Portland’s Progress is a pop-art take on Freud and Facebook.
Give in to temptation at your own peril: That’s the moral of Igor Stravinsky’s spiky, sexy opera The Rake’s Progress.
This archetypal morality play opens in an idyllic countryside, where a
The iconic white mask is still there. So, too, the crystal
chandelier that famously crashes at the end of the first act. And those
histrionic, undeniably memorable tunes are all intact. But vete
Three songs after the Kent State
shootings, a man unbuttons the front of his costume to expose a massive,
star-spangled phallus. Like the legendary 1970s-’90s Portland theater
Portland Opera puts on a cathartic, passionate, bravura production of Carmen.
Portland Opera’s impassioned take on Georges Bizet’s Carmen is the most electrifying production the company has staged since 2010’s sad-clown-fest, Pagliacci. Like that opera, Carmen
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
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
Adultery, masked balls and arias soaked in Champagne.
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
A drag queen with hustle, humility and a fierce hair game.
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
Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.
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