StageWorks Ink Brings Popeye to Life
Iconic 80s Movie Brought to Life This April
In March StageWorks Ink begins rehearsing for its next exciting project; Popeye LIVE! this is an adaptation of the oft-time misunderstood film by Robert Altman with charming music by the late Harry Nilsson. StageWorks favorite, Sean Ryan Lamb, and his recent bride, Landy Lamb will play the iconic couple Popeye and Olive with Artistic Director, Steve Coker, playing Bluto. Costumes by Amber Black promise to bring us right into the cartoon world of Popeye. New to StageWorks Ink, Music Director, Adam Young will be heading up a small shanty band to really capture the flavor of the sea-side town of Sweethaven. Go to our home page to find links to tickets and get them early!!
StageWorks Ink Back at the Clinton Street Theater
StageWorks turned five last year and we performed Varsity to amazing audiences who received the newly musicalized version with open mouths... with laughs coming out of them.
Now in keeping with that sentiment, we offer the fifth anniversary production of Flash Ah-Ahhh!! and we are ending this show on a high note, bringing back some favorite original cast members and stepping up the look of the show. I hope you will all come and see us in November.
StageWorks Ink Back to film focus
StageWorks Ink is taking some time away from our stage productions. We spent five years working on honing our writing and production skills and turning some of our favorite screenplays into stage productions... Both The Last Starship From Earth and Cracking The Code were featured at the Fertile Ground New Works Festival and both The Adventures of Dex Dixon and Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves were musicalized and performed to enthusiastic audiences. But it has been too long since we worked on any films. Recently we meet with Producer Stephanie Salvey with Della Street Productions and she has decided to Champion several of our properties at the 2018 American Film Market in November. We are very excited to be working with her.
StageWorks Ink Turns 5!!
StageWorks Ink Gets Another New Home for 2016-17
So its our 5th Year Anniversary in 2018 and we wanted to do something special. So we are bringing back the show that started it all... Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves From Outer Space... and we are going to do it at the Chapel Theatre in Milwaukie, OR. Why The Chapel? Well it just so happens that it is owned by Illya Torres Garner and his wife, Corinn DeWaard, who met doing the original production. The show will be running from March 16th through the 31st. Tickets will be avalible soon.
Unfortunately the Alberta Abbey has had to close for many safety reasons. Our Pals Billy and Joey have moved on to more exciting pastures and StageWorks has decided to taks a hiatus for the summer. Once we have figured out where to live, we will be back with more exciting productions.
StageWorks Ink Closed for the Summer!
So we had a great time production both "Three Amigos" & "Cry-Baby" at the Clinton Street Theater this year... BUT we have been offered an opportunity to become the resident theatre company at The Alberta Abbey in NE Portland, just a couple blocks West of MLK on Alberta Street. The facility is really built for our kind of theatre... 300 seat main auditorium, 200 seat ballroom, dressing room and green room facilities and its own parking lot!! This is a bewail be such an improvement for us going forward. We will move into the facility for our Third Annual Holiday Show "Flash Ah-Ahhh!!" which opens on December 8th, 2016.
Then in January, StageWorks Ink veers from our usual path and is presenting an original comedy written by our Artistic Director, Steve Coker, as a part of the 2017 Fertile Ground New Works Festival. "Crackin'The Code: A Comedy of Questionable Morals" will make its World Debut in January at the Abbey... then we will finish the season off in the Spring with the show that started it all... "Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves From Outer Space... The Musical."
We are very excited to bring this new vision of our classic original sifi, horror comedy back to Portland audiences!!
StageWorks Ink Gets a New Home in 2016
Begining in the Spring of 2016, StageWorks will now call the historic and iconic, Clinton Street Theater HOME. We will be producing three shows at this incredible location; One in the Spring, another in the fall and finally in the winter, Flash Ah-Ahhh!! will have its third annual holiday event. More details soon, bust know that we are very excited to partner with such an amazing Portland landmark.
StageWorks Ink's New Season has changed a bit
The next season of StageWorks will include one new show, a return of a classic, and the addition of a sequel to our most popular show.
In October, please join us for our adaptation of the John Waters classic "Cry-Baby" This isnt the broadway show that ran for a short period, but an homage to the original film. A rockabilly love story!
In December we return to save the Earth with our friend Flash Gordon. Yes it's the 3rd Annual Holiday production of "Flash Ah-Ahhh!!!"
Then in 2017, we turn our attention to a new story of Flash and his friends. "A Very Flash-y Sequel" debuts in February with all new songs and laughs! Don't miss this opportunity to see our shows.
THE ADVENTURES OF DEX DIXON: PARANORMAL DICK THE MUSICAL!!
MAKES IT'S WAY TO THE PORTLAND PROFESSIONAL STAGE!!
As many of you may know, I was lucky enough to partner with Stumptown Stages who have decided to take our cabaret workshop piece "The Adventures of Dex Dixon: Paranormal Dick" to the next level and produce it as a full-blown stage musical. KJ McElrath and I have written 13 original songs for the new production, and currently Pete Petersen is working on the arrangements for the orchestra. The show will open in January 2016 as part of the Fertile Ground, New Works Festival. Keep an eye out for information as it is made available.