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Kids Performing Arts Groups

Maverick Main Stage

PORTLAND’S YOUTH-DRIVEN THEATER COMPANY W hen it comes to Maverick Main Stage Productions, you can expect the unexpected. This up-and-coming nonprofit performing arts company, housed in NE Portland, has a unique approach to their productions. Not only is every show original, but they are performed, inspired by, and written for …

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TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH MUSIC BRAVO Youth Orchestras is a dynamic new organization now in its fourth year, transforming the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music education. Launched at Rosa Parks School in 2013, BRAVO will serve four priority schools in 2016–17, bringing daily choral and orchestral music instruction …

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony

LONG-STANDING AND INCLUSIVE KIDS ORCHESTRAS, BANDS, AND JAZZ With over 500 students in 12 different ensem-bles, Metropolitan Youth Symphony is one of the larger youth orchestra programs in the nation and one of a few to offer a jazz program. MYS is open to kids of all skill levels who …

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NW Children’s Theater

THEATER THAT’S AS PLAYFUL AS KIDS ARE Northwest Children’s Theater creates playful shows for very young audiences (such as their adaptation of popular Elephant & Piggie books), puts on a top quality musical each holiday season (last year, Mary Poppins; this year, The Wizard of Oz), and debuts original productions with multicultural …

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Oregon Children’s Theatre

THEATER THAT TREATS KIDS LIKE PEOPLE Oregon Children’s Theatre may put on kids plays, but don’t expect them to recite you any nursery rhymes. This contemporary company commissions at least one world-premiere script each year— this year, three: Goosebumps the Musical, Fly Guy: The Musical, and Flora & Ulysses—based on …

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