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THEATER REVIEW

What If The Simpsons Became Our Post-Apocalyptic Mythology?

Portland Playhouse takes on stories and The Simpsons in a daring, "post-electric" drama.

  • 05/21/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

Ben Scheuer plucks at the heartstrings in his Portland Center Stage one-man musical.

  • 05/12/2015
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THEATER

Cyrano on Stage: What Nose Around Comes Around

Oregon-born playwright Aaron Posner brings his adaptation of Cyrano to Portland, with poetry, passion and panache.

  • 04/14/2015
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MUSIC REVIEW

Kings of the Keller: The Decemberists Bring it Home

Back from an international tour, Portland’s resident rockers return home for a sold-out, kick-ass performance.

  • 03/23/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

With Timmy Failure, the Oregon Children's Theatre Outsmarts Itself

A bestselling children’s book gets a world premiere stage adaptation from the Oregon Children’s Theatre. We like it—and that's maybe a problem.

  • 03/09/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Triangle's Dr. Ruth Gets Some, But Not Much

Despite Wendy Westerwelle’s star turn as the famously frank TV host, this one-woman show proves that even sex needs a good script.

  • 02/09/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

What Would Chekhov Really Think of Twitter?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets its uproarious dark humor right and its cultural analysis wrong.

  • 01/22/2015
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MUSIC

Review: The Decemberists’ 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'

The local indie kings return from a four-year absence with an infectious, eclectic album that reveals a band all grown up. Out Jan 20

  • 01/15/2015
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Dance Review

BodyVox’s 'Firewall' Aims to Burn the Disco Down. Say What?

The theatrical dance company skims the surface of technology with little data but lots of razzle-dazzle. Thru Dec 20

  • 12/09/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ Haunts the Holidays with Humor

The Noël Coward classic about a remarried man who accidentally summons the ghost of his manipulative first wife offers a comedic alternative to Scrooges and elves. Thru Jan 4

  • 12/02/2014
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SLIDE SHOW REVIEW

Justin Timberlake: Bringing Classy Back

Timberlake proved himself the heir of not just MJ, but Sinatra, in a production that included a transforming set and 20,000 screaming fans.

  • 11/21/2014
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LIVE REVIEW

A Metaphysical Trip through the Mind of Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles producer/rapper performed his ground-breaking electronics through mesmerizing visual effects at the Roseland.

  • 11/18/2014
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DANCE

BalletBoyz, More than Just the Hot Boy Band of Dance

The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!

  • 11/12/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

'Bob: A Life in Five Acts' Offers a Wild Ride through All-American Pit Stops

Theatre Vertigo’s ambitious season opener serves up misfits, mayhem, and a side of melodrama. Thru Nov 15

  • 10/21/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Defunkt’s 'In the Forest, She Grew Fangs' Offers a Surreal Treatise Against Teen Bullying

With charismatic leads, the local theater fearlessly transforms the bloody fairy tale into an allegory for a pressing contemporary problem. Thru Nov 15

  • 10/13/2014
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DANCE REVIEW

Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre Turns 25 with a Stage Extravaganza

OBT kicks off its quarter-century season with Balanchine, tuxes, memories, and a joyous collaboration with Pink Martini. Thru Oct 18

  • 10/13/2014
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DANCE

Diavolo Dance Theater Will Blow Your Mind. Don’t Miss It.

The LA-based company presents two works that are more jaw dropping than Cirque du Soleil and cooler than anything at Design Week. Thru Oct 11

  • 10/10/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Third Rail Rep’s ‘Middletown’: Tackling the Big Questions

With dexterous language and humor, Will Eno’s riff on ‘Our Town’ takes on deep existential questions—but to what end? Thru Oct 19

  • 10/07/2014
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ART'S A DRAG

TBA's Critical Mascara Drag Ball Slide Show

TBA's Critical Mascara detonated in an explosion of outrageous outfits, full-body makeup, crowd surfing, fake blood, and glitter.

  • 09/18/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ Is a Quiet Triumph

With a stellar cast, Artists Rep’s production about showy underwear reveals multiple issues with a deceptively simple tale. Thru Oct 5

  • 09/17/2014
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