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The Nutcracker

    WELCOME TO OREGON BALLET THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER ®! There is something about seeing through the eyes of a child that brings even the most world-weary adult into a blissful state—and renews that certain sense of wonder that children everywhere share. Experiencing The Nutcracker is …

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Civil War Christmas

  Paula Vogel in one of America’s greatest playwrights. A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS is her gift to her nation. Ours is a complex story of a society’s struggle to reach its highest self. Our shared history as Americans is rife with contradiction: a history celebrated by some and criticized by …

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DanceWatch Weekly: Solace and solutions

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 // ARTSWATCH // JAMUNA CHIARINI This weekend features two dance performances that might offer some solace and solutions in these post-election times: The last bell rings for you by Portland choreographer Linda Austin and Moses(es) by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, presented by White Bird. Also, happening next Tuesday night is the opening of Suspended …

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Did You Know of Reindeer and Retail?

Crumpet’s holiday journey isn’t the only artistic offering whose history is intricately tied to the world of the department store. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a prominent figure in American Christmas lore, and it’s difficult to go an entire holiday season without hearing his eponymous song. But the character actually …

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Traveling the Trail: Notes from the Dramaturg of The Oregon Trail

  In The Oregon Trail, playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores the topics of hardship, sadness and familial bonds from the perspective of both then and now. ‘Then Jane’ is a young woman on the actual Oregon Trail, circa 1848, while ‘Now Jane’ is a 25-year-old Oregonian, circa 2009, who played “The …

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