Went to see this amazing, original show last night. There’s one more performance tomorrow at 2PM. Read more or order tickets on line here. This is truly a not-to-be-missed show!
Opera House Arts commissioned Maia Aprahamian to write the script. Directed by Joan Jubett, this is an original children’s opera version of the beloved book by Robert McCloskey. Equity performers from Portland, ME and NYC, including Daniel Noel as Burt Dow, lead a combined professional and community children’s chorus.
Local students helped to compose music and lyrics; and helped build fantastic props for the show with sculptor Michael Stasiuk. The set designer is David Barber, the costume designer is Deborah Otte and the lighting designer is Barbara Samuels.
Don’t miss it! Let’s hope that OHA brings it back next summer…
Let the Paint be the Paint Stonington Opera House Arts: June 23 @ 7 p.m.
Marin lived and worked in Stonington
John Marin is one of the most famous U.S. artists of the 20th century, a master of American Modernism. And for many years he lived and painted in Maine, including Stonington, setting several of his paintings right here: including one from 1923 which prominently features the Opera House! This new biopic by filmmaker Michael Maglaras is called “an essay in film” and an homage to this remarkable painter.
Using more than 70 of Marin’s watercolors, oils, drawings and etchings, Maglaras takes us on a journey from Marin’s first representational work as an architectural student in the 1890s, to the point, late in his life, when he pushes representational painting to the very edge of Abstraction and beyond. Maglaras, known for his previous films on artists Marsden Hartley, will be present for a post-screening discussion.