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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

10 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Vocalosity (Told in Pitch Perfect GIFS)

Our friends at The Long Center put together this great list of reasons to come see Vocalosity. We whole-heartily agree with their reasons so we decided to re-post for your pleasure. (Originally posted Feb. 5, 2016 by The Long Center – updated) It’s no secret we’ve been counting down the days to Vocalosity on January [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Shows, Things to do|0 Comments

January 2017 Usher Spotlight: Meet Junie Dugas

Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Sign up here.   YOUR NAME Junie Dugas YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE? Merrill Usher [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet the Staff|0 Comments

An Interview with Rev. Lewis: ‘The Joyful and Participatory Nature of Gospel Music’

Reverend Kenneth Lewis January 11, 2017 Ovations Offstage Director Catherine Anderson, had the good fortune to attend services at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine on Sunday, January 8th.  Reverend Lewis, a member of the Seeking Resonance Advisory board and Catherine had a discussion about the joyful [...]

December 2016 Usher Spotlight: Meet Frederick Prince

Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Sign up here. YOUR NAME Frederick A. Prince YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE? I have [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Meet the Staff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Which musical would you star in?

It's show time. Musicals—possibly the only genre where an exclamation mark in the title is definitely a good thing. Here the staff at Portland Ovations answers the question: If you were to star in one musical what would it be and why?   Aimée Petrin Executive Director If I were to star in a musical [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments