Live Performance

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story”

“Authentic & exciting.” THE STAGE The internationally acclaimed hit bringing audiences to their feet worldwide, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Ovations on its coast-to-coast U.S. tour. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings … Read more

“Fiddler on the Roof”

“‘A reason for celebration! Entirely fresh, funny & gorgeous.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and … Read more


“‘CHICAGO is a triumph! It doesn’t just give us the old razzle-dazzle; it glows.” TIME MAGAZINE After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever … Read more

The Four Phantoms: A Holiday Concert

“Sterling voices. Beautiful songs. Pure emotion. This was a kind of spontaneous combustion for the ear and heart.” WE ARE GREEN BAY It’s the most wonderful time of the year to join The Four Phantoms for a joyous holiday concert, “Phantoms’ style.” An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four … Read more

Ballet Hispánico – Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years

Portland Ovations dedicates this performance to the life and memory of our dear friend Jane C. Wellehan. “A cutting edge crowd pleaser.” WASHINGTON POST The nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, brings audiences together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latinx culture. Equal parts artistic excellence and catalyst for change, Ballet Hispánico is … Read more

Riley Watts, Heather Stewart & little house dance

“Riley Watts — an extraordinary dancer with silky athleticism..” NEW YORK TIMES WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Join us on opening night as we celebrate the world premiere. Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of … Read more

Samuel James

“Samuel James is as enigmatic as they come.” DISPATCH MAGAZINE WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. With the … Read more

Blue Man Group

“”There’s nothing that quite compares to the magic of the Blue Man Group. They’re performance. They’re art. They’re the ultimate performance art that will rival anything you’ve ever seen before.” JESSICA BOWEN, BROADWAY WORLD More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now … Read more

“Requiem for an Electric Chair”

“”Requiem for an Electric Chair” is a work of catharsis and witness, a way of both processing [Toto Kisaku’s] own trauma and alerting the world to the suffering of others.” THE ARTS PAPER Read program notes by Ovations Executive & Artistic Director Aimée M. Petrin. Congolese and immigrant playwright Toto Kisaku was moments away from … Read more

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

“A marvelous ensemble.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Read program Notes for New York Philharmonic String Quartet by Philip Carlsen The unparalleled New York Philharmonic String Quartet provide the opportunity to luxuriate with some of the world’s best string players in works that brought the prestigious quartet form to prominence in the 18th century and beyond. … Read more