At times it was just like seeing that last song in Grease with all the kids dancing and singing through the audience….just….two of them were zombies. At other times, it was a little Beetlejuice complete with teen angst. It was thoroughly entertaining the entire time for me. The audience was more engaged at around age 9 and up, I’d say.
There’s a time and place for totally polished, upscale THEE-A-TAH, with an all professional cast, director and production values that make you lift your chardonnay glass at intermission and go, “Yes, very interesting effort in this season’s offering,” as you discuss the production’s writing in comparison with the works of, say, Edward Albee or Sam Shepherd.
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!
The Sanctuary is a good place to see a play. It is the chapel of what was the big Salvation Army building at 18th and Sandy. The seating is on church pews. This is an opportunity to see this rarely mounted Tony winner that is also as timely now as when the book first came out almost forty years ago.
Skirts were short in the Twenties. In this production they are even shorter, and in some cases nonexistent. There are very few costume changes. This is not about costumes. Most of the scenery is one chair and a couple of ladders. This is not about scenery. Most of the story is carried by the songs. It is not about dialogue; although there is some. What it is about is dancing and singing….and SEX!
MPAA is extremely proud to have been chosen as the first community theatre company to produce Les Miserables! MPAA has brought together a cast of 84 of the most talented local performers; each representing multiple communities in the Portland/Vancouver areas.
triangle productions! is excited to open its 24th season with the Oregon premiere of this seven-time Tony Award winning musical based on Manuel Puig’s novel of the same name, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Book by Terrance McNally, Music by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret and Chicago).
Richard Collier, failed playwright, with a brain tumor and only months, or maybe weeks to live, falls in love with the woman in the picture. He also also travels back in time to meet her. That’s fantasy. More importantly, it’s romance. Somewhere in Time at the Portland Center Stage is a musical, where romance and fantasy are as welcome as singing and dancing.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Rock of Ages might be silly, it might be frivolous and it might even be the campiest, silliest, and cheesiest (yes, all three) Broadway production of all time – it’s also the most fun, hands down. I’d venture to say that if you have a pulse you’d like it.