STANDISH — The Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, will present one performance only of the world premiere of Zachariah Stearn’s new one-man-show, “The King Of Keys,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. It is a combination of theatrics, music and heart.

The show includes stories from his childhood, monologues performed with depth, and new, never-heard-before original songs created by Zac and local lyricist Neil Ruecker.

Proceeds from the show will go to support the purchase of new sound systems at the Schoolhouse theater in Standish.

Stearn is a national celebrity who grew up in Augusta. He began performing as a professional stand-up comedian at age 10. He has performed at venues across America and a benefit at Schoolhouse. He played Luminaire, the candlestick, in the Schoolhouse performance “Beauty and the Beast” in 2016.

Stearn directed “Peter Pan” and in 2018 “Seussical the Musical” at Schoolhouse. He has entertained crowds on many stages across the southern Maine area. Last year he was hired by Schoolhouse to be their artistic director. He has been applauded for bringing new energy, new vision and new direction to Schoolhouse.

General admission tickets for the performance are $12. Reservations may be made by visiting the Schoolhouse website at 

Augusta artist Zachariah Stearn will perform the world premiere of his new one-man-show, “King of Keys,” at Schoolhouse Arts Center on Friday.

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