Oct 102015
 
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Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist (Avery Martin) as he navigates the London underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger (Joe Timmer), he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin (Jeff Massey). When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman (Denny Schneider), to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes (Richard Hans). Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy (Becky Britten), who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

Awards: Tony award best original score.

November 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm
November 15 and 22 at 3:00 pm

Call for tickets: 517 647 4041

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Jan 142015
 
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Friday and Saturday, March 20, 21, 27, 28 – 7:30 pm             Sunday, March 22 – 3:00 pm

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Starring: Roger Miller, Richard Hans, Clay Ramsey, Eric Proctor, Kelley Sandborn, Josh Arleth, and Deb Hattis

Directed by: Ruth Ann Peake

Aug 242014
 
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Portland Civic Players present:  HARVEY by Mary Chase

November 7, 8, and 14, 15  at  8:00 pm

November 9  at  3:00 pm

Call 517 647 4041 for tickets  or reserve on-line

All tickets $10.00

Director:  Roger Miller

Feb 052014
 
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Portland Civic Players Present:

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March 7,8, 9, 14, 15 and 16    Friday and Saturday shows at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (K-12 and under).

Tickets may be reserved by calling: 517 647 4041  or purchased online on this website.

Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical adapted from the book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.

Originally titled Let’s Go Steady, the play is a satire on American society set in 1958.   The story was inspired by the  popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957.  The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie,” is word play on the name of Conway Twitty.   Twitty is best remembered as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley’s rock ‘n’ roll rivals.

 

Dec 042013
 
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A-Christmas-Carol-680x383quThe Portland Civic Players will be performing “A Christmas Carol” in the style of an old time radio show, complete with sound effects, at the Portland Playhouse on:
Dec. 13 – 8:00 pm, Dec. 14 – 1:00 & 8:00 pm, and Dec. 15 – 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $5.00 at the door.