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Broadway National Tour Kinky Boots

March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who…

Raise the Barre | Jessica Lang Dance

April 4, 2018 • 5:30 pm

Rising Tide Brewing

Jessica Lang Dance : Offstage Activities Sara Juli, Maine-based choreographer and performance artist introduces new audiences to the why and what of modern dance. Have a beer on us and receive a ticket to the JLD performance. Please RSVP by emailing offstage@portlandovations.org. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

The Peaks Island Ukes at April’s First Friday Art Walk

April 6, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Monument Square

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Offstage Activities Join The Peaks Island Ukes during April’s First Friday Art Walk as they perform songs from a wide spectrum of artists including: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Darius Rucker, and Frank Sinatra; as well as folk songs and hits from Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.…

The Ukulele Family and How to Grow an Ensemble

April 12, 2018 • 6:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain : Offstage Activities Nina Allen Miller, head of the Falmouth Library Ukulele Society, discusses the different instruments in the ukulele family and how a successful ensemble form, develops, and grows. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 12, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to Ovations after their delightful 2014 debut with their brand new "Heresy II Heritage" Tour. Poking fun at the stiff upper lip of the ensemble's British roots, it will include music from their recent studio album "By Request: Songs from the Setlist" - a selection of fan favorites…

The Audition Process

April 13, 2018 • 11:30 am

Portland Arts and Technology High School

Jessica Lang Dance : Offstage Activities JLD Company Manager Claudia McDonald and company members lead dance students through the process of a college audition, from warming up, to learning rep, through to critique. This unique masterclass is an essential experience for any pre-professional dancer or dance student! For more information and to register email: offstage@portlandovations.org.…

Ballet in the 20th and 21st Centuries II

April 14, 2018 • 6:45 pm

Jessica Lang Dance : Offstage Activities Bryan Matluck, head of the Exchange Street Studio and ballet instructor, continues the discussion of the history and development of ballet in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as answering a few common questions behind the training of dancers, differences in modern versus ballet technique, pointe shoes etc.…

Jessica Lang Dance

April 14, 2018 • 8:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

“New York choreographer Jessica Lang has a knack for conceiving a complete universe in each dance—distinctive in its look and mood, sound and atmosphere…Lang’s visual sense is remarkable.” (LA Times) Simply put, Lang awes audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. A prolific choreographer, she creates dazzling works for her own…

Strings Quartets as Conversation

April 18, 2018 • 6:30 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Ariel String Quartet : Offstage Activities The metaphor of conversation has long been used to describe the ways the instruments in a string quartet relate to each other. Mary Hunter, Professor of Music at Bowdoin College, discusses different kinds of “conversation” from today’s repertory. For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email…

Ariel String Quartet with Navah Perlman

April 18, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

Characterized by their youth, brilliant technique, and soulful interpretations, the Ariel String Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the talented musicians made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sold-out audience and were praised by The New York Times for their “full-blooded, dynamic playing.” In their Ovations…

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) & Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYRO)

May 3, 2018 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) acclaimed work as a composer and performer position him as one of the most innovative artists and educators of his generation. We are thrilled to welcome him back in his first appearance since helping us launch our School-Time Performance Series almost a decade ago. DBR’s blend of classical music, funk, rock,…

Daniel Bernard Roumain: En Masse

May 4, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Daniel Bernard Roumain—innovative composer, thrilling violinist, and fierce arts advocate—returns to Portland for an expansive musical spectacle that is part flash mob and part processional. Celebrating music and community, En Masse features an array of Maine musicians of all ages with Roumain as maestro and pied piper, leading a musical parade through the Arts District…


May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps…

Broadway National Tour Dirty Dancing

June 18, 2018 - June 19, 2018

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

We have great news! We are pleased to announce the rescheduling of our presentation of the National Broadway Tour of Dirty Dancing. A NOTE TO CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS: Current ticket holders for the original January 4, 2018 date will be honored for the new date of Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm– your same…

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