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The Studio Northwest

The Studio Northwest, home to Acting for Kids & Teens, Celebrates Their New Home at Grand Opening WORDS Rebecca L. Shapiro | PHOTOGRAPHY Jennifer Alyse The Studio Northwest launched last night to a full house of TV and film Industry insiders, acting students and their families. Owner and actress (Portlandia and Netflix Everything Sucks), Katie […]

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Pippin The Musical

Diane Paulus’ reworked version of the musical “Pippin” is a visually appealing production that combines Cirque du Soleil/Big Top inspired theatrics along side Bob Fosse flavored choreography by Chet Walker. Originally directed and choreographed by the great Bob Fosse, Diane Paulus’ version won 4 Tony’s in 2013 including Best Musical Revival. Pippin is a play […]

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Ryan Heller – Conductor

Singing with Pride. Conductor Ryan Heller believes his chorus is the best-kept secret in town. While he might be biased, there is no denying the accomplishments that the Pride of Portland chorus has achieved in the past ten years under his leadership. Even though music was always a part of his life, Ryan didn’t consider […]

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Sarah Jane Hardy – Artistic Director

Living in a Fairy Tale As artistic director at the NW Children’s Theater, Sarah Jane Hardy brings classic fairy tales to life by adapting them into theatrical performances and adding a modern twist. Keep reading to find out how Snow White’s seven dwarves became spirits and how Alice ended up in a “jazz” wonderland. Before […]

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Portland Shakespeare Project

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to present staged readings of the first two plays of The Wars of the Roses trilogy, Henry VI on June 1 and Edward IV on June 2, both starring Dame Janet Suzman, on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Portland Shakes Co-Artistic Director Grant Turner will direct both staged […]

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Varekai

Tonight the Veterans Memorial Coliseum was transformed into a forest, at the summit of a volcano, which is the extraordinary world called Varekai. Swinging from the ceiling are the most magnificent acrobats, performing death defying feats that can be described in one word – wow! Cirque du Soleil has done it again, with a well executed choreography of the […]

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Portland Opera Anniversary

PORTLAND OPERA 2014/15 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON: CELEBRATING FIVE DECADES OF GREAT OPERA PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS SHOW BOAT MUSIC BY JEROME KERN WORDS AND LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II May 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9, 2015 | Keller Auditorium, SW 3rd & Clay Portland Opera continues its 50th anniversary season with Jerome Kern’s SHOW BOAT MAY 1-9, […]

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I Love Lucy Live Show

Once you enter the Keller Auditorium you are transported to the Desilu Playhouse in 1952, Hollywood, California. The producers have done a fine job of recreating this era in American TV production.  Thea Brooks as Lucy, Euriamis Losada as Ricky, Kevin Remington as Fred, and Lori Hammel as Ethel have captured the spirit of those […]

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