Star Theatre

 

 STAR Theatre Calendar

Wed May 04 @ 7:00PM -
STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series - Impressions of a World Traveler: Edith Barry and the Brick Store Museum
Fri May 20 @ 7:30PM -
OURBIGBAND! The Seacoast's one-of-a-kind jazz band!

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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

   

BURTBACH-HALD

Deep Blue "C" Studio Orchestra performs Burt Bacharach & Hal David

April 30, 2016

7:30pm - $20/GA, $17/Seniors & Students, $14/Children

Directed by Doc Vose, come see the orchestra celebrate the songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David.  Joining the 17-piece orchestra will be special guest, 15-year-old guitar sensation, Quintan Callewaert.  Enjoy songs such as:  Look of Love, One Less Bell, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, What The World Needs Now, Raindrops Keep Falling On Your Head, and more! 

 

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Saturday, April 30th   7:30pm $14-$20  buy now 

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STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series

Impressions of a World Traveler:  Edith Barry and the Brick Store Museum

May 4, 2016 - 7pm - Free

Brick Store Museum Executive Director Cynthia Walker will discuss the life of American artist Edith Barry (1884-1969), including her world travels in the early 20th Century and her inspiration to open the Brick Store Museum in 1936.  Included in the presentation will be turn-of-the-century photographs of locations around the world, and three-dimensional artifacts representative of Barry's travels. 

Edith Barry was an American sculptor, painter, illustrator and designer born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the founder of the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk and trained as an Impressionist artist in France before dedicating her life to world travel. Born in 1884 and never married, Barry visited every continent in the world—except Antarctica—before her death in 1969. Her photographs capture the exotic worlds of turn-of-the-century Africa, China and the Middle East, while some of the souvenirs she collected on her travels may seem rather peculiar to us today.

Cynthia Walker, Executive Director of the Brick Store Museum, majored in History at Northeastern University and earned a Masters degree in Museum Studies at Cooperstown Graduate Program. Since then, she has held positions at the JFK Library in Boston and at Willowbrook Museum Village in Newfield, before joining to the Brick Store Museum as Exhibition Curator in 2010. She became the Executive Director in 2014.

 

 

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard MWR Presents:  Artrageous!

May 7, 2016

1:00-5:00pm

ARTRAGEOUS will enable you to explore your creative side while you visit demonstration booths and "play" at the arts & crafts tables inside the Community Center gym - for all ages!  Become inspired and learn skills at the workshops and classes offered by professional instructors held in classrooms and throughout the building (fees vary for workshops).  Must sign up ahead of time for the individual workshops.  Register for workshops by calling 207-438-2713.  For more information and a listing of workshops available, please visit http://www.discovermwr.com/pnsy/media/mwr_whatshappening.pdf.

 

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OURBIGBAND!

The Seacoast's one-of-a-kind jazz orchestra!

May 20, 2016

Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm 

Hailing from the small stretch of coastline where New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts meet, OURBIGBAND is an almagamation of the region's finest musical talent. Whether performing music new or old, classic compositions or original music, OURBIGBAND delivers a fresh and incisive sound. Teeming with improvisors, composers, diverse talents and tastes, OURBIGBAND is not your average orchestra.

Please join OURBIGBAND as they grace the stage of the Star Theatre for the first time! Expect to hear an exciting blend of modern big band repertoire, original compositions, and classics! This is guaranteed to be fun for the entire family, so save the date!!

Ticket prices and purchasing coming soon.

 

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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.

Show dates/times:

Thursdays, July 7 and 14 at 7:30pm

Fridays, July 1, 8, 15 at 8:00pm

Saturdays, July 2, 9, 16 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays, July 3 and 10 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices (All seats are General Admission)

Adults $33, Seniors (60+) $27, Students $20, Children (under 12) $15

**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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CABARET TABLES

Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available for all Nunsense shows! Includes 30" round table and seating for a maximum of four.   $160 for Saturday matinees and $180 for all other shows. 

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.

PURCHASE CABARET SEATING  buy now

 

 

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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

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Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $65 per table.

PURCHASE CABARET SEATING  buy now

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

 

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Patrick Dorow Productions Presents:  Green Day's American Idiot

July 22-August 13

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, 12 at 8:00pm

Saturdays, July 23, 30, August 6, 13 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

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

Ticket Prices (All seats are General Admission)

Adults $33, Seniors (60+) $27, Students $20, Children (under 12) $15

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

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

 PURCHASE TICKETS  buy now

 

Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $160-$180 per table.

PURCHASE CABARET SEATING  buy now

 

 

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Patrick Dorow Productions' Teen Workshop Presents:  RENT

August 4-11

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, 2016 at 8pm

August 7, 2016 at 1pm

August 10, 2016 at 8pm

August 11, 2016 at 8pm

Limited reserved
cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $100-$120 per table.

General Admission:

Adult - $20

Student- $15

Children under 12- $15

*Ticket prices do not include service/processing fees.

 

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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

PURCHASE TICKETS  buy now
 

Limited reserved cabaret-style seating is available (includes 30” round table and seating for a maximum of four) $65 per table.

PURCHASE CABARET SEATING  buy now

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



 

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Morgan Gallery

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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. 

Traip Academy aims to promote engagement in the visual arts by offering a variety of art courses that emphasize the strengths and interests of every student. Traip offers traditional courses such as Art Fundamentals, Drawing, Painting, and Pottery, as well as more unconventional courses like Mixed Media and Stained Glass.

I see the art curricula as a critical aspect of a student’s education and a venue for promoting confidence and self-esteem that has the potential to positively affect the students lives both within and beyond the school setting. My content based approach to art education aims at promoting visual literacy, as well as the development of artistic skills and techniques, through teaching students about various historical and cross-cultural art forms and artists. Many of my art units teach specific skills and concepts, while simultaneously promoting student choice as they are encouraged to draw upon their own unique interests and experiences. Through teaching art, I hope to help students identify the many ways in which art can be used to make a powerful difference 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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