performing arts

Theater Review: Journey Theater presents “A Wonderful Life”

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Local area youth are bringing the old-fashioned Christmas spirit to the east side with a production of “A Wonderful Life,” a musical based on Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 movie starring James Stewart as everyman George Bailey. Full disclosure: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I can practically recite… Read More

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s “Me . . . Jane”: a Review

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Oregon Children’s Theatre’s production of the picture book, “Me… Jane” is a sweet ode to the one and only Jane Goodall. A west coast premiere, Aida Valentine portrays a young Jane Goodall exploring her backyard with her stuffed chimp Jubilee, but dreaming of living in Africa one day. Those familiar with the book will recognize… Read More

Editor’s Pick: Ants Ants Ants

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Remember the magic and groove of Jack Johnson’s album, “Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George”? When the soundtrack was released in 2006, accompanying the associated animated film’s release, it seemed to melt even the hardest of music snobs’ hearts into a nostalgia for a simpler way of perceiving the world through a child’s… Read More