Theater & Performance

Theater

A New Musical Brings a Lost History to the Portland Stage

Vanport the Musical opens at Northwest Children’s Theater, sharing the lost history workers' city in World War II later was destroyed by a 1948 flood.

05/20/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Theater Review

Profile Theatre's Appropriate Sees the Forest, the Trees, and a Whole Lot More

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' sharp, lacerating family drama shines in this Portland production.

05/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Theater Review

History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton (and It Isn't Looking Great)

In 2022, Lin-Manuel Miranda's seven-year-old smash-hit already feels creaky.

04/15/2022 By Conner Reed

History's got its eyes on you

Lottery Opens for Hamilton Tickets in Portland

The online lottery for $10 tickets to the Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway show at Keller Auditorium will open each Friday.

03/31/2022 By Fiona McCann

Performance

Portland Opera Brings The Central Park Five to Life

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner will run through the end of March at the Newmark Theatre.

03/18/2022 By Conner Reed

Arts News

Portland’s Arts Scene Is Undergoing a Massive Changing of the Guard

The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and other local arts organizations have recently shuffled leadership at the highest levels.

03/17/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Álvaro Bernis

Theater Review

Shaking the Tree’s Chick Fight Is a Thrilling Live Wire

The Southeast Portland company returns with a devised play that's funny, fierce, and alive.

03/17/2022 By Conner Reed

Performance

Heart of Stone Mines Uyghur History for Universal Truths

The in-progress movement piece takes inspiration from director/choreographer Alisher Khasanov's childhood in Kazakhstan.

02/07/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Festivals

5 Things to Check Out at the 2022 Fertile Ground Festival

This year’s virtual performance fest will bring 38 new works to our screens. From dance films to audio dramas - here’s what we’re looking forward to.

01/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Theater

Tickets for Hamilton in Portland to Go on Sale This Week

Hamilton tickets go on sale this week! Here are details about pricing, dates, and where to buy.

12/07/2021 With Portland Monthly Arts Team

Theater

‘An Assembly’ Builds a Play with 12 Strangers and a Stack of Notecards

The final installment in 600 Highwaymen's ‘A Thousand Ways’ series forges tender bonds between total strangers.

11/18/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater Review

Frida ... A Self Portrait Asks Why We Look in the Mirror

Vanessa Severo’s intriguing one-woman show starts Portland Center Stage's comeback season off on a reflexive note.

11/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Theater Review

The Chinese Lady at Artists Rep Is a Mostly Compelling Tale of Squashed Hope

Artists Rep’s season opener uses a real-life story to lay bare the emptiness of American optimism.

10/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Theater

A Nightmare on Elm Street Comes to Life at Siren Theater

The Old Town comedy venue will remount its musical adaptation of Wes Craven’s classic this weekend.

10/08/2021 By Cami Hughes

Performance

16 Months Later, Darrell Grant’s Jazz Opera on Gentrification Hits the Stage

Originally slated to premiere last April, ‘Sanctuaries’ will run September 7–9 outside the Memorial Coliseum.

09/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

News

While the Moda Center Welcomes Back Fans, Stagehands Remain Benched

Inside one labor union's fight to help workers in a struggling live entertainment industry.

05/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

News

Artists Rep Announces New Artistic Directing Fellow

The inaugural fellow, Zi Alikhan, will collaborate with the company’s artistic director while also heading up ART’s new DNA: Oxygen initiative for BIPOC thea...

02/22/2021 By Fiona McCann

Performance

5 Things to Stream at the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival

All of this year’s pieces will be available on-demand through February 15.

02/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Drag Queen Jinkx Monsoon Talks Getting Married in Portland and New Career Moves

"I’m trying to use the word ‘unapologetic’ in my work more often: unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminine, unapologetically anti-racist."

02/05/2021 By Andrew Jankowski