The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on June 28th from 10am to 3pm in downtown Dover-Foxcroft and event organizers are planning to make it a celebration to remember. Patrick Myers, an organizer of the festival, says there is a lot of work underway already for the festival, “In partnership with our sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, Garelick Farms, Z107.3, the Maine Kitchen Cooking School at RM Flagg’s, and the Center Theatre we’re going to have more events and activities for kids and families, more live music and entertainment, and of course more Whoopie Pies!”
Events at the 2014 Festival include the ‘Earn Your Whoopie Pie’ 3k Race and kids 1K fun Run, entertainment by Conjuring Carroll and comedy-juggler Bryson Lang, the Varney Agency Kids Zone will have bounce
houses, bungee jumps, pony rides, and games all day long. And of course, downtown Dover-Foxcroft will be filled with artists and craftspeople to help you find something to take home with you to commemorate the event. But what brings people to the Festival is the Whoopie Pies! The Festival promises to have dozens of bakers with thousands of whoopie pies of every shape and size. For the first time this year, the festival will also be crowning the festival Big Whoop. ”We’re holding a contest sponsored by Will’s Shop ‘n Save and Freedom House Bed and Breakfast to crown the festival ‘Big Whoop.’ Myers said. ”This lucky person will get a truly massive prize package along with lots of honors the day of the festival.” Details of the contest are being closely guarded, but will be announced in the month of June. For more information on the Whoopie Pie Festival go to www.MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com or call the Center Theatre at 564-8943.
June 28th, 10am to 3pm in Downtown Dover-Foxcroft. Admission is $5 with kids 12 and under getting in free.
2014 marks the 5th anniversary of the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival and we’re going to make it a year to remember.
In 2013 we had over 6,000 attendees and we’re asking for everyone to come to Dover-Foxcroft to help us break that record!
The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft announces The Slightly Off-Center Players One Act Festival. The festival will be held Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 7 PM. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
“The Slightly Off-Center Players have learned a lot and matured as a group in this past year,” says Executive Director Angela Bonacasa. “The Radio Shows and classes offered over the winter have given people opportunities to explore acting and directing without the time commitment of a full production. Most of the directors for the festival have not directed a major piece before, so this is their first time having a fully realized production on stage. It’s a thrill for them, of course, as well as their actors.”
The performances will include excerpts from Chekhov’s “The Proposal”, Susan Glaswell’s “Trifles”, and William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker.” Original pieces will include an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Boor”, and world premieres of several scripts including “Who Cares?” by Mark Stevens and “The Fairytale Garden” by Chelle Atwater. The casts include adults and children of all ages.
Tickets will be available at the door. A list of all the pieces scheduled to perform is available on the Center Theatre website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.
The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft will host a special concert on Saturday, April 19 at 7 PM to raise money for educational scholarships. Featuring performances by concert emcee and Maine Fiddle Camp Director Doug Protsik, Greg and Jesse Boardman, Frank Ferrel, The Newell Family and the Gawler Family bands, all proceeds will go to benefit scholarship programs at Maine Fiddle Camp and the Center Theatre.
“We are very excited to welcome Maine Fiddle Camp to the Center Theatre,” says Executive Director Angela Bonacasa. “We know how difficult it is to welcome every deserving student while making enough money to keep the doors open. To help a wonderful organization that has a long history of helping so many students is a great honor.”
Maine Fiddle Camp (www.mainefiddle.org) is a multi-generational music camp located on True’s Pond in Montville, Maine. The camp teaches the traditional dance music of Maine and New England on a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo, accordion, cello, flute and pennywhistle, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, harmonica and bass. Campers of all levels of experience, ages 5-80, learn their instruments “by ear” (no written music), and listen to and play in concerts by other campers and staff members.
Each year Maine Fiddle Camp presents performances of Camp staff members at various venues around the state. 2014 marks the 20th year of the camp, and its first performance at the Center Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for kids 12 and under, with a special family pack of $25 for a family of 4. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Center Theatre Box Office at (207) 564-8943, stopping by the theatre at 20 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft from 10 AM-3 PM Tuesday-Saturday, or by going to the website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.
The matinee performance of Peter Pan JR.
on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM
has been cancelled due to weather.
It has now been officially rescheduled to Thursday. Feb 20th at 7PM. (Please note this will preempt the evening showing of THE NUT JOB previously scheduled.)
If you have purchased tickets, please contact the box office to switch your tickets to another show. You now have four more chances to see the show this weekend. Thanks for your patience, and stay warm and safe!
For upcoming events at the Center Theatre, check out our revamped website at www.centertheatre.org.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the Center Theatre!