Musicals don’t just entertain us; they bring us together, and evoke the joys and sorrows we share in common.
Stumptown Stages is dedicated to presenting quality musical theatre opportunities for a wide and diverse audience of musical-theatre lovers.
2018/19 Stumptown Stages Season Productions
DREAMGIRLS | October 18–November 4, 2018
A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL | November 23–December 23, 2018
Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR | January 31–March 3, 2019.
Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.
URINETOWN | April 18–May 19, 2019
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
About Stumptown Stages
Stumptown Stages is a not-for-profit musical theatre company in residence at the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. Since 2005, Stumptown Stages has presented fully staged professional musicals for Portland audiences. Previous productions include: Urinetown (Drammy Award Best Actress in a Musical), Rapture (West Coast Premiere), Grease, Reefer Madness, Floyd Collins (PAMTA Award Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Godspell, The Last Five Years (PAMTA Award Best Actress in a Musical), Dreamgirls, The Wiz (Drammy Award for Best Young Performer in a Musical and Best Choreography), A Chorus Line, Rent (PAMTA Award Best Ensemble and Best Sound Design), Club Morocco (PAMTA Best Actress in a Musical), Once On This Island, Dracula A Musical Nightmare and The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Carrie the musical (PAMTA Best Actress), The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Adventures of Dex Dixon, Smokey Joe's Cafe, In the Heights (PAMTA Best Supporting Actress). Additionally, Stumptown Stages focuses on original work; including musical workshops of It’s A Wonderful Life and Soul Harmony.
Learn more about the 2018/19 Stumptown Stages season at the event pages below.