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Over the years, Portland has established itself as a city with a rich creative culture. It’s also a city with many historical sites and landmarks. Portland Center Stage combines the creative and historical spirit of the city by bringing stories … Continue Reading

It’s been said Irving Berlin IS American music. Hershey Felder’s masterful performance captures the character and the music of “America’s Composer” and also the spirit of the American Dream. As we sat on the Main Stage recently, ahead of a … Continue Reading

Have you ever played the game “The Oregon Trail”? Came out in 1995 on a CD-ROM!!! Now in its 5th edition, “The Oregon Trail” has allowed us to be a carpenter, a farmer, a banker, a housewife (yes they had … Continue Reading

On the stage now, through October 16, it’s Little Shop of Horrors, the story of Seymourplayed by Nick Cearley, who works on his chances for success and romance with the help of an out-of-this-world plant . On the … Continue Reading

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, is closing out a brilliant 2015-2016 Season at Portland Center Stage. And as we’ve come to expect, with it comes a high level of artistic, creative, and daring twists and … Continue Reading

Last season’s sold-out hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane is back for a limited premier engagement! This show closes June 30th! A must- see! Revisit our interview with Mona Golabek for the thrilling artistry at the piano and the backstory … Continue Reading

Each and Every Thing, the newest solo show from award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, is all about how we experience our sometimes crazy world in the digital age.

For 80-thought-provoking-minutes, Hoyle takes the audience in the Ellen Bye Studio … Continue Reading

There are two productions on the PCS boards right now. The “sexually and intellectually provocative” Sex with  Strangers, and the thrilling, sassy and sultry revue that celebrates the life of jazz legend Fats Waller,  Ain’t Misbehavin’. We spoke with … Continue Reading

The season begins with Our Town, a play that for many of us was the first play we saw or read as teenagers.  In this PCS production, the play’s classic everyday life details, big and small, crushing and elevating, … Continue Reading

The vivid and breathtaking Threesome began life at the PCS JAW festival two years ago. It is alternately a secular, gender,  geo-political Arab-themed play, and personal relationships are deeply intertwined into the story. Laugh-out-loud funny, shocking and physical. A true … Continue Reading

Three Days of Rain, Portland Center Stage’s finale production of their 2014-15 season, has been drawing rave reviews and wildly enthusiastic audiences.

Two of Three Days’ cast members, Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz, have a high national … Continue Reading

Among the many things Portland Center Stage does really well is its mission to offer an amazing mix of cutting edge, physical and unexpected theatre balanced by a richly curated stream of long-time favorites and classics. All under the one … Continue Reading

If you like family drama, if you enjoy the political world and all its squabbles, have to endure “Uncle Bob” at holiday dinners, Other Desert Cities is the play for YOU.  Secrets, truths, lies, pretense and the showing of a … Continue Reading

If you like your theatre and film-going experience to challenge, be compelling, edgy, unexpected, and highly entertaining. we have one for you in the world premier of Threesome.

 

 

Threesome premiered last month at PCS’s Ellen Bye Studio and … Continue Reading

The Theatre! The Theatre! Even the smells behind the scenes, the  props and all the things that make it happen from  backstage? It all has a magic. Robert Parish and I were lucky to spend some quality time at PCS … Continue Reading

The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, presented by Portland Center Stage thru December 24, is a hilarious send-up (or knock down) of the traditional Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

We were lucky enough to spend some quality … Continue Reading

For the sixth consecutive year, Portland Center Stage is presenting the irreverent one-Elf show, The Santaland Diaries. Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as “Crumpet the Elf” inside the Santaland Display of Macy’s flagship store in … Continue Reading

If you’re looking for an extraordinarily entertaining night at the theater, check out the Portland Center Stage production of Dreamgirls, which runs through November 2, 2014.

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ENTER TO WIN pair of seats to date of your choice. We’ll pick our lucky winner Thursday, June 5th. Don’t miss out.

Opening night results are in on LIZZIE. Plus a backstage tour of some of the more grizzly aspects … Continue Reading