Win Tickets ($78): 2013 Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite Center | Dance, 65-person Chorus, Portland Brass Quintet

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Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite CenterChristmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe
December 6-15, 2013
1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $7-39 | All Ages
Tickets: & 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).

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:

  • Friday December 6 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday December 7 – 1pm matinee and 7:30pm
  • Sunday December 8 – 1pm matinee – and 7 pm **ASL interpreted
  • 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


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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($78): 2013 Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe @ The Scottish Rite Center | Dance, 65-person Chorus, Portland Brass Quintet

  1. Teagan December 2, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I have heard such raving reviews of this holiday show. Would love to get into the wild and wondrous holiday spirit with this event!

    • Elise December 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      I have just relocated back to Portland, and we actually have a nightlife! I would love to get some tickets, get into the spirit and see an amazing show!!!

  2. Lisa December 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Oh, this looks neat and I have always wanted to check out the Center and be part of this Portland tradition!

  3. Bjoern December 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    This looks great! Would love to go.

  4. Paula December 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Would love to go! If I can’t be in Prague in the winter, the Revels will at least evoke that lovely city.

  5. Katia Lane December 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I am new in town and looking to create some new Holiday traditions for my family. Please give me free tickets!

  6. Stefanie December 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    This sounds amazing! My partner is the biggest choral singing nerd and would love this as a holiday event!

  7. Anne December 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Let’s get our Oompah on!

  8. Nick December 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Pick me! My almost four-year-old daughter needs some culturification!

  9. Toby December 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    I’m all about silly business! Pick me…please!?!

  10. Steven December 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    My wife just gave birth to our first child and this would be a great first outing for us post partum. 2 years ago we had a Scottish themed wedding and this would be so fun!

  11. laura December 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    This would be such a fun event to take my daughter do! I think she could use a little silly business! Even though it’s stupid cold outside we would venture out for this one.

  12. panda December 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    bless me St. Andrew, I need to see this

  13. Chris December 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    I would love to win some tickets. This sounds like a great event.

  14. free December 6, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    oh dang, i remember going to see the revels with my parents. i’d love to go again.

  15. Patricia December 6, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I love Old World Christmas celebrations and think this would be a great thing to do with my family.

  16. Carolyn December 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Looks like fun!

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