review

TBA 2011: Michel Groisman

Time in the company of others

09/12/2011 By Claudia La Rocco

theater

Review: Mamma Mia

5 carefully chosen words for a musical that’s obviously found its audience.

08/24/2011 By Anne Adams

kitsch-you!

Review: Trek in the Park

Intrepid Portland Monthly intern Griffin Funk takes a Trek to Woodlawn Park to see what all the buzz is about.

07/25/2011 By Griffin Funk

broadway

Review: Mary Poppins

5 magic moments, 5 child-pleasers…and a caution to Poppins purists.

07/03/2011 By Anne Adams

cirque du critique

Review: Dralion

Cirque du Soleil delivers a technical stunner, sans some of the brand’s signature moods.

06/16/2011 By Anne Adams

theater

Review: Reasons To Be Pretty

This Coho Theater production delivers the most realistic lovers’ quarrels, and the lowest dose of surprise. If you like theater that "keeps it rea...

05/30/2011 By Anne Adams

theater

Review: Cherry Orchard

Artist Rep’s The Cherry Orchard nestles neatly between Chekhov’s original comedic intent, and Richard Kramer’s modern "meta" flair.

05/17/2011 By Philip Gaudette

theater

Review: Opus

Portland Center Stage’s latest play says a bit about chamber music—but a lot more about people.

04/21/2011 By Anne Adams

broadway

Review: Ten Reasons To See Billy Elliot

This tap-dancing, tear-jerking Broadway favorite has a lot going for it.

04/09/2011 By Anne Adams

theater

Review: The Scene

This stunning portrait of mid-life disillusionment transcends any single "scene." Culturephile gives it a standing ovation.

03/10/2011 By Anne Adams

music

Album Review: Loch Lomond

See also: The Band’s Misadventures in Scotland

03/03/2011 By Julie Reposa

tune in: television

Portlandia: Over | Flyer Wars | Deuce Hotel

Some patterns emerge in the best and worst sketches.

03/01/2011 By Anne Adams

music

Album Review: Ashia Grzesik

Bison Rouge honors its title with earthy, crimson old-world tones.

02/21/2011 By Julie Reposa

music

Album Review: Holcombe Waller

PICA favorite and Yale art grad Holcombe Waller releases his fourth album today.

02/15/2011 By Julie Reposa

Article

Turandot: A Multi-Faceted Gem

Portland Opera’s latest offering is a sublime visual stunner, but the story has two sides.

02/07/2011 By Anne Adams

Article

Review: Thief River

It’s a tough row to hoe, but Profile Theatre carries off this theatrically challenging country love story.

02/03/2011 By Anne Adams

Article

An evening with Portland Arts & Lectures

Novelist Pauls Toutonghi recounts last week’s Portland Arts & Lectures, which featured Elizabeth Strout and announced Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/28/2011 By The Culturegang

Theater Review

The Missing Pieces

Portland Playhouse’s Fertile Ground offering runs only through this weekend.

01/27/2011 By Alexis Rehrmann

Article

Review: Short Plays By Nameless Playwrights

Georgia Perry reports: John A. Donnelly’s senior romance Aged Meet makes the grade.

01/27/2011 By Georgia Perry

Article

Review: Smarter Than Phones

Georgia Perry reports: This promising Fertile Ground production kinda "phoned it in."

01/26/2011 By Georgia Perry