Theater

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

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon   Music and Lyrics byToshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon   Co-Directed bySigne V. Harriday & Eric Ting  “While Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon’s music and lyrics expertly reimagined Butler’s story, it is the actors’ passionate portrayals of the characters and superb musical talent that made the opera … 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 Defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control — The Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability. Daring maneuvers … 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

“The Last Girl” A Play by Dianne ‘dee’ Clarke

WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Ovations is honored to share the first full-length staged reading of dee Clarke’s memory play, The Last Girl, based in part on Clarke’s 2014 testimony on sexual trafficking to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The Last Girl tells, in three acts, Clarke’s personal story of surviving trafficking as … Read more

Wabanaki Stories

WORLD PREMIERE Commissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations The land and waters known as Maine have been home to Wabanaki People for over 12,000 years. This vibrant exploration of Wabanaki histories and cultures spotlights three Wabanaki storytellers coming from three different nations and storytelling traditions. Jennifer Pictou (Mi’kmaq) regales with spirit stories told in the … Read more

“somewhere/elsewhere”

WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Two immigrants, one first generation and one second, find themselves in the U.S. and, over the course of lives fully lived, make it their home. Theirs is a story of finding love, belonging and self-identity in the midst of turbulence, joy and revelation; of separation and loss and … Read more

Cirque Alfonse: “Animal, A Farm Story”

“The show’s unpretentious warmth and good humour are immensely refreshing.” STAGE DOOR Ovations audience favorite Cirque Alfonse returns with Animal, a series of surreal fables for the young and the young at heart. Journey through a reinvented land where a gentleman farmer surrounds himself with familiar, yet crazy creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks … 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”

“‘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