Concerts / Special Events 2015-2016

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The Chocolate Church Arts Center’s

performance season is September-June.

Please phone our box office for inquiries

and ticket orders. (207) 442-8455. 

 

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.

 

COMEDY RELIEF COMEDY JAM BENEFITTING THE BATH 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!

 

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.

 

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.