Portland Center Stage presents Mona Golabek in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”
for a limited return engagement June 17-30:
Grammy-nominated artist Mona Golabek returns to Portland Center Stage at The Armory for a limited engagement of “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” adapted and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport; A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. The surprisingly uplifting true story of a young musician separated from her family when she was sent to England on the Kindertransport enjoyed a sell-out run at The Armory in 2016. The return engagement opens on June 17 and runs through June 30 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Tickets are available at pcs.org, 503-445-3700, or in-person from the box office 128 NW 11th Ave., Portland.
Broadway Rose Theatre presents Gypsy Aug. 3-20:
Based on the 1957 memoirs of world-famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, “Gypsy” begins at the end of the vaudeville era as overbearing stage mother Rose carts young daughters June and Louise (the young Lee) throughout the country, performing in fading venues for dwindling audiences. Rose’s desperate desire for fame soon pushes the family to its limits, unraveling relationships, unveiling a new star, and revealing the raw power of ambition laid bare. With six Broadway productions and two film adaptations, Gypsy has transfixed and astounded audiences for generations, holding its place among the greatest of all American musicals. Broadway Rose summer performances are at Deb Fennell Auditorium,
9000 SW Durham Road, Tigard. For tickets, call 503-620-5262.
The 2017 Risk/Reward Festival
features new work by six indie performing artists from across the Northwest June 23-25 at Artists Rep:
Pictured is Linda Austin Dance from Portland performing “A world, a world.” The Risk/Reward Festival solicits proposals from regional artists for new works that can be performed in less than 20-minutes. A panel of local artists and tastemakers select a lineup and challenge the artists to run wild – encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold investigation. The 2017 festival lineup also features: Queen Shmooquan, Pam Tzeng, Pepper Pepper, Shannon Stewart/Donal Mosher, and Kiana Harris. Performances will be 7:30 pm June 23 and 24, 5 pm June 25 at Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage,1516 SW Alder St., Portland. More info at risk-reward.org.