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. 
 
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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: The Exterminating Angel

    Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. Estimated run time - 2 hrs 30 mins. Please note there will not be a catered lunch before the opera, but we will have coffee and light snacks available during intermission. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, November 16th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • MAINELAND: A Film by Miao Wang

    Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school at Fryeburg Academy. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.
    $5 General Admission

  • Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents the 9th Annual Holiday Festival of Dance and The Nutcracker Sweets. This family-friendly program will include ballet, tap, and jazz pieces to your favorite Christmas tunes in the first half, and a shortened version of The Nutcracker in the second half.
    $15-Adults, $12-Children (12 and under) General Admission
    Call Tina at 207-935-4020 to reserve tickets
  • Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents the 9th Annual Holiday Festival of Dance and The Nutcracker Sweets. This family-friendly program will include ballet, tap, and jazz pieces to your favorite Christmas tunes in the first half, and a shortened version of The Nutcracker in the second half.
    $15-Adults, $12-Children (12 and under) General Admission
    Call Tina at 207-935-4020 to reserve tickets
  • Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts

    The Fryeburg Academy Music Department presents the annual Candlelight Concerts, featuring the school's choral and instrumental ensembles, at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Please note that we will not be taking reservations for this event.
  • The Country Jamboree

    If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip back in time and spend a magical evening revisiting the glory days of country music, The Country Jamboree will take you there. Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry, The Country Jamboree takes you from an all out hoe down to a poignant love song - and everything in between - all in one show!
    $25-Adults, $20-Seniors/FA Faculty, $5-Students

  • The Opera House

    The Opera House, a new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. Amongst the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.
    $15 



  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca

    Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and George Gagnidze as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts. Estimated run time - 3 hrs. Please note there will not be a catered lunch before the opera, but we will have coffee and light snacks available during intermission. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 25th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students


  • Met Opera Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

    Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Estimated run time - 2 hrs 45 mins. Please note there will not be a catered lunch before the opera, but we will have coffee and light snacks available during intermission. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 8th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Boheme

    The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties. Estimated run time - 3 hrs. Please note there will not be a catered lunch before the opera, but we will have coffee and light snacks available during intermission. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 22nd at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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