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, 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. 

Please note that our box office phone number has changed. Our new number is 207-544-9066. You can also contact the box office by email at boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org. 

*** In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building during all events *** 
 
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.


Purchase Tickets to Upcoming Events:

List of 10 events.

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Boris Godunov

    Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the Live in HD season on October 9, 2021. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, October 7th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.

    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students


  • Met Opera Live in HD: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging, which appears in cinemas on October 23. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, October 21st at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students


  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: Mamma Mia!

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2021-22 All-School Musical, Mamma Mia! November 11th, 12th, and 13th! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

    Tickets available soon
  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: Mamma Mia!

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2021-22 All-School Musical, Mamma Mia! November 11th, 12th, and 13th! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

    Tickets available soon
  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: Mamma Mia!

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2021-22 All-School Musical, Mamma Mia! November 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7:00 pm! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

    Tickets available soon
  • Fryeburg Academy Presents: Mamma Mia!

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2021-22 All-School Musical, Mamma Mia! November 11th, 12th, and 13th! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

    Tickets available soon
  • 40th Asbury Short Film Concert

    Celebrating their 40th year, New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns to the LHE/PAC with an eclectic lineup of amazing shorts from all around the world! Asbury "concerts" combine classic, world-renowned films with new festival honorees, providing a rare opportunity to see internationally honored selections on a real cinema screen rather than YouTube or smart phones. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Thank You For Smoking) calls Asbury: "The best short film show I've ever seen." 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.

    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors (65+), $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Eurydice

    The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the December 4 transmission, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students


  • Met Opera Live in HD: Cinderella

    In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, December 30th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Rigoletto

    Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 27th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

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    Michael Dana 

    Director, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center & Pace Galleries of Art
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    Bob Sheehan 

    Technical Director

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