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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'The Revolutionists,' 'Diary of a Worm, a Wpider, and a Fly' and 'The Breath of Life'

COURTESY: KATE SZROM/PCS AT ARMORY - In a two-woman drama, Gretchen Corbett (left) and Sharonlee McLean star in 'The Breath of Life' at The Armory, May 4-June 16.STAGE

'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'

Triangle Productions' Northwest premiere is about five talented actresses bringing to life stories that will make you laugh, nod your head and talk as you leave the theater. The play was written by sisters Delia and Nora Ephron, who was nominated for Academy Awards for best writing for "Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle." The women are played by Michelle Maida, Deanna Wells, Olivia Weiss, Lisamarie Harrison and Trish Egan.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 2-May 25, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1985 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.trianglepro.org, $15-$35

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The radio variety show welcomes writer Mary Norris, comedian Jackie Kashian, writer Ryan O'Connell and musical guest The Get Ahead.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20

'The Revolutionists'

A reminder: Artists Repertory Theatre concludes its season with Lauren Gunderson's witty, inspiring and funny story about four women — a playwright, an assassin, a former queen and a Caribbean spy — who are willing to lose their heads for the equality of all women and for the love of their country during the French Revolution's "Reign of Terror." It stages May 3-26 at Artists Rep's Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St. For more/show times: www.artistsrep.org.

Oregon Symphony

• The symphony, with guest conductor Brent Havens, teams with Las Vegas veteran Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band for "The Music of the Rolling Stones." Dolyniuk (as Mick Jagger) sings the likes of "Satisfaction," "Ruby Tuesday," "Honky Tonk Women" and more. It happens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets start at $35.

• It's "Amadeus in Concert" as Norman Huynh leads the symphony in playing the score to the Academy Award-winning movie about Wolfgang Mozart, while "Amadeus" screens in high definition. It happens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Schnitz. Tickets start at $35.

For more: www.orsymphony.org.

Storytelling

• Portland Story Theater's "Urban Tellers" takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. For more: www.pdxstorytheatre.org.

• Howard Adler, Maura Doherty, Wink Harner and Brian Rohr headline "What Matters," the Portland Storytelling Guild show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St. For more: www.cstpdx.com.

Oregon Children's Theatre

The company stages "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly," based on the best-selling children's book series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. It originally was commissioned by OCT and performed at the Newmark Theatre in 2011, and now it returns.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 4-June 2, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $20-$34, $15-$30 children

'The Breath of Life'

Portland Center Stage puts on the David Hare sardonic two-woman drama, starring Gretchen Corbett and Sharonlee McLean. The story: When Francis Beale (McLean) decides she wants one last word with her ex-husband's lover (Corbett), both women are forced to confront their past, their failed relationships, dashed ideals and their future. Previews begin May 4.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, some exclusions, May 4-June 16, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $25

'Vanities: The Musical'

The musical by Portland Civic Theatre Guild chronicles the life-affirming journey of three vivacious Texas teens from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives to liberated women and beyond.

7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org, $15

'The Lightning Thief'

It's a Percy Jackson musical based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan. The story: The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 7-8, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $30-$60


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