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This Week at Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Posted by Alice Hodge | 18 May 2014

This Week at Portland Center Stage

september 22 —  September 28, 2014

Dreamgirls — Winner of six Tony Awards, this groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary time in American music history where three friends form The Dreamettes and learn hard lessons about love, trust and the changing tastes of the American public. September 20 — November 2 on the Main Stage.

The Typographer's Dream — This play follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their jobs. “Funny, provocative, psychologically revealing, intellectually stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable.” —San Francisco Chronicle. October 4 — November 16 in the Ellyn Bye Studio

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Monday, September 22

  • No events scheduled today.

Tuesday, September 23

  • Preview performance of Dreamgirls at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Wednesday, September 24

  • Preview performance of Dreamgirls at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Thursday, September 25

  • Preview performance of Dreamgirls at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Friday, September 26

  • Opening night of Dreamgirls at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage followed by a reception with the cast, crew, creative team and patrons on the Mezzanine. 

Saturday, September 27

  • Evening Dreamgirls  performance at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Sunday, September 28

  • Matinee Dreamgirls performance at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage.

  • Evening Dreamgirls performance at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. 



Upcoming Events

Monday, September 29 

Tuesday, Sepember 30

  • Shop Talk Pre-show interview with our Technical Director, Jesse Smith and Lighting Supervisor, Ben Courtney. Learn how lights and sets worked together to achieve the flashy atmosphere in Dreamgirls. Free and open to the public; Mezzanine at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

Friday, October 10  

  • Opening night of The Typographer's Dream at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellyn Bye Studio followed by a reception with the cast, creative team and patrons

Wednesday, October 15

  • Mastin Kipp book signing and lecture at 5 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall and Canteen.

Saturday, October 18

Sunday, October 19

Sunday, October 26

  • Sunday Art Brunch Meet our artist, Eric Gibbons,  and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and mimosas from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.



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Comments (2)

Hi Joe,

Thank you so much for your interest in the Gerding Theater at the Armory! Portland Center Stage, the theater company that exclusively performs at the Armory, produces ten productions each season. Many of these productions are musicals or have musical aspects to them (for example, our current production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream features 488 sound cues and original music specifically created for the production).

Throughout the year, the Armory is sometimes rented out to other companies for conferences, recitals, ceremonies and musical performances.

We also often feature live music in our Armory cafe or in the lobby that is free and open to the public. For example, we often feature children’s choirs in the lobby, before PCS performances, throughout the holiday season. And this weekend we will be featuring six different musicians and bands at our 25th Anniversary Open House. More information about that event can be found here: http://www.pcs.org/blog/item/open-house/

Again, thanks for your interest! We hope to see you here soon.

- Kinsley Suer, PCS

  • Kinsley Suer
  • 14 Nov 12 03:10

Do you folks ever do live music at any of the Armory venues?  It says so here:


And i think you’d be doing a service to yourselves and the community.

Thank you!

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