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Category archive: Rangeley Friends of the Arts

07/11/2018 – Children’s Drama Camp

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting a week long Summer Drama Camp at the RFA Lakeside Theater from July 9-13, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM daily. The program is $150; tuition assistance is available.

Drama camp is for children in grades 2-6, ages 7-12. Morning activities will focus on skill development, with creative games and activities that focus on dramatic elements such as pantomime, storytelling, creating characters, and improvisation. Afternoon activities will focus on production work and will be dedicated to rehearsal for the show at the end of the week. The program will be supervised under and directed by Anne Crump.

This program is exclusively sponsored by Town & Lake Motel and Cottages.

07/05/2018 – Pianist Julian Gargiulo

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting pianist Julian Gargiulo at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7 PM. The event is general admission, with tickets at $18 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets are available online and will also be available at the door.

Born and raised in Italy, Julian Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist.  He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, to both public and critical acclaim.  This year, Julian was named a Steinway Artist.

Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia).  Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass).  TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI Uno TV (Italy), RAI Tre TV (Italy), RAI International TV (Italy), CTV (Canada), RTN TV (Russia), RAI Uno Radio (Italy), Radio One – CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS Radio (Australia).

This event is exclusively sponsored by Morton and Furbish Real Estate and Vacation Rentals.

06/29/2018 – "Annie"

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be performing “Annie” as the Summer Musical for TWO weekends at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Friday June 29, Saturday June 30, and Sunday July 1, AND Friday July 6, Saturday July 7, and Sunday July 8. All shows will be at 7 PM except for July 8, which will be a 2 PM matinee. Admission is $18 for adults and $10 for youth, except for the first night (6/29), which will be $15 for adults. All seats are reserved; tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

Van Morrison tribute band coming to Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is celebrating their 50th year of presenting and promoting the arts in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Join your friends and neighbors on July 12th for an evening to support this organization. The evening begins with private cocktail receptions at 5:30 PM, followed by delicious dessert reception with […]

CASA participants create public art piece

RANGELEY – The Creative After School Arts program operates daily in the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. CASA is a FREE drop-in program for students in 5th through 12th grades. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, CASA students designed and created a Public Art piece entitled “Our Town,â€� which has now been completed and […]

06/06/2018 – Student Music Recital

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host a Student Music Recital on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Lakeside Theater. Admission is free, but your at-will donations are gratefully accepted. The students of local music instructors will be showcasing their progress this year on the piano, strings, drums, voice, and other instruments.

05/31/2018 – Creative After-School Arts, ages 6-12

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering a Creative After School Arts program (CASA) beginning September 5, 2017, for students in grades 6-12. It will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 6 PM at the RFA Lakeside Theater in downtown Rangeley.CASA will have a rolling registration, and students can attend every day or any day, so it can fit in with their other after-school commitments. It’s an open environment where students can join in the activities offered, or just hang out with friends and get their homework done in a creative, supportive environment. There will be workshops in dance and movement, broadcasting and engineering with WRGY, theater performance and operations, music and performance, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. There will be a nominal fee per semester and scholarships will be available. Latch-key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, YOUR kids, will find a relaxed, healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive. Registration forms are available in the brochure holders outside at the theater entrance. FMI contact the RFA at 207-864-5000, rangeleyarts@gmail.com.

05/25/2018 – Grand opening of digital movies

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts and RFA Lakeside Theater will be premiering their new digital projector and movies this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend on Friday May 25, Saturday May 26, and Sunday May 27. There will be daily showings at 5 pm of I Can Only Imagine (Rated PG) and at 8 pm of The Death of Stalin (Rated R). There will be door prizes/drawings and special giveaways at each show. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 4:30 PM on Friday the 25th and the Movie Initiative Donor Recognition Dinner will be at 7:00 PM. Tickets for all shows will be available at the door for $5.

Maine fiber artists to display at Rangeley Gallery

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts and the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery are pleased to present Elizabeth Hunter and Melissa Shea, Fiber Artists, in an exhibit May 24 through June 26. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, May 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free […]

05/14/2018 – Creative After-School Arts, ages 6-12

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering a Creative After School Arts program (CASA) beginning September 5, 2017, for students in grades 6-12.  It will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 6 PM at the RFA Lakeside Theater in downtown Rangeley.CASA will have a rolling registration, and students can attend every day or any day, so it can fit in with their other after-school commitments. It’s an open environment where students can join in the activities offered, or just hang out with friends and get their homework done in a creative, supportive environment. There will be workshops in dance and movement, broadcasting and engineering with WRGY, theater performance and operations, music and performance, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. There will be a nominal fee per semester and scholarships will be available.  Latch-key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, YOUR kids, will find a relaxed, healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive. Registration forms are available in the brochure holders outside at the theater entrance. FMI contact the RFA at 207-864-5000, rangeleyarts@gmail.com.

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