Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 DISNEY'S ARISTOCATS KIDS
STAGES PERFORMING ARTS YOUTH ACADEMY
2/28-2/28/2014
Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is sure to get your audiences tapping their feet to its hep, jazzy beat, which includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 OKLAHOMA!
Friends of the Opera House
2/22-2/28/2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille; Based on the play `Green Grow the Lilacs` by Lynn Riggs
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
GLENCOE HIGH SCHOOL
2/21-3/1/2014
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
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THE MONSTER-BUILDER
Artists Repertory Theatre
1/28-3/2/2014
Alder Stage:Amy Freed; dir: Art Manke.
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 FOOTLOOSE
Mount Hood Community College
2/21-3/2/2014
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.Music by Tom Snow; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
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ARDIENTE PACIENCIA
Miracle Theatre Group
2/13-3/8/2014
Milagro Theatre:Antonio Sk
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 FOOTLOOSE
Westview High School Theatre
2/27-3/8/2014
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.Music by Tom Snow; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S AIDA
STUMPTOWN STAGES
2/20-3/9/2014
Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a contemporary musicaltake on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princessand an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the younglovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining exampleof true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differencesbetween their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace andprosperity.With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads androusing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a modern crowdpleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging andsinging.
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 SHREK
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL
2/27-3/9/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Ina faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemlyogre "" not a handsome prince "" shows up to rescue a feisty princess.Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, acookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, andyou've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!**AVAILABLE FOR LICENSES FOR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JUNE 2013**
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
ST MARYS ACADEMY
2/28-3/9/2014
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 SOUTH PACIFIC
Blue Mountain Community College
2/27-3/9/2014
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan; Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 AIDA
Stumptown Stages
2/20-3/9/2014
Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing. Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang Originally directed on Broadway by Robert Falls Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Directed by Kirk Mouser Choreographed by Valarie Grudier-Edwards Musical Direction by Jon Quesenberry
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 HONK!
GALLERY THEATRE
2/21-3/15/2014
In the London season featuring the appearance of THE LION KING, HONK! became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (dubbed "The brightest hopes for the future of the British musical" by The London Daily Telegraph), HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK! will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears. Perfect for a cast as small as ten or as large as 30 (or more), HONK! can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary! Its charm, humor and message of tolerance is perfect for a family audience" and every audience.
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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Albany Civic Theater
2/21-3/15/2014

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I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
Porthole Players, ltd
2/28-3/16/2014

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BO-NITA
Portland Center Stage
2/1-3/16/2014
Ellyn Bye Studio:Elizabeth Heffron; dir: Gretchen Corbett.
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GIDION'S KNOT
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
2/21-3/16/2014
CoHo Theatre:Johnna Adams; dir: Michael O'Connell.
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THE GREAT GATSBY
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
2/28-3/22/2014
Lord/Leebrick Playhouse:Simon Levy.
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ZOMBIE IN LOVE
Oregon Children's Theatre
3/1-3/23/2014
Dolores Winningstad Theatre:adapt: Michelle Elliot; lyrics: Danny Larsen; music: Danny Larsen; dir: Marcella Crowson.
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A SMALL FIRE
Portland Center Stage
2/22-3/23/2014
Main Stage:Adam Bock; dir: Rose Riordan.
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THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT
Artists Repertory Theatre
2/25-3/30/2014
Morrison Stage:Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Kevin Jones.
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LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Portland Playhouse
2/26-3/30/2014
Portland Playhouse:Craig Lucas; lyrics: Adam Guettel; music: Adam Guettel; dir: Brian Weaver.
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/23/2014 DOUBLE TROUBLE (A MUSICAL TOUR DE FARCE)
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
2/5-3/30/2014
Jimmy and Bobby Martin have the opportunity of a life time ? writing a song for a major motion picture ? except they have only a few hours to do it. From the creators of the hysterical revue MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, DOUBLE TROUBLE (A MUSICAL TOUR DE FARCE) is a spoof of 1940s Hollywood in which 2 performers play 10 different larger than life characters. Written and originally performed by Bob and Jim Walton, this tale of singing, dancing and song-writing brothers, is sure to get you laughing and your toes tapping.
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