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THEATER

Grimm Stars Get Ready to Take Over Portland Theater

Captain Renard and Monroe mix it up for Portland audiences when they bring Three Days of Rain to Portland Center Stage this month. Even if it does mean they're stuck in Stumptown for their Grimm vacation...

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 05/12/2015
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ARTS & CULTURE

PoMo Picks: January's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans

  • By Matthew Schonfeld and Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/05/2015
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 02/20/2014
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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?!

  • By Erik Maurer and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 01/15/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–12

The Builders and the Butchers rock the Doug Fir, a piano phenom plays the Schnitz, PCS celebrates cultural misadventures, and the Art Gym explores modern Native American Art.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/09/2014
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NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

  • Published 12/02/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14-17

Green Day takes theater to the suburbs, Margaret Cho slaps you around, and Nine Inch Nails does, well, whatever NIN wants to do. Plus, photos of puppies mid-shake!

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 11/13/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 10/31/2013
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THEATER

Review: PCS's "Fiddler on the Roof"

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

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 09/23/2013
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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.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 09/19/2013
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THEATER

Preview: JAW Playwrights Festival

The director of Portland Center Stage's annual play-development fest explains why we should be chomping at the bit to see this year's selections.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 07/24/2013
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EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 27–30

A creepy and kooky clan, a local standup comic made good, and final performances for a trio of long-running plays are among our weekend highlights.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 06/27/2013
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SUMMER GUIDE

The Last Big Thing From JAW Playwrights’ Festival

Here's what you missed out on at Portland Center Stage last year. Don't let it happen again.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/02/2013
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THEATER

Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 02/05/2013
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THEATER + COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Lauren Weedman

The one-woman force of nature returns to PDX for her show "No...You Shutup," this Fri–Sun, and talks about her upcoming show, "The People's Republic of Portland."

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/14/2012
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Article

Review: Portland Center Stage's Body of an American

With a masterly script and commanding performances, Portland Center Stage's latest, world-premiere production brilliantly casts a light into humanity's shadowy psychic spaces.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/15/2012
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Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/25/2012
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PCS's Sweeney Todd Preview + Slide Show

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a murderous rampage. We talk with the director and scenic designer.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/20/2012
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Slideshow

PCS's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a vengeful razor rampage

  • Published 09/20/2012
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Our picks for the JAW Playwrights Festival

Friday through Sunday at Portland Center Stage

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/26/2012
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