Out & About in Portland – 2024 Shows

 

Here are some of this season’s options for theatre & dance in the Rose City.

NWTheatre is slowly expanding its coverage into Portland, but this is by no means complete. If you have a professional, community theatre, or fringe company in the Portland area, or produce theatre or dance shows you think we should know about, please tell us about it.

Want a deeper look at Portland-area theatre? These are great resources: 

Go See a Play: calendar of current and upcoming shows, a coordinated effort by several Portland theatres

Oregon ArtsWatch: excellent coverage of the Portland-area arts scene

Lewis & Clark College: extensive list of theatre and dance companies (active & inactive)  

Looking for Seattle-area and Western Washington shows? Go here.

The below list is updated regularly. Last updated 3/2024.  

 

(Theatre) 

 

21ten Theatre

A Number (1/11-2/4)

Adopt a Sailor (BareBones Theatre) (3/15-24)

Uncle Vanya (5/2-26) (opens 5/3)

 

Artists Repertory Theatre

Encore: A Festival of Staged Readings (5/21-24)

 

Boom Arts

Nassim (co-production with Portland Center Stage) (3/30-5/12) (opens 4/5)

The History of Empires (5/16-19)

 

The Canon Shakespeare Company

Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 @ Twilight Theatre (3/28-4/14)

 

CoHo Productions

Theatre with short-run shows and visiting performances  

Scenario – PDX Playwrights showcase (1/13-14)

Forever Frank (1/19-21)

All Boats PDX (5/4)

 

Corrib Theatre

Contemporary Irish theatre 

From a Hole in the Ground (co-production with Alberta House) (4/26-5/19)

Waiting for Godot @ CoHo Theatre (11/27-12/15)

2025 shows announced: Pass Over @ Alberta House (2/13-3/9; Godot Is a Woman – festival (Spring; dates TBA)

 

Fertile Ground

City-wide festival of new works 

2024 festival (over 60 productions) (4/12-21)

 

Fuse Theatre Ensemble

Great White Gives It Up (2/8-3/3)

The Play About My Father (4/11-5/5)

Blonde on a Bum Trip (5/16-6/9)

Fuse Atelier Festival (7/12-9/8)

The Arsonists (10/10-11/3)

The Tempest (12/5-29)

 

Hand2Mouth

Ensemble making community-focused devised theatre and new works  

What Brings You Here? – Youth Devising Residency Showcase @ PSU Boiler Room Studio (3/7-9)

Memento Mori (5/4-11)

 

Imago Theatre  

Multi-genre, established theatre that bucks convention and classification 

Conor McPherson: Port Authority (3/8-24)

Mission Gibbons (4/12-27)

 

Milagro Theatre  

Bilingual theatre centering Latino arts and culture

¡Huelga! (1/12-27)

Verónica Princesa (2/16-3/2)

El Mundo De Las Mujeres (series) (3/6-23)

Borderline (5/3-18)

 

Northwest Classical Theater Collaborative

Performing theatre classics for underserved audiences, including in prisons and shelters
Seattle-goers might compare to: Freehold Engaged Theatre

 

Oregon Children’s Theatre  

Long-running family-focused theatre, with a 2024 season focused on light
Seattle-goers might compare to: Seattle Children’s Theatre  

Goodnight Moon (1/14-2/11)

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (1/21-2/18)

Dino-Light (4/19-20)

She Persisted: The Musical (4/28-5/26)

 

PassinArt  

African American theatre company, producing mainstage shows, workshops, readings, and cultural events 

Yohen (co-production with Portland Playhouse) @ Brunish Theatre (3/27-4/21) (opens 3/29)

Reading series: Office Hour (3/25), American Son (4/15), The Meeting (5/13)

 

PDX Playwrights  

Readings and workshops fostering new work by Portland-area playwrights
Seattle-goers might compare to: Parley, SCRiB LAB  

New plays reading series @ various locations (usually 1st Tuesdays)

The Festival Within the Festival (4/16-21) (part of the 2024 Fertile Ground Festival; see schedule here)

 

Portland Center Stage  

Large, locally producing theatre company with contemporary focus
Seattle-goers might compare to: ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Rep 

What the Constitution Means to Me (1/20-2/18)

Quixote Nuevo (co-production with South Coast Repertory and Seattle Rep) (3/2-31)

Nassim (co-production with Boom Arts) (3/30-5/12) (opens 4/5)

Coriolanus (co-production with upstart crow collective and Play on Shakespeare) (4/20-5/19) (opens 4/26)

Clyde’s (co-production with Syracuse Stage) (6/1-30)

Sweeney Todd (9/29-11/3)

Liberace and Liza: Holiday at the Mansion (11/10-12/22)

Twelfth Night (11/24-12/22)

2025 shows announced: Jaja’s African Hair Braiding (1/19-2/16); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (3/2-30); The Light (3/9-4/20); The Brothers Size (4/20-5/18); Chris Grace: As Scarlett Johansson (co-production with Boom Arts) (5/11-6/22); The Importance of Being Earnest (6/1-29) 

 

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble

Collaborative company creating new and devised works  

A Seagull (6/29-7/13)

 

Portland Opera  

Full season, professional opera with the 2023-24 season focused on joy
Seattle-goers might compare to: Seattle Opera  

Enchanted Woods – Shakespeare & Song (2/2-11)

The Snowy Day (3/16-24)

Puccini – In Concert (5/11)

 

Portland Playhouse  

Community-focused theatre in a former church

Notes from the Field (2/7-3/17) (moved to next season)

Yohen (co-production with PassinArt) @ Brunish Theatre (3/27-4/21) (opens 3/29)

Passing Strange (4/17-5/26)

Matilda the Musical (6/7-30)

 

Portland State University 

Measure for Measure (co-production with Play On Shakespeare) (2/29-3/9) (opens 3/1) 

The Merry Widow – operetta (4/19-28)

The Wolves (5/23-6/1) (opens 5/24)

 

Profile Theatre

Theatre emphasizing new works, with a 2023-24 season of commissions  

Lauren Yee Festival of new works (readings): Mother Russia (2/23), Song of Summer (2/24), Samsara (2/25)

our orange sky (6/6-16)

Reggie Hoops (8/1-11) (postponed from 2/15-25)

 

Red Door Project

Transformational storytelling 

Evolve Experience @ Reser Center for the Performing Arts (Beaverton) (2/23-24)

 

Shaking the Tree Theatre  

Theatre built on risk-taking in an unconventional warehouse space
Seattle-goers might compare to: The Williams Project (now The Feast)

We Wrote This With You in Mind (2/10-3/2)

StT Playreading Clubs: Caryl Churchill (1/22-2/12), Young Jean Lee (4/22-5/13)

The Brother and the Bird (4/20-5/18)

 

Spark Plug Theatre Collective  

Producing ensemble focused on black-box productions of engaging stories

Slow Food (2/23-3/3)

Looking for Light – part of the Fertile Ground Festival (4/12-21)

 

Stumptown Stages

Musical theatre company 

Kinky Boots (3/8-31)

Legally Blonde (4/26-5/19)

 

Third Rail Repertory Theatre  

Theatre ensemble focused on contemporary works

Sanctuary City (3/1-17)

D’Zama: The Musical Vagabond (concert production) @ Mt. Hood Community College Theatre (5/3)

Middletown Mall (5/24-6/9)

National Theatre Live – screenings: Fleabag (1/4); Skylight (1/5, 2/7); Good (1/6-7, 2/8); Dear England (2/9, 3/19); Vanya (3/20)

 

Triangle Productions

Long-running company centering LGBTQ stories
Seattle-goers might compare to: (the former) Fantastic Z   

Eleanor (2/1-17)

Perfect Arrangement (4/4-20)

Flo (6/6-22)

PDX Pride Reading Series (dates TBA)

 

Twilight Theater Company

Presenting a wide variety of contemporary and quirky classical works 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1/19-2/4)

The How and the Why (3/8-24)

Everybody (5/10-26)

Twilight One-Act Summer Theatre festival (7/12-14)

Riot Queens – new play reading (8/3)

The Drag (9/9-22)

Sweeney Todd (10/18-11/10)

Mimetic Desire – new play reading (11/16)

Fezziwig’s Fortune (12/6-22)

 

University of Portland

These Shining Lives (2/21-25)

The Prom (4/11-21)

 

(Dance) 

 

New Expressive Works

Year-round, multi-genre performances and exhibitions; see site for full schedule

 

NW Dance Projects

Moving Stories @ Newmark Theatre (5/31-6/1)

Student Artist Showcase @ Lincoln Performance Hall (6/9)

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre    

Established, large-stage dance company staging contemporary ballet and classics 
Seattle-goers might compare to: Pacific Northwest Ballet 

Peter Pan (2/17-25)

Wooden Dimes (4/5-13)

Annual School Performance (4/13-14)

OBT2 Spring Tour @ various locations (4/20-6/1)

Made in Portland (6/6-9)

 

Portland Dance Film Festival

2024 Festival (10/3-6)

 

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art    

Multi-genre center for performance art and installations   
Seattle-goers might compare to: On the Boards  

Year-round, multi-genre performances and exhibitions; see site for full schedule

 

(Touring & Venues) 

 

Alberta Rose Theatre  

Established venue for touring and local acts
Seattle-goers might compare to: The Rendezvous, Neptune Theatre   

Year-round, multi-genre programming; see site for full schedule

 

Broadway in Portland 

Portland’s Broadway touring stage, a partnership between Portland Opera and Broadway Across America
Seattle-goers might compare to: Broadway at The Paramount

Lion King (1/7-28)

Beetlejuice (4/9-14)

Annie (5/14-19)

Girl From the North Country (6/18-23)

Company (7/16-21)

Peter Pan (8/27-9/1)

Wicked (10/16-11/3)

2025 shows announced: Kimberly Akimbo (1/14-19), Hamilton (3/4-23), Life of Pi (4/8-13), Six (4/29-5/4), Book of Mormon (5/27-6/1), MJ The Musical (6/15-20), & Juliet (8/5-10)

 

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts 

Large stages with several resident companies and presenting organizations
Seattle-goers might compare to: Seattle Theatre Group 

Year-round, multi-genre programming in multiple venues; see site for full schedules

 

(Comedy) 

 

Curious Comedy Theater

Year-round comedy showcases and improv; see site for full schedule

 

(Stay Tuned) 

 

Dekum Street Theater

Opening soon 

 

Original Practice Shakespeare

Summer parks shows 

 

(Nearby) 

 

Bag&Baggage Productions  (Hillsboro)

Venue for touring and local comedy and theatre acts 

World Builders (2/15-3/3)

Tartuffe (6/7-23)

Year-round, multi-genre programming and rentals at The Vault Theater; select theatre performances listed above

 

Broadway Rose Theatre  (Tigard)

Long-running stage just south of Portland, specializing in musicals  

The Double-Threat Trio (1/25-2/18)

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream (4/4-28)

The Spitfire Grill (5/30-6/23)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (7/18-8/18)

Always … Patsy Cline (9/19-10/13)

Five Golden Rings (11/27-12/22)

 

Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre  (Hillsboro)

Brighton Beach Memoirs (2/17-3/3)

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (3/23-31)

Lightning Thief (6/1-16)

 

Mask & Mirror Community Theatre  (Tigard & Tualatin)

Private Eyes (1/19-2/4)

Inherit the Wind (3/1-17)

The Odd Couple, Female Version (4/26-5/12)

God of Carnage (7/12-28)

Spirit Level (11/1-17)

2025 shows announced: Fiction (1/17-2/2), Pride and Prejudice (2/28-3/16), See How They Run (5/2-18), ​Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (7/11-27) 

 

Magenta Theatre  (Vancouver, WA)

Year-round, multi-genre programming and rentals; see site for full schedule

 

Theatre in the Grove  (Forest Grove)

A Year with Frog and Toad (3/1-10)

9-5: The Musical (4/19-5/5)

Wait Until Dark (5/31-6/16)

The Little Mermaid (7/26-8/4)

 

(Oregon Coast) 

 

Astor Street Opry Company  (Astoria – north coast)

Multi-genre programming; see site for full schedule

Comedy Night (4/6)

The Trial of Phillip Merryfield (4/12-13)

 

Coaster Theatre  (Cannon Beach – north coast)

Proof (1/26-2/18)

Death by Design (3/15-4/13)

2 Across (5/10-6/1)

Meshuggah-Nuns! (6/28-9/1)

The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays (9/27-10/26)

White Christmas (11/22-12/22)

 

Newport Performing Arts Center  (Newport – central coast)

Multi-genre programming and tours; see site for full schedule

 

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Extensive catalog of multi-genre venues on the Oregon Coast

 

Red Octopus Theatre Company  (Newport – central coast)

Fiddler on the Roof (4/12-28)

An Iliad (co-production with Poor Richard’s Players) (October, dates TBA)

The Christmas Show! (12/20-22)

2025 shows announced: Clue (4/11-27), The Woman in Black (October, dates TBA)

 

Riverbend Players  (Nehalem – north coast)

Crimes of the Heart (3/1-17)

The Play That Goes Wrong (5/31-6/16)

The Girl on the Train (9/20-10/6)

It’s a Wonderful Life (12/6-22)

 

Rogue Playhouse – Ellensburg Theatre Co.  (Gold Coast – south coast)

Tombstone (3/22-4/7)

The Outsider (September, dates TBA)

 

Ten Fifteen Theater  (Astoria – north coast)

Shooting Star (2/2-17)

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (3/29-4/13)

Dance, Edie, Dance! (4/20)

Exit, Pursued by a Bear (5/31-6/15)

Simple Salmon ’24 (or 25 [OR 6 to 4]) – sketch comedy (7/26-8/10)

The Woman in Black (9/27-10/12)

Decked! (12/6-21)

 

Theatre West  (Lincoln City – central coast)

Misery (1/4-27)

A Night in the Theatre (3/14-4/6)

Bakersfield Mist (staged reading) (4/26-27)

Dial ‘M’ for Murder (5/23-6/15)

Harold and Maude (8/1-9/7)

 

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts  (Tillamook – north coast)

Dial ‘M’ for Murder (2/2-18)

Solo Speak: Everyone Has a Story (2/24)

Those Were the Days (4/19-20)

Four Old Broads on the High Seas (June, dates TBA)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (September, dates TBA)

 

(Salem & Eugene) 

 

Elsinore Theatre  (Salem)

Multi-genre programming and tours; see site for full schedule

 

Hult Center for the Performing Arts  (Eugene)

Resident companies: Eugene Ballet, Ballet Fantastique, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Symphony

Multi-genre programming and tours; see site for full schedule

 

Keizer Homegrown Theatre  (Keizer)

Boeing Boeing (2/9-25)

Silent Sky (4/12-28)

Lifespan of a Fact (6/14-30)

Lovecrafted (8/23-31)

The Thanksgiving Play (11/1-17)

 

Oregon Contemporary Theatre  (Eugene)

Every Brilliant Thing (1/19-2/4)

Ride the Cyclone (3/1-23)

NW10: Sweet 16 (and a lil Salty) (10-minute plays by NW playwrights) (4/4-14) (opens 4/5)

Predictor (5/17-6/2)

 

Pentacle Theatre  (Salem)

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1/12-2/4)

The Prom (3/1-23)

Ripcord (4/19-5/11)

Boy Gets Girl (6/7-29)

Clue (8/23-9/14)

Footloose The Musical (10/11-11/2)

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (11/29-12/21)

 

(SW Oregon) 

 

Oregon Cabaret Theatre  (Ashland)

Clue (2/2-4/7)

Little Shop of Horrors (4/19-6/23)

Legally Blonde The Musical (7/5-9/1)

Sherlock Holmes and the Study in Scarlet (9/13-11/3)

Pine Mountain Lodge (11/15-12/31)

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival  (Ashland)

Macbeth (3/19-10/12)

Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender (3/21-5/4)

Virgins to Villains: My Journey with Shakespeare’s Women (5/16-7/19)

Jane Eyre (5/31-10/11)

Much Ado About Nothing (6/1-10/12)

Lizard Boy (6/11-10/12)

Coriolanus (co-production with Portland Center Stage, upstart crow collective, and Play On Shakespeare) (7/23-10/13)

Behfarmaheen (If You Please) (7/31-9/15)

 

Rogue Theater Company  (Ashland)

Performing at Grizzly Peak Winery

Off Peak (3/13-31)

August: Osage County (reading) (5/2-5)

Stones in His Pockets (7/17-8/4)

Gidion’s Knot (10/23-11/10)