Daniel Bernard Roumain

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) draws on his experience as a composer, activist and educator to develop an original, multidisciplinary, site-responsive art event wholly unique to Portland. A longtime collaborator and friend of Ovations, this is our fourth project together. DBR was last in Maine for a series of outdoor free concerts atop a flatbed truck … Read more

Bluey’s Big Play

“A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show.” THE GUARDIAN This is Bluey’s Big Play, For Real Life. When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get … Read more


“STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” USA TODAY STOMP returns to Portland! Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages, the international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion … Read more

CANCELLED “It’s Okay to Be Different” – Stories by Todd Parr

In light of the ongoing situation and out of respect for all, Portland Ovations has cancelled the Monday 6 PM performance of “It’s Okay to Be Different”. The safety and wellbeing of our audiences is our first priority. All tickets will be automatically refunded. Ticket holders will receive direct email communication regarding their tickets. “Mermaid … Read more


“A supercharged show… heart-pumping music, dazzling lights and video, and incredibly talented athletes and musicians.” THEATREMANIA Breakdancing, BMX, basketball, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit 360 ALLSTARS is a supercharged urban circus like no other. With phenomenal physical performances exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS boasts a stellar cast of World Champion … Read more

Circus Smirkus

“Talented kids. Professional coaches. Life on the road. Adoring 5-year-olds, sitting around the ring just feet from the stars of Circus Smirkus, where big kids have been the stars of the show of this Vermont-based company for 32 years now.” THE BOSTON GLOBE Enter an enchanted forest and let your imagination run away with the … Read more

The Peking Acrobats

In their graceful efforts these brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun that infuses [life] with an extra measure of joy.” THE NEW YORK TIMES The Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, comedy, balancing feats and much more. A truly spectacular show … Read more

“Ugly Duckling”

“”Ugly Duckling” is a wonderful piece of children’s theatre, slickly executed and lovingly performed. It will keep little ones enthralled from its energetic opening to its cheeky cliff-hanger conclusion.” ARTS NEW YORK Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait … Read more

“Memphis Jookin’: The Show” Featuring Lil Buck

Please note: the venue has changed for this performance to the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Ticket holders will have their tickets re-issued via the original delivery method. Additional details have been sent directly to ticket holders via email.  “Buck’s power derives from the ability to get to the bottom of what something feels like for him … Read more


“International festival aims to delight, unite, and inspire” – YALE NEWS Ovations kicks off the 92nd season with a lively and immersive community dance party. Featuring a high energy live band and guided dance instruction, this unique event invites all to enjoy the spirited Indian Gujarati folk dances of garba and raas. Clapping, spinning and … Read more