Eugene on Stage: The Theatre Scene

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Photograph: Jens N Rgaard Larsen/AFP/Getty Images

Photograph: Jens N Rgaard Larsen/AFP/Getty Images

If you’ve ever spent a winter in Oregon, you know that the rainy and gloomy weather can really take its toll. The dark mornings, wet socks, frizzy hair and perpetual rainfall are not exactly my idea of paradise. One of my favorite ways to combat the winter blues (or any kind of blues for that matter) is to go to the theatre.

I absolutely love this quote from Portland Center Stage:

Theater brings us together, to sit near one another, to hear stories, to lift our voices in song. Theater creates worlds like no others; its immediacy cannot be duplicated; its intensity cannot be matched. A playwright’s miraculous words, directed with insight and acted with passion, elicit laughter, sorrow, astonishment, enlightenment, inspiration. Suddenly, we are not alone.

This week, I’ve decided to list a few of the shows that are currently running (or about to open) in the Eugene area.

As You Like It
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jack Watson
Feb. 27- March 14
Location: Hope Theatre at the University of Oregon
Tickets

Altar Boyz
Directed by: Joe Zingo
Presented by the Actors Cabaret of Eugene
March 6- March 8
Location: Soreng Theater at the Hult Center
Tickets

Rabbit Hole
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
February 27 – March 21
Location: The Lord Leebrick Theatre
Tickets

A Little Night Music
Written by: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Michael P. Watkins
March 13- April 4
Location: The Very Little Theatre
Tickets

*If you happen to game for the two-hour commute from Eugene to Portland, here are two must-see shows playing in downtown Portland:

Wicked
Winner of the Tony Award for best Broadway musical
March 4- April 5
Location: Keller Auditorium
Tickets

The Importance of Being Ernest
Written by: Oscar Wilde
Feb. 24 -March 29
Location: Portland Center Stage
Tickets

I hope these links inspire you to see a show. Do you know of any other hot theatre tickets that are currently available in the Eugene or Portland community? I’d love to hear about them!

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  1. Maddy, I love this post! It makes me want to go see some shows! Ah, if only I could afford to see Wicked and The Importance of Being Ernest in PDX. Maybe I can talk my mom into being my date over spring break… Anyway, keep these updates coming! I will definitely keep an eye out for new shows coming to town on your blog. 😉

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