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The much-loved production has become a perennial favorite with new casts, fresh material, added since 2008

COURTESY PHOTO: BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE CO. - A Very Merry PDX-mas will kick off on Nov. 23 at the Broadway Rose Theatre Co. Broadway Rose Theatre Co. will host a holiday favorite beginning Nov. 23 and continuing through Dec. 22.

"A Very Merry PDX-mas" will be performed in the Tigard theater in what Oregon Artswatch called "a charming package of all the funky and endearing points of culture that make our city. For two hours you'll get lost and be reminded that there's no place like home for the holidays."

Broadway Rose, which recently underwent $3.5 million in remodeling and renovations, presented the precursor of the current show, then called "Celebrate Home - A Broadway Rose Christmas" in December 2008. The show was renamed "A Very Merry PDX-mas."

Each year, the cast changes and new material is added, ensuring no production is the same.

With original direction by and specialty material written by Abe Reybold, the production is directed by Sharon Maroney with choreography by Dan Murphy, co-founders of Broadway Rose Theatre Co.

"This is the fourth time we've offered 'A Very Merry PDX-mas,' a script which was first dubbed Celebrate Home for our inaugural New Stage production in 2008. This show has earned a special place in our hearts — we've called it our Christmas Card to the city of Portland and its surroundings, and this tribute has never been more sincerely meant," said Murphy, who is managing director

Billy Thompson is musical director with a cast that includes Cara Arcuni, Michael Hammerstrom, William Shindler, Richie Stone, Malia Tippets and Blythe Woodland.

COURTESY PHOTO: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Richie Stone, left, Tara Velarde, William Shindler, Cara Arcuni, and Michael Hammerstrom all perform in A Very Merry PDX-mas at Broadway Rose Theatre Company set for Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.  Craig Mitchelldyer."We are proud to celebrate some of the quirks and qualities that make Portland our home, and we're also excited to present one of the larger productions we've worked on since the start of the pandemic," said Sharon Maroney, producing artistic director and show direct

Ticket prices begin at $20. Visit broadwayrose.org for more information.


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