Win Tickets ($90): 2013 Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite Center | Dance, 65-person Chorus, Portland Brass Quintet

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Christmas Revels on December 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 13.

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Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite CenterChristmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe
December 12-15, 2013
1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $18-45 | All Ages
Tickets: portlandrevels.org & 503-200-1604

The Scottish Rite Center
1512 SW Morrison, Portland OR 97205

The Christmas Revels is a fabulous cultural performance armchair travel adventure to different locations and cultures, rated one of Portland’s top family holiday experiences since 1995. It’s a favorite tradition for audiences of all ages, thanks to the show’s hopeful themes, strong historical roots, high quality choral and instrumental music, seasonal comedy, different cultural focus each year, professional staging and direction, non-sectarian character and performances by some of Portland’s best actors.

This new show (our 19th annual in Portland) takes audiences to a grand Winter Solstice party in Old Europe celebrating the unveiling of an extraordinary astronomical market clock (inspired by Prague’s still-running historic clock built in 1410) and annual Mummers** competition. The Empress and her entourage attend the village party, enjoying rich offerings of traditional songs and dance from Central and Southeastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Poland).

See video by PDX Night: The Christmas Revels

As the new clock chimes the hours, the show’s story line explores time and the experience of human life as the cycle of seasons makes transit through the year.

As in every Revels, there’s a 65-member chorus, lots of audience participation, a generous dash of silly business, and wonderful music from the Portland Brass Quintet and other special guests, including Eric Stern of The Vagabond Opera as Mayor. Ithica Tell is the Empress, and Revels fool Burl Ross is the clockmaker’s zany assistant.

Directed by Bruce Hostetler, Music Direction by Robert Lockwood. Script by Gray Eubank.

Show dates and times are:

  • Thursday December 12 – 7:30pm **ASL Interpreted
  • Friday December 13 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday December 14 – 1pm matinee and 7:30pm
  • Sunday December 15 – 1pm matinee and 5pm
Review by Ronni Lacroute:
“The 19th Annual Christmas Revels in Portland features a stunning array of gorgeous Eastern European music in many languages and styles from traditional Christmas carols to Romanian folk dances, chants, Russian songs, Balkan party music and Klezmer style music, and more. I loved Eric Stern’s charismatic presence as an accordion-playing mayor of a small Eastern European village and Ithica Tell’s strong and commanding role as the Empress of the whole kingdom. Great story-telling by Gray Eubank and terrific music direction by Robert Lockwood. Kudos to Bruce Hostetler on excellent stage direction of an enormous cast including many extraordinarily cute and talented singing and dancing children. Great voices, two wonderful bands! And then there is THE CLOCK, symbolizing the all-important theme of the passage of time, and the changing of the seasons. And thus we celebrate the winter solstice and the return of the light!!! And yes, I did spend a few moments on the stage once again, this time holding up a star.”

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): 2013 Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite Center | Dance, 65-person Chorus, Portland Brass Quintet

  1. indika December 11, 2013 at 17:32 #

    I would love to attend this cultural experience.

  2. Kimberly December 11, 2013 at 20:11 #

    Sounds like a day full of diversity.

  3. Bub December 11, 2013 at 21:14 #

    This show sounds awesome! I want to go because I’m broke!

  4. Amber December 12, 2013 at 09:25 #

    Would love to take my kids – we just went to Prague this summer and the connection would be awesome

  5. Stefanie December 12, 2013 at 15:15 #

    December 13 is my birthday and this would be a fantastic birthday present!

  6. MATT December 12, 2013 at 15:41 #

    I would love to take my wife to this for her birthday this week.

  7. Kimi December 12, 2013 at 15:47 #

    I love Ithica Tell!!

  8. Bjoern December 12, 2013 at 16:35 #

    Fun! Would love to go.

  9. Stacey December 12, 2013 at 17:02 #

    I’ve heard great things about Christmas Revels from people in the know, but have yet to go myself. Would love to!

  10. Lance Mayhew December 12, 2013 at 17:16 #

    Wow, my family would love to go to this

  11. Craig December 12, 2013 at 17:56 #

    I joke around with some of the other contests but I’m serious about this one. Please give me the tickets. Thank you.

  12. Jen December 12, 2013 at 20:02 #

    I’d love to take my daughter to a performance….

  13. Gemma December 12, 2013 at 21:12 #

    I adore Bohemian music, and my sister could wear her St. Lucy’s Day candelabra crown. So festive!

  14. Rachel December 12, 2013 at 21:49 #

    I want to take my mom to this! She’d be thrilled, as would I.

  15. toby December 12, 2013 at 22:19 #

    I want to celebrate the Holiday’s with this diverse performance, please pick me.

  16. Lisa December 12, 2013 at 22:27 #

    The only way I will be able to “visit” Europe is by going to this show. What a great opportunity!

  17. April December 12, 2013 at 23:50 #

    Sounds splendid and a lovely way to celebrate the holiday.

  18. dylan December 13, 2013 at 08:02 #

    I think it would be a great experience for the family

  19. free December 13, 2013 at 14:20 #

    i’d like to see the revels again-i haven’t checked it out since i was a kid.

  20. Melanie December 13, 2013 at 15:09 #

    Ohhhh…. my husband’s family is from old Europe and this would be a fantastic surprise for him! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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