Oh no you didn't! Oh yes you did! Live theater is an experience that you can't describe! Some kids count down the days until they get to finally see the curtains draw back, and some kids love the moment they first walk into the rotunda and see all the excited faces just like theirs.
When you go up the stairs and see just how pretty the theater is, you will get your very own program (don't forget to keep it for autographs later!) before you take your seat. The lights will dim, and the play begins.
Watching the characters you will become lost in the story, and engrossed in what is happening on the stage - just like you do in the movies!
Then, the lights will come on, and the audience will applause, and you will be caught up in the excitement! Don't forget to head to the Rotunda to get those autographs!
Then you'll go home and think about all your favorite moments and look forward the next time you get to experience something like that with other kids who are having just a great time!
For those kids who watch the play and get the acting bug, the theater have an acting academy where they can take various classes to one day maybe get them on the stage!
They also have field trip opportunities, as well as a great program for middle school students to submit plays with important anti-bullying themes.
$18 - $30 depending on seats
$15 - $26 depending on seats
Group discounts for 8 or more.
Performances are held at the Newmark and Winningstad Theatres in Downtown Portland, which can be found at 1111 SW Broadway at Main St.
Field trips are a great way for students to be introduced to culture, and theater. They can also supply teachers with a resource guide to connect it to the curriculum.
In addition they have in-school programs where theater skills can enhance their lessons, and a very important anti-bullying project where kids talk about bullying through acting.
It is recommended that performances are watched by kids 4 and up, but kids under 1 are free.
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