So much music this week! From a live performance of Stravinsky’s classic “The Soldier’s Tale” to The Beatles’ 50th anniversary of “Yellow Submarine” to the Y-Arts kids’ return in “Annie Jr.” surely there is something for everyone live on stage this week at Lincoln Theater.
‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ (PG-13; 1 hour, 34 minutes)
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes the viewer beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Final screenings are Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. only.
VentiCordi presents ‘The Soldier’s Tale’
Join us to celebrate VentiCordi’s 10th anniversary season in this very special program that includes Georges Auric’s Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon and Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale),” with Andrew Fenniman as The Soldier and Jennifer Hodgson as The Devil. Paul Hodgson is the narrator, and Dean Stein is on violin, Gary Gorczyca is on clarinet, Kristen Sonneborn is on bassoon, Matt Sonneborn is on trumpet, William Blossom is on double bass, Michael Clayville is on trombone, and Aaron Trant plays percussion. Robert Lehman conducts. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for youth age 18 and under. On stage Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.
The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ (G; 1 hour, 25 minutes)
An icon of psychedelic pop culture, The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” comes to Lincoln Theater! The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film is being released to select theaters across North America in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital cleanup of the film’s restored photochemical elements; it was all done by hand, frame by frame.
Plays Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. only.
‘Annie Jr.’ (1 hour)
The youth from the Boothbay Region and Central Lincoln County YMCA theater camp return to Lincoln Theater for a fully staged Broadway Junior musical, “Annie Jr.,” chosen by the campers themselves. Come celebrate the stars of the future with fun for all ages. Tickets are $5 at the door. Plays Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1 and 4 p.m.
‘The Guardians’ (NR; 2 hours, 15 minutes — French with English subtitles)
Set in France in 1916, “The Guardians” focuses on the women of the Paridier farm, who sustain the family property in the absence of their husbands and sons in this affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience from acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (“Of Gods and Men”). Plays Thursday, Aug. 9 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Ocean’s 8” (PG-13) opens Friday, Aug. 10
“Leave No Trace” (PG) opens Friday, Aug. 17
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (PG-13) opens Friday, Aug. 31
“Three Identical Strangers” (PG-13) opens Friday, Sept. 7
Upcoming special events
Salt Bay Chamberfest free concert at noon with Jason Vieaux on Thursday, Aug. 9
“Puffins, Little Fish, and Climate Change” with Dr. Steve Kress on Tuesday, Aug. 14
The State Street Jazz Band plays Friday, Aug. 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Lincoln Theater on Facebook. Go to lcct.org to sign up for Lincoln Theater’s weekly e-blast.