of Mt. Ararat High School,
Mt. Ararat Middle School,
Jazz band, and more!
Monday, December 15, 7 pm (Snow date: Dec. 16)
All of the bands in grades 6-12 will have their Holiday Band Performance. This is a great opportunity to see and hear the progression of bands in our program. You will hear the 6th-grade band, 7th and 8th-grade band, 7th and 8th-grade jazz band, high school symphonic band, high school wind ensemble, and high school jazz band. Young musicians under the direction of Al Graffam and Margie Landis. Free of charge.
MAHS and MAMS
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 -- 7 pm
(Snow date Jan. 15)
Lovely music for a cold winter night.
Directed by Kristen Thomas.
Use the Orion for your next event.
See a performance or lease our space for your own event. Theater, Dance, Music, Conferences -- The Orion has it all! Rental info on rentals page and below. Call 729-2950, ext. 7 or email email@example.com for info. We're in Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham, Maine.
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Movie Night for Families
A movie with Joyous Dancing Penguins*
*The title may not be released but you can guess.
Friday, Dec. 19, 7 pm
Student Leadership Action Committee
(Mt. Ararat HS)
Mount Ararat movie night! Come have a great night with "the dancing penguins" and Mount Ararat Student Leadership Council! It's rated PG and lots of fun! Begin the school vacation with a fun movie and take a break from shopping. Support the MAHS community service projects conducted by SLAC. Admissions by donation and a bake sale too!
Our New Stage!
The Orion now has a new stage surface, finished in summer, 2014. Smooth and sleek! Thanks to all who participated in this process, and to Dan Oram and his crew for completing the work so well and quickly.
THANK YOU to the Alfred M. Senter Fund for the generous $8,000 grant, received in December, 2013 for the stage floor replacement. Thanks also to the Wing-Benjamin Trust, for a $500 grant received in summer, 2014. Further thanks to Brooks Family Foundation for a $2,500 grant for stage improvements, used partly for the stage surface and also forming the beginning of our next priority--black curtains for the back of the stage. We conducted a number of fundraisers--a dinner, and concession sales-- and the seat plaque campaign added to the income. Further seat plaques sold will help fund the improved upstage curtains. See below for seat plaque information-- income will go to the Capital Fund.
You can become an important and enduring part of OPAC when you “Have a Seat” — your name engraved on a permanent commemorative brass plaque, attached to a seat in the theater. Your donation helps the capital improvements fund. People who come to performances will notice your name and appreciate your support for the arts.
Or, buy a plaque as a gift for someone else—your parents or child, a favorite teacher, a friend, or someone you admire in the community. Click here for a brochure to learn more about the seat plaque campaign.
The Orion Performing Arts Center