With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice. Performances will be Aug 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm and Aug 19 & 20 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students & seniors and $5 for children under 5 years.
Billy Goes to War tells the of Billy's life during World War I. Billy Bunders, a wide-eyed innocent boy growing up on a farm in western Kansas, was fascinated by the new technology of his time, the telegraph and aviation. He believed, as did everyone, that technology would bring the world together in peace. Instead the War to End All Wars invented new horrible ways to kill, weapons that fueled all wars that followed. Billy lived through it all, sort of. Performances will be Aug 25 - 27 at 7:00 pm on Friday & Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $10 general admission.
The Bruce Avery Scholarship Fund has been established in loving memory of Bruce Avery, who supported Schoolhouse for many years as a director, teacher, mentor and much, much more. Schoolhouse would not be the same without Bruce and his ongoing dedication and commitment.
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The Daytime Players Have Been Revived!
The Daytime Players, originally organized by seniors for seniors, are actors of all ages. Their name originates from their choice to rehearse and perform primarily during the daytime, performing perform scripts written by playwrights in the group as well as published authors. The Daytime Players perform in theaters, halls, retirement homes, meeting rooms – basically, wherever there’s an audience!
Yoga classes with Krista will be available at the Schoolhouse on Wednesdays 6-7 pm. Whether you are new to yoga or have an established routine, this class if for everyone!
Please email Krista to enroll or call her at (207) 595-2971.
The Blackbox Teens Are Making a Difference!
The Blackbox Teens is a community service group that offers teens an opportunity to make new friends while learning life skills. They are the driving force behind transforming an underutilized space into an official Blackbox theater with a full roster of shows!
If you are 13 and up and want to come check it out, email us for more information.
There has been a flurry of activity at Schoolhouse Arts Center! We are excited to announce that we have completed phases one and two of our major theater renovation. Our new seating will now accomodate 150 people with a better views of the stage for every patron. The new renovations enable patrons to access the theater directly from the Gathering Room on the main floor and offer a new handicapped ramp with direct access to the theater.
We have also completed our lighting upgrade to a new and improvement digital system. Future plans include a new and improved sound system and new curtains. If you would like to contribute to Schoolhouse's New Theater Project, please click the button below: