GRAND WEEK: Frogtown Puppeteers!
General Admission $7 adult; $5 kids under 12 Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back with their zany puppets performing Everybody Loves Pirates! Everybody DOES love these adorable pirates ... can you say - Arrrrrrrgh? It's Family Fun during Grand Week! A Grand Pass is available for events all week long ... plus, you make a $35 contribution to The Grand! Type Date Adult Child Grand Pass July 12 at 7pm July 8-13 $1.00 from each ticket sold will go to The Grand’s Restoration Fund.
Verdi’s Il Trovatore: Summer Encore
Summer Encore Wed., June 26 @ 7 pm Tickets: $15 general admission Estimated running time 3 Hrs. 15 Mins. Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore stars Dondra Radvanovsky and Dmiti Hvorostovsky in David McVicar's 2009 production. James Levine conducts Type Date General Adults Encore: June 26, 2013 – 7:00pm
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Tickets: $22 General Admission Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music ...
Bizet’s Carmen: Summer Encore
Summer Encore Wed., June 19 @ 7 pm Tickets: $15 general admission Estimated running time 3 Hrs. 15 Mins. Starring Elina Garanca in the title role, with Roberto Alagna. Richard Eyre's 2010 production. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Type Date General Adults Encore: June 19, 2013 – 7:00pm
GRAND WEEK: Hollywood Night – reliving our past
Admission by donation It's a chance to relive 1938 in downtown Ellsworth! Dress in your vintage Hollywood duds and attend a reception, watch a new documentary about The Grand, and sit down to watch the same movie that was shown on July 14, 1938 when The Grand opened ... HOLIDAY, starring Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn. There will be speeches & nibbles and on-screen interviews in a new Grand documentary made by Ben Speed's students at HCTC. Schedule of Events 6:00 pm - Reception 6:45 pm - Speeches & thanks 7:00 pm - Two short films about The Grand's history 7:45 pm - HOLIDAY, 1938 classic ...
GRAND WEEK: Summer Camp Showcase
General Admission $7 adult; $3 kids under 12 The Grand Summer Theatre Camp is an opportunity for regional youths to show off their stuff. As part of Grand Week, the teenage campers will perform the Master Thief as they work toward a full production of Story Theatre at the end of the month. Support our kids and support The Grand during Grand Week. A Grand Pass is available for events all week long ... plus, you make a $35 contribution to The Grand! Type Date Adult Child Grand Pass July 9 at 7pm July 8-13 $1.00 from each ticket sold will go to The Grand’s Restoration Fund.
Under Our Skin: Documentary
General Admission: $7 adult $6 senior $5 member 104 minutes Under Our Skin: The Untold Story of Lyme Disease is a 2008 documentary film about Lyme disease, focusing on the controversy surrounding "chronic" Lyme disease. The film was directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, who became interested in the subject after his sister contracted Lyme disease. The film argues that persistent infection with Lyme disease is responsible for a variety of debilitating symptoms. The film presents advocates of the position, including International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), then-Connecticut Attorney General and current United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Center for Science in the Public Interest. The ...
GRAND WEEK: Love Letters-A 1940s Music Tribute
General Admission $15 adult; $8 kids under 12 It's the Big Band sound of the 40s and 50s with Queen City Big Band. Then a 1940s music tribute honoring veterans with the Full Moon Players. Think nostalgia from the early era of The Grand during Grand Week. Lots of horns and Andrews-sisters style entertainment. Vocal trio Missy Babineau, Christie Robinson and Heather Astbury-Libby will perform Love Letters: A USO tribute will include reading of love letters during WW II, with songs of the era: Sentimental Journey, Someone to Watch Over Me, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and more. A Grand Pass is available ...
GRAND WEEK: Living History Night
Admission by donation Ever wanted to be on The Grand stage? This is your chance! Backstage tours include the projection booth, backstage, and on-stage tours with Grand staff members. Then a short film of the Great Ellsworth Fire and slide presentation of Ellsworth by the Historical Society. Don't miss the fun ... Grand Week! Attend every Grand Week event, Monday through Saturday, and make a $35 donation to The Grand by buying a GRAND WEEK PASS! Type Date Grand Pass July 8-13 $1.00 from each ticket sold will go to The Grand’s Restoration Fund.
GRAND WEEK: Rossini’s “Armida” – Summer MET Encore
Summer Encore Wed., July 10 @ 7 pm Tickets: $15 general admission Estimated running time 3 Hrs. 15 Mins. Giachino Rossini's Armida stars Renee Fleming in the title role of the legendary sorcoress. Mary Zimmerman's 2010 production. Conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Armida is part of The Grand's 75th Anniversary Celebration week. Join us to celebrate Grand Week in 2013, July 7-13. Type Date General Adults Encore: July 10, 2013 – 7:00pm
EXHIBITION: Munch 150
Tickets: $10 Adult General Admission $9 Senior $8 Member Great Art on Screen This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. This is already being hailed a "once-in-a-lifetime show" . Global interest is huge - not least as a result of one of his four The Scream (pictured) paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ...
GRAND WEEK: Comedian Bob Marley
Reserved Seating $25 general Maine's own comedian returns for one sizzling summer show to celebrate The Grand's 75th anniversary. If you've never seen this funny, funny man - now is your chance. If you've seen him sixteen times, he's the guy who reminds you why you keep coming back. Get ready to laugh ... Type Date Reserved July 7 at 8pm July 7 at 8pm $1.00 from each ticket sold will go to The Grand’s Restoration Fund.
Waterfront Concert Series: Free Outdoor Concerts
FREE! Sponsored by the City of Ellsworth and Stanley Subaru Every Friday Night at Waterfront Park at 6 pm. Rain or Shine! Don't miss the chance for great outdoor concerts as The Grand presents eight Fridays of music. From rockabilly to jazz to blues to honkytonk, these bands rock on the water all summer long. July 5th - The Crown Vics July 12th - Jay & Bjorn Peterson July 19th - Trisha Mason Band July 26th - Amy Briggs & the Blue Sevilles August 2nd - The Juke Rockets August 9th - Phil Kell & Friends August 16th - Shades of Blue August 23rd - HOOT!
Grand 2013 Summer Theatre Camp Performance
Summer Theatre Camp Performance: Story Theatre Two Shows: Friday @ 7; Saturday @ 2 Grand Summer Theatre Camp welcomes kids of all ages and levels of experience who want to study theatre! This four-week day camp for teens, and two-week camp for juniors, features workshops, training techniques and a live performance with music and dance! This years camp engages children in Story Theatre, a technique created to develop improvisational theatre skills into performances of adapted stories, legends and myths. Director is Robin Jones, Assistant director is Callie Cox, Musical director is Michelle Dokka & choreographer is Nina Poole. Tales of robbers, roosters, musicians, farmers, ...
French Film Series: The Artist & the Model
General Admission: $7 adult $6 senior $5 member Two Showings: Friday @ 7:30 & Saturday @ 2 2012. Fr. 1hr, 45min. Directed by Fernando Trueba. R. French and Some Spanish with English subtitles. In an occupied France, not far away from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor (Jean Rochefort) who is tired of life and wars finds the desire to work on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl (Aida Folch) comes knocking after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France. Rochefort is known for his performances in everything from “The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe” and “Tell ...