News on your favorite shows, specials & more!
FLO show poster

FLO at triangle

Dates: (5/30/2024 - 6/16/2024 )

Theatre:

triangle


1785 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland,OR

Phone: 5032395919

Tickets: $15-$35

  1. View All Portland Shows
  2.  > 
  3. FLO


triangle productions! will conclude its 34th season with FLO, the back story on how three girls became 'The Supremes'.

Florence Ballard was 14 years old when she along with her friends Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown was asked to be the ‘girl group’ of the Primes (who later became The Temptations). Mary’s other friend, Diane Ross, joined soon after and became The Primettes. They languished as a group, Betty dropped out and one afternoon after trying to find a name, Flo came up with the name The Supremes, “Like the bread.” (Yes, at the time there was a bread brand, Supreme in Detroit). These girls, who all lived in the Brewster Projects of Detroit, would be taken under the wing of Berry Gordy. Until 1964, with the release of Where Did Our Love Go, they were known as the no-hit Supremes. That all changed and they became THE girl group for almost a decade as popular as The Beatles. This musical is about Florence Ballard and her journey. It is hoped it will dispel myths many people thought were true from the musical and movie Dreamgirls and the tragic incident that no woman should go through that changed Flo’s life and those around her forever.

The show is dedicated to Florence and the playwright's personal friend and mentor for the story, Miss Mary Wilson.

FLO

Featuring

Danielle Barker - Flo (Florence Ballard)

Lydia Fleming - Diane/Diana Ross

Alea Loren - Mary Wilson

Essence Fleming – Maxine/Betty/Barbara

Michael Hammerstrom - Mr. Milton Jenkins/Mr. Silver

TJ Pendarvis - Paul/ Richard

Ken Dembo - Berry Gordy

Directed by Donald Horn 

Costume, set, props by Donald Horn

Stage Manager – Jason Coffey

Light design – Trevor Sargent

Wigs by Jane Holmes/See Jane



Videos


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with Sandbox Percussion in Portland FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with Sandbox Percussion
Sandbox Percussion (7/12 - 7/12)
FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with our Young Artist Institute in Portland FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with our Young Artist Institute
University of Portland (7/2 - 7/2)
Wicked in Portland Wicked
Keller Auditorium (10/16 - 11/3)
PROTÉGÉ SPOTLIGHT: Bassist Nina Bernat in Portland PROTÉGÉ SPOTLIGHT: Bassist Nina Bernat
PSU, College of the Arts, Lincoln Performance Hall (7/9 - 7/9)
FESTIVAL FINALE: Celestial Virtuosity in Portland FESTIVAL FINALE: Celestial Virtuosity
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium (7/28 - 7/28)
FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with Clancy Newman & Stewart Goodyear
PSU, College of the Arts, Lincoln Performance Hall (7/16 - 7/16)
KEYBOARD CONVERGENCE: Quintets, Quartets & Solos in Portland KEYBOARD CONVERGENCE: Quintets, Quartets & Solos
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium (7/22 - 7/22)
VIEW SHOWS  ADD A SHOW  

Recommended For You