THEATER

Fertile Ground Fest Field Guide

Our updated reviews and picks for the final weekend of the new-works smorgasbord. Thru Feb. 3.

01/30/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg With Genevieve Hudson

OPERA

Q&A: Tosca's Tosca

The soprano playing the title role in Portland Opera's new production talks Puccini and Pok Pok.

01/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Fertile Ground Review: International Falls

CoHo Productions' world-premiere play explores comedy, tragedy, and all that lies between.

01/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Fertile Ground Review: PETE’s R3

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble reimagines Richard III with a mostly female cast. Thru Feb. 3

01/26/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

THEATER

Review: Live on Stage's 4x4=8 Musicals

The showcase of mini-musicals performed on a 4x4 foot platform features excellent acting and creative choreography, but lacks depth.

01/22/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse's "The Huntsmen"

A perversely fun fever dream romp about a teenage serial killer set to a doo-wop soundtrack? Thru Feb. 17.

01/20/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Artist Repertory Theatre Postpones "The Invisible Hand"

Invisible or not, the theater couldn’t get the necessary visas and is programming "The Gin Game" in its place.

01/18/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

THEATER

Reviews: "A Noble Failure" & "The Lost Boy"

Two world premieres by the same playwright travel from the classroom to the big top in their journey of opposites.

01/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Portland Center Stage's "I Love to Eat"

The one-man show about famed Portland-born chef James Beard is well-staged and excellently acted—if not fully satisfying.

01/15/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: The Book of Mormon

The award-winning musical skewers religion and musicals with hilarious glee. There's still ways to get tickets to its sold out run thru Jan. 6.

01/03/2013 By Aaron Scott

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

FEATURE

Playwright Susan Mach's Double Header

The local playwright breaks through with two world premieres at once.

12/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

12/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Q&A: Artists Rep's New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez talks about his plans for the company, his stupid good luck, and how the PDX theater scene deserves national attention.

12/11/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse's King Hedley II

Mighty, searing performances burn straight through to the soul. Thru Dec. 30.

12/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Artists Rep Picks New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez, an award-winning director from Los Angeles, will replace longtime AD Allen Nause next month.

12/06/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

11/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

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."

11/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

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Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

11/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

Arts News

Victory Gallery Closes; Imago Theatre Moves in New Direction

The wonderful internationally focused gallery closes its doors, and the whimsical theatrical masters hang up their masks.

11/07/2012 By Aaron Scott