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Thank You to United Way Day of Caring Volunteers!

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Day of Caring is an annual day of service sponsored by the United Way of Greater Portland. The day kicks-off with a short program in the Back Cove. Following the festivities, more than 1,000 volunteers from local businesses and schools will spend the day working at nearly 70 projects including painting, trail clearing, gardening and […]

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Kids on the Block Puppet Show

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Check out our troupe of life-size educational puppets with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Free with admission. May 9th at 3pm. May 30th at 2pm.

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Improvisation with our Theatre Actors!

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Do you know what our actors love to do when they aren’t rehearsing? They play improv games, and they want to play some for you! In the spirit of shows like “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, you’re invited to join us for games like “What are you doing?”, “Freeze” and “Bus stop!” We aren’t sure […]

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Free Shakespeare Workshops for Ages 8-17

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Begins today! In preparation for our summer production Shakespeare’s Stories, we are offering ten free Shakespeare workshops for all interested young actors between the ages of eight to seventeen. This is an opportunity to learn about and experiment with Shakespeare outside a traditional rehearsal process. Young actors will become familiar with the language of Shakespeare, […]

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Singing Science: Drop-Off Class for 3-5 Year Olds

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Let’s get silly with song as we explore the natural world! In this class designed for ages 3 – 5, we’ll use stories and music to investigate the Museum & Theatre’s live turtles and fish, fossils and minerals, and other natural specimens. Through movement, rhythms, and rhyme, we’ll practice being young scientific sleuths as we […]

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Shakespeare Is For All Ages!

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“But wait, my child’s too young for Shakespeare!” At the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, we say “Nay!” Young children are not intimidated by Shakespeare. The Royal Shakespeare Company claims Shakespeare should be taught early, four and five year olds are fearless and accustomed to trying out new language and learning new words. In […]

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Cheers for Brooks, Our Veteran Actor!

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As many of you know, we just wrapped a fantastic production of “Robin Hood” here at the Museum & Theatre. It was a truly hysterical play written specifically for our Theatre by Brett Askari, and we enjoyed a great run of capacity audiences over the past week and a half. One standout of this production […]