Theater

Little Shop of Horrors Is a Bloody Good Time

Doo-wop girls to man-eating plants, Portland Center Stage’s cult musical revival is totally killer.

09/27/2016 By Kelly Clarke

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 15–18

The Portland Biennial says bye-bye, a carnivorous plant hits the stage, Bloc Party returns, and 16 more ways to slay the weekend.

09/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Michelle Porter

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 24–27

Fears of Y2K, dreams of better bike lanes, Peter Frampton, and woozy psych rock pack the first full weekend of spring.

03/24/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 3-6

Cat-inspired improv, teddy bear shamanism, stilt-walking saxophonists, and a superhero battle royale. Brace yourself.

03/03/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 13-16

Chuck Palahniuk's new book about sex, comedian Megan Amram's new book about science for girls, and rap's of-the-moment odd couple Run The Jewels. Did we mention Robert De Niro?

11/13/2014 With Portland Monthly Staff

ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker

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.

05/13/2014 By Allison Jones

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 24-27

Don't miss OBT dancer Alison Roper's final performance, the Red Dress Party, SNL comic Norm MacDonald, or tickets to Broken Bells, the Head and the Heart, and the Oregon Zoo Concerts.

04/24/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

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

04/15/2014 By Nathan Tucker

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.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

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

02/20/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer

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

01/23/2014 By Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 19-22

Final weekend for holiday shows, Portland Cello Project invades the Schnitz with an army of ugly sweaters, Beauty and the Beast enchants the kids, and Sallie Ford takes a victory lap.

12/17/2013 By Nathan Tucker

THEATER

Review: PCS’s ‘Twist Your Dickens’

We review PCS’s new spin on the Christmas classic from the viewpoints of both Tiny Tim and Scrooge. Thru Dec 22

11/27/2013 By Cari Johnson and Haley Martin

WINTER EVENTS

The PoMo Guide to Portland's Holiday Shows

From new holiday plays and the Tony Starlight Christmas Show to Handel’s Messiah and the Christmas Ship Parade, Portland's putting on plenty of festivities this season.

11/14/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 26-29

A granny takes on death, a theater producer takes on Mid-East militants, Kahane takes on Beethoven, and you take on the weekend.

09/25/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

THEATER

Review: PCS's "Fiddler on the Roof"

Portland Center Stage does justice to the multi-Tony-winning musical with its tasteful new production.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19-22

The National hits Edgefield, TBA barrels through the weekend, and Todd Barry banters with the audience in another September weekend of sizzling events.

09/19/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker