'A Very Merry PDX-MAS' hits stage in November

Musical revue was written for Portland-area audiences
by: Craig Mitchelldyer HO HO HO — Amy Beth Frankel and

The Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "A Very Merry PDX-MAS" Nov. 23 to Dec. 18 at the New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard.

Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday (except Nov. 26) and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $35.

Combining classic carols, holiday pop songs and original offbeat material created especially for Portland audiences, "A Very Merry PDX-MAS" lovingly pokes fun at our "ever-green" city with the perfect mix of local humor and holiday heart.

"A Very Merry PDX-MAS" is a sidesplitting exploration of seasonal traditions and how the holidays continue to enchant us, inspire us and drive us to the brink of insanity.

The show features a medley of familiar and new holiday songs that will put audiences in the Christmas spirit through the holidays.

Among the favorites are "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "The First Noel," " Angels We Have Heard on High," "Joy to the World" and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

Others that are sure to be memorable are "Snug As a Bug in a Rug," "PDXMAS," "The Annoying Drummer Boy," "Re-Gifters Lament," "Shalom Santa," "My Birthday Comes on Christmas," "I Like Old People," "Joy to the Burbs" and "The Truth About Christmas."

If this doesn't warm the frost on your toes, nothing will!

The show features many singer/actors familiar to Broadway Rose audiences - Amy Frankel, Isaac Lamb, Rick Lewis, Eric Little, Sharon Maroney, Anne McKee Reed and Sara Catherine Wheatley with a special appearance by Dan Murphy.

Abe Reybold did the lyric arrangements and original lyrics; Jay Tumminello did the vocal arrangements and original music.

Reybold also did the musical staging and direction; scenic design is by Jim Crino; costume and lighting design are by Allison Dawe Jonathan "Bearclaw" Hart; prop and sound design are by Deb Dahling and Dan Hallberg; stage managers are Jessica Downs and Amy Frankel; musical supervisor and directors are Rick Lewis and Rob Fishel.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at 503-620-5262 or visit www.broadwayrose.org.