Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical, presented by Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, fills the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Just try not to cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship, when Billy Elliot: The Musical takes to the stage of Portland's Newmark Theatre.
Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of this timeless musical lasted an astonishing 42 years and continues to charm sold-out audiences all over the world. See this romantic tale performed with live piano and harp accompaniment at the Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza in Portland.
Charlene is a suburban mother who writes erotic screenplays for women as a means to support her children. Clyde is her funny, dangerously obsessive and estranged husband. Then there are their two hormonally overcharged teenagers. Amidst all the chaos, Charlene is desperately trying to meet a super-tight deadline. This is the premise of Hot 'n' Throbbing, a gripping play by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned To Drive. When Charlene's alcoholic husband returns, however, the comedic backdrop quickly gives way to a dark, intense -- and very adult -- examination of the intersection of pornography and domestic violence. Twilight Theater Company brings the show to the Portland stage.
The closest thing to a Las Vegas show venue in Portland, the Tony Starlight Showroom hosts a variety of acts on an intimate stage. Tony Starlight himself stars in a number of regular events at the club, performing as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond and more, plus you can catch his variety act featuring music, comedy and other surprises. The venue offers a top-notch sound system and lighting to provide the ultimate Vegas show experience in the Pacific Northwest. Dinner-theater tickets are available, or just enjoy the act and have a few drinks.
Saturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Tony's Neil Diamond Experience)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Tony Starlight's Rat Pack Tribute)
Tigers Be Still -- a ferociously funny play from New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock -- centers around Sherry Wickman, who's recently earned a degree in art therapy, only to find herself moving back in with her family. Unemployed and overwhelmed, Sherry retreats to her childhood bed and remains there until an unexpected employment opportunity gives her a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Tigers Be Still is a sincere and sweet study of post-grad ennui that'll appeal to anyone who's ever stumbled off their own path. The play's comedic take on arrested development hits the stage at Clackamas Repertory Theatre in Oregon City.
Friday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pm (Opening Night)Saturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 7:30pm (With Post-Show Talk Back)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pm
I Do! I Do! is an intimate, nostalgic musical that tells the story of a marriage. As the show opens, you'll be introduced to Michael and Agnes on their wedding day, excitedly looking forward to beginning their new life together. The story then follows their relationship through wedding night jitters, raising a family, mid-life crises and even an affair. Find out if the power of their love can weather all storms when this romantic story lights up the stage of the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center in Milwaukie.
Friday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm