Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers at Stonington Opera House



Live for $5

On Wednesday, July 16 at 7 PM - Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings - brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Free Concert in “Chamber at the Church” in Stonington

Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Free Concert in “Chamber at the Church” in Stonington

Opera House Arts’ (OHA) is proud to announce that Kneisel Hall young artists will offer a free concert on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at its Burnt Cove Community Church venue as part of its “Chamber at the Church” concert series. The program, featuring students from China, Poland, Korea, Taiwan, Belgium and the U.S. will consist of chamber music for piano and strings.

The Kneisel Hall chamber music program and concert series in Blue Hill dates its origins to 1902 when Franz Kneisel, founder of the first professional string quartet in American, began bringing students to his Maine vacation home for summer study. The program offers two summer sessions for 50 young artists annually, concentrating exclusively on chamber music for strings and piano with a focus on the cooperation and communication required to play in chamber music ensembles. The July 24 concert showcases the studies of several such ensembles.

Special Film: Jon Imber’s Left Hand at Stonington Opera House


Opera House Arts (OHA) is pleased to host two very special screenings, at six and eight p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, of the newest film in the Maine Masters series by Sedgwick director Richard Kane: Jon Imber’s Left Hand. This extraordinary documentary about two beloved figures—Imber and his wife, painter Jill Hoy--of the Opera House’s Stonington, Maine and Maine arts communities is also a document about ALS, the degenerative disease with which Imber was diagnosed in 2012, and the artistic process.

“The film exudes the artist’s credo,” wrote Daniel Kany in the Portland Press Herald. “To paint is to live.”

“LIVE! for $5” Wednesday Night Series at Opera House

“LIVE! for $5” Wednesday Night Series at Opera House



 Alison Chase Performance, a dance/theater production company merging innovative choreography with other theatrical genres, gives Opera House Arts’ (OHA) Live for $5 intergenerational audiences a thrilling sneak peek at new work in development Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. The company is led by Chase, the acclaimed choreographer and a founding artistic director of Pilobolus Dance Theatre and beloved to OHA audiences for Quarryography (2007) and Q2: Habitat (2010) at the Settlement Granite Quarry.

Last Friday Coffeehouse Presents The Squid Jiggers


July 18th, 7:00pm

Hammond Hall
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor

Two New Works of Art by Area Residents to Premiere at Opera House Arts

A new children’s book featuring the Opera House, a new film-in-development

Opera House Arts (OHA) takes great pride in announcing the premiere of two new works of art by area residents on Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17, as additions to its published calendar of events.

Artist Exhibition Featuring Robert Shetterly

Artist Exhibition Featuring Robert Shetterly


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