Mark your calendars and plan your Maine vacations! Opera House Arts (OHA) launches its 22nd summer season with a full lineup of live music, dance and theater beginning June 12 with the return of the popular Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship concert, benefiting music education for island students, and continuing apace throughout July and August with weekly Live for $5 intergenerational family programs; a very special concert appearance by Noel Paul Stookey; the 21st annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival; an Evening of Broadway; and a dual billing of Shakespeare in Stonington.
All shows are currently booked as outdoor performances, with the majority of these at the new Stonington Ball Field stage thanks to a collaboration with the Town of Stonington. Other locations TBA.
Highlights of the 2021 Summer Season
May (Friday and Saturday nights):
Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Concert
Atlantic Clarion Steel Band
Every Wednesday in July and August, Rain Dates on Thursday’s
Live for $5
— intergenerational family series.
Opera House Arts’ 2nd Virtual Gala
Noel Paul Stookey in Concert
21st Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival, co-curated with Larry Blumenfeld and featuring percussionist Hamid Drake
Vanessa Anspaugh, dancer/choreographer/performer, “Funerals for the Ocean,”
In collaboration with the Bates Dance Festival
Evening of Broadway
“Our Own” Community Playreading: Shakespeare’s “Othello
August 13-15, 19-22, 26-29:
Shakespeare in Stonington “Desdemona,” by Paula Vogel
Directed by Julia Sears (location TBA)