Chinese food from the Panda Garden Restaurant will be available!
Feb 05 Sunday
Andrew Silver takes on the daunting task of presenting a full circus show all by himself. Featuring spectacular magic, juggling, physical comedy, and tons of audience participation, Andrew presents a one-of-a-kind exhibition of skill and comedy. By adapting techniques and themes from the new vaudeville clowns, Andrew Silver has created a masterpiece of modern performance for every age level.
Andrew combines his many talents into performances that entertain and delight audiences both young and old. His shows are memorable, not only for the display of his expertise, art, and dexterity, but also for the thematic, story-telling components he infuses into every performance.
Dragology returns for a SWEET-TARTS Valentine extravaganza! Join us for an explosive drag show hosted by Gem Fatale at St. Lawrence Arts! Featuring the returning talents of Raya Sunshine and Seth Thorn of Portsmouth,NH, and welcoming Sarah Tonin and Tasha Tektite of Portland! Debuting on February 5th! Dragology is the first show of its kind debuting at St.Lawrence arts. Experience the art of drag told by performers from across New England all in one exciting night! “Being normal is vastly overrated” said Debbie Reynolds from the classic Disney movie Halloweentown, and this show embodies just that! Dragology will focus on conceptual numbers and ballads that combine drag performance with multimedia tools and effects for the ultimate Drag experience! This show is 21+ adult themes and subject matter will be present. Follow @dragology.maine on Instagram!
Feb 07 Tuesday
Come try Modern Square Dancing at these free Open Houses offered by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club. Have fun and get great exercise. All ages,, singles and couples welcome, no experience needed. Casual dress For more information, call Maureen Dea 207-443-5421. On the web: sage.squaredance.me On Facebook: sagedanceclub
Feb 08 Wednesday
January 13-February 5, 2023. Ideal for ages 3-10 and their families.
All Pigeon wants is to find what they are good at, but no one will let them do anything! When the bus breaks down and threatens to make the passenger late, Pigeon sees the opportunity to step up and save the day! Help decide if Pigeon is allowed to drive this bus in this upbeat and engaging musical about finding where you belong.
Script by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton. Lyrics by Mo Willems. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Based on the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems. Produced with permission from Music Theatre International. Directed by Penelope Sanborn. Musical Direction by Sabrina Gallego
Dates and times are subject to change.
Tickets are $20 per person for adults and children. Members receive a 10% discount.
Visit https://www.kitetails.org/pigeon for additional details.
Show Sponsor: Greater Portland MetroSeason Sponsor: Northeast Bank
Feb 14 Tuesday
Portland, Maine's fourth most beloved live comedy experience HEY PARTY PEOPLE! returns for a very special, lovey-dovey, oopsie-whoopise, cutie-patootie Valentine's Day show! Let cupid's arrow shoot you in the butt this winter as you fall in love with your funny bone all over again. This show will have you tugging at your heartstrings, laughing with your loved ones, and ready to jump on stage and smooch with all the performers. As difficult as it may be in the moment, we are advising audiences that interrupting the show to make out with a cast member is strictly prohibited and will result in a platonic spanking. Featuring: Greg Baker, Maureen Conley, CarlaRose Dubois, Gwen Fraser, Ian MacDonald, Molly McGill, Chad Moore, Chris Neuguth, Jessie Schneider, Tanya Schultz and Venom Spade
Feb 17 Friday
Jack and Phil, Slayers of Giants INC.At the Children's Museum & Theatre of MaineFebruary 17 - March 5, 2023$15 per person for adults and children. Members get a 10% discount.Tickets: https://www.kitetails.org/jackandphil
By Charles Way
Produced with special permission from Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Robbie Harrison
Art by Caroline James
About: Best friends Jack and Phil are faced with a problem: Jack’s family may lose their house and force Jack to move away. In a desperate attempt to save his home, Jack trades his last valuable object - not for money, but for some beans. Shadow puppets help tell this exciting adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, where Jack and Phil’s friendship is put to the ultimate test while they face the challenges of friendship, social media fame, a hungry giant… and saving the world! Ideal for ages 5-10 and their families.