Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

2014-2015 Productions

  • Fall: William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • Winter: Hairspray, The Broadway Musical
  • Spring: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Fall 2014: Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing poster

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing takes us to the beloved banter between Beatrice and Benedick, the lover/rivals who jest and joust their way to true love. With unforgettable characters like Dogberry, Verges trying to counter the evil Don John, or the lovable Leonato, Margaret, Ursulla and Don Pedro clamoring to bring the lovers Hero and Claudio to the Friar to be married, this play offers the most laughs per minute than any other Shakespeare. Featuring work by designers Sarah Gahagan, Ashley Smith, DanHays and our talented students, this cast of 19 will bring you to laughter and love like no other play before.

  • Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 14, Matinée 12 noon
  • Saturday, November 15, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 16, Matinée 2pm

Winter 2015: Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

A collaboration between the PCC Dance, Music, and Theatre programs.

  • Choreography: Heidi Dyer
  • Co-directed by: Julianne Johnson-Welss, Dan Hays
  • Music directed by: Owen Hofmann-Smith

Can Tracy Turnblad achieve her dream of dancing on the Corny Collins show? Can the youth of 1960s Baltimore change the division between black and white by bringing the city to its feet, or will the adults who can't change bring them to their knees? This beloved musical will certainly bring you to your feet, if you can stop tapping them!

Hairspray Performances
  • Friday, March 6, 2015, 7pm Curtain
  • Saturday, March 7, 7pm Curtain
  • Thursday, March 12, 11am Curtain
  • Friday, March 13, 7pm Curtain
  • Saturday, March 14, 7pm Curtain (Sign Language Interpretation Performance)
  • Sunday, March 15, 2pm Curtain
Hairspray Tickets

Hairspray Tickets are available in advance at the PCC Sylvania Bookstore, and (if still available) at the door. You may reserve tickets by calling 971-722-4323. Please leave your name, the date and the number of tickets you wish to reserve, and a return phone number to confirm. All tickets reserved are to be paid for and picked up at the will call area at the performance. Tickets unclaimed 10 minutes before the curtain time will be released to the public.

The Glass Menagerie

Glass menagerie poster

This compelling family drama vaulted Tennessee Williams to the pantheon of American playwrights and established his reputation as a visionary for the contemporary theatre. Join Tom, Amanda and Laura Wingfield as they navigate the treacherous territory of lost traditions, impossible expectations and growing desperation. This beautifully written play was recently revived on Broadway with Cherry Jones and Zach Quinto and played to sold out houses for months. Come and see why The Glass Menagerie has been considered an American classic for decades!

Note: Due to the unique staging of this production, a limited number of seats will be sold. Tickets will go on sale the first week of Spring term in the PCC Sylvania Bookstore, and soon to be online!

Tickets are $10 for the General Public.  

Note: $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more, please call 971-722-4323 to book a group by first leaving the date you wish to attend, followed by your name, how many in your party and your telephone number.

Appropriate for ages 9 and up.  

Running time will be just over 2 hours with one intermission.  

The Glass Menagerie Performances
  • Friday, May 8, 7pm
  • Saturday, May 9, 7pm
  • Thursday, May 14, Matinée 11am 
  • Friday, May 15,  7pm
  • Saturday, May 16, 7pm
  • Sunday, May 17, Matinée 2pm