PMA Musical Theatre
Each season in late January PMA Musical Theatre presents an engaging production with a seasonal theme that is fun for the whole family! Our repertory includes an adaptation of the classic Babes in Toyland, along with two original works; Where’s Winter, and Winter in the Willows. These enchanting musical productions provide a wonderful performance opportunity for actors, singers and dancers of many ages, and a delightful moment at the theatre for the entire community. Auditions are generally held at the end of October. PMA Musical Theatre is a joint effort between the Portland Metro Arts Music and Theatre Departments.
For more info email us at MusicalTheatre@PDXMetroArts.org.
Winter in the Willows
Saturday, January 25th & Sunday January 26th 2:00pm
Portland Metro Arts Center Theatre 9003 SE Stark Street
What happens when your favorite Willows friends - Toad, Badger, Rat, and Mole - must not only prepare for Winter, but also an impending visit from Mole's extended family? Grandmother Mole has heard of Toad's outrageous exploits, and is due to arrive any minute to see what is going on for herself. And what about those felonious Weasels? Chances are they are up to no good again. The music of Sir Arthur Sullivan - of Gilbert and Sullivan fame - underscores the humorous situations and confusion that ensues as Mole and friends attempt to make Toad presentable. Our original script is based on the much-loved characters brought to life by author Kenneth Grahame in 1908. Come join us for an entertainment experience that people of all ages won't want to miss!
Babes in Toyland is a whimsical musical, filled with all your favorite Mother Goose characters. Victor Herbert’s music adds a fun counterpoint to the silly antics and contemporary references in our adaptation of this classic story. Come join us for a performance that will whisk the whole family away to "the land you'll oft recall as the best of all...TOYLAND!"
Where’s Winter shares the story of a Troll who, while wandering through the forest, sees that everyone is getting ready for Winter hibernation. A sadness falls over him as he frets that, with the coming Winter, he will again spend it all alone. He hatches a plan to steal Winter, so his friends will stay awake. Mother Nature, and all of the animals, frantically try to solve the mystery of “Where is Winter?”. It is a heartwarming tale of friendships and community, with lively music and dance.