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10 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Vocalosity (Told in Pitch Perfect GIFS)

Our friends at The Long Center put together this great list of reasons to come see Vocalosity. We whole-heartily agree with their reasons so we decided to re-post for your pleasure. (Originally posted Feb. 5, 2016 by The Long Center – updated) It’s no secret we’ve been counting down the days to Vocalosity on January [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Shows, Things to do|0 Comments

January 2017 Usher Spotlight: Meet Junie Dugas

Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Sign up here.   YOUR NAME Junie Dugas YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE? Merrill Usher [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Meet the Staff|0 Comments

An Interview with Rev. Lewis: ‘The Joyful and Participatory Nature of Gospel Music’

Reverend Kenneth Lewis January 11, 2017 Ovations Offstage Director Catherine Anderson, had the good fortune to attend services at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine on Sunday, January 8th.  Reverend Lewis, a member of the Seeking Resonance Advisory board and Catherine had a discussion about the joyful [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Shows, Things to do|0 Comments

December 2016 Usher Spotlight: Meet Frederick Prince

Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Sign up here. YOUR NAME Frederick A. Prince YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE? I have [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Meet the Staff|0 Comments

Which musical would you star in?

It's show time. Musicals—possibly the only genre where an exclamation mark in the title is definitely a good thing. Here the staff at Portland Ovations answers the question: If you were to star in one musical what would it be and why?   Aimée Petrin Executive Director If I were to star in a musical [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 2016 Usher Spotlight: Meet Cynthia Barnard

Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Sign up here. YOUR NAME Cynthia Barnard YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE? 2003 YOU ARE [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Meet the Staff|0 Comments

Portland Performing Arts Shows We are Excited About!

With 28 performances and one special event of the fully-staged premiere of "The Summer King" at the esteemed Pittsburgh Opera this 2016-17 season—we worked very hard to present to you an exciting mix of Portland performing arts opportunities. With offerings from American Traditions, Classical Music, Global Sounds, Dance, Theater, Family and Broadway and Beyond—there is [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Shows|0 Comments

Kristin Chenoweth Changes Performance to October 1, 2016

“An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” at Merrill Auditorium go on sale to the general public Monday, June 20th. Tickets are $100, $75 and $65. To purchase tickets, contact PortTix at 207-842-0800, visit the box office window at Merrill Auditorium or go online at www.portlandovations.org. Click to read more...

By | June 16th, 2016|Press Release, Shows|1 Comment

Come hear the music play…

We often ask people to share with us the live performance they will never forget. For some, it’s being wowed by the sheer beauty of bodies in motion. For others it’s a work of theater that caused them to think differently. Many are moved by the virtuosity with which a musician played a particular movement or song. Sometimes it’s simply about the time, place or person who shared in the experience that creates that memorable moment. Click to read on...

By | May 27th, 2016|Shows|2 Comments

“The Summer King” is in a whole new league

It’s official. If you have not yet heard, it is my great pleasure to share with you that this past weekend Pittsburgh Opera announced its 2016-17 season “Take Me Out to the Opera,” centered on the world premiere of a fully staged production of Daniel Sonenburg’s The Summer King. This was our loftiest hope for “our little opera”. To see it come to realization is a thrill. Click to read on...

By | February 17th, 2016|Shows|0 Comments