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October 2016

Janice Weber

Sat, Oct 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Janice Weber

“As Weber conquered Liszt, she also conquered the audience … Her performance of the Etudes was indeed transcendent.”  San Francisco Chronicle  “There may now be several fire-eating piano virtuosos who can execute the original notes, but few can liberate the prophetic music as masterfully as Janice Weber does here."  Time Janice Weber returns to Ogunquit to play one of these “ferociously difficult” Liszt Etudes, as well as works by Beethoven, Czerny, Grieg, and Schumann. “Weber's grasp of the musical language…

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November 2016

Classic Film Series: Arsenic and Old Lace

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American madcap, but dark, comedy film directed by Frank Capra,  starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace.   Set in the Brooklyn family home of the Brewsters, the plot concerns a drama critic, Mortimer Brewster, whose two beloved maiden aunts are caring for their benign but delusional brother Teddy, (a man who is living his life believing he is President Teddy Roosevelt.)   Mortimer learns on his Hallowe’en wedding…

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December 2016

Portland Ballet: The Victorian Nutcracker

Sun, Dec 4, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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Victorian Nutcracker

As a holiday treat, dancers from the Portland Ballet will perform excerpts from their production of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet.  This representation of about a dozen dancers, will appear in full costume in selections from the Ballet’s complete production of “The Victorian Nutcracker”, (which opens in the Portland area on Dec 17th.) CHILDREN ARE WELCOME, and may be invited from the audience to chat with the dancers and  try out a few dance steps.   Join us for this Christmas classic, live…

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Classic Film Series: A Christmas Memory

Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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A Christmas Memory

"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote.   First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. This 1997 film version stars Patty Duke, Piper Laurie and Eric Lloyd.  As directed by Glenn Jordan, and adapted by Duane Poole, the gentle and lyrical holiday-themed drama begins with a seven-year-old boy, Buddy (Eric Lloyd) whose parents drop him off with distant relatives in an unfamiliar town one Christmas holiday.…

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January 2017

Classic Film Series: Julia

Sun, Jan 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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This 1977 Oscar-winning drama, based on the memoirs of playwright Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends with unexpected consequences. Lillian, on her way to a writers’ meeting in 1930's Russia, plans to reunite with her life-long friend Julia, who in turn asks Lillian to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement. Waiting in the wings is Lillian's lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett, who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.

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February 2017

Classic Film Series: Show Boat

Sun, Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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Showboat

Filmed previously in 1929 and in 1936,  this third adaptation of Jerome Kern’s Show Boat was shot in Technicolor in the typical MGM lavish style in 1951, with a production spread out from the MGM back lot to the Mississippi itself.  Produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney, the film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel,  with Joe E Brown,  Agnes Moorehead, and the sensational dancers Marge and  Gower Champion.  But arguably, the two biggest stars…

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March 2017

Classic Film: The Hunters

Sun, Mar 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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The Hunters

The Hunters is a 1958 big-screen American war/ adventure film loosely adapted from the novel, The Hunters, by James Salter.  Produced and directed by Dick Powell, it stars Robert Mitchum as a flight commander during the Korean War, and Robert Wagner as a cocky young  pilot assigned to his flight. Lee Philips, May Britt, Richard Egan, and John Gabriel complete the cast of this romantic adventure, which features spectacular flying sequences as well as interpersonal tensions on and off the…

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Stillson School of Irish Dance

Sat, Mar 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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Stillson School of Irish Dance

Returning to Ogunquit for their annual visit, the acclaimed Stillson School of Irish Dance brings a troupe of more than a dozen dancers garbed in brilliant, sparkling costumes.   Always a local favorite, the dancers will perform an array of jigs and reels which have won them prizes at regional and international competitions. After their performance, the Stillson dancers will invite children and dancers of all ages  to join them in trying out a few steps.   A reception with refreshments will…

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April 2017

Classic Film: Laura

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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Laura

Laura (1944) is one of the most stylish, elegant, moody, and witty classic film noirs ever made with an ensemble cast of characters. Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. Pursuing her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura's arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling…

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The Crossing

Sun, Apr 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
S. Judson Dunaway Center, 23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907 United States
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The Crossing

Jeff Daniels stars as George Washington in this historical drama about the Battle of Trenton and the crossing of the Delaware. Winner of the 2000 Peabody Award for Excellence.

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