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The Short List

STAGE

“Body Awareness

CoHo Productions opens its 17th season, as an organizer of a “Body Awareness” week at a Vermont college and her female partner play host to a photographer who specializes in nude photos.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 10, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org>www.cohoproductions.org, $20-$25

“Dracula: Death of Nosferatu”

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s young professionals company puts on the play about Professor Van Helsing and his attempt to help patient Mina Murray at Whitby Insane Asylum. Based on the book by Bram Stoker.

7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, OCT Black Box Stadium, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-228-9571, $5-$10, $7-$12 at door

“Dracula A Musical Nightmare

by: COURTESY OF PAUL S. FARDIG - Kirk Mouser plays Chauncey Deville in the Stumptown Stages' 'Dracula A Musical Nightmare,' Oct. 25 to Nov. 11 at Brunish Theatre.Stumptown Stages opens its eighth season with a high-camp version of the well-known story of hapless Jonathan Harker, who visits the bloodthirsty count in his castle.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11 (10 p.m. Halloween), Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, http://www.pcpa.com, $15-$30

Theatresports

Sixteen improvisational teams from around the metro area have entered the “Theatresports Tournament” to win bragging rights. Semifinals and finals are scheduled at a later date.

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, http://www.brodytheater.com, $9-$12

“Fall of the Band”

Action/Adventure opens its season with the brand new serial, semi-improvised comedy about Ghost Band as they deal with the loss of their lead singer.

8 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 26-Nov. 18, Action/Adventure Theater, 1050 S.E. Clinton St., http://www.actionadventure.org, $12

“A Chorus Line”

The classic musical, winner of nine Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize for drama, comes to Portland for one night only

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-241-1802, starting at $25

MUSIC

“Gerhardt Plays Tchaikovsky

Carlos Kalmar conducts and artist-in-residence cellist Alban Gerhardt stars as the Oregon Symphony performs Ades’ “Asyla,” Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” and Prokofiev’s “Suite from Romeo and Juliet.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, http://www.orsymphony.org, starting at $21

Saint Etienne

The UK group is one of the classier danceable electro-pop acts around and comes to town on All Hallow’s Eve.

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., http://www.wonderballroom.com, $20-$22 (21 and older)

MISC.

“Dare to Dream

The new live “Disney on Ice” show features hair-raising moments from Walt Disney Studio’s animated film “Tangled.” It’s led by female producers Nicole Feld and Juliette Feld, a contemporary compilation of princesses, popular songs and unforgettable scenes.

7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 25-26, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $17-$62

Glitterbest

The annual one-night show features an interactive “Sing Out!” showing of “Moulin Rouge!,” the 2001 musical with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., http://www.houseofglitterbest.com, $8-$16

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

Andrew Lloyd Webber fans can experience his newly staged rock opera on the big screen in the “UK Rock Spectactular.” The theatrical production originally opened in 1972, and it has been reimagined to capture today’s audiences with its classic musical numbers.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave., Lloyd Center 10, 1510 N.E. Multnomah St., Thursday, Nov. 1, Lloyd Center 10, http://www.fathomevents.com, regular movie prices

Maya Angelou

The acclaimed poet and autobiographer is one of the most renowned and influential voices of contemporary literature, and an accomplished singer, dancer, actress, playwright, director and civil rights activist.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, http://www.pcpa.com, $41.50-$110