Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including White Bird, 'Scarlet' and 'Between Riverside and Crazy'

COURTESY: LIZ LAUREN - Brett Schneider stars as The Magician in 'The Magic Play,' March 9-April 1 at The Armory.STAGE

'Sound of Music'

A reminder: Broadway in Portland presents the new production of Maria and the Von Trapp family and songs such as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and "Sound of Music."

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 8-9, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.,, starting at $30.

Jeff Dunham

The comedian and ventriloquist visits Portland on his "Passively Aggressive" tour.

7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Moda Center,, $47-$60, $17 parking

'Our Mother's Brief Affair'

Written by Richard Greenberg and put on by Triangle Productions, it's the story of Anna and her secret and the quest by a son and daughter to figure it out.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, March 8-31, Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd., (check for tickets)

'The Holler Sessions'

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the latest play in its Frontier Series of new works, written, directed and performed by Frank Boyd in collaboration with Brooklyn-based theater ensemble Team. It's staged as a live radio show and focuses on one man's obsession with American jazz.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Artists Repertory Theatre Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St.,, $25

White Bird

• The company presents the Portland debut of Jessica Lang Dance, featuring a broad range of dance pieces with a strong visual and musical sensibility. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $26.

• The company presents the Portland premiere of the Spanish ensemble Compania Jesus Carmona, featuring world-acclaimed flamenco dancer Jesus Carmona and 10 dancers, musicians and vocalists. Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $25.


Portland Playhouse has completed the first phase of its theater remodel and will put on "Scarlet," starring Susannah Mars, Isaac Lamb, Rebecca Teran, Darius Pierce, Dana Green and others. It follows Hester as she builds a life for herself and her daughter in Puritan Boston. It's a fresh take on an American classic, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Written by Michelle Horgen and directed by Brian Weaver.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, March 9-March 25, Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.,, $25-$39

'The Magic Play'

Portland Center Stage at The Armory presents Andrew Hinderaker's theatrical hybrid, a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Syracuse Stage. It follows a young magician trying to get through a live show just hours after his partner has left him.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, March 9-April 1, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, starting at $25

'Between Riverside and Crazy'

Artists Repertory Theatre takes on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis. It's a topical, intense, poetic and comic look at a retired cop and widower who takes things into his own hands. It's directed by Adriana Baer, who says, "this is a play about gentrification and how identity is linked to place, about race, mistakes and second chances."

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 10-April 1, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $50, $25 students/under-25

'Good Morning, Miss America'

Phyllis Yes and CoHo Productions premieres the story of an independent older artist living in Oregon who has increasing concerns about Doris and Lou, her aging parents living in the Midwest, while her sister doesn't share responsibility.

7:30 p.m. assorted nights, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 10-31, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $20-$32

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