Posts Categorized: Holiday

Hear our Magical Cirque Christmas Playlist!

  A Magical Cirque Christmas is at Merrill on Friday, November 15th at 7:30pm The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of the season with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists… Read more »

The Polar Express at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad

Presale starts on August 26th at noon. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is the largest annual event at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad (MNGRR) drawing over 14,000 passengers each year! The fun begins at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center, which serves as our train depot. Holiday decorations inside the train add to the festive atmosphere as guests… Read more »

Holiday Playlist

Thanks to everyone who have attended our holiday events! For all of you who spent the holidays with us, and for those who love to get into the holiday spirit, here is a very special playlist for all to enjoy. And don’t forget to check out all of our great shows coming up in the… Read more »

Magic of Christmas

Magic of Christmas Presented by the Portland Symphony Conductor Bruce Hangen will return to the stage for Maine’s favorite holiday tradition. This year will be our 39th year of Magic! Bruce Hangen was Portland Symphony Orchestra’s first Magic of Christmas conductor and he is back to bring Maine’s biggest tradition to the stage! Stay tuned for the… Read more »

FOKO events at Merrill

The Friends of The Kotzschmar Organ have a wide variety of events coming up.  Impressions – Wednesday, September 26  7:30 p.m. Jean-Willy Kunz is the organist with the Montreal Symphony, and he and his jazz ensemble will combine the versatility of the pipe organ with the smooth sounds of jazz for an unforgettable evening of music! The… Read more »

Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker  Maine State Ballet’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of Portland Maine’s holiday season and the performance at Merrill Auditorium is a family holiday tradition. Under the direction of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet member Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker… Read more »

Portland Ballet returns with The Victorian Nutcracker

The Victorian Nutcracker will return to Merrill Auditorium and to Westbrook Performing Arts Center, just in time for Christmas!   This annual production by Portland Ballet has become a Maine holiday tradition and family favorite, telling a classic tale set in Victorian-era Portland. Over 80 children from the greater Portland community will join the company of… Read more »

Spend the Holidays with ELF The Musical!

ELF THE MUSICAL IS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON’S MUST-SEE! ELF the Musical on tour is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to… Read more »