The Dusty Stage Series

Performers, artists, and film makers collaborating  on this historic stage to bring the arts back to Norway, Maine and restore it's historic use. The performances are a snapshot look of what the Opera House will present when completed.

Episode 1 : Caroline Rose 

The Dusty Stage Series is a snapshot look at what the Norway Maine Opera House will present when they complete the renovations on this historic theater in Norway Maine. This episode features Caroline Rose, a smart, witty, and eclectic singer and songwriter.

Caroline Rose is a musician not afraid to evolve in public, growing from a contemporary folkie to an Americana artist with roots rock leanings to a sharp-humored indie pop artist. See more about this artist at


Episode 2 : Brian Jones 

Brian Jones has been performing and choreographing since 1975. Known for his tap dance company, the All-Tap Revue, and his partnerships with Susan Boyce (Jones & Boyce), and Donald Suthard (Street Tap), Brian has toured as a modern-day vaudevillian from Hawaii to Europe. He has shared the bill with The Persuasions, Wally Rose, Robert Goulet, Ethel Merman, Savion Glover, and The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. A musical populist, Jones improvises with live musicians, or synchronizes to classic recordings — ragtime, jazz, swing, Latin, country, classical, Broadway, electronica. Brian continues in the great tap tradition of handing down to the next generations this uniquely American dance form.

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Episode 3 : Shane Miclon

This episode features Shane Miclon. Shane has been juggling since the age of five. He grew up in the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield, Maine but has been touring the country for past ten years as a featured solo performer with Cirque Mechanics, Marquise Production’s YOL, ABCirque at The Muse Brooklyn, Greg Kennedy’s Theorem, The Burlesque Show at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, and was a featured Juggler in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Akhenaten. He trained from a young age with several of the top coaches in the world and spent two years touring with the award-winning Circus Smirkus.

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Episode 4 : Samuel James

This episode features Samuel James. With a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician Samuel James sings with an authenticity lost in time. A modern guitar master, James' skill has a depth and range that seems impossible for a man with only two hands. An award-winning songwriter, one of the world's most innovative guitar players, and a Moth Mainstage storyteller, James brings all of this to his amazing stage show. A live performance by Samuel James is part theatre concert, part porch-stomping dance party and part stand-up comedy. James was born the last in a long line of performers including dancers, storytellers, choir singers, jazz pianists, and porch-stomping guitar thumpers dating back to the 1800s. Samuel James' songwriting has been compared to Leonard Cohen's and his guitar virtuosity to that of Jimi Hendrix.

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