Things to do: “Sound of Music”, a garden tour and a Pride celebration

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Will Ray (Captain Von Trapp), Hanley Smith (Maria) and Katie Sina (Elsa) in MSMT’s production of “The Sound of Music.” Photo by Kinectiv

‘The sound of music’
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. TuesdayJune 14. Until June 25. Pickard Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, $59-$95. msmt.org
You may not hold a moonbeam in your hand, but you absolutely can see Maine State Music Theater’s season-opening production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless show “The Sound of Music.” Hanley Smith stars as Maria and Will Ray as Captain Von Trapp, and along with the rest of the memorable Von Trapp family characters, your heart will indeed sing when you hear “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss” and “So Long, Farewell” as the Von Trapps attempt to flee the Nazis in Austria to find refuge in Switzerland.

Sarah Orne Jewett (left) and Annie Fields. Photo courtesy of Historic New England

Pride Garden Party
4-6 p.m. Friday. Sarah Orne Jewett House, 5 Portland St., South Berwick, $20, pre-registration required. equalitymaine.org/sarahjewett2022
Kick off the Pride Month festivities with a turn-of-the-century-themed garden party at the Sarah Orne Jewett Historical Museum. Cocktails and fine refreshments will be served during the late afternoon gathering, and there will be live music from Cayt Norris and Jim Prendergast. You’ll also enjoy lawn games as well as historical depictions of Jewett and the love of his life, Annie Fields. Pride Garden Party is a partnership between Equality Maine, Historic New England and Seacoast Outright.

A scene from W. Massey’s ‘Powder Room’, part of Freeport Players’ ‘That’s Life’ show. Photo by Linda Duarte Photo by Linda Duarte

C’est la vie – comic and poignant one-acts
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Until June 19. Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport, $20, $10 students. fcponeline.org
For a bit of fun and frivolity, consider seeing the Freeport Players production “That’s Life: Comic & Poignant One-Acts” this weekend or next. Leave the kids at home and enjoy a program that includes David Ives’ “Mere Mortals: Six One-act Comedies,” AR Gurney’s “The Love Course,” and W. Massey’s “Powder Room.” Expect lots of laughs and maybe a few tears because, well, that’s life.

One of the featured homes on this year’s Woodfords Community Garden Tour. Photo by Teresa Valliere

Visit to the Woodfords Community Garden
1-4 p.m. Saturday. Suggested donation of $20. woodfordscorner.org
Friends of Woodfords Corner invites you on a self-guided tour of a dozen gardens throughout the neighborhood and beyond. You’ll see stunning displays of flowers, plants and landscape architecture elements that will inspire you to get creative in your own backyard. Proceeds benefit Friends of Woodfords Corner and A Company of Girls.


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