USS IMPROVISE: THE NEXT GENERATION
January 3rd - February 2nd | Funhouse Lounge
This fan-favorite comedy show features the talented improv company at Funhouse Lounge as they portray the beloved NextGen characters in all their nerdy glory. With a few small suggestions from the audience, the cast will hilariously and melodically improvise their way through the final frontier.
ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT
January 12th, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Newmark Theatre
Re-live your younger years with your favorite Animaniacs characters as they sing live on stage. This musical revue stars original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pink from Pinky & the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those songs you still can’t get out of your head.
NO PANTS MAX RIDE
January 13th, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Skidmore Fountain
What started as a small prank has grown into an international celebration of silliness. The idea is simple: participating passengers board subway cars at different stops in the middle of winter without pants. They do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
JANE AUSTEN MOVIE NIGHT
January 14th, 21st, & 28th, 7:30 PM | The Armory
In honor of their new adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Portland Center Stage will screen movies inspired by or adapted from Austen’s novels. The list includes the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Austenland, a romantic comedy set in the present day, and the dark parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
PORTLAND’S MINI MUSICAL FESTIVAL
January 24th - 27th | Brunish Theatre
As a part of the Fertile Ground Festival, Live On Stage brings together Portland area writers and composers to create an evening full of brand new mini musicals. Each 15-minute musical is accompanied by a live band, offering audience members a powerful experience at a small scale.