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Program Notes for “Samuel James Tells the Story of Tiny Bill McGraw” by Sarah Coleman

Friends,  As I curate our programming geared towards young audiences it is important that it covers the three major genres of the performing arts – theater, dance and music. Our final offering this season falls into the category of music. The list of musical artists is long and with the impact of the pandemic and [...]

By | March 11th, 2021|Categories: Family, Program Notes|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for Step Afrika! by Sarah Coleman

Dear Friends,  The first time I saw Step Afrika! I could not stay in my seat. The energy, the rhythm, the speed was infectious. I loved being in their audience – especially with young people. When Aimée shared that Step Afrika! was to be featured in our 2020-21 season I was ecstatic. And while we [...]

By | February 9th, 2021|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for Paige and Friends! by Sarah Coleman

Dear Friends,   Paige Hernandez returns to Portland Ovations! It just looks a lot different than 2012 when she performed her one-woman show Paige in Full for our School-Time Performance Series. That was before my time at Ovations, but I have known Paige for a long time – almost 20 years. We met at Arena Stage [...]

By | January 26th, 2021|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments