Home / Events / Theater / Ari-Maria

Ari-Maria

PENELOPE BASS
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays (no show May 5) through May 26., Friday May 17 | $15-$35.
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
 
We love our celebrity couples, especially those with tumultuous or scandalous relationships. Throw in a baby mama or some rumored domestic violence and we’re hooked. And nostalgic romance aside, famed opera diva Maria Callas and wealthy Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis were a doozy of a duo. The new original musical Ari-Maria, with book and lyrics by Triangle Productions managing director Don Horn and music by Jonathan Quesenberry, follows the few years of the couple’s turbulent romance. Lead actors Amy Jo Halliday as Callas and Bruce Blanchard as Onassis embody their roles remarkably—with Halliday in particular showing off an impressive set of pipes and some serious opera chops. In fact, the performances are almost too believable, and it’s difficult to have sympathy for two such unlikable people: She’s a spoiled, narcissistic diva and he’s an arrogant, power-hungry misogynist. The doomed love affair unfolds through a series of trite musical numbers and gossip-column-style narration before wrapping up in a foregone (yet still baffling) conclusion. If nothing else, the show serves as a decent refresher course in historic celebrity gossip.

Where: Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
Phone: 239-5919
Address: 1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
Website: https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=tri

 
 
Other events in Theater

Betty Merken: Gravity and Whispers

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014
Seattle-based painter and printmaker Betty Merken has a gift for abstract compositions that counterpose geometric and organic forms. The perfection of her geometries serves as a potent foil for the i ...
Laura Russo Gallery 805 NW 21st Ave. Web | Map

Christine Clark: Amass

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014
Christine Clark doesn’t like to tell people what her ambiguous-looking sculptures are made of. “Some people think they’re wax,” she says, “and some think they’re soap....” What they’re ...
Nine Gallery 122 NW 8th Ave. Map

Joel Shapiro: Maquettes and Multiple

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014
One of the most exuberant shows in Portland this year, Joel Shapiro’s boldly colorful prints and sculptures fill Liz Leach’s small back gallery with verve and spunk. Although the prints are made o ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map
Also At Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

Medicare: Fully Fabulous

Friday, Aug 08, 2014

Triangle Productions presents an encore performance of a solo show by local stage legend Wendy Westerwelle about sex, menopause and sagging bosoms. At times, the show verges on standup, ...

7:30 pm Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 16 | $15-$35
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Web | Map

Medicare: Fully Fabulous

Saturday, Aug 09, 2014

Triangle Productions presents an encore performance of a solo show by local stage legend Wendy Westerwelle about sex, menopause and sagging bosoms. At times, the show verges on standup, with m ...

7:30 pm Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 16 | $15-$35
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Web | Map

Medicare: Fully Fabulous

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Triangle Productions presents an encore performance of a solo show by local stage legend Wendy Westerwelle about sex, menopause and sagging bosoms. At times, the show verges on standup, with m ...

7:30 pm Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 16 | $15-$35
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close