Broadway titans Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) breathe music and life into Dickens' beloved tale of redemption, forgiveness and community. A Christmas Carol the Musical finds that legendary curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge visited by four spooky ghosts, who show him the error of his ways and offer a new path that spreads love and support to the people around him. Bring the whole family to the new musical show that captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season at Antoinette Hatfield Hall's Brunish Theatre in Portland.
It's Thanksgiving of 2000 and the presidential election still has not been decided. Ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad the situation really is. But no one -- not her loving partner, Danny, nor the passionate Amy, nor the brutally pragmatic and world-weary Judy -- can make Ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. A funny, passionate, and ultimately searing play that illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character-and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves.
With 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species of underwater life, there's plenty to keep you and your family engaged at the Portland Aquarium. Explore and observe a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish in settings that mimic their natural habitats. You're encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up-close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Touch a stingray, visit a tropical rainforest filled with exotic creatures, marvel at a giant Pacific octopus and much more. Your little ones might just leave with dreams of a career in marine biology.
Riffing on parodies of A Christmas Carol and nearly every other holiday tradition, Twist Your Dickens finds Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches with an ever-changing roster of the troupe's funniest comedians at Portland Center Stage at The Armory - Main Stage. Created by the legendary titans of comedy, The Second City, this irreverent and riotously funny show is updated every year, infused with hilariously unpredictable improv sketches and parodies of your favorite holiday specials.