“Once” is all it takes …

“Once” is an experience, not a performance. Audience members can walk onto the set – a bar in Dublin – and buy a drink. The actors play all the music. The Broadway Across America musical, showing now through June 15th at Keller Auditorium, is based on a real-life story also featured in the acclaimed 2007 film. There’s this Guy – a lonely street-performer and vacuum repairman – who, though extremely talented, has lost his connection to his music due to a recent heartbreak. Enter the Girl: in less than a week she will inspire him and change his world forever. “Once” shows us that in this solitary, bustling world, one person – if it’s the right person – can touch and reignite your heart. www.portland5.com

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