An Impossible Dream!

Director Cyn Wilkes fulfills a lifelong dream to bring the classic musical Man of La Mancha, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, to the Newport stage. Don't miss it!

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We've got great entertainment going.

It's a big production, some might even say impossible. But we can dream, can't we. And we'll do more than dream—the hilarious and heartbreaking musical masterpiece Man of La Mancha, is coming to Newport this fall!

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Porthole Players - Celebrating over 40 Years of Theater!

Porthole Players is a non-profit community theater group, established in Newport, Oregon in 1972. We are committed to increasing the social capital of our community through our love of theater: developing the skills, spirit, and artistic sensibilities of all those who participate, on stage, behind it, or in the audience. (Oh, and we also put on great shows, too - musicals, dramas, comedies, and more!). We are sponsored in part by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, many wonderful volunteers and members.

You Are Welcome!

Porthole Players welcomes new actors, singers, dancers and musicians so don't be shy about contacting us or just showing up to the next audition. More of a behind the scenes person? Opportunities abound for people interested in costumes, lighting, set construction, props, staging, graphic design, publicity and more!


Don't be daunted by the title, membership with Porthole Players is more like joining a family. Members benefit by supporting community theater, are listed in all of our production programs, and are covered by insurance when working on a production.

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Opens November 22!

Man of La Mancha
We're engaging our imaginations and voices to bring to life the poignant tale and captivating music of Man of La Mancha, the beloved five-time Tony Award winner (including Best Musical), featuring songs like, "Impossible Dream." Join us inside the shadowed stone of a late 16th century Spanish dungeon. as Cervantes weaves his masterful tale, starting November 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Center!

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