Porthole Players, Ltd.

Contact Info:

Porthole Office:

306 SW Coast Hwy Suite 200
Newport, OR 97365

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1452
Newport, OR 97365

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Ticket Information:

Tickets to Porthole Players performances are available through the Newport Performing Arts Center box office, 541-265-ARTS (2787).

Presenter Description:

Porthole Players is a non-profit community theater group, established in 1972 and sponsored in part by the City of Newport, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, and many wonderful volunteers.

The Porthole Board of Directors is comprised of 12 directors, 1 youth member, and 4 officers that make up the executive committee. 

The Porthole Board of Directors has developed a set of bylaws in accordance with state and federal laws for running a non-profit organization. 

To request Board support for a future production, Directors must complete and turn in a Production Proposal Form (see Downloads area in the next column).

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Upcoming Events in Porthole Players, Ltd.

  • The Buddy Holly Story

    November 16th, 2018 to December 2nd, 2018

    The Buddy Holly Story is a celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles and catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that was Buddy Holly, and wraps it up into a package that has become: “THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL” Porthole Players has brought in talent from all over the US and paired them with some of Newport’s most talented performers and musicians to create this musical extravaganza. The Show tells the true story of Buddy’s rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.” The rock and roll show/concert features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’, ‘PEGGY SUE’, ‘EVERYDAY’, ‘OH BOY’, ‘NOT FADE AWAY’, ‘RAVE ON’ and ‘RAINING IN MY HEART’, plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘LA BAMBA’ and the Big Bopper's ‘CHANTILLY LACE’. The incredible legacy of the young man with big glasses and an even bigger heart, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden age of Rock & Roll, lives on in BUDDY.

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