When I started Portland Musical Theater Company the spring of 2016, I had a big vision for how we’d impact our community.
Fast forward a little over a year later, I’m so proud that Portland Musical Theater Company has:
- Produced 3 original shows in our inaugural season as Portland’s only all-musical company on the east side.
- Performed for 1800 audience members.
- Gifted more than 40 tickets to children and families impacted by domestic violence
- Provided over 25 performing artists and technicians the opportunity to use their craft toward projects that spread hope and joy
And we’re thrilled to be preparing for our 2nd season, a season of premieres.
Drum roll please….here is the 2017-2018 Season at Portland Musical Theater Company
This season is a season of 3 Premieres: an Oregon premiere, a World premiere, and a Portland Premiere.
The OREGON Premiere
All Hands On Deck
October 20 – November 12, 2017
AMERICA’S #1 PATRIOTIC SHOW is now in Portland. ALL HANDS ON DECK! is an All-Singing, All-Dancing, All-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years! Featuring classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and 42 of the greatest American songs ever written,
ALL HANDS ON DECK! offers a musical message for all Americans with a full-circle patriotic salute celebrating the American way of life.
Rich Cohn-Lee, Nate Ayers, Ashley Moore,
and Deanna Maio
Written by Jody Madaras
Directed by Deanna Maio
The WORLD Premiere
Jean and the Wonderful
February 17 – March 11, 2018
Based on the award winning children’s book, Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine is about a young girl who believes she could invent something that would change worried thoughts to wonderful ideas.
Encouraged by a science fair project, Jean invents and builds a wonderful idea machine. Word of this machine reaches the President of the United States and Jean is invited to bring her wonderful idea machine to the world peace summit to help solve all the world problems.
Jean is a wonderful example of a little girl who believes in her ideas and cares about making the world a better place. This world-premiere musical event is about believing in your dreams and making them come true.
Music, Lyrics and Book by Jenn August
Directed by Deanna Maio
Rebecca Raccanelli, Ava Anderson, James Reynolds, Michael McGee, Sherrie Van Hine, and Troy Sawyer
The PORTLAND Premiere
The Sensational Sixties
April 27 – May 20, 2018
After a successful world premiere in Yamhill County during our first season, THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES comes to Portland.
This original revue features over 35 songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s.
Set in the theater after their performance ended, a cast of singers passionately debate what was their favorite musical and show tunes of the 60s. As each cast member puts their candidate forward, the entire group breaks into song to celebrate the hits from their favorite shows.
You’ll hear hits fromHello Dolly, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha, Hair, Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, and many more.
Created and Directed by Deanna Maio.
Ashley Moore, Rebecca Raccanelli, Deanna Maio, Jonathan Taylor Mathews, Nate Ayers, Nicholas Granato, and Erik Montague
We are so excited to produce this season of premieres for you. Stay tuned for details on how you can join in the fun with our brand new season ticket option, see the show for free as a volunteer, and more.
It’s gonna be a great year!
Thank you for your support,
Founder & Executive Director
Portland Musical Theater Company