Events Open to the Public (for more info, click on Upcoming Events button below):
Vandini--Magic, Illusions, Comedy-- Great Family Show Friday, Sept. 26, 6:30 pm (come at 5 pm for pizza, hot dogs and sweets in the lobby) Vandini, the children's magician, will delight and amuse. The show is packed full of stage illusions, comedy, magic, an escape act, live doves and rabbits, music, and children's participation. Vandini's website is here. Advance tickets: Adult $10, Child (under 18) $5, available at brownpapertickets.com. At the door, tickets are: Adult $12, Child $6. Fundraiser for Orion Capital Fund.
Orion Presents! Beatles for Sale Beatles Tribute Band Sat., Nov.1, 2014 7:30 pm
Benefit for Orion Capital Fund
Award-winning Beatles tribute band committed to re-creating the sounds of the Beatles, live, in concert. No costumes or Beatle wigs--just all the great songs. Celebrate 50 years since the "British Invasion" in 1964. Check them out at www.beatlesforsale.net/
Tickets: $17 in advance-- in Topsham at Michaud's Market, Main Street, or SAD75 Admin. Office, 50 Republic Ave. In Brunswick, tickets available at The Music Center. Buy online now at Brown Paper Tickets. At door: $20 adult, $18 student.
Beatles For Sale Sponsored by Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott, Brunswick. Thanks for providing rooms for the band! Check out their package deal. Reservations number is 866-342-7238.
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 about the theater. We are in Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham, Maine Find us on facebook: Orion Performing Arts Center
Our New Stage! The Orion now has a new stage surface. 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 this summer. 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 our next priorities. 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.
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The Orion Performing Arts Center welcomes exciting performers and artists from our local community and around the world. See and hear:
The Orion Performing Arts Center hosts several orchestras each year.
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The Orion presents high school and middle school plays, and local community theater groups. Weebly Stock Image
The Orion presents The Ballet School performance each year, and other dance shows. Weebly Stock Image
Use the Orion for your next event. Our facility features:
*700 seats (or 900, in the extended set-up) *Large stage (See photo below) *Excellent acoustics *Theatrical lighting and light board *Sound system and sound board *Air-conditioning in summer *Accessibility *Attractive lobby with plentiful rest-rooms (see photos below) *Concession booth *Large parking lots *Close to I-295 *Use of nearby classrooms, cafeteria, and gymnasium for conferences or events *Wireless internet throughout facility *In-house catering (or provide your own) *Reasonable rental rates--see fee schedule
Call Orion Performing Arts Center Coordinator Judy Lloyd at 729-2950, ext.7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the possibilities.
Orion seating and stage
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Vibrant Student Art Enriches the Orion Lobby Space