Post Tagged with: "theater review"

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical in Portland Review

June 30, 2011 at 7:46 am Theater

Mary Poppins is one of Disney’s most successful and iconic movie musicals, featuring a number of unforgettable songs and a story that has easily withstood the test of time.  It’s slightly head-scratching given this that Cameron Macintosh, famed producer of mega hits like Cats, Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera, would want to mess with something that […]

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One Night With Janis Joplin Review

May 28, 2011 at 8:28 am Portland, Theater

The concept behind Portland Center Stage's production of One Night With Janis Joplin is a good one, bring the Janis Joplin concert experience back on stage and give modern audiences a taste of what it was like to see her in concert. Unfortunately the production created, written and directed by Randy Johnson is one big hot mess.

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In The Heights Portland Tour Review

October 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm Theater

The original off-Broadway (and eventually Broadway) production of In The Heights is a much better show than what I saw at the Keller during opening night. If there was ever a show that clearly demonstrated the acoustic limitations and the issues of bringing a show on the road it was In The Heights. Set in […]

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Mike Daisey The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs – TBA:10

September 12, 2010 at 10:56 am Theater

I’m always surprised when I mention the TBA (Time Based Arts) Festival to friends only to find that it isn’t really on their radar screens. It’s a real shame as the ten day festival brings to Portland such a wide range of talent and is so well produced that it’ almost inconceivable that so many […]

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Burn The Floor Interview with Creator Jason Gilkison

September 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm Theater

Dance has become a huge part of popular culture. Between TV shows “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance”, more people are familiar with a wide variety of dance styles than ever before.  Jason Gilkison, Director and Choreographer of Burn The Floor (as well as choreographer for So You Think You […]

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The Chosen at Portland Center Stage

April 10, 2010 at 11:15 am Theater

Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is among several productions this season at Portland Center Stage that are based on a book or had previously been produced as a movie. It’s an almost unavoidable reality for theatrical companies to pack their slate with plays that people are somehow familiar with in some way. Another unfortunate reality of modern theater […]

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Broadway Across America Portland presents CATS

March 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm Theater

I admit, I have never seen CATS, so with this being my first time, I had very high expectations. Considering it has been performed for 27 years over five continents and 26 countries, and it won seven Tony Awards in 1983 including Best Musical, I expected to be dazzled by a theater experience of a […]

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Snow Falling on Cedars at Portland Center Stage Review

January 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm Theater

I honestly didn’t have huge expectations for Kevin McKeon’s adaptation of David Guterson Snow Falling on Cedars. So many popular books and movies have been poorly adapted for the stage recently and Scott Hick’s 1999 film adaptation of Guterson’s best selling book simply left me cold. Imagine my shock when I was blown away by […]

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Xanadu The Musical in Portland Review

January 13, 2010 at 11:10 am Theater

It’s hard to write a review of Xanadu The Musical with a straight face. Part of me is thinking, “Really, you’re going to pick apart a musical based on one of the cheesier films from the 80’s?” and in truth there will be some people who click off their brain and just enjoy the brief […]

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Bob Saget in Portland – A Review

December 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm Comedy

Many people may still see Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, the wholesome Dad from the late 80’s and early 90’s sitcom Full House. Or perhaps they see him as the goofy host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. However, if those people were to catch Bob Saget doing standup they’d realize he’s actually one of the […]

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