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Waterville Opera House Mary Chapin Carpenter and More! (Late Summer 2012)

Late Summer Offerings

Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming the Opera House! Carpenter, a five time Grammy Award winner and critically acclaimed artist, will be performing September 12th on the Main Stage. See below for more information. Purchase your tickets today! 

If you find yourself in town for the Taste of Greater Waterville on August 1st, stop by the Opera House! We will be giving tours of the new wing and backstage at noon and 4pm. Meet in the lobby and see all of the benefits of all of the renovations. And while you're here, stop by the box office and purchase tickets for our 2012-13 season. Tickets go on sale the same day. 

(A full schedule of events can be found  at www.operahouse.orgPlease note Equus has been postponed until spring.)


Bossov Ballet's Summer Intensive performs Cinderella July 27 & 28. They've been here all week putting finishing touches on the show. Check out the "Behind the Curtain..." section to see what they've been up to behind the scenes.  
More Information
2012-13 Highlights
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Cowboy Junkies
Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Performances
Behind the Curtain...

Contact Us

(207) 873-7000
Box Office
93 Main Street, Third Floor
Waterville, ME 04901
Open 11-4 Tuesday-Friday


Highlights from the Upcoming Season!


▪ Kicking off the season on the Main Stage is A Tribute to Herbie Hancock, which is part of a new series called Music from Colby, a collaboration between the Colby College Department of Music and the Opera House. This lively event is free! So come join us to hear the sounds of Herbie Hancock, one of the most influential musicians in jazz. The series continues in March, with a performance by The Forge, a powerful new traditional Irish group. 


▪ Want to watch a murderous musical following Dr. Henry Jekyll's curious dark side, Edward Hyde? In need for a classic heartwarming story about Ebenezer Scrooge's magical journey of redemption during the Christmas season? Looking to laugh hysterically at a whirlwind of Monty Python characters including King Arthur, his knights of the Round Table, a chorus line of dancing divas, and killer rabbits? Jekyll & Hyde, Scrooge!, and Monty Python's SPAMALOT are sure to satisfy all your needs. These three community musical productions are in the schedule for the 2012-2013 season. Be sure to attend -- or audition! Auditions for Jekyll & Hyde and Scrooge will be held August 20 and 21 and August 27 and 28, respectively. More information will be available on the website shortly.


▪ The Capitol Steps are coming to the main stage this season TWO DAYS after the election! Don't miss out when these comedians come fully prepared with some fresh ammunition that will have you laughing for days. The Capitol Steps -- they put the "MOCK" in democracy.


▪ Finally, perennial favorites such as Inland Hospital Fall Pops ConcertBob Marley, and Bossov Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker also return!


Mary Chapin Carpenter


September 12 at 8:00pm
Main Stage

Tickets: $45 orchestra, $35 balcony

To purchase tickets, click here.


D.C.-bred country-singer-turned-folkie Mary Chapin Carpenter performs her most confessional record yet during a quietly spellbinding performance. Carpenter's work is critically renowned; throughout her career she has won five Grammy Awards and performed on Late Night with David Letterman. MSN Music praises Mary Chapin Carpenter's latest album Ashes and Roses: "Anyone who's a fan of real emotion and real life in their music will find something to love here."

Click here to hear a taste of her music. 

Cowboy Junkies


August 11 at 8:00pm
Main Stage

Tickets: $35 orchestra, $25 balcony

To purchase tickets, click here.


For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty. The band has appeared on countless major television shows in North America from Saturday Night Live to Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Their music has been featured in dozens of television programs and feature films. They released The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The Nomad Series in March 2012, marking the conclusion of an ambitious schedule of four releases over an 18-month period.

To have a taste of the Cowboy Junkies' sound, click here to hear one of their songs.

Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Performances


Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting three sessions of theatre camp at the Opera House. The Saturday performances on the Main Stage are open to the public, for affordable family entertainment or for those children who may be interested in attending Missoula Children's Theatre in the future. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors and children.


The Tortoise vs. The Hare: The Greatest Race 

August 4 at 2:00pm 


The Frog Prince 
August 11 at 2:00pm


Hansel and Gretel 

August 18 at 2:00pm 


Registration for Missoula Children's Theatre camp is still open. Please call (207) 873-700 to register your child or for more information.

Behind the Curtain...

Bossov Ballet Theatre 


Prokofiev's score of Cinderella fills the Opera House this week as Bossov Ballet Theatre has its last rehearsals on the stage. The dancers filed into the theater at 8:30 wednesday morning and soon began stretching and warming up. After a thorough warm up taught by Natalya Getman, the stage was set, the dancers put on their costumes and suddenly the Opera House was transformed into the world of Cinderella. Following five hours of rehearsal, Andrei Bossov dismissed the dancers so that they could come back tomorrow and repeat the whole process. 


The performance has come together after a five-week intensive. Join us this weekend to see this spectacular ballet suited for people of all ages and be swept away by a night of music and dance!


Here's some photos of the dancers preparing for opening night this weekend (photos by Eve Schultz):



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