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Dreamers’ Circus is a dream come true

Dreamers’ Circus plays folk music on a whole new level. A chance jam session at a 2009 folk festival in Copenhagen led to the creation of the adventurous and talented Dreamers’ Circus. Featuring Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist for the Danish String Quartet (a frequent collaborator), along with Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, and Ale Carr… Read more »

Niyaz’s next stop is Portland, Maine!

Don’t miss the electric-acoustic sounds of Niyaz. Captivating and ethereal, Niyaz takes folkloric sounds and poetry from their native Iran and modernizes them through contemporary technologies and ideas to create a 21st century global trance tradition that is hypnotic and ecstatic. Led by frontwoman Azam Ali’s “rich and precise voice” (NPR Music), Niyaz’s masterful blend of… Read more »

Check out 600 Highwaymen this year at Merrill

600 Highwaymen: “The Fever” is a show this is NOT to be missed. 600 Highwaymen makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Their latest work, The Fever tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and… Read more »

Come have fun with Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky will have you dancing in the aisles From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, “Ranky Tanky proves that the right musicians can make the past new all over again” (NPR). Trumpeter Charlton Singleton, guitarist Clay Ross, bassist Kevin Hamilton, drummer Quentin Baxter, and vocalist Quiana Parler mix… Read more »

The hills are alive with The Sound of Music

Come hear The Sound of Music at Merrill. A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Merrill Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song…. Read more »

The Dover Quartet is coming to Portland, Maine

The Dover Quartet takes the classical music world by storm! The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, where they were lauded for their “exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry.” Other achievements quickly amassed in their “practically meteoric” ascent, include winning the Cleveland Quartet Award as well as the coveted… Read more »

American Contemporary Music Ensemble graces the stage in Portland, Maine

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble will strum into your hearts. Described as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying,” by The New York Times, The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is a force for new music, dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble’s instrumentation is flexible, and includes some of today’s most sought- after… Read more »

“Omigod You Guys!” Legally Blonde is on its way to Merrill!

Legally Blonde will make your life “So Much Better!” Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde: The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! Based on the beloved movie, starring Reese Witherspoon, the story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that… Read more »

Bring the kids to see The Rainbow Fish

SWIM IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA WITH THE RAINBOW FISH! The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with its silver scales and heart of gold in this new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. All-stars of the Ovations Family Series, Mermaid… Read more »