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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

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Mideast Muddle at Levant

Scott Snyder's “French-Arabesque” hot spot on East Burnside needs flavor talks and concept negotiations.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 02/03/2014

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: 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

Theater

Review: Bag&Baggage's "It's A (Somewhat) Wonderful Life"

Bag&Baggage’s reworking of the beloved film doesn't exactly break new ground, but it's plenty entertaining for fans of the original. Thru Dec. 22

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 12/09/2013

THEATER

Review: ART’s ‘Xmas Unplugged’

Two one acts skewer the dark reality that Christmas is often more about spending money on presents than spending time with each other. Who knew Santa fight scenes could go on too long? Thru Dec. 28

  • By Haley Martin
  • Published 12/05/2013

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

  • By Haley Martin and Cari Johnson
  • Published 11/27/2013

THEATER

Review: Liminal’s “Our Town”

The avant-garde theater transforms the American classic into something searingly modern in one of the most thought-provoking shows of the season. Thru Dec 1

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/21/2013

THEATER

Review: Milagro’s ‘Corrido Calavera’

Rather than scare you, Milagro's humorous Day of the Dead play might make you a little less afraid. Thru Nov 9

  • By Ally Bordas
  • Published 10/22/2013

CONCERTS

Review: "Portland's Indies" with the Oregon Symphony

Black Prairie, Holcombe Waller, and Mirah joined the symphony for a sonic celebration of the city's independent music scene.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/21/2013

DANCE

Review: OBT’s ‘Dream’

Oregon Ballet’s debut of Nacho Duato’s 'Por Vos Muero' steals the show in a dance of magic and mystery. Thru Oct 19

  • By Haley Martin
  • Published 10/15/2013

CONCERTS

Review: Ben Darwish's "The Lonely Night"

The versatile composer brings his new multimedia project to the IFCC, but the music is good enough to stand on its own. Thru Oct 13

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/12/2013

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse's 'Detroit'

Portland Playhouse's production of Lisa D'Amour's recessionary tale is a well-acted and impressively designed show. Thru Nov 3

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/08/2013

THEATER

Review + Q&A: ‘Mistakes Were Made’ & Craig Wright

The blistering playwright, who’s also penned episodes for ‘Lost’ and ‘Six Feet Under,’ talks with us about the deliciously absurd anti-hero in his play at ART. Thru Oct 27

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/07/2013

Theater

Review: Third Rail’s 'Sweet and Sad'

The second in the Apple family series dishes up higher stakes, stronger acting, and a more poignant story. Thru Oct 20

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/02/2013

Comedy

Review: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross

Despite the revelation that there’ll be no ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff, the night careened through hilarious ‘Mr. Show’–style sketches.

  • By Robert Ham
  • Published 09/30/2013

THEATER

Review: Wonderhead’s ‘Grim and Fischer’

An award-winning local theater company you’ve never heard of creates a tale both charming and somewhat predictable. Thru Oct 5

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/27/2013

Time-Based Art Festival 2012

TBA:13 in Reviews

We pick the best (and, ahem, worst) of the festival, plus a recap of all the shows you missed.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/26/2013

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

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA: Mid-Fest Field Notes

TBA is like a mack truck of art barreling through the city with no breaks. We recap what's happened and look forward to the best still to come. Thru Sept. 22

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/19/2013
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