Oregon Children's Theatre Presents JASON AND THE ARGONAUTSOregon Children's Theatre Presents JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Adventure. Adversity. Action Figures. Oregon Children's Theatre presents a quirky and hilarious retelling of the Greek classic Jason and the Argonauts this spring at the Winningstad Theatre. This performance marks another first for the performing arts company: an international collaboration with Visible Fictions, based in Scotland. (more...)

TWIST YOUR DICKENS To Open At The ArmoryTWIST YOUR DICKENS To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens returns to Portland Center Stage at The Armory with a new Scrooge played by Isaac Lamb, new jokes, and the same uproariously funny experience Portland audiences have come to expect. Twist Your Dickens begins preview performances on Nov. 27, opens on Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 23 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Ron West returns to direct. Rebecca Sohn joins the cast, while Darius Pierce, Sam Dinkowitz, Chantal DeGroat, Laura Modica, and Nicholas Kessler return with their signature,irreverent take on some of the season's most iconic characters. Written by The Colbert Report alumni and improv comedy veterans Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, Twist Your Dickens cuts through the typical sweetness of the season to offer something bold, fresh, and acerbically funny.  (more...)

CoHo Productions Presents RADIANT VERMINCoHo Productions Presents RADIANT VERMIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

A wickedly comic satire by groundbreaking British playwright Philip Ridley, Radiant Vermin examines consumerism in the age where enough is never enough. A young couple, Jill and Ollie, sign a contract for their dream home at seemingly no cost. With a baby on the way, they are forced to find out how far they'll go to get everything they've ever dreamed of... and more. (more...)

Darius Pierce to Star in TWIST YOUR DICKENS At The ArmoryDarius Pierce to Star in TWIST YOUR DICKENS At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The hilarious hit from comedy giant The Second City returns to The Armory for another year of holiday jeer. The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, written by Emmy Award-winners Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, begins preview performances on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on December 5; opens on December 8; and runs through December 31. (more...)

Post5 Theatre Presents COYOTE ON A FENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Let's get serious for a second. With the election upon us it's time for Post5 to take on one of the most serious issues facing our country. The issue of the mass incarceration of our populous. With this in mind we have decided to produce Bruce Graham's stirring, Coyote on a Fence. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS at Post5
by Roger Martin - Aug 29, 2016

Hip Hop Rap the Bard...Yo! (more...)

Post5 Announces THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Having knocked critics off their feet and swept awards in New York City, Chicago, The Edinburgh FringeFestival, and London, TheBomb-ittyofErrors is now coming to Portland. The Bomb-itty of Errors is a high-paced, energetic, musical 'add-rap-tation' of William Shak espeare's TheComedyofErrors.Elizabethantimesgetpumpedupwithlivehip-hop flavor (that's right a live DJ on-stage interacting with the actors) in this hilarious, award-winning show. (more...)

BWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS Lovingly Lampoons All of the Christmas Traditions We Hold So Dear, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Dec 16, 2015

The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS is a hilarious spoof on all things Christmas, now in its final year at Portland Center Stage. (more...)

Third Rail Rep Stages STATIC at the Imago, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents Static by Dan Rebellato, directed by Scott Yarbrough*, running tonight, May 1-24, 2015 at the Imago Theatre in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Stage STATIC at the Imago, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents Static by Dan Rebellato, directed by Scott Yarbrough*, running May 1-24, 2015 at the Imago Theatre in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DURANG DURANG Goes Out with a Bang at Post5 Theatre
by Patrick Brassell - Mar 8, 2015

Once the second half begins the acting becomes more subtle and the actors relax; they're not trying to imitate anything, they're creating characters we haven't seen before, and they can add their own touches to the roles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Portland Center Stage Is a Wild Ride Through Your Favorite Holiday Tales
by Patrick Brassell - Dec 1, 2014

Twist Your Dickens is two hours of sketch comedy using Dickens's tale as a very rough basic structure but going off in dozens of different directions, from parodies of classic holiday TV specials (A Charlie Brown Christmas gets banged around) to rewrites of familiar carols. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Do You Believe in Magic? THE TEMPEST at Portland Shakespeare Project
by Patrick Brassell - Jul 20, 2014

Theater is about illusion and the suspension of disbelief. If the actors believe in what they're saying, the audience follows along. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Portland Shakespeare Project's THE TEMPEST, with Linda Alper, Matt Kerrigan & Mike Dunay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Portland, OR - June 16, 2014. With William Shakespeare's farewell masterpiece, The Tempest, Portland Shakespeare Project will entertain summer audiences with some of the world's most glorious poetry in this production directed by Michael Mendelson. A staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie will serve as a delightful three-day theatrical complement, directed by Jon Kretzu. Both shows will be performed on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are on sale through Artists Rep's Box Office. Performances of The Tempest are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Performances of The Admirable Crichton are Tuesday, July 22 and 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 3 at 7:30pm. Full schedule, tickets link and more information atwww.portlandshakes.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Goes Mod in Portland Shakespeare Project's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Patrick Brassell - Jul 15, 2013

We enter the world of Padua, which in director Michael Mendelson's vision takes place in the swinging 1960s. The set is a clear reminder of Laugh-In, with its pastel colors and patterned walls with small doors that the actors can peep through. The costumes are witty reminders of that era, particularly the women's outfits and wigs. And the music throughout echoes Carnaby Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Farmer, Grant Turner and More in Portland Shakes' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

With one of Shakespeare's most beloved, romantic comedies, Portland Shakespeare Project will delight summer audiences with a rich and comedic production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW directed by Michael Mendelson. A fascinating theatrical complement of John Fletcher's THE TAMER TAMED (staged reading) will begin in rotating repertory on July 24. Both shows will be performed on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are on sale through Artists Rep's Box Office. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Full schedule and more information at www.portlandshakes.org. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards have announced this year's nominations! See the full list below. This year's PAMTA ceremony will take place at the Dolores Winningstad Theatre tonight, June 24, 2013, at 7 pm. (more...)

PAMTA Announces 2013 Nominees; Ceremony Set for 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards have announced this year's nominations! See the full list below. (more...)

THE LOST BOY World Premiere Begins at Artists Rep, Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

In a culture of fear and exhibitionism, who preys upon whom? The world premiere production of Susan Mach's The Lost Boy will explore the true story of the Charlie Ross kidnapping of 1874 that became a media circus. The play runs January 8 through February 10 and is a part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Artists Rep's THE LOST BOY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

In a culture of fear and exhibitionism, who preys upon whom? The world premiere production of Susan Mach's The Lost Boy will explore the true story of the Charlie Ross kidnapping of 1874 that became a media circus. The play runs now through February 10 and is a part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

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