Special spring season downtown

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RUMFORD — The Rumford Falls Auditorium has an innovative season of entertainment scheduled for this spring. The newly refurbished auditorium in the Rumford Town Hall building will be a one-night home for a variety of comedians, actors, singers and musicians, some local and some making a special visit.

After the Chamber of Commerce presents “A Hysterical Society” show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, the Rumford Performing Arts Committee will produce “A Maine Show” on Saturday, April 17.

The reigning Miss Maine will open with a few words about her experiences and give a demonstration of her singing talent. Then Maine storyteller, humorist, author and radio personality John McDonald will take the stage. McDonald will tell funny Maine stories as in the first of his three comedy books, “A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar.”

Miss Maine will sign autographs starting at 6:30 p.m.. with the curtain going up at 7. Tickets for “A Maine Show” are $7.

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RPAC has invited the Mahoussuc Band from Bethel to play for the evening of Saturday, May 8. Tickets for the big band are $5, in keeping with RPAC’s commitment to making entertainment affordable. The show will start at 6:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, May 9, Expressive Movement Performing Arts will hold a dance recital at the auditorium.

Nancy O’s Special Show, a night of original theatre, comedy, music and more will finish the season on Saturday, June 26. Two one-acts, written by local playwright Nancy O. DeMilner-Demings will be framed by the song stylings of Bob Bohren and Thea Dunn and the comedy of Duane Glover. Duane and Nancy will also star in the plays, joined by local actors Susie DeRoehn, Lea Noelette and Jennifer French Foster.

Tickets are $7, with a 7 p.m. curtain. There is some adult content.

Tickets for all the RPAC shows can be purchased in advance at Bartash’s on Congress Street.

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