Comedic CALENDAR GIRLS to Open at the Waterville Opera House This Fall

Comedic CALENDAR GIRLS to Open at the Waterville Opera House This Fall

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) will present Calendar Girls, a comedic play written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi made famous by the 2003 British film adaptation staring Helen Mirren.

The fastest selling play in British theatre history, Calendar Girls will feature some of our community's most talented actresses and actors! In addition to showcasing our great local talent, the Opera House will also be donating a portion of each ticket sold to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center.

The show opens at the historic Waterville Opera House in downtown Waterville on Friday, September 15th at 7:30pm and runs through Sunday, September 24th at 2:00pm. For tickets, visit www.OperaHouse.org.

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, Annie and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for new furniture in the local hospital waiting room by posing nude for an "alternative" calendar with fellow members of the Women's Institute. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descends on the small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame. Based on the true story of eleven women who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls contains tasteful nudity. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center.

Doors will open for Calendar Girls at the Waterville Opera House on September 15th and run through September 24th. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for youths and seniors, and groups of 10+ receive a 10 percent discount. For show times and ticket information call 873-7000 or visit www.operahouse.org.

The following local talent will thrill audiences attending Calendar Girls:

Chris: Doree Austin
Annie: Juli Settlemire
Cora: Kayln Black
Jessie: Teresa Rael
Celia: Tina Wentzel
Ruth: Pam Smith
Marie: Linda La Croix
Brenda Hulse: Sheila Shay
Lady Cravenshire: Laurie Columbia
Elaine: Campbell Gibson
John: Uri Lessing
Rod: David Germain
Lawrence: Earl Boyd
Liam: Keith Libold

Ensemble

Connie Kelley
Lisa St. Hilarie
Beckie Seeley
Jamie Sayers
Ginger Smith

Production Team

Director: Debra Susi
Scenic Design: Tony Gerow
Sound Design: Jayson Murray
Costume Design: Candace Chase

The Waterville Opera House has been Central Maine's cultural center since 1902, treating audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts. The 800-seat venue has been host to theatrical productions, ballet performances, concerts, vaudeville and comedy acts, touring shows, as well as a variety of community celebrations and special events. Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, reaches 4,000 students through its education performances, and features 250 youths in their theater camps and productions. From the classics to new releases, the Waterville Opera House has a seat for you. For more information, visit www.operahouse.org.

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