Weeks of rehearsals are over, the set built, the lyrics learned. The performing company consists of leads, a chorus, and an orchestra of more than 50 people. More folks are working behind the scenes. It truly “takes a village” to put on a live musical production.
And now, “9 to 5: The Musical” takes to the stage for a feel-good time. Come chase away the winter blues and spring grays with some country-pop bright colors and Dolly Parton magic. Tickets are available at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Curtain going up!
Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT) presents ‘9 to 5: The Musical’
With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, which starred Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Plays Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 7 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18/$5.
Seacoast Youth and Community Orchestras spring concert
From a handful of beginners, the program has developed in to a thriving membership, currently around 40-plus musicians who range in age from 7 to over 80. The orchestras rehearse weekly throughout the school year and offer two concerts each year, which are free and open to the public. Concert is Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Discover Arts’ ‘Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others’ (NR; 1 hour, 34 minutes)
In 1937, the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich, one to stigmatize “degenerate art” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.” Revealing the Nazi obsession with art, “Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others” offers viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light.
Tickets $15/$13/$5. Plays Wednesday, April 11 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Talking Music in Maine: Intimate Conversations; special guest, Cidny Bullens
Cidny Bullens is a two-time Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter who debuted as a backup vocalist with Elton John and Rod Stewart in the 1970s. In 2012, Bullens came out as transsexual and changed his name from Cindy to Cidny. As an artistic outlet for coming out as transsexual, in February 2016, Bullens premiered a “one wo/man show” titled “Somewhere Between — Not an Ordinary Life.” Nashville Scene voted it Best One-Person Show of 2016.
Hosted by Aaron Robinson, Talking Music in Maine takes place Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Free.
Upcoming special events
Y-Arts’ “Young Mark Twain” world premiere takes to the stage Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m.
Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” live from The Met, Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m.
“EOS: Cezanne – Portraits of a Life,” Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
Bow Wow Film Festival, Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
Talking Art in Maine: Barbara Sullivan, Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
“Faces Places” (PG-13) opens Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
“True Grit” (G) plays Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
“A Fantastic Woman” (R) opens Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
“Babe” (G) plays Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
“The Leisure Seeker” (R) opens Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Movie tickets prices are $8 and $6. Event ticket prices vary. For more information, go to lcct.org, call the box office at 563-3424, drop by at 2 Theater St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, or email email@example.com. Like Lincoln Theater on Facebook. Go to lcct.org to sign up for Lincoln Theater’s weekly e-blast.