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August 24, 2012

The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress Performance,
Live on the Web, 5:30 PM EDT, Friday, August 31, 2012
You can see a full-scale replica of the Pilgrim’s Progress Panorama IN MOTION–and with music and a riveting narration–just as the original was meant to be seen, at Saco City Hall Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, August 31, as part of the monthly Art Walk.
If you can’t make it, you can join an international audience in a webcast of the historic performance. The confirmed audience will include panormaniacs in London, Haddam, CT., Sydney and Melbourne. You can join them by pointing your browser at that time to
This is the third performance of 175 year old form of artistic entertainment presented by the Saco Museum. A crew of volunteers will be rolling 800 feet of beautiful images across the historic City Hall stage. Performing out front will be an extraordinary pianist, Jeff Rapsis, and on stage Professor Scott Marcoux, will relate the epic story.
As readers of this blog know, for the first time the entire historic panorama–800 feet of vibrantly painted muslin canvas, in four sections–is on view in two downtown locations, the Saco Museum and the historic Pepperell Mills. Live performances of a full-scale, modern photographic replica recreate the historic experience of seeing a moving panorama in action, and a new web-based film animation has introduced the panorama to a global audience.
A full house of 200 loved the show on August 3, as well as the backstage tour of the mechanism. Only one more show is scheduled after this one (on Sept. 21, when we will perform it in conjunction with our symposium). $5 is a suggested donation at the door. I hope you will consider joining us if you are nearby.
AGAIN, to view the webcast point your browser to:
This does not seem to work with an Ipad, perhaps a Flash issue.
The show again is at 5:30 p.m New York time, on Friday, August 31.
That’s 10:30 p.m. in London, and 2:30 p.m. in Los Angeles.
The show last about one hour. The video production will be very basic.
-If you watch the performance, send an email during the performance to, or a text to 207-712-7105 and we’ll read it to both audiences after the performance.
Peter Morelli

One Comment leave one →
  1. Barbara Nickerson permalink
    August 24, 2012 3:52 pm

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to see the Moving Panorama. I live too far away to come in person, but have been following your blog and am very excited about see the show on the web. I have enjoyed following this historic project and am very grateful for everyone who has made it happen.

    B. Nickerson

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