Portland Ovations announced their 2023-2024 season of arts programming, which includes six Broadway productions, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, MOMIX, Ukrainian folk-rock band DakhaBrakha, Madagascar the Musical and Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience.

“We have curated a vast array of performances that you can only find at Portland Ovations,” said Casey Oakes, Ovations Director of Marketing & Development. “This makes our season the perfect answer to the age-old question of, ‘What’s going on tonight?’”

From October to May, audiences will be able to catch 24 diverse events in and around Portland, Maine. Touring Broadway shows will include STOMP (Nov. 18 & 19, 2023), Come From Away (January 12 & 13, 2024), Jesus Christ Superstar (Apr. 12 & 13, 2024) and Mean Girls (May 16 & 17, 2024). Before Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Apr. 30, 2024), dance and movement company MOMIX will present Alice (Oct. 19, 2023), based on the stories of Alice in Wonderland and perfect for the whole family. At the State Theatre, you can spend an evening with Sasha Velour (Feb. 29, 2024), John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin in Cassette Roulette (Oct. 21, 2023), or DakhaBrakha (Nov. 28, 2023), and Palaver Strings will hit the stage with little house dance (Dec. 6 & 7, 2024) for the world première of their new work, Noisefloor.

Portland Ovations is a nonprofit performing arts presenter that connects artists and audiences both onstage and off, making the arts an integral part of community life. For 93 years, it has been one of the institutions that has made Portland a world-class arts city. “This is one of the biggest and best seasons we’ve ever had,” said Oakes. “We just can’t wait to get started and share these incredible artists with our community.”

Visit portlandovations.org to view the full season, purchase tickets, or become a Portland Ovations Member. Membership gives you access to the best seats at the best prices, keeps ticket prices affordable for all, underwrites discounted and free tickets for students and helps maintain a vibrant arts community in Portland and beyond — all with your tax-deductible contribution.

Portland Ovations’ 2023-2024 Full Season

Follow links to learn more about each program and buy tickets.

Circus SmirkusMonday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 & 8, 2023, Payson Park, Portland

Jerusalem QuartetSaturday, Oct. 7, 2023, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland

MOMIX: Alice Sharen Bradford

MOMIX: AliceThursday, Oct. 19, 2023, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin in Cassette RouletteSaturday, Oct. 21, 2023, State Theatre, Portland

Ustad Shafaat Khan Trio: Music to Heal the SoulThursday, Oct. 26, 2023, Hannaford Hall, USM Campus, Portland

It’s Okay to Be Different, stories by Todd ParrSunday, October 29, 2023, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook

Madagascar the Musical Mark Dawson

Madagascar The MusicalThursday and Friday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2023, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

STOMPSaturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 & 19, 2023, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

DakhaBrakhaTuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, State Theatre, Portland (Co-Presented with State Theatre)

Palaver Strings + little house dance: NoisefloorWednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6 & 7, 2023, State Theatre, Portland (Co-Produced with State Theatre)

Come From Away, Broadway National TourFriday and Saturday, Jan. 12 & 13, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Martha Redbone Will Maupin

Martha Redbone Roots ProjectThursday, Feb. 1, 2024, First Parish Church, Portland

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – RESCHEDULED FOR 2024 February 15, 2024, Merrill Auditorium

Zlata Chochieva, pianoSaturday, Feb. 17, 2024, Hannaford Hall, Portland

An Evening with Sasha VelourThursday, Feb. 29, 2024, State Theatre, Portland (Co-Presented with State Theatre)

Johnny Cash: The Official Concert ExperienceFriday, Mar. 8, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

360 Allstars Darren Thomas

360 ALLSTARSThursday, Mar. 14, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Faye DriscollThursday, Mar. 28, 2024, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook

Sirocco: Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe — Friday, Apr. 5, 2024, State Theatre, Portland

Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainTuesday, Apr. 9, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

The company of the North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar Evan Zimmerman

Jesus Christ Superstar, Broadway National Tour Friday and Saturday, Apr. 12 & 13, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterTuesday, Apr. 30, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Handel and Haydn SocietySunday, May 5, 2024, Hannaford Hall, Portland

Mean Girls, Broadway National TourThursday and Friday, May 16 & 17, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland