Season 17 (2024 - 2025)

Welcome to An Extraordinary Season of Live Theatre

Get ready to embark on a breathtaking journey through four thrilling productions that promise you an unforgettable adventure. Season 17 is your gateway to:

  • Spectacular stories that captivate and inspire.
  • Unforgettable performances that stay with you long after the final bow
  • Heart-stopping moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • World-class talent to bring our stories to life in exciting ways. 
  • Extraordinary theatre that transforms an ordinary outing into a magical experience.

We can’t wait to share it all with you. 

Artwork by Latoya Lovely


October 2  – November 10, 2024

Book by Craig Lucas Music by Daniel Messe Lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messe Based on the motion picture Amélie, written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant

Directed by Brian Weaver Music Director: Elleon Dobias Choreographer: Kemba Shannon

Discover the magic of small acts through a story of a dreamer

Step into the magical world of Amélie Poulain's Paris, where small acts of kindness ignite happiness and connection.

In the bustling streets of the city, Amélie, a waitress with a rich imagination undertakes clever and covert acts of kindness. Through these acts, she discovers that there are endless possibilities hidden around every corner. However, when an opportunity for love presents itself, Amélie is faced with a choice: to secure her own happiness, she must take a leap of faith and reveal her heart. Will she do it?

This beautiful musical, based on the 5-times Oscar nominated 2001 film, celebrates an  imaginative dreamer who discovers the courage to connect & the transformative power of the little things in life. Who knows, maybe Amélie’s story will inspire you to discover the ripple effects of kindness in your own community.

Atwork by Latoya Lovely

A Christmas Carol (this is not included in season subscriptions)

November 26 – December 29, 2024

By Charles Dickens Adaptation and Original Lyrics by Rick Lombardo Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff

Directed by Charles Grant

Joy, Hope, Magic, Ghosts…

This holiday season, step into a world of wonder and enchantment for A Christmas Carol – the timeless holiday classic that tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy and miserly businessman who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

The story begins with Scrooge, who is known for his cold heart and his lack of compassion for others. He is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of the consequences of his selfish ways. Throughout the night, Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who take him on a journey through time and space to show him the true meaning of Christmas.

As Scrooge experiences visions of his past, present, and future, he learns the importance of kindness, connection, and love. The play is full of heartwarming moments, magical special effects, and beautiful musical numbers that will leave audiences feeling uplifted and inspired.

Don't miss this chance to experience the wonder of A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse. This production is always a highlight of the holiday season, and a perfect way to share the joy of Christmas with loved ones.

Artwork by Latoya Lovely

Notes from the Field

February 19 – March 30, 2025

By Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by Jackie Davis Starring Ramona Lisa Alexander

Stir your emotions & inspire yourself to action

Drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff, Notes from the Field is a heart-wrenching tale of injustice, compassion, and hope that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

This production lays the broken criminal justice system bare and explores the harrowing experiences of students, parents, and activists fighting for justice in a system that seems determined to fail them.

This powerful performance exposes a world where schools have become a pipeline to prisons, and young black men are being systematically pushed out of the education system and into the criminal justice system. But amidst the darkness, there are rays of light, as dedicated educators, activists, and community leaders fight tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of these vulnerable young people.

Through powerful monologues and breathtaking performances, Notes from the Field transports you into the lives of those who have been most affected, and leaves you with a sense of hope, and a belief that change is possible. 

So, if you're looking for a show that will challenge your assumptions, stir your emotions, and inspire you to action, then this production is for you. Don't miss out on a profoundly moving production.

Artwork by Latoya Lovely

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

April 30 – June 8, 2025

By August Wilson

Directed by Lou Bellamy

Join the journey & discover where you belong

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, set in a 1911 Pittsburgh boarding house, follows Herald Loomis’ search for identity and belonging. This August Wilson masterpiece captures the essence of the African American post- slavery experience, weaving together themes of heritage, freedom, and the deep yearning for a place to call home. 

As Loomis searches for his lost family, his journey mirrors the broader African American pursuit of identity and cultural grounding following the abolition of slavery. This narrative is a profound reflection on resilience, community bonds, and the indomitable spirit of freedom.


Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is a powerful exploration of the significance of community in guiding individual journeys, and the unbreakable desire to find where one truly belongs. It is a story of rebirth & a celebration of African American resilience and a reminder of the power of discovering where you belong.

Artwork by Latoya Lovely

As a Season 17 subscriber, you are at the heart of our community, enjoying the best savings and exclusive perks all season long. Whether you opt for a Preview or Anytime Subscription, you're securing a front-row seat to innovation and excellence in live theatre.

When you subscribe to Season 17, you will: 

  • Enjoy 15% off regular ticket prices, making each moment more memorable.
  • Gain priority access to select your preferred dates before single tickets go on sale to the general public, ensuring your seat for your chosen performance.
  • Benefit from no exchange or transaction fees, offering you flexibility and peace of mind.
  • Receive 20% off additional single tickets for shows included in your subscription, and 10% off tickets to our annual holiday show – A Christmas Carol (an add-on to the season).
  • Take pride in knowing you're investing in a vibrant theatre, contributing to the arts and culture landscape of our local community.

Don't miss out on this season of awe and wonder. Subscribe today and be part of something truly extraordinary.

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Call our Box Office at (503) 488-5822 M-F 9am – 3pm, and our team will be happy to help you. 

*Single ticket prices for 2024 – 2025: Previews: $27, Regular tickets: $56.95, Access Tickets: $25, Arts for All: $5, BIPOC Performances: Pay What You Wish, starting at $5. 

 Preview & Regular ticket purchases incur a $3 per ticket processing fee and may be subject to a $5 per ticket processing fee for each exchange.

Subscriptions include one ticket to Amélie, Notes from the Field & Joe Turner's Come and Gone.  Subscriptions cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same production. Our annual production of A Christmas Carol is not included in Subscription Packages. However, subscribers receive a 10% discount and early access to tickets. 

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