Strand Theatre adds broadcasts, live events to schedule

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:15am

Story Location:
345 Main Street
Rockland  Maine
United States

ROCKLAND — Three high definition broadcasts and two live performances have been added to the Strand Theatre’s list of upcoming entertainment. 

 

LIVE:

Nov. 8: ALPHONSO HORNE: Mother Kofi - The Tale of An African Princess

Dec. 14: LULA WILES

 

HD:

Oct. 26: Met Opera LIVE: Massenet’s MANON

Nov. 5: Met Opera ENCORE: Massenet’s MANON

Nov. 7: National Theatre Live: SMALL ISLAND

 

FILM:

Oct. 19: FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES

Oct. 25: OFFICIAL SECRETS

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE STRAND THEATRE

 

LIVE SHOWS:     

 

Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.: ADONIS PUENTES and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

Hot Latin jazz! Adonis Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar. A Grammy-nominated vocalist and composer from Cuba who weaves passionate, hypnotic Salsa and Cuban Son melodies through jazz arrangements, Puentes and the Orchestra create a worldly experience that is as emotive as it is danceable! Tickets: $30/Advance, $35/Door. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

 

CANCELLED – Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.: THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM - Sand Stories

International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova (US premiere) and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up on an extraordinary show bringing to life Sephardi women's voices lost to war. Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the Ensemble's evocative music and radio theatre-style storytelling. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Door. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.: ANI DiFRANCO - SOLD OUT

With special guest Gracie and Rachel

Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is known as a folksinger, though her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, and electronica. As an iconic songwriter and social activist, she has been the inspiration for women artists and entrepreneurs for over two decades. Opener Gracie and Rachel is a Brooklyn, NY-based chamber pop duo composed of singer-keyboardist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles. Tickets: $55/General Admission. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 

Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.: ALPHONSO HORNE: Mother Kofi - The Tale of An African Princess

Strand Family Series

African music and dance from jazz musician Alphonso Horne, featuring dancers from Rockland’s Studio Red. The performance is a compilation of musical works with interpretive African dance in tribute to the life of Ghanian princess, activist, and prophetess Laura Adorka Kofi, who believed that she was sent on a mission to travel to America and deliver a message of invitation, union and self-help to people of African ancestry. Pay-What-You-Can Admission: $20/$10/$5/$0. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.: LULA WILES

Boston-based roots trio Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin bring a sharp, provocative songcraft, anchored by their musicianship and mastery of folk music. LULA WILES infuses their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. Tickets: $15/Advance, $18/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

HIGH DEFINITION BROADCASTS

 

Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera LIVE: Puccini’s TURANDOT

Live high-definition broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. 

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Yusif Eyvazov as the unknown prince vying for her love. Run Time: 3 hours 12 min. $27/Adults, $15/18 and under, and college students with ID. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera ENCORE: Puccini’s TURANDOT

High definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. 

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Yusif Eyvazov  as the unknown prince vying for her love. Run Time: 3 hours 12 min.  $23/Adults, $20/Strand Members, $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

 

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: National Theatre Live: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Captured-live broadcast from London

In Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, a feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Tickets: $12.50/General Admission, $10.50/Strand Members. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 

Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera LIVE: Massenet’s MANON

Live high-definition broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. 

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. Run Time: 3h 52min, including 2 intermissions. $27/Adults, $15/18 and under, and college students with ID. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.: The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: RAYMONDA

Captured-live broadcast from Moscow

A ballet in three acts, choreographed by Marius Petipa to music by Alexander Glazunov. Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him. Run time: 3 hours. Tickets: $15/Adults, $10/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. Lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera ENCORE: Massenet’s MANON

High definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. 

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. Run Time: 3h 52min, including 2 intermissions.  $23/Adults, $20/Strand Members, $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: National Theatre Live: SMALL ISLAND

Captured-live broadcast from London

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. The play follows three intricately connected stories that journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948.  Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. Tickets: $12.50/General Admission, $10.50/Strand Members. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

COMMUNITY EVENT

 

Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.: JULIE & JULIA

Fundraiser screening for Meals On Wheels

Methodist Conference Home, Inc. (MCH) and the Strand Theatre present a fundraiser screening to benefit Knox County Meals on Wheels. VIP reception at 5:30pm. Julie & Julia stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, and is based on Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. Directed by Nora Ephron. Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams. PG-13 (USA | 2009)  Tickets: $10/Screening, $30/VIP Reception. For more information, please contact MCH, Inc. at 596-6477 or adminoffice@mchinc.orgStrand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.: THE WORK

Screening event co-presented by the Jericho Circle Project

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, follow three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. A powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls and dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation. A panel discussion led by the Jericho Circle Project will follow. JCP volunteers create and facilitate men’s circles in prisons (including in Maine State Prisons) to support personal change and the discovery of deeper truth. Directed by Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous. Starring Aaron Ortega-Piddington, Alvin 'Bud' Wheeler, Charles Tate Jr. NR (USA | 2017) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 FILMS THIS WEEK

 

Friday, Oct. 11 - Thursday, Oct. 17: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her ultimate goal of competing in the New York City Marathon. Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo. Starring Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh. R (USA | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 

 FILMS COMING SOON

 

Saturday, Oct. 19 - Wednesday, Oct. 23: FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES

The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Directed by Max Lewkowic. Starring Michael Bernardi, Jerry Bock, Danny Burstein, Lin Manuel-Miranda. PG-13 (USA | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

 

Friday, Oct. 25 - Thursday. Oct. 31: OFFICIAL SECRETS

Based on world-shaking true events. British secret-service officer Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) risks her life to stop the 2003 invasion of Iraq by becoming a whistleblower. She decides to leak a top-secret memo outlining a plan between the U.S. and U.K. to blackmail members of the United Nations Security Council into voting for war. Gun finds herself in over her head when the British government comes after her and her family. Directed by Gavin Hood.

Starring Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Indira Varma. R (UK/USA | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com