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Entertainment for 2022-23 Season Announced by Franco Center 

LEWISTON, ME (September 23, 2022)—The Franco Center has announced that its new season of performances and entertainment for 2022-23 will include music, magic, illusion, dance and comedy. “The diversity of entertainment and events this season includes exceptional artistry to present patrons with unforgettable moments while they enjoy live performances with family, friends, and co-workers,” said Elaine Roop, board president. “We are delighted to enrich the lives of those in our community with many types of entertainment. We could not be more excited to bring national and international touring artists to the region.”  

Don’t miss musical shows such as the pop culture tribute bands Echoes of Floyd (Oct. 8), Runnin’ Down a Dream–Tom Petty Tribute (Nov. 19), and Studio Two-A Beatles Tribute (March 31). December holiday events include Don Campbell Christmas concert (Dec. 16) and Sights & Sounds of Christmas (Dec. 17 and 18). Classical concert favorites include Schooner Fare (Feb. 3) and Josee Vachon (March 4).  

Make it to the Franco Center for laughs with “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” Comedy (Oct. 6); followed by magic and illusion with Magic of the Steelgraves (Nov. 12) and Silver Circus (April 8).  Fright Night (Oct. 25, 26, and 27) will offer a walk through the Franco Center’s crypt complete with costumed actors and other scary props. 

Cultural programs include the free Parlez Vous? French conversation club held every other Thursday, and La Rencontre, a Franco heritage event held four times a year with socializing, entertainment, and lunch (Sept. 8, Dec. 8, March 9, and June 22).  

Susan Spellman, Franco Center box office staff, said, “Personally, I am especially excited to have Schooner Fare coming to Franco! They are one of my favorites! Great Maine folk music!” 

A full list of 2022-23 season events and ticket information is available at

“Thanks to the start of our $7-million capital campaign, the Franco Center has been able to begin some comprehensive repair work and improvements to its building this summer,” said Mike Lajoie, Franco Center board vice president. Repair work includes the granite facade and buttresses. Improvements will include air conditioning in its second-floor Performance Hall. “This is a multi-year project, but we are excited to be able to begin,” said Lajoie. 

The Franco Center Box Office can be reached at 207-689-2000 and The Franco Center staff will be onsite at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help with ticket purchases throughout the renovation. The Franco Center has ADA-compliant parking and building accessibility. 

 Below: Andrew Silver will bring his one-man Silver Circus show to the Franco Center stage April 8. His show is one of many in the Franco Center’s 2022-23 Main Stage Performance Series. Submitted photo. 

20160307KK x/x . PORTLAND, {stat) {date} 9:26:54 M. KATHLEEN KELLY/FOR DAPPER Portrait session with Andrew Silver as Dapperman at the Waynflete School stage in Portland, ME, on 3/7/2016. taken at F 6.3, shutter 1/200, ISO 250, white balance PRESET0, sharpening MED.H, exp.comp. 0.0, mode Manuall NIKON D200 0273

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