THEATRE / DANCE
The Waldo brings the excitement and enrichment of live theater to the MidCoast, focusing on performances tailored to our unique setting and drawing from our local and regional amateur and
"Now and Then" a comedy/drama
March 30th & April 7th at 2pm, April 5th & 6th at 7:30 pm
Following the huge success of Homer Bound this past September, live community theatre returns to The Waldo beginning March 30 with Now and Then, a bittersweet romantic comedy/drama written by Sean Grennan. Now and Then is a story about love, following your dreams (or not), the costs of the decisions we make, and the impact of those decisions on those who make them with us.
In a 2018 interview*, Grennan said about the play, “It is, at the end, very much a love story. It kind of asks us what is love worth in our lives? What is it worth going through for love? Are we destined to be with certain people? Even if we can change that destiny, should we?” We believe this play will feel familiar to anyone, both young and not-so-young, who has ever been in love, fallen out of love, or missed an opportunity for love.
All members of the cast and crew are from our midcoast community. The four-member cast includes Lisa Kavanaugh of Camden, Emma Theobalds of Thomaston, Dwight Burtis of Thomaston, and Cullen Burke of Friendship. The play is being directed by Peter Henderson of Tenants Harbor and produced by George Bates of Waldoboro.
“I’m truly excited to be a part of The Waldo’s production of Now and Then,” said Henderson. “We’ve got a great local cast and our production is part of a welcoming community theater revitalization at The Waldo. Now and Then is a very funny and insightful look at life and choices and unexpected consequences, a story we can all relate to. It’s told by colorful and compelling characters, ordinary people who find themselves caught up in a mystery they can’t quite comprehend. But as one of them suggests—everything is unbelievable until it’s believable!”.
General admission Adult tickets are available for $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. Youth tickets (17 and under) are available for $10. If this show is not sold out, tickets are available at the box office starting at 1:30pm.
Paul F. Tompkins' "Varietopia"
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:30pm
VARIETOPIA! is a modern variety show, showcasing the best in contemporary comedy, music, and other forms of live entertainment, hosted by acclaimed comedian Paul F. Tompkins.
Immerse yourself in a blend of wit, humor, and eclectic performances that showcase Tompkins' comedic genius. From stand-up to improv, musical acts, and surprise guests, VARIETOPIA! promises an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and unique artistic expressions. Join Paul and his special guests for a night that transcends the ordinary, leaving you with memories of a comedic extravaganza like no other.
Guests are always a surprise and surprises are guaranteed. Former surprise special guests include Bob Odenkirk, Fred Armisen, Fiona Apple, Jack Black, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, and "Weird Al" Yankovic, among many, many others.
PAUL F. TOMPKINS is a comedian, actor, improvisor, podcaster and writer. For a full list of Mr.Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a policeman.
A limited number of Front Row seats are available for $50, General admission tickets are available for $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event. If this show has not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the box office for starting at 6:30pm.
Doors open at 6:30pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.
An Evening with Andy Summers of The Police: "The Cracked Lens & A Missing String"
Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm
Join us for a fantastic evening with Andy Summers, founding member of the iconic rock band, The Police and a brilliant practitioner of the guitar, camera and written word. This is a continuation of Andy’s solo multi-media project, "The Cracked Lens and A Missing String" where he projects sequences of photography with music.
Andy Summers rose to fame in the early 1980’s as the guitarist with the multi-million record selling rock band The Police. The Police were the number one band of the time and dominated the music scene and the media in the eighties with several number albums and singles including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, and Message in a Bottle. The band was the recipient of several Grammys and awards too numerous to mention.
Andy Summers innovative guitar playing created a new paradigm for guitarists in this period and has been widely imitated ever since. Prior to the Police Andy Summers played with various bands in the London music scene including the Soft Machine, Kevin Coyne and also Kevin Ayers.
Post Police Andy has made fifteen solo records, collaborated with many other musicians and toured the world as a solo artist. He has published several books of photography including Throb, Can’t Stand Losing You, Desirer Walk the Streets, A Certain Strangeness and A Series of Glances published by teNeues Verlag 2023.
Recent photography exhibitions include A Certain Strangeness at the Pavillion Populaire in Montpelier France where it broke all attendance records, followed by a six month run at the Bonnafanten Museum, Maastricht in the Netherlands. The travelling exhibition was also seen at Leica galleries in London, Hamburg, Munich, Paris New York and Leica headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany.
Andy is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, has the keys to New York City and has been awarded the Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France.
A limited number of Front Row seats are available for $75. General admission tickets are available for $50 in advance, $55 the day of the event. If this show has not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the box office for starting at 7:00pm.
Comic Psychic Peter Antoniou from AGT All Stars
Thursday, August 9th at 8:00pm
From amazing the judges on America’s Got Talent, to headlining in Las Vegas, to selling out shows in London's West End, Peter Antoniou’s mind reading skills have astounded audiences around the globe. Combining razor-sharp British wit with a stunning ability to know exactly what you are thinking, Peter’s shows are interactive and unforgettable. Join him as he reads minds and tickles funny bones, telling jokes and fortunes live onstage.
“You are a wizard” - Simon Cowell
“Should be put on a pedestal above his competitors” - Broadway Baby
“It’s unbelievable what you can do” - Howie Mandel
“Sharp and Fast… a balance of humour and amazement” - The Scotsman
“You are the total package” - Heidi Klum
Adult tickets are available in advance online for $30/ $35 the day of the show. A limited amount of Front Row seats are available for $40. Tickets will also be available at the Box Office starting at 7:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.