Arts

Our Arts program was created to bring an appreciation of the fine arts into students' lives by discovering individual talents, encouraging original expression, and fostering creative discovery. On campus, Students experience live professional performances in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, see professionally curated exhibits in the PACE Galleries, and display their own works of art in the Nadler Gallery.  
Arts

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Located on the campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional and student performances throughout the year. Since opening its doors in January 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mount Washington Valley. From hosting renowned performers including Peter Yarrow, NRBQ, Carbon Leaf, and comedian Bob Marley, to projecting live video streams of the Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Live In HD” series, the LHE/PAC has become a cultural heartbeat of northern New England. 
 
Funded in part by the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.

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List of 10 events.

  • FA Girl Up Club Presents: Gimme Shelter

    The Fryeburg Academy Girl Up Club presents Ronald Krauss' film, Gimme Shelter. Based on inspiring true events, and starring Vanessa Hudgens in "the best performance of her career" (NYC Movie Guru). A teenage girl (Hudgens) flees life with her drug-addicted mother to find the wealthy father she’s never known. Gimme Shelter tells the extraordinary and courageous tale of one girl’s fight against the odds to find redemption and - ultimately - to create a family she can call her own. The film is rated PG-13. 

    $5 Suggested Donation (or a nonperishable food item)
    In support of the Channel 13 Spirit Challenge & Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • Bradley Backstage: Mr. Gus & The Latest Flames

    Fryeburg Academy math teacher by day, honky-tonk bluesman by night, Erik Ray Gustafson is bringing his award-winning act to Bradley Backstage! As you will see, Erik is somewhat of a musical anomaly. Over the last 30 years as a professional musician and entertainer he has, among other things, built up his "one-man-band" act. He plays the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, kick drum (or his new favorite: the cajon), hi-hat, upright bass and accordion—mostly simultaneously. Although he usually advertises his music as honky-tonk blues, it really encompasses many more genres. In his own words he says, "I love delta blues, Chicago blues, jump and swing, old country from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, 1960s rock, zydeco, a smattering of jazz and folk, polkas, and anything else that moves me at the time." As a special treat, "Mr. Gus" will be accompanied by The Latest Flames—a blues band made up of Fryeburg Academy student musicians. Bradley Backstage seats the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable live concert experience. 
    $15-Adults, $5-Students

  • What the World Needs Now

    Mary Bastoni returns to the stage with her all-pro band for an encore performance of "What the World Needs Now"—a magical evening of music by songwriting legend Burt Bacharach. Presented by Mountain Top Music Center; www.mountaintopmusic.org; 603-447-4737
    $25 General Admission (group rate available for parties of 10 or more)
  • Encounters In Sound featuring Jed Wilson & Mike Sakash

    Bradley Backstage presents the final Encounters in Sound concert with pianist Jed Wilson. Wilson, best known for his appearances on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and collaborations with singer/songwriter Heather Masse, will be accompanied by saxophonist Mike Sakash. Mike has performed, recorded, and toured with the Phoenix Jazz Project and the Traverser Saxophone Quartet, in addition to being a regular member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra. His latest recording project included legendary bebop alto saxophonist, Richie Cole, and Maynard Ferguson’s longtime trombonist, Reggie Watkins. The CD, titled, “Wood Dance” is scheduled for release in June 2017. Currently, Mike is the music department chair at Fryeburg Academy, where he directs the instrumental ensembles and teaches courses in music theory, guitar, and jazz improvisation.
    $15-Adults, $5-Students (General Admission)

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Rusalka

    Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. White Mountain Cider Company will be serving lunch in the lobby from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Due to our limited lunch seating, all tables are reserved for White Mountain Cider Co. customers. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm.
    Estimated Run Time - 3:40 (2 intermissions)
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Traviata

    Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. White Mountain Cider Company will be serving lunch in the lobby from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Due to our limited lunch seating, all tables are reserved for White Mountain Cider Co. customers. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 9th at 3:00 pm.
    Estimated Run Time - 2:33 (1 intermission)
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Idomeneo

    Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. White Mountain Cider Company will be serving lunch in the lobby from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Due to our limited lunch seating, all tables are reserved for White Mountain Cider Co. customers. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 23rd at 3:00 pm. 
    Estimated Run Time - 3:58 (2 intermissions)

    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Comedian Bob Marley

    Maine's own Bob Marley is coming back to the LHE/PAC to put on another hilarious performance! From getting his own special on Comedy Central to appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (to name a few), Marley has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2017 Project Graduation.
    $22-In Advance, $25-Night of the Show

  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: The King And I

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2016-17 All-School Musical, The King And I. This 1952 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, a classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is based on Anna and the King of Siam, a 1944 novel by Margaret Landon. Anna is a widowed British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the King’s many children. When she arrives, though she enjoys an instant connection to the students, she struggles with cultural differences and with the headstrong King. Through her kindness and persistence, Anna eventually connects with the King, helping to fuel mutual feelings of social understanding and cultural acceptance and openness.
    $10-Adults, $5-Students


  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: The King And I

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2016-17 All-School Musical, The King And I. This 1952 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, a classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is based on Anna and the King of Siam, a 1944 novel by Margaret Landon. Anna is a widowed British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the King’s many children. When she arrives, though she enjoys an instant connection to the students, she struggles with cultural differences and with the headstrong King. Through her kindness and persistence, Anna eventually connects with the King, helping to fuel mutual feelings of social understanding and cultural acceptance and openness.
    $10-Adults, $5-Students

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Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center 
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 
Phone: (207) 935-9232 
boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org

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