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THEATER

Review: PETE's Three Sisters

The experimental theater company's dynamic new translation of the Chekhov classic is not your high school Drama teacher's staid production. Thru Aug 17

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/13/2014

THEATER

Review: Third Rail’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The darkly comic Irish tale of daughter and mother from the screenwriter of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Thru June 22

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 06/02/2014

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

ART’s staging of the controversial Irish classic is a true theatrical treat; you’d be a fool not to see it. Thru June 22

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/28/2014

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Sasquatch 2014: A Photo Journey

Words fail to describe the Sasquatch experience; luckily, we’ve got a slew of photos documenting the tunes and trends of this year’s three-day jamboree at the Gorge.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 05/28/2014

THEATER REVIEW

PCS's The Last Five Years: Not Just for Superfans

A kaleidoscopic look at the highs and lows of twenty-something romance soars with charismatic lovers and heartbreaking moments of connection. Thru June 22.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/13/2014

THEATER

Portland Playhouse’s 'After the Revolution': So You Want to Be a Commie?

This stirring family drama makes a feast of existential doubt and political humor. Thru June 1

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 05/07/2014

IDEAS WORTH WATCHING

TEDxRecap: 6 Videos to Watch

We recap the high-octane day-long event with videos of our favorite speakers.

  • By Maya Seaman
  • Published 04/17/2014

THEATER

Review: PCS’s Othello

Portland Center Stage doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel—even if it puts it on a dazzling revolving stage. Thru May 11

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 04/15/2014

DANCE

Review: Emio Greco's Rocco

One boxing ring, four dancers, two intense acts of athletic, harrowing, and deeply sexy dancing. Through Saturday

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 04/11/2014

CLASSICAL

Review: Pianist Stephen Hough

While standing ovations are virtually pro forma at Portland concerts, the one given to this acclaimed British pianist was well deserved.

  • By Thomas Cobb
  • Published 04/08/2014

DANCE REVIEW

Review: NW Dance Project’s Director’s Choice

PDX’s contemporary powerhouse celebrates 10 years with a quartet of intense, beautiful, athletic dances. Thru Apr 5

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/03/2014

THEATER REVIEW

The Motherf**ker with the Small Fire in the Piazza

Artists Rep, PCS, and Portland Playhouse all open stories about love that range from the bombastically hilarious to a slow burn.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/06/2014

DANCE

Review: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

The preeminent Asian contemporary dance company’s meditative work left some in a trance and the rest catatonic.

  • By Salish Davis
  • Published 03/05/2014

THEATER REVIEW

PCS’s “Bo-Nita” Is a One-Woman Cavalcade of Gumption

A black comedy about a precocious girl, a floozy of a mom, and trying to hang together. Thru Mar 16

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/20/2014

Theater

Review: ART's "The Monster-Builder"

The world premiere's overblown parody provides some unexpectedly adventurous comedy, but fails to satisfyingly address its themes. Thru Mar 2

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 02/05/2014

THEATER REVIEW

Hand2Mouth’s “Pep Talk” Will Get You Off the Bench

The experimental theater elevates our spirits and our funny bones with its parody of that American hallmark: the motivational speech. Thru Feb 16

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/30/2014

THEATER

Review: PCS's "Chinglish"

Portland Center Stage's comedy about cultural and linguistic miscommunication is a one-joke pony. It entertains, but underwhelms. Thru Feb 9

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/23/2014

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Review: Emanuel Ax with the Oregon Symphony

The Canadian pianist delivered beautiful interpretations of Bach and Strauss, book-ended by two works that showed very different sides of Beethoven.

  • By Thomas Cobb
  • Published 01/13/2014

THEATER

Review: Pixie Dust’s Beauty and the Beast

A local sing along of talking clocks and beastly love affairs makes for real holiday magic. Thru Dec 29.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/15/2013

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

The theater dives gloriously into the Christmas spirit for a show that's anything but trite by adding singing and instrument-playing actors. Thru Dec 29.

  • By Cari Johnson
  • Published 12/12/2013
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