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Camden Opera House

29 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
(207) 236-7963 camdenoperahouse.org

June 2018

Lost and Guided

New England Arab American Organization – NEAAO is proud to invite you to a staged reading of an incredible new play; “Lost and Guided”, written and directed by Irene Kapustina from the Angle Project.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

CIFF Selects will present the brand new HBO film “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head”. The film, directed by Marina Zenovich and produced by Alex Gibney and Shirel Kozak, is an intimate — and heartbreaking — portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians.Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind follows the comedian/actor through his extraordinary life and career and reveals what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind. Told largely by Robin himself,…

The Ballroom Thieves

This hot rock band harnesses handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Returning to the Camden Opera House by popular demand!

July 2018

Senator Angus King: Experience on the Senate Intelligence Committee

At this free event, Senator King will discuss highlights of his work on the Senate Intelligence Committee looking into Russian intrusion into the 2016 election. He will also reflect on the roles of Congressional oversight in general, how it works when it works, and how it doesn't when it doesn't. After the talk, there will be a chance for audience engagement and a Q&A session moderated by Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations director Tom DeMarco. Event is free and open…

Opera Maine presents Three Decembers

Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, this 90-minute opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie, as they struggle to know and love one another. Timothy Steele, Music Director Richard Gammon, Director.

Vicky Andres and Life Itself | 61 Ghosts

The first up in our new MaineMadeMusic Series! Vicky Andres and Life Itself team up with 61 Ghosts to deliver an unprecedented Opera House experience.

25
July
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
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CIFF Selects presents Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

BOOM FOR REALl follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became.

27
July
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Darrow

John Burstein revives the role of Clarence Darrow for 2 performances only!

28
July
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Darrow

John Burstein revives the role of Clarence Darrow for 2 performances only!

August 2018

04
August
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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The Peacheaters: Allman Brothers Tribute Band

The Peacheaters dig deep into the 40 + year catalog of Allman Brothers Band music and deliver an experience like no other. The Peacheaters make these songs feel as fresh as the first time you heard them.

08
August
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Andre the seal

Andre: The Seal Who Came Home

The Camden Opera House presents the story of Andre, “The Seal Who Came Home”. This heartwarming and unusual documentary depicts Andre’s 25 years spent living in Rockport with the Goodridge family.

Event is free and open to the public.

10
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents Scott Cleveland: “The Blues Spectrum”

Join us for our first event at the Blue Café! The Blues Spectrum is a concert presentation by pianist and singer Scott Cleveland which begins with Blues origins and traces its many branches in American music. Beginning with 18th century “field hollers”, it proceeds through acoustic Delta Blues, classic Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, urbane Blues ballads by poet/songwriters like Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, ending up with lush and astringent Jazz Blues. Join us on a journey through this…

11
August
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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James Judd: NPR Comedian and Storyteller

“He’s one of the funniest people on the planet.” — Glynn Washington,

Comedian, Author and Radio Personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, James Judd is a former member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles and the New Faces at the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.” However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it’s getting up and moving forward that matters.

Join us for an evening of hilarious, dramatic and true stories

“RELAX,” Judd said to the audience. “You’re in the HANDS of a MASTER.” You can take him at his word. — The Washington Post

17
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Paul Doiron • Kristen Lindquist

Paul Doiron (the Mike Bowditch thrillers) and Kristen Lindquist (reknowned poet) present a night of readings by Camden’s favorite literary couple! Owl and Turtle bookstore will be on hand with books to sell.

29
August
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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CIFF Selects Presents: The King

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.

Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased at the door. Kids and students admitted free!

31
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Marianna Filippi, Accordionist and Composer

Accordionist and composer Marianna Filippi’s musical language is inspired by the music of Maurice Ravel and Japanese film composer Joe Hisaishi. Marianna has always harbored a love of scoring for theatre and film and been commissioned to score theatrical productions including most notably the adaption of Lars Von Trier’s film ‘Dogville’ performed at the Burton Theatre, and Bruce Guthrie’s ‘Man to Man’, which premiered at the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space on the third floor of the Camden Opera House, showcasing performances you won’t see anywhere else! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts approx. 7:45. Admission is always free (donations welcome), bar provided by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar! Bring a friend.

September 2018

01
September
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards returns to headline for the Camden Windjammer Weekend!

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, insight, and humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor.

Join us, as the Camden Opera House once again welcomes Jonathan Edwards to the stage.

07
September
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Deep Gold

Gothic Americana Singer-songwriter Deep Gold brings a gravelly, slow burning richness to his music, mesmerizing with a howl  or a whisper, writing from a place of fatalistic wisdom beyond his twenty-something years. “No matter how specific I make song, whether it’s about the ghost of JFK or somebody working at a hot-dog stand—I hope that, in the end, there’s a revelation people find in it about the world or themselves Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space on the third floor…

Camden International Film Festival

Celebrating its 14th year, the Camden International Film Festival will screen nearly 80 documentary films in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland Maine.

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets “near perfect Americana” (No Depression). Their new album, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with impressive cinematic sweep, evoking epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable through-line.

October 2018

Bob Marley

Wicked funny Maine comedy!

MaineMadeMusic Presents Chris Ross and The North

The Camden Opera House presents the second installment of our new MaineMadeMusic series, Chris Ross and The North, with opener Travis James Humphrey.

USAF Heritage of America Brass Band

The USAF Heritage of America Band’s exceptional musicianship has earned international critical acclaim and numerous honors, and has performed ceremonies for U.S presidents and foreign heads of state, including the Queen of England and the President of France. Event is free and open to the public.

24
October
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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CIFF Selects Presents: Inventing Tomorrow

INVENTING TOMORROW follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today – right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing original scientific research that he or she will defend at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Framed against the backdrop of the severe environmental threats we now face, we immerse the audience in a global view of the planetary crisis, through the eyes of the generation that will be affected by it most.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, free for students under 18, or who present a valid college ID. CIFF Selects is a program of the Points North Institute, and is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. INVENTING TOMORROW is co-presented by Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.

27
October
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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David Dodson’s Fall Extravaganza!

David Dodson’s 30th annual Fall Show promises to be an extravaganza with performances by The Lowdown with David and friends John and Rachel Nicholas and Michael Nickerson, The Gawler Family, Mojo-the 20 piece big band, and Mousie, to name a few! General Admission tickets available starting Oct. 1. $12 advance and $15 at the door, available at K2 Music in Camden, Rock City Café in Rockland, and Parent Gallery in Belfast. PLEASE NOTE: The Camden Town Office does NOT sell tickets to this event.

November 2018

MaineMadeMusic Presents: Katie Matzell and Jason Spooner Double Bill

Up and coming singer/songwriter Katie Matzell and the Jason Spooner Band co-present the third in our MaineMadeMusic series. Don’t miss this dynamic Portland Maine double-bill! 

ABOUT KATIE MATZELL: Katie Matzell is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, who released her self-titled, debut EP at the start of 2018. In a recent review, The Deli Magazine said “Matzell’s voice, both effortless and simple, floats above a sea of washy keys and pocket grooves, calling comparisons to not only her influences of the past (Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin), but to her contemporaries—Norah Jones and Emily King immediately come to mind.”

ABOUT JASON SPOONER: The band’s sound is a unique blend of roots, folk and blues focused around Jason’s tastefully rhythmic flat-picking style and the band’s air-tight foundation. With laid-back vocals and an emotive, image-rich writing style all his own, Jason is a songwriter to watch. Think J.J. Cale meets Neil Young meets G. Love with dashes of Paul Simon and Kelly Joe Phelps. Sound bizarre? Hearing is believing! 

General Admission Tickets $14

Everyman Repertory Theatre Presents: A Doll’s House, part 2

A Doll’s House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the home from which she exited fifteen years earlier. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love – and the rights of women in the modern world.

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