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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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Wicked

A wicked good time with stunning performances by Alysaa Fox (Elphaba) and Carrie St. Louis (Glinda). I highly recommend this musical. It was a lot of fun, not suitable for young children. It’s a fairy tale for adults. The musical has a steady pace, with no dull moments, which makes it easy to follow the story. Wicked: […]

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Phantom of the Opera

There were strong performances by the young and talented cast lead by Chris Mann (Phantom), Katie Travis (Christine), and Storm Lineberger (Raoul). Cameron Macintosh presents the 1980’s hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with outstanding sets by Paul Brown, costumes by Maria Bjornson, music direction by Richard Carsey, and stage direction by Laurence Connor.  The production felt old and […]

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MAME ”Rollicking fun”

At the height of the 1920s, Auntie Mame becomes the guardian of Patrick, her young nephew. Her life turns upside-down, but she still lives life to the fullest. Special songs include Mame, It’s Today, Open a New Window,”  and Bosom Buddies.  Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.  Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, and […]

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Phantom Tickets On Sale

TICKETS FOR GO ON SALE SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 7AM ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH PORTLAND’S ENGAGEMENT AT KELLER AUDITORIUM MAY 13 – 23 Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE […]

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Review – Kinky Boots

If The Shoe Fits … Kinky Boots has hit Keller Auditorium! Broadway Across America’s smash hit with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper continues through October 5th. Shoemaker’s son Charlie Price meets a dazzling stranger who teaches him about having the courage to be the person you were born to be, rather than the person […]

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“Once” is all it takes …

“Once” is an experience, not a performance. Audience members can walk onto the set – a bar in Dublin – and buy a drink. The actors play all the music. The Broadway Across America musical, showing now through June 15th at Keller Auditorium, is based on a real-life story also featured in the acclaimed 2007 […]

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Sister Act – High Praise

The touring company of the broadway musical Sister Act opened last night in Portland at the Keller Auditorium.  Its veteran cast Ta’Rea Campbell as Deloirs, Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior, and Melvin Abston as Curtis Jackson gave an impressive performance of singing and dancing, in this movie turned stage musical. The opening musical number captured the […]

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