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.  

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, including Fryeburg Academy’s own award-winning music and theater productions. Since opening in 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mt. Washington Valley community, presenting world-class music, theater, visual art, educational workshops, and more. 
Interested in renting the LHE/PAC for an event? Click HERE 

Programming at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is funded in part by the generosity of the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.

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List of 10 events.

  • Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

    The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 30th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Between 2 Gates: Olympic Motivation

    After a long and successful run of "Comedy Night," MWV Ski Team is changing course and introducing a new and improved event to be known as "BETWEEN TWO GATES," appealing to both racers and parents alike. This exciting event will host top professional ski racers in a conversational "fireside chat" format and include powerful stories, tips, and messaging to empower and motivate aspiring ski racers in the audience. In its first year, MWV Ski Team is excited to announce a lineup of three Olympic skiers to discuss their rise to the podium. Two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht, from Lake Placid, NY, Nolan Kasper, of Morristown, NJ, and MWV's very own Leanne Smith, from North Conway, NH. The new format will continue to be MWV's leading fundraiser and you can still expect the same spirited, passionate, and mission-focused activities including live and silent auction, fund-a-need as well as several new activities including a raffle, custom merchandise, event-specific poster, and more! Click HERE to purchase tickets
  • Fryeburg Academy Theater Presents: Last Tuesday

    Fryeburg Academy Theater presents their 2020 One Act Festival play, Last Tuesday. The people in Donald Margulies' play are strangers on a train, but not to us. They are familiar figures on a Metro-North train going from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to New Haven—a man talking too loudly on his cellphone, a woman isolated with her Discman, another silently reading the Times, a couple coordinating their weekend's activities. In the triviality of their lives, they are us. But something unexpected happens that jolts the audience, breaking it from the trance-like state of listening to mundane prattle to being stunned by the shock of a fantastical force. In an instant, the short work becomes something else. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Agrippina

    In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 27th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Fryeburg Academy Class Speech Night

    Free Admission
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Der Fliegende Holländer

    François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free. In a nod to Senta’s obsession with a portrait of the legendary title seafarer, the Met stage is transformed into a colossal oil painting. Franz-Josef Selig portrays Senta’s father Daland, Sergey 7 Skorokhodov takes on the role of the huntsman Erik, David Portillo sings the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura is Senta’s nurse Mary. Der Fliegende Holländer is a co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 12th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Act One Dance Presents Alice in Wonderland

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents a shortened version of the ballet, Alice in Wonderland. For tickets call Tina Titzer's Dance Studio at 207-935-4020.
  • Art Celebrates Place

    The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust presents the 11th annual Arts Celebrates Place event from 5-7:30 pm. Art Celebrates Place showcases the work of local artists and the landscapes of the Mount Washington Valley and western Maine. Enjoy and evening of local foods, drinks, original artwork, and live performance—all in support of land conservation.
    Free Admission
  • Fryeburg Academy Talent Show

    $5 (General Admission)
    Proceeds benefit the Fryeburg Academy Girl Up Club
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca

    Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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