FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tony Adams, Executive Director
Opera House Arts
1 School Street, Stonington, ME 04681
207-367-2788 | email@example.com
DATE: January 4, 2023
TITLE: EXPANDED OPERA HOUSE ARTS PROGRAMMING OFFERS THINGS TO DO ON MONDAYS, AND ADDS THURSDAY OFFERINGS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER
Stonington, Maine – Opera House Arts is pleased to announce extended programming in our lobby throughout the winter, including $5 Movie Mondays with food and drinks, Open Mic nights on the first Thursday of the month, Trivia nights on the second Thursday of each month, and Read A Play Thursday on the Third Thursdays of the month.
“We want to fill a gap on Mondays since there isn’t a lot open, so we’ve started a new series called, “Something To Do on a Monday.” Being able to see movies we all love, or have always wanted to see but never did, for only five dollars, is going to be fun!” said Pam Getto, General Manager at Opera House Arts. “We’ll have food for sale like pizza, soup, chili, and of course popcorn, and each movie will feature a Signature Cocktail.”
The Monday movies lineup for January is: January 9: Dirty Dancing; January 16: The Wedding Singer; January 23: Mad Max:Fury Road; January 30: This Is Spinal Tap. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or ahead of time at operahousearts.org. Monday movies start at 6pm, and the Lobby will be open for food and drink beginning at 5pm.
Thursdays at the Opera House is also adding programming. By popular demand, our Open Mic will now be a monthly event on the first Thursday of the month, and will feature a variety of performers. Pizza, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. Jenn Adams, Community & Learning Associate, says, “It has been so great to have people coming for events in the lobby after the isolation of the pandemic. I love how welcoming and beautiful our lobby is, and you can’t beat the view of the harbor while you are listening to music or chatting with friends.”
In addition to Open Mic, Opera House Arts is excited to bring back Trivia Night to the lobby every second Thursday of the month. Our first Trivia Night will be Thursday, February 9.
Read A Play Thursday will take place on the third Thursday of the month, beginning January 19. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee with snacks as we read a play out loud together in our lobby. Be a reader, or just come to hang out with friends and listen. Each month will have a different theme, from mystery to comedy to romance, from classics to new favorites. January’s theme is Mystery, and we will read The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie.
For more information on all Opera House Arts events, please visit operahousearts.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, January 5, 6:00pm, Thursdays at the Opera House: Open Mic
Monday, January 9, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: Dirty Dancing
Monday, January 16, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: The Wedding Singer
Thursday, January 19, 6:00pm, Thursdays at the Opera House: Read A Play Thursday- The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Monday, January 23, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: Mad Max:Fury Road
Monday, January 30, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: This is Spinal Tap
Thursday, February 2, 6:00pm, Thursdays at the Opera House: Open Mic
Monday, February 6, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: TBD
Thursday, February 9, 6:00pm, Thursdays at the Opera House: Trivia Night
Monday, February 13, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: TBD
Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm, Thursdays at the Opera House: Read A Play Thursday: TBD
Monday, February 20, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: TBD
Monday, February 27, 5:00pm, Lobby Opens, 6:00pm, Something To Do on a Monday: TBD
Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a performance venue and a community gathering space. We offer a year-round schedule of professional theater, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Performances take place in multiple venues, including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center, and at site-specific locations across Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine. Opera House Arts’ programs serve all of Hancock County’s winter and summer residents and visitors, with a special emphasis on the residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.