Posts Categorized: Portland Ovations

Janice Carissa at Hannaford Hall

Saturday, December 10, 2022 3:00PM | Hannaford Hall Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for playing that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Born in Indonesia, Carissa began her studies at the age of 5 with… Read more »

The Four Phantoms with Kaley Ann Voorhees

The Four Phantoms | A Holiday Concert Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium It’s the most wonderful time of the year to join The Four Phantoms for a joyous holiday concert, “Phantoms’ style.” An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broad­way and more, The Four Phantoms brings together four Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The… Read more »

Preservation Hall Jazz Band 60th Anniversary

Pass It On 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Celebrate 60 years of jazz with the revered Preservation Hall Jazz Band. On their anniversary nationwide tour, the band’s mission remains focused on welcoming audiences into the ineffable, almost religious experience of channeling the artists’ ancestors through the music and… Read more »

Flamenco Legend Farruquito Comes to Portland

Farruquito | Flamenco Íntimo Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Called “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century” by The New York Times, Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya) is hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, incredible stage presence, profound poetry and captivating beauty. Heir to the most renowned… Read more »

Last Girl WORLD PREMIERE!

Thursday 20th October 2022, 7:00pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center Contains Mature Content Ovations is honored to share the first full-length staged reading of dee Clarke’s memory play, The Last Girl, based in part on Clarke’s 2014 testimony on sexual trafficking to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The Last Girl tells, in three acts, Clarke’s personal story of… Read more »

Héritier Watanabe

Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00PM | Vendredi 30 Septembre 2022 – 20H00 POSTPONED | REPORTÉ State Theatre Since the early age of 10, Congolese dancer/singer/songwriter, Héritier Watanabe has been singing and electrifying audiences with his mix of Congolese Ndombolo, soukous and rumba music. Captivating and charismatic, Watanabe’s high energy dance music is backed by a… Read more »

PortTIX and Merrill Celebrate 25 Years

PortTIX was founded in February of 1997 and opened as the box office for the newly renovated (and renamed) Merrill Auditorium. The Auditorium (formerly known as City Hall Auditorium) was in desperate need of renovation, struggling with issues such as outdated seating arrangements, no formal box office, and even an issue with pigeons getting backstage… Read more »

Portland Ovations Season Preview Party and RAFFLE

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:30PM Celebrate with us at Merrill Auditorium Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30PM and enjoy an exclusive first look at Portland Ovations’ 2022-23 season. Free to attend, this Members-only gathering invites you to an evening of nibbles, drinks and videos highlighting our upcoming season. There are many exciting Broadway National Tours, music, dance, theater and family-friendly performances… Read more »

“Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse” | WORLD PREMIERE by Riley Watts and little house dance

Wednesday, May 18, 7:30PM; Thursday, May 19, 7:30PM; and Friday, May 20, 7:30pm. PORTLAND OVATIONS COMMISSION | Mechanics’ Hall Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of the little house dance company.  An iterative performance on states of mourning and the physical mind, Hour Wolf… Read more »

Samuel James: Already Home Recordings Volume 2 WORLD PREMIERE

  Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:00PM | Brick South Beer Garden Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. Featuring traditional songs presented in differing arrangements, both… Read more »