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The Grand

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165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
12076679500 www.GrandOnline.org

For over 75 years The Grand has been the center of downeast Maine’s cultural community, enriching the lives of people of all ages.

September 2018

Autumn Gold at The Grand – The Great Maine Puppet Festival

September 21 - September 23
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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A celebration of puppets and puppetry

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CineGrand Film: RBG

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on September 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen Thursday, 7:30 pm Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption) $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission (2018. US. 1 hr, 36 min. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. PG.) At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's…

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Film: Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Mr. Rogers

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 7:00pm $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission (2018. US. 1 hr, 34 min. Directed by Morgan Neville. PG-13.) From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won't You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe,…

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Puppet Manipulation Workshop

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Presented by Tanglewood Marionettes 10:00am Recommended for ages 8 & up $15 Registration Fee (includes admission to A Fairy Circus) Tanglewood Marionettes is proud to present a class in the fine art of marionette manipulation! Our master puppeteers will discuss some of the construction and stringing techniques used when building marionettes, and then demonstrate the basics of marionette manipulation. Participants will be provided with marionettes for the duration of the workshop. Each puppet has been lovingly handmade by Tanglewood Marionettes artisans…

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The Fairy Circus – Tanglewood Marionettes

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage 11:00am $10 Adults, $5 Youth (12&under) General Admission Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers. This title is perfect for younger children and family audiences. The Fairy Circus is performed by a solo puppeteer. The presentation includes a lively puppetry demonstration prior…

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Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage 2:00pm $10 Adults, $5 Youth (12&under) General Admission In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image.  Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel.   “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” features 20 of our hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets and some shadow puppetry.…

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NT Live: King Lear

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen $15 Adults & Seniors, $12 Grand Members, $10 Students (17 & under), $7 Youth (12 & under) General Admission 2:00pm Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered…

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2018 Manhattan Short Film Festival

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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  On the Coastal Eye Care screen ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL 7:00pm $10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students, $8 Grand Members General Admission MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Nine selections for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the…

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Studio Two: The Beatles Before America

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Tickets: $15 General Admission On the Stanley Subaru Stage   The Germans were the first to hear it... The British were the first to see it... Europe was the first to feel it... It has been said that The Beatles had about 10,000 hours of experience BEFORE they went to America. Come see what it was like at hour 9998.   Studio Two: The Beatles Before America - Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the…

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Live Theatre Auditions: Alice: Through the Looking Glass

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage Directed by Jasmine Ireland Part 2 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice and friends return to The Grand stage, this time "Through the Looking Glass". Saturday, 1 pm – 3 pm Sunday, 1 pm – 3 pm

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Film: The Bookshop

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 7:00pm $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission (2018. UK. 1 hr, 53 min. Directed by Isabel Coixet. PG.) Co-sponsored by Blue Hill Books in honor of National Banned Books Week. England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but…

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October 2018

First CineGrand Film: Oceans 8

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen Sponsored by First Advisors & First National Bank Thursday, 7:30 pm Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption) $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission (2018. US 1 hr, 50 min. Directed by Gary Ross. PG-13.) Sponsored by First Advisors and First National Bank, the hit heist sequel that proves that every con has its pros. Upon her release from prison, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of legendary con man Danny Ocean, puts together…

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80’s Throwback Film: Beetlejuice – 80 cents

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 7:00pm .80 cents General Admission (1988. US 1 hr, 33 min. Directed by Tim Burton. PG-13.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with the spookiest comedy of 1980's- "Beetlejuice." Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin become "newlydead"! But before they can earn their wings, they must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years.…

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Live from the MET: Aida (Verdi)

October 6 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 12:55pm $27 Adults/Seniors, $25 Grand Members, $20 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Cast: Nicola Luisotti; Anna Netrebko (Aida), Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Radamès), Quinn Kelsey (Amonasro), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Ramfis), Ryan Speedo Green (The King) Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs. 4 mins. Intermissions: 2

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Live Theatre: Annie (Musical)

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage Co-Sponsored by Serendib & Machias Savings Bank Directed by Leslie Michaud, Music Director, Holly Smith, Choreographer, Jasmine Ireland $20 Adults/Seniors, $18 Grand Members, $12 Students (17&under) Reserved Seating Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who…

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Broadway or Bussed: Hamilton

October 14
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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At The Boston Opera House 10:00 am Departure from Ellsworth $600.00/person (includes round-trip motorcoach, show ticket, and dinner) ONLY TWO TICKETS LEFT!

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Noel Paul Stookey in Concert

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Proudly sponsored by Jordan-Fernald. Sunday, October 14th 4:00pm On the Stanley Subaru stage Tickets $50 Reserved Seating $100 Reserved Seating and post-concert reception at Provender Kitchen & Bar (limited to the first 50 people, includes a donation to The Grand) Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in…

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Live Theatre Auditions: A Musical Christmas Carol

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 10:00am

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage Directed by Nick Turner An adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with original songs. True to the classic story with some twists. All original songs and great roles portrayed by the young and the young at heart. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Be prepared to sing 16 bars in the musical theater genre - no acapella singing. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist.

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CineGrand Film: Winchester

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen Wednesday, 7:30pm Thursday, 1:00 pm (closed caption) $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission (2018. US. 1 hr, 39 min. Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig. PG-13.) Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows…

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Live from the MET: Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens)

October 20 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 12:55pm $27 Adults/Seniors, $25 Grand Members, $20 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now, this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Cast: Sir Mark Elder; Elīna Garanča (Dalila), Roberto Alagna (Samson), Laurent Naouri (High Priest),…

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CineGrand Film: Mary Shelley

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen Thursday, 7:30 pm Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption) $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission (2018. UK. 2 hrs, 1 min. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. PG-13.) The film tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels 'Frankenstein' - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society…

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Live from the MET: La Fanciulla del West (Puccini)

October 27 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 12:55pm $27 Adults/Seniors, $25 Grand Members, $20 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. Cast: Marco Armiliato; Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie), Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Carlo Bosi…

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Tiny Troupe Performance: Where the Wild Things Are

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Stanley Subaru stage 4:00pm By donation at the door. Director of Education Jasmine Ireland will work with students to create an original performance piece based on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Instruction will focus on creative play, rote learning, and storytelling through movement.

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CineGrand Film: Hereditary

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Grand, 165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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On the Coastal Eye Care screen 7:30 pm $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission (2018. US 2 hr, 7 min. Directed by Ari Aster. R.) This Halloween, The Grand dares you to see… “Hereditary!” When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have…

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