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5 Ways Our Cinderella Enthusiasts Can Get Their Glass Slipper On!

What comes to mind when you hear the word Cinderella? Do you break out in “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo?” Or are you more of a Rodgers + Hammerstein fan? Is Helena Bonham Carter or Whitney Houston your favorite portrayal of the Fairy Godmother? Perhaps the more gruesome Brothers Grim version of the story is more appealing? In the [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

Offstage in the News and Beyond

January 9, 2018 Ovations Offstage (O2) has many measures of success to determine if our programming has reach and impact. One of these indicators is when an O2 staff member is invited to present at local, regional or national conferences. Invitations of this nature indicate that there is an audience and a demand for our [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

Introducing Fun Facts with Yasmin!

Have you ever wanted to know a little more about that classical music piece you were mysteriously drawn to? After attending our pre-performance lectures, do you find yourself feeling impressed with your new knowledge and savoir-faire? Then we have good news for you! Introducing Yasmin Vitalius, your new instant expert on all things related to [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Fun Facts|0 Comments

Welcome our 2018 Offstage Ambassadors!

Left to Right: Julie Eglinton, Felix Morrissey, Amelia McNeil-Maddox, Sophie Urey, Ariel Leasure, Cat Bernier Ovations Offstage is thrilled to introduce our inaugural class of Offstage Ambassadors. These six students were selected from high school applicants throughout the greater Portland area for this dynamic semester-long opportunity to learn first-hand the many facets of arts administration. [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Mary Randall, Cellist

Mary Randall had been playing cello for eleven years when she was selected for a masterclass taught by Yo-Yo Ma when he performed at Merrill Auditorium ten years ago. Mary is now a library technician in the Lewiston Public Library's children's department. Upon Yo-Yo Ma’s return to Merrill Auditorium, Mary reflects upon her experience, giving [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Shows|0 Comments

Professional Development for Early Elementary Educators

The Ovations Offstage Department is so grateful for all of the participants who came to our first professional development offering for the season on “Creating a Storytelling and Movement-based PreK-2nd grade Classroom to Support Early Literacy” downtown on Saturday, September 16. Participants from schools all over Southern Maine representing home schools, preschools, and elementary school [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

Introducing Ovations Offstage Ambassador Program

Does your teen know all the lyrics to every song in Hamilton? Practice the violin all afternoon? Fantasize about being one of Travis Wall’s dancers? Great news: Portland Ovations Offstage Ambassadors program for teen performing arts lovers is here for them! Portland Ovations Offstage is launching an Ambassador Program to enroll high school students to [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

Welcome Back to School Swag Bags

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN On Friday, our Ovations Offstage and marketing teams were out in the field to celebrate educators and the start of the new school year! To make sure the teachers understood how much we value them, they were [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Ovations Offstage|0 Comments

The 2017-18 Season Can Inspire a Great Summer Reading List

Many of the artists and performances of our 2017-18 season have sparked interesting and fun books or have been inspired by books themselves. If you're looking for some good summer reading for yourself or for your children or if you're just looking to learn more about some of the artists on our season, take a [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Books, Reading|0 Comments

Introducing Our New Team Members

Please join us in welcoming two new team members to Portland Ovations: Kyle DeVaul joins Ovations’ as Director of Development and Samantha Lambert joins us as our Administrative Assistant.   Samantha Lambert Sam joins the Ovations as our Administrative Assistant where she supports the entire team and keeps everyone organized and in tip-top shape. A [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Meet the Staff|0 Comments