Music, dance, theater oh my! A full day off live performances awaits you at the 8th Annual Moore Park Art Show July 30 from 9AM to 4PM (rain date Aug. 6), presented by Paris Parks and Recreation.
Headlining at 11:30 the fusion of comedy, physical theater, and vaudeville of “On the Go!” celebrates creativity and imagination. “On the Go!” is an original production created by Celebration Barn Theater which an immersive physical theater center in South Paris, that draws artists from around the world who are seeking to train and create their own works.
The eclectic cast includes Jess Bryant, a theater maker from Asheville, North Carolina, who joins the Road Show following an award-winning run at the Cincy Fringe Festival. Khalil LeSaldo, a Portland, Maine based actor and writer, has recently worked with Theater at Monmouth, Theater Ensemble of Color, Footlights Theater, and the Crowbait Club. Rachel Resnik, an actress and comedian based in Los Angeles, is studying in physical theatre and movement at The School for Theatre Creators with Paola Coletto. Kiarra Donnelly is currently an acting major at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and interning at Celebration Barn this summer.
Director Fritz Grobe is a 5-time gold medalist with the International Juggler’s Association. He toured nationally with the theatrical circus Birdhouse Factory, and is co-founder of Eepybird.com whose online videos have been viewed over 100 million times.
Other entertainment includes:
Sarah Nobles will open the show with a ceremonial call to the four directions at 9AM. Then some music for children will be performed by the Muffin Tops at 9:15AM. At 10AM the athletic and creative dancers of the Nevaeh Dance Company will perform original choreography.
At 11 published children's novelist and poet Andrew Scott Turner will recite original work from the stage in the gazebo. Turner has just recently released a new collection of poems called "The Girl Who Loved Dorothy the Most." He also recently released the second edition of his young adult novel, "Surfacing" which will be available for sale. When he's not writing, he teaches English and history at Poland Spring Academy in Poland, and is active in local community theater as an actor and director.
The noon hour will be filled out by the popular duo Jus Tus Two. Jo Plummer and her partner Bob Gauthier have been performing each year since beginning of the show in 2010 singing old classic and new favorites.
At 1PM it is grace and elegance of dancer Debi Irons. At 2PM, the members of the Muffin Tops will reincarnate into a duo called Truce. Steven Moore and Shellie Leger are an acoustic duo who play traditional country, roots, Americana, gospel and folk. Both formerly from the Boston band Attention Shoppers, since relocating to West Paris in 2013 the couple - who are known for their harmony singing and eclectic repertoire - have been playing a variety of venues throughout western Maine.
Closing out the show at 3PM, western Maine’s very own Youngerbloods hit the stage. When dynamic vocalist 'Mama' Meg met Melvin Gradiz, a blues guitarist fresh from New Orleans, sparks flew and a soul revival began. While starting a family together, the duo began writing original music rooted in jazz and blues, and also re-inventing 1960's-era hits of legends such as James Brown, Otis Redding, and The Beatles. The Youngerbloods band now features the talents of Marcus Kapp and Ana Seifridsberger. Also featuring Bruce Couillard on tenor saxophone!
9AM Hoops N Loops
9:15AM Muffin Tops
11AM Andrew Turner
11:30 Celebration Barn
12PM Jus Tus Two
1PM Debi Irons
3PM The Youngerbloods
FMI contact Director Aranka Matolcsy at 207-890-6386 or go to www.mooreparkartshow.biz for detailed information.