Review: NWCT’s “Desvelado”

Erica Vo is a local mom who loves exploring Portland and beyond with her son and daughter. She hopes to help families make their own memories by sharing ideas and experiences on Facebook and her blog Adventures with Chicken and Nugget.
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Overall this show felt like a combination of a lullaby and a child’s dream in the best possible way. This weekend, after a fun day of playing in the snow, my 10-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son and I snuggled up on the couch with some popcorn and hot chocolate to watch Northwest Children’s Theater’s most recent …

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OCT’s New Show “Your Turn!”

Michelle lives in Southwest Portland with her husband and daughter. When she's not working, Michelle is watching gymnastics class or basketball practice, and checking the Kids Calendar for a new activity to explore.
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Several months into the pandemic, my family has, like many others, found entertainment and education through all kinds of virtual options. What sets Oregon Children’s Theatre’s brand-new episodic show, Your Turn!, apart is its kid-centered focus, the warm camaraderie of the hosts, and its inspiration to spark fun and creativity in the familiar comforts of …

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Review: See NWCT’s “Seussical” at Home!

Northwest Children’s Theater undertook the zizzer-zazzer-zuzzian task of producing Seussical the Musical during quarantine, and the result is a fun and upbeat performance your family can enjoy online. In the show, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and a host of other characters sing a medley of show tunes inspired by the beloved books of …

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“Frozen”: The Ideal First Broadway Show for Young Theatergoers

Jade Chan is a native Portlander who returned to her roots after short stints on the East Coast. She remembers a time when Lloyd Center was an open mall, the Pearl consisted of warehouses, OMSI was where the Children’s Museum is now, and traffic jams were rare. A freelance editor and a mom of two, she enjoys sharing her love for the arts and her (ever-changing) hometown with her family.
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Last week, when the country—and the state—were heading into a time of uncertainty amid rising concerns around COVID-19 (aka the novel coronavirus), my daughter and I spent two hours in Arendelle and lost ourselves in the story of two sisters facing the biggest challenge in their lives. It was escapism at its best, and it …

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The Jungle Book: A Cultures-Bridging Favorite Returns

The play is packed with several dance numbers in a celebration of Indian arts and culture. There are graceful and beautiful pieces and hand-clapping energetic ones that give audiences a taste of the wide world of Indian dance.

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