From the title of the dance production presented by Oregon Ballet Theatre, currently in at 10 show run at PCPA in downtown Portland, one would think the production would have a myriad displays of color, dancing and music that plays between the expected notes on the scale. This is true for two-thirds of the show, though the first part leaves one questioning if a plain, black and white, letter perfect reproduction of a piece from 40 years ago meets the “chromatic” visual & dance theme set out for itself, while Stravinsky’s music certainly fits the bill. Black and white have much controversy over whether they are colors, after all.
Mistaken identities, madcap humor, and some of the greatest songs of the 1940s fill this hilarious musical comedy. It’s 1945 in the South Pacific, and The Andrews Sisters are scheduled to headline the big USO show, but when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls and they fail to arrive at the big gig, three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of a lifetime!
When I first heard that Magenta Theater planned to state Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “The Thirty-Nine Steps” as a comedy, I asked myself a simple question: “How?”
Antoine D. Hunter, an African American choreographer who is Deaf, is the guest artist at the fifth from April 20 to 28. This year’s festival features artists and arts organizations that embed a social justice emphasis in their creative work. It includes two nights of performances on April 27 and 28; a panel discussion on [...]
Review: Taking A Stand — Artists’ Repertory Theater’s “Standing On Ceremony” Presents Reading Of Mini-Plays On Gay Marriage 0
Oregon is a mixed bag when it comes to Gay rights. From the outside it would appear that we were one of the most progressive states, with our claims of “honoring diversity,” in welcoming LGBTQ people, couples and families and having a number of Gay businesses promoted, plus an openly Gay Portland Mayor. All that [...]
White Bird is excited to conclude its 14th season of contemporary dance with the West Coast debut of Europe’s most acclaimed hip-hop company, Compagnie Käfig CCN Créteil et Val de Marne, based at the National Choreographic Center in Créteil et Val de Marne outside Paris.
Lakewood Theatre Company concludes its 2011-2012 season with the award-winning musical, City of Angels
Worlds collide side by side as a writer tries to adapt his book for a Hollywood screenplay, and his fictional private eye tries to solve a crime in the story within the story.
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Preview: Miracle Theatre/Teatro Milagro Presents A Latino Update Of The Greek Classic, “Oedipus El Rey.” 0
Imagine how much dark fun and what might be said if this was updated to modern Latino culture and given some cholo cockiness. That’s just what Miracle Theater/Teatro Milagro will be dishing out, with humor and style, in its production of “Oedipus El Rey.”
The Unscriptables are back and better than ever. Our main shows are improvised full length plays and that is why we call ourselves an unscripted theatre company. Our goal is to produce quality work that is affordable and fun.