Since I was 5 years old I’ve been convinced that I was born in the wrong decade. Growing up on a steady diet of syndicated programming from the Golden Age of Television, I was convinced that values, fashions, and attitude of post-war America (or at least the post-war America depicted in so many amazing shows of the era) were for me. Simpler times. Happier times.
The theatre was packed! The seats throughout were staggered: adult, child, adult, child, child, adult…almost full on all 3 floors as well as I could see. That just warmed my heart to see! I like to think you’ve got the message – OCT is the best value to be found, and this all just proved my point.
Luckily we have the Broadway Rose Production Company. They are dedicated to shortening the gap. Their mission statement: “To create unparalleled musical theater experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities.” In fulfilling that mandate since 1992 they have tackled a great number of Broadway Musicals: From A Day in Hollywood a Night in the Ukraine to The Whole Wide World; from Oklahoma to Les Miserables. We should be thankful they are now doing The Music Man
We offer up one of the 80s most iconic films “Flash Gordon” presented as only Stage Works Ink can… come see what Director, Steve Coker does with this comedy gold mine and sing along with the talented cast as they sing 12 songs from QUEEN!The show has a live rock band featuring some of Oregon’s finest musicians from The School of Rock! These teens shred, melt faces, and know their Queen!
From the outside, it seems that there’s hardly a night in the PDX metro area where there’s not a burlesque entertainment option to take advantage of. So much so that one could easily argue that Portland teeters on the edge of glitter super-saturation, and at some point in the near future, the scene will reach a critical point and erupt like a huge plastic soda bottle full of Burly-Pop that had a hand-full of Mentos dumped into it, spraying everyone with fizzy fun, and making the Willamette shimmer with foil confetti as it gets carried out to the ocean.
One of my favorite ongoing events in Portland! It’s the Swing Time variety show for one night only!!
Debuting in October, 2012, the staged adaptation of the best movie ever filmed about vampires living in the late 1980′s- THE LOST BOYS (Screenplay by Jefferey Boam). Why The Lost Boys? Because of the oily sax player who shakes is hips in a weird way, that’s why. (Please note, there are moments of adult language and situations involving vampires. Kids may be traumatized.)