'The Talented Ones'
Written by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Jane Unger, and put on by Artists Repertory Theatre, this is a dark comedy about immigrants Cindy and Omar as they face their thwarted American dreams and unraveling marriage while their buddy connives to push them over the edge. It continues through May 21 at Artist Rep's Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St. For more: www.artistsrep.org.
It's a Spanish-language musical, put on by Milagro, inspired by the Cuban Zarzuela and Shakespeare's "The Tempest," a story of the power of love, compassion and forgiveness.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 27-May 27, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E Stark St., www.milagro.org, $27 ($32 at door), seniors $25/$30, students $20/$25
'The Toxic Avenger'
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's film and an Off-Broadway award winner, it's a love story and funny musical with an unlikely hero (Melvin Ferd the Third, who has been dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste and became "Toxie"), a beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play bullies, mobsters, old ladies, stiletto-wearing backup singers, etc.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, April 27-May 14, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W Broadway, www.stumptownstages.org, $25-$40
'Rock, Roll and Remember'
Portland Musical Theater presents "Rock, Roll and Remember: A Tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand," which showcases the show that introduced youngsters to rock, pop and soul artists and songs to the tune of an astounding 883 shows in nearly 40 years. There'll be songs from the 1950s to '80s, everything from "ABC" to "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Boogie Fever" to "Bohemian Rhapsody."
7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (and 7:30 p.m. May 14), April 28-May 21, Mister Theater, 1847 E. Burnside St., No. 101, www.mistertheater.com, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students/kids
Playwrights West presents a world premiere reading, set against the backdrop of an independent radio station. Each song played prompts a new picture and voice as it weaves a tapestry of change in personal relationships, trust and perspectives.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, Portland State University Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.playwrightswest.org, $10 donation
In the show "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," by Alan Ball, five relucant and identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom with their own reasons to avoid the proceedings at a Knoxville, Tennessee, wedding. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays, April 28-May 14, at Twilight Theater Company, 7515 N. Brandon Ave., and tickets are $17, $18 at door. For more: www.twilighttheatercompany.org.
Based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, it recreates the parables of Jesus as told to his disciples in a user-friendly format with music, songs and dance. It concludes Lakewood Theatre Company's 64th season.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, various Sunday times and some Wednesdays, April 28-June 11, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, www.lakewood-center.org, $37, $35 seniors
The comedian, who performs in Portland this week, hit it big with "The Tom Green Show" and his autobiography "Hollywood Causes Cancer" that documents his battle with testicular cancer.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 27; 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., www.heliumcomedy.com, $20-$25
The Jefferson Dancers
Fresh off a trip to France, the dance company performs its annual spring concert.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $11-$20
'New Year in the Park 2017'
Portland Parks & Recreation puts on its third annual celebration of Cambodian, Thai, Laotian and Burmese cultures with food, music, dance and games.
9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue/Siskiyou Street, www.portlandoregon.gov, free
The Oregon Symphony, led by Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik, presents singer Patti Austin and her "Homage to Ella Fitzgerald," in which she performs such hits as "How High the Moon," "The Man I Love," "Too Close for Comfort" and more.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, starting at $23, www.orsymphony.org