Mt. Ararat High School
& Middle School Bands
Tues, Dec. 12, 7 pm
(Snow date: Thurs. Dec. 14)
Admission free. High School band and Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, 6th, 7th-and 8th-grade bands. Lots of young talent! Conducted by new MAMS Music teacher Rachel Williams, and Al Graffam.
Honor your student or remember a loved one with support of the arts.
PURCHASE A SEAT PLAQUE!
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--for curtains, lighting, and other theater needs. 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—a new graduate, 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.
Thanks to Norway Savings Bank for 2017 scholarship support for Create-A-Play camp.
Thanks to Walmart for art materials for camp!
to our Spring Raffle 2017 Sponsors:
Portland Harbor Hotel
Boston Red Sox
New England Patriots
Portland Sea Dogs
Maine Red Claws
The Music Center, Brunswick
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra
Thanks to the 99 Restaurant
for the Feb. 2, 2017, Dining fundraiser
Thanks to the
Gelato Fiasco for hosting a
Scooping Event Tues., Apr. 4, 2017, a Fundraiser for Orion-- and to all of you who braved the cold rain to enjoy gelato and help the Orion get new curtains, lights, and sound.
is to cultivate in our schools and communities an appreciation and understanding of how the performing arts—music, drama, and dance—deepen and illuminate what it means to be human. For people of all ages, OPAC promotes a community of fluent learners, critical thinkers, and creative contributors to our society. The Orion Performing Arts Center is a cultural beacon in the region, allowing the community at large to experience first-rate live performances by students, amateurs, and professionals.
Rent the Orion for your next event.
A Christmas Carol as told through dance and theatre
Ampersand Academy of Dance
Fri., Dec. 15, 6:30 pm and Sat., Dec. 16, 4 pm
Ampersand dancers perform many different styles, from ballet to lyrical to hip-hop to tap.
For more info., see www.ampersanddance.com
(Not affiliated with or endorsed by school or district.)
New Curtains at the Orion!
New curtains across the proscenium (front of the stage) are beautiful! They are on a rope system. Sewn and installed by Major Theatre Equipment. More pictures on the Stage Renovation 2014-17Stage Renovation page, but here are a few. (Onstage is Charles, one of the installers.) Thanks to the Senter Fund and everyone who bought raffle tickets, concessions, and seat plaques, we raised the funds for this lovely improvement.
We had a great week at Create-A-Play Camp in July. Here are some photos from the original play, written by the campers,
"Zoo Did It?"
See a performance or lease our space for your event. Theater, Dance, Music, Conferences -- the Orion has it all! Rental info on rentals page and below. Call 729-2950, x 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. We're in Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham, Maine.
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