Portland Stage Events

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Upcoming Events

Feb 27

The Half-Light Rush35 Pre-Performance Party

6:30pm Reception free for Rush35 Members
7:30pm Performance of The Half-Light by Monica Wood
Featuring Flatbreads, Shipyard, Two Fat Cats and wine.

Rush35 provides an affordable gateway into theater for audiences age 35 and under by offering a $15 ticket to any of our Mainstage Productions.

35 or under? Not yet a Rush35 member? Sign-up today to receive your invite to the Pre-Performance Rush35 events and discounted tickets.

Mar 11

Circle Read

7pm | Theater for Kids Storefront Space at Portland Stage.

Join us for a casual reading of a play related to the themes of shows in our Mainstage season. When you reserve your free ticket for the date you wish, you will be entered into our Circle Read Community, and we will email you further details.

Apr 03

Skeleton Crew Rush35 Pre-Performance Party

6:30pm Reception free for Rush35 Members
7:30pm Performance of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morriseau
Featuring Flatbreads, Shipyard, Two Fat Cats and wine.

Rush35 provides an affordable gateway into theater for audiences age 35 and under by offering a $15 ticket to any of our Mainstage Productions.

35 or under? Not yet a Rush35 member? Sign-up today to receive your invite to the Pre-Performance Rush35 events and discounted tickets.

Apr 08

Circle Read

7pm | Theater for Kids Storefront Space at Portland Stage.

Join us for a casual reading of a play related to the themes of shows in our Mainstage season. When you reserve your free ticket for the date you wish, you will be entered into our Circle Read Community, and we will email you further details.

Apr 09

Maine Crime Writers Reading

With Maine’s premiere Crime Writers
6:30pm pre-show reception | 7pm staged reading
Suggested Donation $10 online | $15 at the door

Affiliate Artists and local actors read excerpts from local Crime Writer’s to include: Chris Holm, Julia Spencer-Fleming , Gayle Lynds, Dick Cass, Kate Flora

May 01

The Last Five Years Rush35 Pre-Performance Party

6:30pm Reception free for Rush35 Members
7:30pm Performance of The Last Five Years
by Jason Robert Brown
Featuring Flatbreads, Shipyard, Two Fat Cats and wine.

Rush35 provides an affordable gateway into theater for audiences age 35 and under by offering a $15 ticket to any of our Mainstage Productions.

35 or under? Not yet a Rush35 member? Sign-up today to receive your invite to the Pre-Performance Rush35 events and discounted tickets.

May 05

Portland Stage Spring Gala 2019

5pm-8pm|Details to come
Live Entertainment | Dinner & Drinks | Live & Silent Auctions

May 13

Circle Read

7pm | Theater for Kids Storefront Space at Portland Stage.

Join us for a casual reading of a play related to the themes of shows in our Mainstage season. When you reserve your free ticket for the date you wish, you will be entered into our Circle Read Community, and we will email you further details.

May 14

Longfellow’s Shorts

Tentative date May 14

Kate Christensen is the author of seven novels, including The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and, most recently, The Last Cruise. She is also the author of two culinary memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Her short works have appeared in many periodicals, including Tin House, the New York Times, the Baffler, the Wall Street Journal,Vogue, Elle, Bookforum, and Food & Wine. She lives with her husband and dog in Portland, Maine.

May 14

Exclusive Rush35 Party

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Complimentary party for Rush35 Members who attended three or more Mainstage Productions in 2018-2019 Season!
With the stars from the cast of The Last Five Years Serving Shipyard Beer, food, and a pint glass to take home.

Rush35 provides an affordable gateway into theater for audiences age 35 and under by offering a $15 ticket to any of its Mainstage Productions.

Aug 06

Ain’t Misbehavin’

The FATS WALLER Musical Show

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in Ain’t Misbehavin’, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue. Join five sensational performers on a sassy, sultry journey – from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood – through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” and “I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling.”


Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller
Conceived by: Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Created and Originally Directed by: Richard Maltby, Jr.
Original Choreography and Musical Staging by: Arthur Faria
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by: Luther Henderson
Vocal & Musical Concepts  and Musical Arrangements by: Jeffrey Gutcheon  & William Elliot
Originally produced by: The Manhattan Theatre Club
Originally produced on Broadway by: Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor & Ron Dante