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Great theater and things to do in Portland Maine

Are you planning a visit to Portland for one of the many fantastic live performances that happen here?

 

Whether you’re coming for a day trip or a more extended visit, Portland has so much to offer. Perhaps you want to check out one of the numerous delicious restaurants, or take in some of the beautiful scenery.

No matter what your interests, there are things to do in Portland Maine that will make your day. Check out some of our recommendations for places to visit, grab a bite to eat, or see some of what this great little city has to offer in addition to our live theater, music, and dance.

Read on for ideas, or see what’s playing for your visit!

Inon Barnatan Program Notes

Portland Ovations presents Inon Barnatan - Classical Pianist Performing in Portland at Hannaford Hall on Saturday, October 13 at 2 pm   Program notes by Linda Russell   Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) French composer Maurice Ravel began composing at age twelve; he studied piano at the Paris [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|

Portland Ovations 2018 – 19 Season Staff Picks

Who better to give performance recommendations than Portland Ovations staff themselves? With an incredible line up for 2018-19 ranging from an intimate, classical performance by admired pianist Inon Barnatan to the maple syrup sugar rush of holiday spirit that is "Elf The Broadway Musical"  it was nearly impossible for the Ovations' staff to pick [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|

How to DBR: An Insider’s Guide to “En Masse”

Say “Daniel Bernard Roumain” a few times out loud, for the sheer poetry of it. Then adopt the acronym DBR around friends and family. This will reveal your inner circle status with all things Ovations, Community Art Happenings, and “En Masse”.   Take a late coffee break, or early lunch [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|

The Journey Never Ends: A Review of Sandglass Theater’s “Babylon”

  The mission of Portland Ovations is to present a diversity of offerings and be inclusive with regards to whom the performances represent as well as who is able to participate and enjoy. We may not always get it right but sometimes we do. Such was the case with Sandglass [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|

Ovations Offstage-January 2018

January was a robust and varied month for Ovations Offstage programming. Offstage favorite Laura Kargul, professor of music at University of Southern Maine, started us off with a compelling lecture and piano recital bringing to life the idea of the “Orchestra in the Piano.” Laura gave her insight on how [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|

Weather or Not?

We caught up with our Executive & Artistic Director, Aimée Petrin for a quick Q&A surrounding recent events of the Dirty Dancing cancellation and what's involved in the process of rescheduling! The beginning of the snow storm from 50 Monument Square on January 4 where Portland received over 10+ [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|