What modern burlesque is far surpasses the snide stereotypes of a few and brings into the light (and with a whole lotta glitter!) an oft-marginalized segment of society and culture, and that that is the real, self-empowered woman performer.
I am jumping up and down excited. That sounds like some lame play on the title of the musical, A Year With Frog & Toad by The Oregon Children’s Theatre, but I promise it’s completely true.
We have our film and television power couplings still that plaster across the pages of tabloids — your Bradgelinas, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Ellen and Portia, even the Obamas carry that certain star power that would seem indomitable. However, in this age of the ravenous maw of TMZ, the 24/7 cable news cycle, reality television, twitter [...]
For the first time I’ve seen, the adults far out-numbered the children! The performance was held in the Dolores Winningstad Theater at the Portland Center for Performing Arts and it was filled 3 balconies-high!
The legendary modern dance company, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, has returned for the 5th time to Portland. This time, to help White Bird Dance celebrate their 15th anniversary and how appropriate that this extraordinary dance company launched White Bird in October 1997.
Hello? — do you folks even read these reviews and see the type of theatre I like? Far from it, I say. Especially when we’re talking about Triangle Productions latest wonderful and surprisingly touching period piece, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl’s eloquent In The Next Room.
Legacies of families, parents and how their lives effected children, and both the physically grand and far more subtle artifacts left behind — these have been the matter of not just modern kitchen sink family drama, but has been in theatre since Oepius, Antigone and King Lear on forward.
But enough about me, the adult at the OCT production (ahem, sorry), let’s talk about the kids. The children should all have sore laughing muscles tomorrow.