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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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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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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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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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