Review: Pixie Dust Productions Presents – The Wizard of Oz 1

By Faddah Wolf Somewhere Over The Rainbow… Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger & Bert Lahr smile down benevolently. *Editor’s Note: Just three performances left!* Friday 12/30 at 7:30PM Saturday 12/31 at 2PM Sunday January 1st at 4PM (closing) O.k, let me get these out of the way to start — not just a note […]

Review: Portland Center Stage – A Christmas Story & Santaland Diaries 2

By Faddah Wolf Finding One’s Inner Elf or Grinch, As The Case May Be. Two oft re-told Stories of the Holidays at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. Review: A Christmas Story Don’t get me wrong — I love Christmas. Really, I do. Also Chanukah, Kwanza, Rohatsu, the Solstice, and what overly and needlessly politically […]

Preview: Do Jump! for the Holidays – “!Ahhh HA!” 0

Ever known anyone so excited about the holidays that they literally jump around? They delight at the thought of running around crowded malls, jammed parking lots, getting paper cuts from cards & letters and … do I really have to continue? Me neither. Enter Do Jump! This is what they do. For 30 years, Founder […]

Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre Presents: A Holiday Revue 0

In a venue of almost 3,000 seats, it’s hard to believe that a show of any kind can be intimate, yet Oregon Ballet Theatre pulls it off extremely well in their 2nd Annual performance of A Holiday Revue. The show opens up to a bit of music as we see a projected fireplace TV up […]

Review: Northwest Dance Project Presents: In Good Company 0

I love venturing out of my theatre comfort zone. Especially when I venture towards one of my favorite Portland neighborhoods, North Mississippi Ave. I ventured out on a very chilly Friday night to watch Northwest Dance Project’s In Good Company, a very non-traditional and extremely intimate show. I’d venture to say with less 100 seats […]

Review: Menopause The Musical – In Concert 0

Many thanks to Betsy Richter for her contributions to this post. You can find out more about her here. Apparently if you are a lady you will be going through this at some point in your life… Menopause. Oh joy of joys! We all hear about it from our mothers, our aunts, friends of the […]

Theatres Allowing Texting and Tweeting in Theatres. What do you think? 6

After trying to gather information on this over the last day or two & letting reports and observations come in, I wanted to get this out there to our Portland audiences. Also, should you have the time to read this article written by Trisha Mead, I highly recommend it. It seems that many theatres nationwide […]

Preview: Broadway Across America Presents – West Side Story 0

WEST SIDE STORY – OPENING JANUARY 3, 2012 AT KELLER AUDITORIUM TICKETS NOW ON SALE You wanna know something about me that I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone before? I used to be a Jet Girl. Yup…not quite cool enough or tough enough to be a Shark Girl, but “wholesome” enough to be a […]

Preview: Menopause The Musical® In Concert 0

This just in! Sorry for the late notice on THIS one – please don’t send menopausal ladies after me! I would LOVE to see this show, but it just now came across my radar. I have a feeling that this show would be for pretty much anyone ages 35 and up. I think we all […]

Preview: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker 2

CELEBRATE THE STARS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS AT GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER Timbers Players, Community Champions and Neighborhood Choirs Join Dancers (Young and Old) in celebrating the season through Christmas Eve at the Keller Auditorium. It’s a holiday tradition for many families, young, old, in between, The Nutcracker is one that everyone in the whole family […]