Broadway in Portland 2018-19 Season Includes The King and I, Wicked, and More
Broadway in Portland is pleased to announce its 2018/19 Season with a schedule full of classic, familiar titles and brand-new productions.The 2018/19 Season starts with ON YOUR FEET!, the inspiring story behind the music and inside the lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, pop music sensations who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. This is followed by one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I, based on the Lincoln Center Theater production and featuring a score of beloved classics.
Next up is COME FROM AWAY, the true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed a world of airline passengers on the heels of 9/11. An extraordinary theatrical event comes next with the hit Broadway musical Disney’s ALADDIN which soars to new heights.
Then in spring, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new high-octane hit SCHOOL OF ROCK makes its Portland premiere! Based on the iconic Jack Black film, the story follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.
The subscription season rounds out with the new production of Roald Dahl’s amazing tale of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score.
The final show is the season option WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixing audiences with its wildly inventive and heart-warming story of the unlikeliest of friendships! WICKED will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.
THE 2018/19 SEASON
ON YOUR FEET! | OCTOBER 16 – 21, 2018
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I | JANUARY 8 – 13, 2019
Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).
COME FROM AWAY | FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 3, 2019
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America!
The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
Disney’s ALADDIN | MARCH 27 – APRIL 7, 2019
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).
SCHOOL OF ROCK | MAY 21 – 26, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | AUGUST 13 – 18, 2019
Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Portland’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
WICKED | JULY 10 – 28, 2019
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”
A completed subscription purchase must be processed in order to purchase tickets for WICKED. Season Options are not included in an 2018/19 season package. Additional purchase is required.
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2018/19 SEASON AT A GLANCE
ON YOUR FEET!
OCTOBER 16 – 21, 2018
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I
JANUARY 8 – 13, 2019
COME FROM AWAY
FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 3, 2019
MARCH 27 – APRIL 7, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK
MAY 21 – 26, 2019
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
AUGUST 13 – 18, 2019
WICKED – Season Option
JULY 10 – 28, 2019