Portland's Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza hosts a triangle productions! double bill, featuring The Madness of Lady Bright and the world premiere of TRANS-formation. The first play traces the mental breakdown of Lesley Bright, an aging homosexual whose past returns to haunt him. Gary Norman stars in this short play by Lanford Wilson, a pioneer of the gay theatre movement. TRANS-formation is inspired by the true story of George Jorgensen, one the first people in the U.S. to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Just in time for "Singles Awareness Day" (otherwise known as Valentine's Day), this hilarious musical cabaret about romance and heartbreak comes to the stage of Portland's Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge. Featuring original parody songs and side-splitting juxtapositions of well-known characters from TV, movies and pop culture with cheesy love songs, Love Stinks is sure to deliver a good time.
You've read the book and seen the movies, but now you can experience that curious Alice and her wonder of a world in a larger-than-life ballet. With surreal sets, zany costumes, puppetry and Septime Webre's masterpiece of choreography, you will get a "giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination." (The Washington Post) All of the colorful spectacle stands on the gracefully athletic legs of the always-exceptional Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers. This whimsical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass will have you as lighthearted as the Mad Hatter with its mash-up of styles including traditional ballet, contemporary ballroom, modern and hip-hop. The original score by violinist Mathew Pierce is so beautiful that it could even charm the Queen of Hearts. Fall down the rabbit hole into this topsy-turvy performance for the whole family with Alice (in wonderland) at Portland's Keller Auditorium.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / Noon
When people wax poetic about those golden times and places they wish they could've experienced, there's one scene that inevitably comes up: Greenwich Village in the early '60s. A bohemian paradise that would become the breeding ground for the soon-to-explode counterculture, the Village was home to Beat writers like Kerouac and Ginsberg and folk singers like Bob Dylan, hosted just about every modern jazz great, and brought together countless other iconoclasts and trailblazers that would change the world. Now, you can experience this magical time and watch as the Village evolves through the decades, set to a soundtrack of the era's hit songs, as Stumptown Stages presents the world premiere of Folk City: The Musical at Portland's Brunish Theatre.
Filled with songs of obsession, depression, dysfunction and sex, I Hate Love Songs is here just in time for good old Valentine's Day. Whether you're a romantic at heart, a bitter misanthrope or something in between the two extremes, you'll love listening to this show's talented performers as they deliver songs from shows like The Wild Party, Rent, The Addams Family, Sweeney Todd and more. Fall in love with I Hate Love Songs at Portland's Hipbone Studio.
This fabulously fun song-and-dance sensation follows sugary-sweet sorority sister Elle, known for her all-pink wardrobe and her chihuahua Bruiser, whose unlikely plan to win back her Ivy League boyfriend involves putting down her credit cards, picking up the books and setting out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. This unlikely academic not only ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, but she finds true love along the way. Nominated in 2007 for seven Tony Awards (including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), the bright and bubbly Legally Blonde: The Musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon. New Century Players Community Theatre in collaboration with Rex Putnam High School brings the show to the Rex Putnam Main Stage near Portland.
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.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Elton John Tribute)
Produced in modern dress, the Lewis Galantiere version of Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone comes from a Paris that suffered under the heel of tyranny. The play's parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. See this production, based on the play by Jean Anouilh, at Twilight Theater Company in Portland.
Working with acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris has been described as "about as much fun as you can have legally and in public" -- and that sense of almost dangerous delight spreads from the stage to the audience during every performance of his world-famous company. Now the Mark Morris Dance Group dances their way into Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to perform their latest work, Pepperland, which celebrates The Beatles' groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Just in time for the album's 50th anniversary, this special homage will feature breathtaking movement -- all set to an original score inspired by the album's unforgettable hits.
Jean is a young girl who believes she could invent something that would change worried thoughts to wonderful ideas. Encouraged by a science fair project, Jean invents and builds a wonderful idea machine. Word of this machine reaches the President of the United States and Jean is invited to bring her wonderful idea machine to the world peace summit to help solve all the world's problems. Jean is a wonderful example of a little girl who believes in her ideas and cares about making the world a better place. Enjoy this world premiere musical event about believing in your dreams and making them come true, when this Portland Musical Theater Company production of Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine comes to the Mister Theater.
A terrible snowstorm traps a group of strangers in a quaint boarding house in The Mousetrap. To everyone's horror, it soon becomes clear that a murderer is hiding among them. A policeman arrives to investigate, and as the characters testify and re-enact the events of the night, the trap is set to catch the murderer. This thrilling mystery by Agatha Christie is one of the most popular whodunits of all time and you'll find yourself in the middle of the action -- there's no stage for this fully immersive show, so the intense action plays out all around you. Get in on the sleuthing at the Cady Building in Beaverton.
Say what you will about the last millennium, but those last few decades knew how to par-tay. Now you can party like it's 1999 (and even earlier) at this fun Flashback Dance Cruise featuring the best dance hits from the '80s, '90s and more. This two-hour cruise aboard the Portland Spirit provides everything you need for a rockin' late night on the river, with a live DJ on deck spinning the biggest hits of the three greatest party music decades ever. Retro outfits are encouraged, so break out those leisure suits, neon leg warmers and Members Only jackets and have a blast.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 11:00pmSaturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 11:00pm
The Oregon Ducks land back at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene after a high-flying trip to the Final Four in 2017, where they fell in a heart-breaker to top-ranked North Carolina by just one point. Poised to make another run at the championship, head coach Dana Altman leads high-scoring guard Payton Pritchard. top rebounding freshman Troy Brown Jr. and the 6 ft., 10-inch, 230 pound Israeli forward Roman Sorkin against Pac-12 and non-conference opponents, who'll find themselves deep in the woods on one of college hoops' most distinctively-designed courts.