Rock of Ages is coming to Ovations!

The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Broadway’s best party is turning up the volume to ten! Nominated for five Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big, bad 1980s Hollywood. “Absurdly enjoyable! About as guilty as ...more
 

Finding Neverland will make your heart soar!

Discover how to never grow up with Finding Neverland Finding Neverland is the Broadway musical that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, (starring Johnny Depp) it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and Pippin. ...more
 

The Orlando Consort joins Ovations 18-19 season

The Orland Consort brings medieval and renaissance vocal music to Portland, Maine! Voices Appeared is a live multimedia performance and historical reconstruction of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Curated and performed by the UK’s celebrated Orlando Consort, the project uses vocal works from the early part of ...more
 

Manheim Steamroller Returns!

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH MANHEIM STEAMROLLER! The beloved holiday tour returns to Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday, December 04 at 7:30 pm.  Mannheim Steamroller, now in its 31st year, is still met by sold-out audiences. It was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. This year ...more
 

Tickets to the Magic of Christmas

Magic of Christmas is back!   Conductor Bruce Hangen returns to the stage for Maine’s favorite holiday tradition – The Magic of Christmas! This is the 39th year that Portland Symphony Orchestra is bringing this family-friendly concert to Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. The Portland Press Herald praised last years show ...more
 

Disney Junior at Merrill Auditorium

  Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! ...more
 

Celtic Thunder Returns

Celtic Thunder will celebrate 10 years of music at Merrill Auditorium when their X Tour comes to Portland, Maine on September 27th at 7:00 PM. Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) will perform ensemble numbers including “Sons of ...more
 

And now… David Byrne!

Not only is David Byrne coming to Merrill Auditorium he is also bringing art-rock-indie-superheroes Tune-Yards with him!    You can find more info about his appearance in Portland Maine here; And also… please enjoy this collaboration between David Byrne and teens from the Detroit School of Arts. It’s pretty darn ...more
 

James Kennerley at Merrill Auditorium

  Friends of The Kotzchmar Organ will present the debut of  James Kennerley, the 11th Municipal Organist of Portland, Maine. James will take us on a tour of some of the greatest music of the world, including celebrated orchestral overtures by Wagner, Rossini, and Bernstein transcribed for organ solo. We’ll ...more