HARRISON — Deertrees Cultural Center located in Harrison, has recently released its 2010 season of performers. Labeled by Bill Felts, the new executive director, as “something old, something new, something borrowed and some blues,” a wide of array of new performers are slated to perform on Deertrees historic stage in July and August.
Some highlights include first-timers Kevin Welch and New Hampshire’s favorite son Tom Rush. For the Boomers, first-timers Dan Zagoreos will bring his Elvis Live to life along with the group Beatles for Sale bringing back the memories of the 50s and 60s.
Perennial favorites and house-fillers, Jonathan Edwards, no longer solo, will bring his band for the first time. Also on hand is Maine’s perennial favorite comedian Bob Marley for two shows.
For rock fans, The Tough Cats, and The Two Man Gentlemen Band, will be first-timers to raise the roof, along with Tom Snow, who’ll bring his cool jazz combo to entertain on a hot summer Maine night. Keeping with the jazz theme will be Gypsy Jazz artist MissTess and Her Bon Ton Parade.
Bluegrass fans will be able to see Radio Gang, and another of Maine’s stand-up comics, Tim Sample, will tickle the funny bones.
Deertrees is also introducing for the first time, “Family nights” that will be highlighted by the antics of Two and Post Comedy Theatre. Children’s Wednesdays, always a popular venue, will feature singer/songwriter Rick Charette, “Lee Faulkner’s World of Wonder,” Alex the Jester and the Gizmo Guys.
Finally, the Eleventh Deertrees Theatre Festival will feature the August showings with a lighter approach then in previous years, with Murry Schiesgal’s “Luv,” Peter Schaeffer’s mystery comedy, “Sleuth,” William Gibson’s “Two for the Seesaw” and closing with “The 39 Steps.”
During the Theatre Festival, three age-appropriate acting workshops will be held for youth between the ages of 8 and 18.
For opera and chamber fans, the Port Opera of Portland will make its annual stop with Mozart’s “ The Impresario” along with the Sebago Long Lake Chamber group, and Camp Encore Coda. There will also be a singer/songwriter workshop with Kevin Welch, and a blues cuitar workshop with blues virtuoso Ernie Hawkins.
Deertrees Gallery will also host a range of artists for viewing and whose works can be purchased throughout the summer.
Tickets and show information are available now on line at www.deertreestheatre.org. Tickets will also be available at beginning June 15 at the Cool Moose in Bridgeton, The Country Sleigh in Naples and The Fair Share Market in Norway. The Deertrees box office will be open beginning June 1. Tickets can also be ordered by calling 853-6747.