Star Theatre

 

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The Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center offers a unique venue for live theatre, music, dance, and other performance events. The newly transformed site offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, and retractable seating for 171, making it possible to schedule everything from plays, dance recitals, movie screenings, wedding receptions, bands etc. Additionally, the galleries adjoining the Performing Arts Center offer space for rotating visual art exhibits. Artists interested in submitting proposals for performing event rentals should contact Jeremy Paul at 207-439-3800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are subject to approval by the Arts and Cultural Committee.

Theatre Seat Fundraiser

For $200 per seat, a plaque with your name on it will be displayed on one of the theatre seats. Proceeds go directly to fund the enhancement of the theatre. Call (207) 439-3800 for more information.

  

Upcoming Presentations and Events in the Star Theatre

 

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Tuesdays, July 7 & 28 and August 18 - 6:30-8:00pm - Frisbee Common - FREE

Join us for an evening full of music and fun at Frisbee Common!  Bring blankets or chairs to relax and enjoy the music.  In the event of rain, concerts will be moved indoors to the STAR Theatre.

July 7:  Freight Train

A collection of seasoned musicians based in the Southern Maine and the Northern New Hampshire Seacoast, playing hard-driving (like a freight train) versions of rock classics primarily from the 60s to the present. Their song list includes songs by ZZ Top, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Ramones, T. Rex, The Violent Femmes, and Santana to name just a few. Freight Train plays venues and events large and small in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

July 28:  New Legacy Swing Band

With the velvet quality of five saxophones, the brilliance of six brass and one of the region's most experienced rhythm sections, the New Legacy Swing Band recreates the great swing classic sounds of the Big Band Era.   Add to this the sultry voice of their own 'jazz singer' and you've got the most versatile swing sound on the Seacoast.  Their extensive repertoire of over 600 songs is sure to accommodate even the most discriminating ballroom dancer.  They play swing, dance, latin, polka, waltzes as well as those room-filling big band tunes that get your blood pumping!

August 18:  The Sixties Invasion

'60s Invasion is a show band featuring music of the 1960's. You will see tributes of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, or Roy Orbison in costume. You may also experiece the band performing ten to fifteen minute segments about TV of the Sixies, with music and trivia from television shows of the sixties or the band might play hits from that have a connection with the seasons; fall, winter, spring, and summer. 

 

 

 

 

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Rice Public Library Presents:  Tess Gerritsen

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - 6pm - Free

American best-selling novelist Tess Gerritsen will talk about her career and the Rizzoli & Isles series.  She will also be available to sign books that River Run Bookstore will have for purchase.  Registration is required.  Please call 207-439-1553 to register or for more information. www.rice.lib.me.us

 

 

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November 13-22, 2015 

 

“We’re going to play for your soul and I’m going to win, and you’re coming through the old hole in the wall with me tonight.”

It’s Christmas Eve. Sharky, a down-on-his-luck drunk, is making one last attempt to straighten out. He’s returned home to take care of his older brother Richard, an irascible alcoholic recently blinded by a nose dive into a Dumpster. Richard is determined to spend the holiday getting sloshed and playing poker with his degenerate mates, but the stakes at this game will be higher than Sharky could possibly imagine. Joining them at the table are Richard’s myopic sidekick, Ivan, and Nicky, the glib local boy who’s taken up with Sharky’s ex-wife. But Nicky has brought along a stranger: the mysterious and elegant Mr. Lockhart.

Sharky played Lockhart before, while locked in Bridewell gaol after the violent death of a local vagrant. There, he won his freedom, but Lockhart has returned for a promised rematch. The game could be Sharky’s last chance at redemption – or see him lost to an eternity of boundless torment. THE SEAFARER is a wickedly funny Faustian Christmas Carol, a haunting comedy about falling and redemption.

“Mr. McPherson is considering the impenetrable, scary mystery that is being alive and the blundering ways that poor humans deal with it.”  - New York Times

 

Purchase Tickets for The Seafarer

 

Friday, November 13    7:30pm $30     buy now
Saturday, November 14     8:00pm  $30  buy now
Sunday, November 15    3:00pm $25  buy now
Friday, November 20    7:30pm $30  buy now
Saturday, November 21    8:00pm $30  buy now
Sunday, November 22    3:00pm $25  buy now

 

 

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Morgan Gallery

 

Showing through June:

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Kittery Land Trust Presents:  Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard

The show features photographs and paintings by local artists of Brave Boat Harbor and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It will also introduce people to Brave Boat Headwaters, the 150 acre nature preserve that Kittery Trust Land is establishing and working to permanently protect between Brave Boat Harbor and Bartlett Roads. As a public preserve, Brave Boat Headwaters will be a community connector in a number of valuable ways: safeguarding clean water, protecting habitat for plants and animals, preserving our history, and providing a place for outdoor recreation and nature-based education.

Also showing:  Otter Art Contest - Over 100 pieces of K-8th grade otter art!  Artist reception Wednesday, June 24th, 5-6pm with Art Contest winners.  Come enjoy some cookies and lemonade and enjoy all the great Otter art work on display!

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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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