Star Theatre

 

 STAR Theatre Calendar

Wed Jun 01 @ 7:00PM -
Traip Academy Spring Concert
Wed Jun 08 @ 7:00PM -
STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series: The Mighty Mason Bee

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The STAR Theatre offers a unique venue for live theatre, performance events, lectures, trainings, workshops, and movies.  This theatre offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a 20' x 30' movie screen with HD projector and retractable seating for 171, making it possible to schedule everything from plays, dance recitals and movie screenings to wedding receptions, concerts and lectures. 

 

  Upcoming Presentations in the STAR Theatre

  

 

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Traip Academy Spring Concert

June 1, 2016

7:00pm

An evening of music with the Traip Academy Chorus, Jazz Band and Concert Band.  Free and open to the public.

 

 

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STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series:  The Mighty Mason Bee

June 8, 2016

7:00pm - FREE

Barbara Longstaff, President of the Eliot Garden Club and member of the BeeGap Speakers Bureau will help people understand the benefits and importance of the “Mighty Mason Bee.” In addition to the information about the Mason Bee, the presentation will provide tips on how to draw this Pollinator into your own back yard, your community, and to your local farming areas by providing a safe environment that will bring them back year after year.

 

 

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents:  Cats

July 1-16

Cats is the third longest-running show in Broadway history.  It has been performed around the world and has been translated into more than 20 languages. A musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.  The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend and come back to a new life. 

Rated: Family Friendly

PDP’s MainStage series is sponsored by Olde Port Properties and Margaritas Mexican Restaurant.

This Production was made possible by the generous show sponsorship of Forbes Educational Consulting.

PDP’s Community Focus Program Partner for this production will be New Hampshire SPCA . They will be sharing the spotlight to promote and fund raise for this worthy organization. NHSPCA’s mission is to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption; to promote learning, eliminate animal cruelty and be a leader in advancing the highest standards of animal welfare. www.nhspca.org.

Show dates/times:

Fridays, July 1, 8, 15 at 8:00pm

Saturday, July 2 at 8:00pm

Saturdays, July 9 and 16 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays, July 3 and 10 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices (All seats are General Admission)

Adults $27, Seniors (60+) $25, Students $20

**Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Industry Professional tickets are available for $20 by visiting www.patrickdorowproductions.com

 Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission.  Cash only, no credit cards.  No bar service at Saturday matinee performances.

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: 

Summer Cabaret Series - Big Band Night, featuring Sharon "Sugar" Jones and the PDP Cabaret Singers

July 11th - 7:30pm

Patrick Dorow Productions' highly acclaimed Summer Cabaret Series is back and better than ever! Featuring over 20 local singers, songwriters and musicians, performing an array of music ranging from jazz standards to pop hits, original songs and your favorite Broadway tunes, PDP's Cabaret Series has become a staple to the Seacoast's music scene!  

General admission: Adult $20, Student $15. Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $120 per table. *Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Rated: family friendly

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Youth MainStage Presents:  Disney's The AristoCats Kids

July 16

Campers in PDP'S Youth Summer Day Camp will makeup the cast for PDP's Youth MainStage Production of Disney's The Aristocats Kids. Camp information available at www.patrickdorowproductions.com.
Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney's stage adaptation of the animated classic. What's a cat to do? In Disney's The Aristocats KIDS, Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue!  
All youth members of the cast will have mentoring from cast members of CATS and perform on the CATS set.

PDP's Youth Stage season sponsor is Granite Bay Wealth Management

Rated: Family Friendly

Show dates/times:

July 16, 10am and 12pm

General admission, all tickets $13

**Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents:  Green Day's American Idiot

July 22-August 7

The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.  Centered around three disaffected young men, Johnny, Tunny and Will, American Idiot reveals their struggles to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship.

PDP’s MainStage series is sponsored by Olde Port Properties and Margaritas Mexican Restaurant.

This Production was made possible by the generous show sponsorship of realtor Abbie Hackett, Olde Port Properties.

Show dates/times:

Fridays, July 22, 29, August 5 at 8:00pm

Saturdays, July 23 and 30 at 8:00pm

Saturday, August 6 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays, July 24, 31, August 7 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices (All seats are General Admission)

Adults $27, Seniors (60+) $25, Students $20

Industry Professional tickets are available for $20 by visiting www.patrickdorowproductions.com

**Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission.  Cash only, no credit cards.  No bar service at Saturday matinee performances.

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: 

Summer Cabaret Series - Singer Songwriter Night, featuring Abrielle Scharff, Sam Robbins, Max Grazier and the PDP Cabaret Singers

July 25th - 7:30pm

Patrick Dorow Productions' highly acclaimed Summer Cabaret Series is back and better than ever! Featuring over 20 local singers, songwriters and musicians, performing an array of music ranging from jazz standards to pop hits, original songs and your favorite Broadway tunes, PDP's Cabaret Series has become a staple to the Seacoast's music scene!  

General admission: Adult $20, Student $15. Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $120 per table. *Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Rated: family friendly

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Teen Workshop Presents:  RENT

August 4-13

PDP will showcase the brightest teen talent in the region in their production of Rent –School Edition. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York
City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Members of the TEEN RENT cast will have mentoring from the AMERICAN IDIOT cast.

Rated: PG-13

This Production was made possible by the generous show sponsorship of Realtor Abbie Hackett, Olde Port Properties.

Show dates/times:

August 4 at 8pm

August 7 at 1pm

August 11, 12 at 8pm

August 13 at 3pm and 8pm

Ticket Prices (All seats are General Admission)

Adult - $20, Student- $15, Children under 12- $15

**Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission.  Cash only, no credit cards.  No bar service at Saturday matinee performances.

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents: 

Summer Cabaret Series - The Best of PDP Night, featuring the PDP Cabaret Singers

August 8th - 7:30pm

Patrick Dorow Productions' highly acclaimed Summer Cabaret Series is back and better than ever! Featuring over 20 local singers, songwriters and musicians, performing an array of music ranging from jazz standards to pop hits, original songs and your favorite Broadway tunes, PDP's Cabaret Series has become a staple to the Seacoast's music scene!  

General admission: Adult $20, Student $15. Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $120 per table. *Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

Rated: family friendly

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Youth MainStage Presents:  Disney's 101 Dalmations Kids

August 6

Campers in PDP'S Youth Summer Day Camp Session II will makeup the cast for PDP's Youth MainStage Production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids. Camp information at: www.patrickdorowproductions.com 

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmation Kids is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.  All youth members of the “…101 Dalmatians..” cast will have mentoring from cast members of AMERICAN IDIOT and RENT Teens and perform on the AMERICAN IDIOT set.   

PDP's Youth Stage season sponsor is Granite Bay Wealth Management.

This Production was made possible by the generous show sponsorship of Avery Insurance.

Rated: Family Friendly

Show dates/times:

August 6, 10am and 12pm

General admission, all tickets $13

**Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

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Morgan Gallery

Showing April - June 2016:

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Traip Academy Visual Arts Student Showcase

The works of Traip Academy High School's Visual Arts Students. 

Special Artist Reception - Wednesday, May 18 at 5pm.

Traip Academy Visual Arts students are encouraged to find meaning in the world around them, make connections to historical, cross-cultural, and contemporary works of art, and express themselves through the act of creative expression.  Multifaceted art units prompt students to consider their impact on the world, as well as reflect on the ways in which the world influences their self and cultural identities. 

In the first part of the exhibit, human bones juxtapose with imagery from the natural environment in order to convey the interrelationship between mankind and nature. In observational drawings of the hands, students worked to convey a mood using expressive mark-making, composition, and color. Central to the exhibit is the large-scale sharpie mural which was created in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. This student-driven mural is influenced by the political narrative work of the Beehive Collective, a grassroots organization located in Maine. Drawing I students began the process by brainstorming a theme for their mural, settling on “Hope in the Midst of Terror”.  They were then broken into collaborative groups of three-five students. In each group big picture thinkers were partnered with more detail-oriented minds. As they worked, students were encouraged to think about how their panel of the mural would eventually connect to the others.  Throughout every class period, each group would take on the responsibility of communicating with one another in order to connect their work. The goal was not to have three separate artworks, but one unified mural.

The arts are an avenue for student voice, and the work on display depicts the world through the eyes of Kittery 9-12 students. Education in the arts enables students to learn important skills such as collaboration, creative problem solving, and makes it possible for students to express their opinions and feelings where words may fall short. Through creating meaningful artwork, students are given a voice and are empowered to initiate change in the world.

- Jaclyn Bousquet, Traip Visual Arts Teacher

The Morgan Gallery, at the Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, is made possible through a generous donation by the Morgan Family of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a new venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Arts and Culture Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Arts and Culture committee.

 

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Weddings and Special Events

Whether you are looking to reserve a wedding and/or reception, birthday party, shower, memorial service, business conference or banquet, the KCC is the place for you!Our newly renovated 55,000 square foot building has a multitude of options for your function. A full-size gymnasium for major business conferences; a 200-person capacity STAR Theatre; a 60-person capacity Community room; small meeting rooms for up to 30 people...we have your event space covered! Also available is a commercial kitchen for rent, or we can suggest a local caterer for all your food and beverage needs.Utilize the state-of-the-art sound and lighting in the STAR Theatre. Project a movie or video onto the new 20' x 30' movie screen. Use the free, building-wide wi-fi for your presentations. Plus, we have plenty of parking and are easily accessible from  I-95!   

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Call to Artists

Local Visual Artists Invited to Submit Proposals

The Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, the newly renovated center and performing arts space, invites local visual artists to submit proposals for review.

Located at 120 Rogers Road (Old Frisbee School) in Kittery, ME, the newly renovated community center offers a state-of-the-art performing center and arts exhibition space available for artists. The proposals will be reviewed by the Arts & Culture Committee responsible for curating the performance center’s programming. The Committee plans to schedule an ongoing series of month-long art exhibits at the KCC to showcase artists from the greater Kittery community and provide regional artists a brand new artistic venue.

Designated areas for the art exhibits are prominently located at the entrance to the Star Theatre and may expand to additional spaces. Selected artists will be scheduled for month-long exhibits of solo or group shows.

Professional artists are encouraged to submit 20 jpeg images, artist statement and resume to A&C committee member Jean Lincoln at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All works will be reviewed and juried by an ad-hoc subcommittee of the Arts and Culture Committee.

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