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Very Merry PDX-MAS coming

New show a mix of old holiday standards and fun new rewrites
by: Craig Mitchelldyer Amy Beth Frankel and “Santa” have a great time dancing together in the Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s holiday show, “A Very Merry PDX-MAS.”

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 Saturdays (except Nov. 26) and Sundays 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. It's a sidesplitting exploration of seasonal traditions and how the holidays continue to enchant us, inspire us and drive us to the brink of insanity.

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