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October 2018

National Theatre of London in HD: King Lear

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.  Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. ★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$7 – $9.75

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents during the week of Sept 27 – Oct 7. And the judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to VOTE for the BEST SHORT FILM and ACTOR at the conclusion of…

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MET Opera in HD: Aida

October 6 @ 12:55 pm - 2:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Production: Sonja Frisell |  Set Designer: Gianni Quaranta Costume Designer: Dada Saligeri  |  Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Cast: Aida (Anna Netrebko), Amneris (Anita Rachvelishvili), Radamès (Aleksandrs Antonenko), Amonasro (Quinn Kelsey), The King (Ryan Speedo Green)

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Under the Streetlamp

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49

Everyone’s favorite Man Band! Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits. The group was founded by leading cast members of the Tony award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. When their run in that show ended, they formed Under the Streetlamp as a musical celebration. The guys have performed in over a dozen…

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Bettman & Halpin

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Bettman & Halpin in concert Friday, October 19 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Multi-award winners Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.  Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter.  Bettman…

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November 2018

The Black Feathers with opener What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Duo

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10
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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present The Black Feathers in concert Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.  What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Duo will open the show. The Black Feathers are an award winning duo from Gloucestershire in England.  The perfectly paired voices of Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes intertwine effortlessly to create a genre-defying sound, combining elements of folk, roots, americana, and southern rock.  The duo have been…

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An Evening with John McCutcheon

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$20
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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present An Evening with John McCutcheon Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable…

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December 2018

The Nutcracker

December 8 @ 12:55 pm - 2:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$22
The Nutcracker Rockport Music

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December for a live broadcast. Run time: 140 minutes Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/$5 Youth

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$62

  Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is again returning to Rockport.  Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season.

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73rd Annual Rockport Christmas Pageant

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map
Christmas in Rockport

Dock Square and Main Street, 5 pm. A torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity.  

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