185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
‘Yesterday” - What if you were the only person in the world who knew who the Beatles were? What if you played their songs, and people thought you wrote them? Would you earn fame and fortune overnight? Would life get much more complicated? This is the story of Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that nobody knows The Beatles have ever existed... and he finds himself with a very difficult problem, indeed. (Rated PG-13, 2 hours) Plays Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
“Maiden” - The story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. (Rated PG, 1 hour, 37 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, , Saturday, Aug. 17, Monday, Aug. 19, Tuesday, Aug. 20, Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Maiden" concludes so movingly, with such perfect symbolism, that it rivals any scripted sports drama.” - Rafer Guzman, Newsday
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“A Grand Night for Singing – A Celebration of Rodger’s & Hammerstein” - Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon presented by LCCT, the resident theater company of Lincoln Theater. This fully staged production, complete with orchestra and cast of more than 20 performers, is being created with direction and choreography by Emily Mirabile and music direction by John Mulcahy. This R&H musical revue opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
The R&H founding fathers probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?' But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain. Final performances Thursday August 15 at 7:30 PM, Friday August 16 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday August 17th at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets: $20 Adult / $18 LT Members / $5 Youth 18 & Under, are on sale now through the Lincoln Theater Box Office in person at 2 Theater Street , by phone at 563-3424, and at the door beginning 1 hour before show time.
“Singin’ In the Rain, Jr!” - Y-Arts Summer Camp presentation - Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the world’s most celebrated movie musical. Singin' in the Rain Jr. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline — the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Y-Arts Theater Music Camp is for Grades 1-9. Campers immerse themselves in the art of musical theatre during this two-week day camp, which focuses is on all areas of the dramatic arts and culminates on a junior Broadway musical. Come see and support the stars of the future! Performances Wednesday August 21 at noon and 4 p.m.. Tickets: $5 at the door.
“The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense’ - Stop Making Sense, considered one of the best concert films ever created, was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director's subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made in 1984 during a three-day gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. (NR; 1 hour, 28 minutes) Playing Wednesday August 21 at 7 PM. Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Lincoln Theater Member, and $5 Youth 18 and under.
“The Lehman Trilogy” - NT Live - Written by Stefano Massini, Adapted by Ben Power and Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman), “The Lehman Trilogy” is the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. (PG-13; 3 hours, 30 minutes – with 2 intermissions) Playing Thursday August 22 at 7 PM. Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Lincoln Theater Member, and $5 Youth 18 and under.
Upcoming Film: Honeyland - Aug. 25