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La Belle - Date Night at Imago with Carla Rossi!

  • Imago Theatre 17 Southeast 8th Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)

Imago Theatre is offering two date nights April 20 and April 27 at 7PM so the adults can enjoy the magic of La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton, while leaving the kids at home. (Kids are welcome to any other show.)

A pair of tickets at 30% off, with a free drink for each (Beer, Wine, or non-alcoholic) available for Friday April 20 and Friday April 27, 7PM shows. Use the code: LOVE.

LA BELLE, LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATON is a romantic, playful, intriguing telling of Beauty and the Beast with shadow theatre, automaton puppetry, song, dance, and thousands of effects. A show like no other.

A giant art work of a play with 100 moving parts that will engage you like no other show… Animated effects every 30 seconds... Steampunk finesse… Whimsical, dramatic and heartfelt. Perfect for a date!

APRIL 20th at 7pm:
Join Todd Van Voris, as our emcee for this special date night. Todd is an acclaimed Portland based actor and director who has performed on many prominent stages in Portland (last seen in Medea & Hughie at Imago) as well as appearances on NBC's Grimm and TNT's The Librarians. Todd will be dishing up some surprises of his own so be prepared!

APRIL 27th at 7pm:
Imago Theatre welcomes the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allies) community to a special showing of La Belle with special guest host, Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson). Portland’s premier drag clown, Carla Rossi, is an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure.

Child: $17.50; Youth/Senior: $29.50; Adult: $37.50
Tickets can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at

Remember to use the code LOVE to get 30% off a pair of tickets.

“.. a masterpiece …. raised to an infinite degree. A delicious feast for the eyes and ears and nourishing fodder for the soul… a cornucopia of sights and sounds that burrow through the hard shell of adulthood to the child-like wonder of innocence and imagination, too long buried.” -Dennis Sparks – All Things Performing Arts

“Populated with 100 astonishingly detailed automata, puppets and other dazzling non-digital effects... a nonstop eye-popper. After several years in the making, Imago Theatre's tricky, visionary new take on 'Beauty and the Beast' arrived this past weekend. And what a landing. It's all wow factor. You'd need a jeweler's loupe to take in all the intricate work, particularly the gear-driven pieces... In a time when spectacular visual stories are forged from lines and lines of code, along comes a wondrous tale carefully carved, tinkered, fitted and welded by consummate Portland creatives.” -Lee Williams, The Oregonian

“Imago’s La Belle is a creature of a rare and wonderful sort, a show you may well want to see over and over again, both to marvel at its graceful mechanics and to soak in its symbolic resonances about the human, animal and spiritual in us all…. with a tone that’s often whimsical but never cutesy, finding that sweet spot of family entertainment that’s really for the adults, even if the kids are so enthralled that they won’t notice." -Marty Hughely, Oregon Arts Watch

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