Posts Categorized: Portland Ovations

Circus Smirkus in Payson Park

Please Note: This event is rain or shine. Seating is bleachers under a circus tent. Accessible seating is avialable on the ground level for anyone who can’t climb bleachers. Enter an enchanted forest and let your imagination run away with the circus! Circus Smirkus brings magic and mayhem, love and chaos to the big top with… Read more »

Portland Ovations 23-24 Season Announcement

Thursday, June 1, 2023 5:30PM | Hannaford Hall Broadway classics you know and love. World-renowned chamber ensembles. Music from all over the world. Stunning dance, family-friendly fun, and so much more! Join Ovations at the 2023-24 Season Announcement on Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 to 7PM at Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland Campus. This joyful gathering gives… Read more »

Ballet Hispánico Celebrates 50 Years!

Noche de Oro Thursday, May 11, 2023 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium The nation’s renowned LatinX dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, brings audiences together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latinx culture. Equal parts artistic excellence and catalyst for change, Ballet Hispánico is known for stunning dancers, luscious choreography by LatinX choreographers and a style that… Read more »

Broadway National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, April 28, 2023 8:00PM; Saturday, April 29, 2023, 1:00pm & 7:00pm | Merrill Auditorium Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;” “If I Were A Rich Man;” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love… Read more »

Cirque Alfonse

Animal, a Farm Story Friday, April 21, 2023 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium Cirque Alfonse returns to Merrill Auditorium with Animal, a series of surreal and slightly irreverent fables for the young and the young at heart. Journey through a reinvented land where a gentleman-farmer surrounds himself with familiar, yet crazy creatures: the chickens have teeth, the… Read more »

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Indigo Arts Alliance & Portland Ovations in association with Bowdoin College Friday, April 14, 2023 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. Based on the landmark sci-fi novels by Afro-futurist author Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower is a genre-defying, modern congregational opera that celebrates two centuries… Read more »

Ugly Duckling

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling! Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our… Read more »


Story, Book, Lyrics by Kerem Durdag & Music by Andy Happel | WORLD PREMIERE & Portland Ovations Commission Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:00PM | Westbrook PAC Two immigrants, one first generation and one second, find themselves in the U.S. and, over the course of lives fully lived, make it their home. Theirs is a story… Read more »

Miró Quartet with Karen Slack

Saturday, March 18, 2023 3:00PM | Hannaford Hall Recognized by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” and noted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity,” the Miró Quartet is regarded as one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets. For twenty-five years the Miró has performed a wide range… Read more »

Peking Acrobats with the Shanghai Circus

“In their graceful efforts these brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun that infuses springtime in New York with an extra measure of joy.” – New York Times Defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control —The Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability…. Read more »