The Chocolate Church Arts Center’s Performance Season!
September 2015 -June 2016.
Please phone our box office for inquiries and ticket orders. (207) 442-8455.
pre-season BEAUTY & THE BEAST by Resurgence Dance Company (Dance)
August 21-22, 28-29 at 7pm; August 30 at 2pm. Adults $22/$14 under 18 (plus $2 handling fee)
Resurgence Dance Company brings another full-length dance production to Bath, Maine! BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A MODERN RENDITION is a story of a young, wealthy man named Bennett who struggles with depression. It takes perseverance and a strong support system to find daily peace for Bennett. Joy isn’t something that happens spontaneously; with Baylee’s help, Bennett is able to discover a little bit of happiness.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. PINAFORE (theater)
Sept. 11-12, 18-19 at 7pm; Sept. 13 and 20 at 2pm. $10 adv/$14 door (plus $2 handling fee)
HMS Pinafore is among the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas, perhaps because of its infectious tunes and well-constructed libretto. The opera’s gentle satire reprises and builds upon themes of love between members of different social classes. Directed by Wayne Otto.
SQUEEZEBOX STOMPERS (roots mix of Cajun/Zydeco music)
Saturday, September 26, 2015. 7:30pm. $12 adv/$15 door (plus $2 handling fee)
Zydeco Cha Cha, Baby! The Squeezebox Stompers play accordion, keyboards, lap steel, fiddle, mandolin, saxophone, harmonica, guitar, bass and drums. Don’t miss this foot stomping, two-stepping musical trip to the Bayou!
PATTY LARKIN (American Folk)
Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm. $18 adv/$22 door (plus $2 handling fee)
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).
PRETTY GIRLS SING SOPRANO (folk)
Friday, October 9, 2015. 7:30pm. $12 adv/$15 door (plus $2 handling fee)
You loved their tight, clever and original harmonies at Hot Chocolate Jubilee – now PRETTY GIRLS SING SOPRANO perform their own full-length concert. They will sing to your soul and leave you with a smile as they perform a variety of songs from bluegrass, folk, traditional to country and rock-n-roll.
THE MALLETT BROTHERS (contemporary country)
Saturday, October 17, 2015. 7:30pm. $20 adv/$23 door (plus $2 handling fee)
The Mallett Brothers Band is a band with a unique style that spans across country, rock and roll, Americana and “alt-country” genres. The Mallett Brothers Band has proven to be an underground powerhouse, constantly touring and building a die hard fan base across the nation, while still calling the state of Maine their home. It’s song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that’s equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into high gear.
(hold) MARITIME HALLOWEEN (Nautical songs)
Friday, October 30, 2015. 7:30pm. $20
Hauntingly festive storytelling and sea shanties to scare away any hobgoblins of boredom.
COMEDY RELIEF benefitting the Bath Area Food Pantry
Saturday, November 21, 2015. 7:30pm. Ticketing to be announced
Feel good. Laugh Hard. Headliners Johnny Ater and The Saltwater Hillbilly Dennis Doiron.
A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS WITH PAT COLWELL & SOUL SENSATIONS
Saturday, November 28, 2015. 7:30pm. $15 adv/$18 door (plus $2 handling fee)
Kick off this holiday season with a100% Old School R&B Revue complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off! You will be dancing your jingle bells to Soul Classics from Sam and Dave, the Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Prince, and Bruno Mars. Ho Ho Ho-lotta Fun!
VOX NOVA Chamber Choir Christmas Show
Friday, December 11, 2015. 7:30pm. $20 (plus $2 handling fee)
Enjoy the choral expertise of members of the Maine Midcoast musical community comprised of 28-32 voices, the choir maintains a balance of 6-8 voices per part (SSAATTBB).
COIG Christmas Show (Celtic)
Saturday, December 12, 2015. 7:30pm. $17 adv/$21 door (plus $2 handling fee)
Back by popular demand! CÒIG (Ko-ig) is an exciting ensemble from Cape Breton’s most captivating young bands. These musicians are a serious force to be reckoned with in the traditional music scene with their driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy.
HOLIDAY THEATRE PRODUCTION, title to be announced
December 17, 18, 19 at 7pm and December 20 at 2pm. Ticketing details to come.
The family holiday tradition continues.
SING! Its Christmas!! (community sing along
Monday, December 21. No Cost!
Let’s gather for this 39th year of singing holiday songs while awaiting for a special visitor.
SHOWCHASE SERIES, January, February, March, 2016
This series will present the best in local and regional musicians performing in the intimate venue of the Curtis Room. Seats are limited to 75. Some shows will have dance floor and serve adult beverages. Come in from the cold and warm up with the splendor that is music. Sure to melt away winter blues. Ticket prices range from $10-$15 depending on the show.
HOT CHOCOLATE JUBILIEE Cabaret!
Sunday, February 14, 2016. 2pm. $15/$25 couple
Grab your Sweetie for an afternoon escape for a serenade of romantic tunes and croon to beloved torch songs. Dessert and beverages available.
Save the Date: MUDBOOTS & BLACK TIE GALA!
Saturday, April 2, 2016. Hyde School
Celebrate mud season in style at this premiere fundraising event benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
WOMEN OF FOLK: THE NEW REVIVAL (folk)
Saturday, April 16, 2016. 7:30pm. $28 adv /$32 door (plus $2 handling fee)
This show combines the vocals prowess of Lucy Wainwright Roche and Sloan Wainwright with stunning harmonies of EVA, an all female international harmony group. Stunning harmony singers and multi-instrumentalists form a powerhouse of styles all embedded in the roots of American music, from folk, blues, gospel and rock.
KING LEAR by William Shakespeare (Theatre)
May 6-7/13-14, 2016 at 7pm; May 8 and 15, 2016 at 2pm. $12 advance/$15 door (plus $2 handling fee)
Many consider this tragedy to be one of Shakespeare’s finest. The title character descends into madness, after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.
JOHN GORKA (Contemporary American Folk)
Friday, May 20, 2016. 7:30pm. $25 advance/$30 door (plus $2 handling fee)
With a tangle of songs that emotionally connect us all and leave a tender trace, John Gorka stimulates the cerebrum, keeps our smiles agile and fit and reconnects us with what really matters most in music: honesty. His atmosphere allows for the listener to feel his individualized attention, his lyrical tenderness, his care for the guitar and his true presence.”
SCHOONER FARE (Maritime)
Saturday, June 4, 2016. 7:30pm. $22 advance/$25 door (plus $2 handling fee)
We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Chuck Romanoff who are regarded as the premier performing group of original and traditional maritime songs.