Tonight’s performance of “Once” will go on as scheduled.
Please know we care about our patrons’ safety. If you feel that you cannot make it to Merrill Auditorium for tonight’s performance, please call PortTIX the box office at Merrill Auditorium TODAY to exchange your “Once” tickets for any other available Portland Ovations show this season. The box office opens at 12pm and they can be reached at 207-842-0800. You can also “turnback” your tickets as a tax-deductible donation to Portland Ovations.
Also, our good friends at Holiday Inn By The Bay have rooms available tonight for any Portland Ovations “Once” patrons at the special rate of just $99. Please call 1-800-345-5050 to reserve your room for tonight as space is limited.
Note: City Hall has closed its administrative offices and cancelled meetings; however, events at City venues such as tonight’s Red Claws game and our presentation of “ONCE” are still expected to go on as scheduled. With a parking ban issued, the City of Portland has assured us the streets around Merrill will be some of the last affected – not enforcing the ban until well after 10pm and the performance has ended.
In the highly unlikely event tonight’s performance is cancelled, it will be posted on our website and Facebook page, with an email blast and phone calls going out to ticket holders.
For a complete review of our policies please visit our website: http://portlandovations.org/policies/
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actors/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.
Impeccable. A rhapsodic, unique musical that’s tender, funny & soaring.”