Summer theater opens with 'Into the Woods'
Bag&Baggage presents "Much Ado About Nothing" for its summer Shakespeare adaptation. In this rendition, Benedick and Beatrice become Benedick and Bertram. Same ado, different leads. The production will focus on incorporating non-binary, queer and gender fluid concepts, and auditioning genderqueer and non-binary artists for the show. Performances are Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 28, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Vault Theatre. 350 E. Main Street, in Hillsboro. More information and online ticket sales babnbaggage.org
Mask and Mirror Productions presents "Rabbit Hole" a drama about surviving tragedy. An accident turns the Corbett family lives upside down and the play follows their recovery. Performance are from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 21; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive in Tualatin. Tickets are $20 for more information go to maskandmirror.com.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Fairy tale figures on a quest to reverse a witch's curse learn that getting what you wish for doesn't necessarily end happily ever after. Performances are from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 30; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
"Footloose" is the next show that Broadway Rose Theatre Company will present. The story of a rebel and a preacher's daughter who resist their town's ban on dancing, the show has many well-known songs and exciting dance numbers. Performances are Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, September 1 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Both shows are at 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. For more information and online ticket sales go to broadwayrose.org or call 503-620-5262.
Theatre in the Grove will present "The Odd Couple" the well-known bromance of Oscar, the slobby sportswriter and Felix, the OCD photographer who become roommates. Performances are from Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 16, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. For more information and online ticket sales go to theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-357-5349.
Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This farcical musical is really a love story in the midst of slapstick comedy and satire. Performances are from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, June 16 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro. For more information and online ticket sales, go to hart-theatre.org or call 503-693-7815.
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