Oh Boy! What a Show!

More fun that should probably be allowed in a single show, the jukebox musical biopic The Buddy Holly Story has exploded onto the Newport Performing Arts Center stage! The show runs weekends Nov. 16 - Dec. 2.

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Auditions and More!

Now playing—the smash hit jukebox musical Buddy! Up next, Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dec. 8, 9. And early next year, auditions for Milo Graamans' original musical She Loves Me Not!

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Image Galleries

We are fortunate to know excellent photographers who enjoy pointing their cameras in our direction. See their great work and take a stroll down Porthole Players' memory lane.

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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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Looking for More?

coastarts.org <http://coastarts.org>  website from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts    Red Octopus Theater Company

coastarts.org <http://coastarts.org>  website from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts    Red Octopus Theater Company

Time to Rock n' Roll!

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. Audiences will be treated to 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including timeless classics ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Rave On’.

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