Holiday Shows

Portland Oregon is buzzing with holiday spirit. The Portland Center for the Performing Arts has a couple of different holiday shows going on this weekend. Hotel Modera recommends you check them out!

A Holiday Revue

When: 7:30 pm | Friday December 16th, 2011
Where: Keller Auditorium
Address: 222 Southwest Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201
Website: www.pcpa.com

THE HEART IS A COCKTAIL…
…splashed with holiday cheer and served up with a twist. Slip into something saucy and join Susannah Mars, Richard Bower and the OBT dancers for an evening of effervescent delights. Artistic Director Christopher Stowell will be mixing it up this year, swirling past favorites with fresh confections in an evening the Oregonian called, “a supper-club pleasure” in a “smashing setting.” Back by popular demand, this year’s Holiday Revue returns with even more dance numbers and jazzy tunes!

Ebenezer Ever After

When: 7:30 pm | Friday December 16th, 2011
Where: Brunish Hall
Address: 1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Website: www.pcpa.com

It’s several years after the miraculous events of “A Christmas Carol”. Scrooge has benevolently godfathered “Tiny Tim” Cratchit, now a partner at Scrooge, Cratchit & Marley, but fears Tim is becoming too much like the money-driven Scrooge of old, and tries to match him with the comely office manager Rose. Moreover, Scrooge can’t shed his remorse over the plight of Jacob Marley, who remains condemned to wander eternity in chains.

To reverse this, Scrooge has hatched a plan to reconnect with Marley’s ghost the next night, Christmas Eve, by visiting, accompanied by Tim, three colorful “spiritualists”. Tim comes away from these séances” – which range from comedic to poignant to horrifying – recognizing both his misplaced values and his love for Rose, but the plan to contact Marley has failed. Until Scrooge returns home alone to find the old ghost, in chains, waiting for him, along with an unearthly Tribunal that will decide both of their fates.

A family entertainment with a memorable score and literate story, “Ebenezer Ever After” is by turns funny, suspenseful and celebratory… in the best “spirit” of the holiday season.”

The Wizard of Oz

When: 7:30 pm | Friday December 16th, 2011
Where: Newmark Theatre
Address: 1111 Southwest Broadway, 2nd & 3rd Floors, Portland, OR 97205
Website: www.pcpa.com

The Wizard of Oz is touching down at the Newmark Theatre this holiday season. This magical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will amaze the audiences, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

The Canadian Tenors Christmas

When: 7:30 pm | Friday December 16th, 2011
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address: 1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Website: www.pcpa.com

You’ve seen them on Oprah, at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and the Vancouver Olympics – four gifted young vocalists singing holiday selections in close harmony.

*Please note that tickets for all Oregon Symphony events are being sold exclusively through the Oregon Symphony. Please visit www.orsymphony.org, or call (503)228-1353, for more information.

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