From Shakespeare to Stuart Little
Forest Grove's Theatre in the Grove presents "Stuart Little," a charming production based on the book by E.B. White from March 1 to March 10. After Stuart, a mouse, is adopted by a very nice family, the Littles, everyone seems to love him except the family cat, Snowbell. Stuart faces a series of adventures with grit, pluck, determination and love to gain acceptance by his family and even the grudging tolerance of Snowbell. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Ticket information available at theatreinthegrove.org
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre performs "The Boys Next Door," a comedy-drama about living with a disability. Set in New England, four men with mental issues live in group home with a burned out social worker. The play reminds us that everyone just wants to find some purpose and meaning in life and love and laugh in the time we have. Performances at the Main Stage at Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, in Tigard from March 2 to March 24 on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information go to maskandmirror.com
Bag&Baggage performs its first production in "The Problem Play Project: The Island in Winter, or La Isla en Invierno" a world premiere adaptation of "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare, which opens March 7 and runs through March 24 at The Vault Theatre in downtown Hillsboro, 350 E. Main St.
"Over the past 15 years, we have produced more than 20 world-premiere adaptations of the Bard's work," said Scott Palmer, Bag&Baggage's founding artistic director and the director of "The Island in Winter." "But 'The Island In Winter' marks a truly historic milestone for the company; this play has been adapted by an emerging, Oregon-based playwright of color and is focused on exploring Shakespeare's most challenging works from a diverse, inclusive perspective."
"The Island In Winter, or La Isla En Invierno" Evening performances Thursday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
More information, and online ticket sales, at bagnbaggage.org.
Running from March 15 to March 31, the Hillsboro Artist Regional Theatre will present "Arsenic and Old Lace." The show about the crazy Brewster Family features a ballerina, a love story and a corpse in the window seat, based on the 1947 film starring Cary Grant. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at 185 S.E. Washington St., in Hillsboro. For ticket enquiries call 503-693-7815.
Broadway Rose theater company presents "A Grand Night for Singing," a collection of more than 30 classics from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, including selections from "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "Oklahoma." The show runs from March 28 through April 28. Performances are at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., in Tigard, on Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For show information or to order tickets go to broadwayrose.org.
From April 19 to May 5, Theatre in the Grove will present "Legally Blonde, the Musical" based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon about a student whose life is upended when her boyfriend leaves her to attend law school. She charms her way into the same school and tackles scandal and stereotypes to carry the day and prove herself to the world. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Theater in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave. Ticket information available at theatreinthegrove.org.
Stages Youth Academy presents "Honk, Jr." a musical loosely based on "The Ugly Duckling" and adapted for young performers. A heartwarming celebration of being different, audiences will weep and laugh. Performances are from April 19 to May 5 at the Hillsboro Artist Regional Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St., in Hillsboro. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For ticket information go to stagesyouth.org.
From May 2 through May 19, Bag&Baggage will perform "Peter/Wendy," a dark retelling of the Peter Pan story for adults. The show explores the psychology and meaning in a uniquely Bag&Baggage interpretation of one of the great classics of Western literature. Evening performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., in downtown Hillsboro. More information, and online ticket sales, at bagnbaggage.org.
The Mask & Mirror Community Theatre production of "The Butler Did It," will parody every English whodunit ever written when it premieres May 3 to 19. When Miss Maple invites detective authors to an island to portray some fictional characters, it all goes thrillingly from there. Performances at the Main Stage at Calvin Church in Tigard, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information go to maskandmirror.com.
Hillsboro Artist Regional Theatre presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," from May 24 to June 16. A farcical romp through ancient Rome, the musical has slapstick comedy, love scenes and cases of mistaken identity. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this classic is a treat for the audience. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m at HART Theater, 185 S.E. Washington St., in Hillsboro. For Ticket enquiries call 503-693-7815.
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