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Spring Awakening

Performance picks for spring 2015.


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THEATER The Snowstorm As part of Fertile Ground—an 11-day spree of locally produced new works—pianist Eric Nordin and choreographer Jessica Wallenfels collaborate on an original piece of d   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON, KAITIE TODD

Best of the Stage


Performance
Death, sex and money featured prominently on Portland stages in 2014. So did punk rock, kitty litter and confetti. The year’s top theater and dance shows embraced raw emotion—several gave    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Die Fledermaus (Portland Opera)

Adultery, masked balls and arias soaked in Champagne.


Performance
Viennese waltz maestro Johann Strauss II concocted a delightful trifle with Die Fledermaus, his 1874 operetta about a wayward husband and his comeuppance at the hand of a treacherous friend who    More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 JOHN BEER

Lulu Luscious

A drag queen with hustle, humility and a fierce hair game.


Performance
The success of a drag performance set to Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” rests on a few factors. You need a jungle vixen ensemble, a killer lip-synch (just like Britney’s), sexy gyrati   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 AARON SPENCER

The Test of Time

Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.


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The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots a   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KAITIE TODD
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