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La Belle

BIOGRAPHIES JIM VADALA (Sam Stoker) Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jim moved to Portland in 2012 to work for Portland Playhouse. Jim received his BA at West ChesterUniversity and has been seen nationally on Portlandia and Grimm. Some recent stage credits include: HIR (Defunkt), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Portland Playhouse), The …

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Swan Lake

FEBRUARY 18–25, 2017 | KELLER AUDITORIUM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KEVIN IRVING’S NEW STAGING OF SWAN LAKE DRAWS AUDIENCES DEEPER INTO THE DRAMA THE STORY OF SWAN LAKE is inextricably connected with Tchaikovsky’s music. In his new adaptation of the ballet, Artistic Director Kevin Irving takes inspiration from Tchaikovsky’s childhood. Tchaikovsky’s nanny …

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I Was A Ballet Dancer

Growing up, I was infatuated with ballet and took lots and lots of lessons. And since nothing else ever came along that was more interesting, I just kept doing it. Companies and choreographers hired me to dance for them; I followed jobs from city to city. I had a lot …

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NWDP: In Good Company

WELCOME TO IN GOOD COMPANY Thank you so much for joining us for our latest, dancer-made In Good Company show! Each year, we turn our winter show over to our incredibly talented and creative company members to set every step, pick the music, costumes and staging, and to craft a …

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A Q+A With Jen Rowe

PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE RECENTLY CONDUCTED A Q&A WITH JEN ROWE, WHO TAKES ON THE ROLE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE IN THE THEATRE’S MAGICAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS’ CLASSIC A CHRISTMAS CAROL. PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE: This is your fourth year involved in the production—how do you keep it fresh? JEN ROWE: I have to …

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