The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Merrill Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®–, Grammy®–, and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song.
SailMaine had such a fun time at Cellardoor Winery at Thompsons Point last year we’re having our Winter Warm-Up there again in 2018! Mark your calendar for March 8th. Chain of Fools will be providing live music, there will be dancing! Delicious food by Bread & Butter Catering! Beer and Wine by Cellardoor! A chance to support SailMaine and a wicked fun night.
From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, “[Ranky Tanky] proves that the right musicians can make the past new all over again” (NPR). Trumpeter Charlton Singleton, guitarist Clay Ross, bassist Kevin Hamilton, drummer Quentin Baxter, and vocalist Quiana Parler mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The Charleston quintet is exploding onto the music scene with their inspired take on the soulful songs born from Gullah traditions of the Southeastern US’s Sea Islands.
National Geographic Live speakers share their journeys of exploration from being on assignment around the world. Illustrated with award-winning photography and video, each evening concludes with a speaker-led audience Q&A session.
Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career spanning four decades.
Captivating and ethereal, Niyaz takes folkloric sounds and poetry from their native Iran and modernizes them through contemporary technologies and ideas to create a 21st century global trance tradition that is hypnotic and ecstatic. Led by frontwoman Azam Ali’s “rich and precise voice” (NPR Music), Niyaz’s masterful blend of lush acoustic instrumentation with state of-the-art electronica draws in fans of Middle Eastern, sacred, and alternative music.
It’s a great evening for a great cause–join us for dinner and learn more about our camp and the youth we serve! The evening starts with a reception, followed by dinner and program, including our alumni speaker, Scott F. Hutchinson Scholarship award, great pledge incentives, and more!
“One of New York’s best nontraditional companies” (The New Yorker) 600 HIGHWAYMEN makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Their latest work, The Fever tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and our willingness to be there for one another.
Drag meets dance when “the Trocks” take the stage. For over 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have turned the dance world on its head with their (mostly) faithful renditions of classical ballet repertoire. “A company of men who dance on pointe with as much panache and style as any prima ballerina” (Pointe Magazine), the Trocks have delighted and amazed audiences in over 34 countries and 600 cities since their modest beginnings in an “off-off Broadway” loft.
At Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, they provide comprehensive after school and summer programs and serve nearly 3,000 members annually. Whether it’s academic help, learning to swim, or a much needed healthy meal or snack, young people rely on the Clubs for the support necessary to grow into confident, successful adults. Join us for a great night out, so they can show up every day for the kids who need us most!