November 29, 2010

Stock your stuffing with MEMORIES

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The Portland Center for the Performing Arts is looking at a HEALTHY holiday season this year.  Ticket sales are strong for all of their shows this season.  Reps with the group say that, as the economy has struggled, more families have focused on creating memories during the holidays as opposed to buying things for one another. 


And there are plenty of opportunities to make traditions and memories.  From old standbys like the Singing Christmas Tree and the Nutcracker, to OBT’s new Holiday Review.  For a full list of shows and tickets go here.  And yes, there are plenty of shows already on sale for 2011 that make great Stocking Stuffers.

November 15, 2010

Help for our vets

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On KXL this morning, we told you about the Stand Down in Portland this week.  It’s an event, targeted at offering as many services in one place as possible, for Portland’s homeless veterans.

Everything from job and educational resources, to free clothes and haircuts.  It’s Tuesday and Wednesday at The Coliseum. For details go here.

November 7, 2010

VIOLET - A Theatre Experience like none other

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violetpeekWhen I say “Musical Theatre” … what comes to mind?

Cheery chorus lines, dancing and singing with shining smiles and peppy choreography?  Light hearted love stories and catchy songs?

That’s the common conception.  But Musical Theatre can be much deeper, more complex, and delve into more dramatic story lines.  And if you doubt it, you need only check out the production of VIOLET running now through the 21st at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

The latest production by STAGED! PDX (the local theatre company dedicated to minimalist sets and costumes, focusing on complex musical scores and rich stories) is producing (so there’s a win right there).  It’s the story of a young woman, scarred by her father (literally) as she travels through the deep south in the 1960’s.  Mature themes abound so audience members should be at least in middle school.

For details and ticket info, check out the Staged Website.

*full disclosure, I am a volunteer with Staged although I am not affiliated with this production*