THE CHRISTMAS REVELS NORTHERN LIGHTS

With the holiday season firmly upon us, you may find yourself wondering about which events or experiences to seek out and enjoy. Well, the great thing about our city is that there are a lot of options for “getting in the spirit” to connect with something greater than your credit card. Heck, I remember going to a Christmas choir performance on Christmas eve when I was just a kid, and that definitely stuck with me a great deal longer than the train set I got that year. True, one big aspect of the holidays is about giving and receiving, yet the opportunity is there for so much more. Hence, my carefully selected event recommendation today: The Christmas Revels Northern Lights.

 Based on an Icelandic myth, the production intertwines one of the most famous villains of Iceland, the ogress Gryla, with a Finnish story of a magical fox and the Northern Lights. The stunning choral and instrumental music spans the Nordic cultures and includes some well-known favorites along with many new discoveries. Image Courtesy: Charley and Madison Show Description Courtesy: PortlandRevels.com

Based on an Icelandic myth, the production intertwines one of the most famous villains of Iceland, the ogress Gryla, with a Finnish story of a magical fox and the Northern Lights. The stunning choral and instrumental music spans the Nordic cultures and includes some well-known favorites along with many new discoveries. Image Courtesy: Charley and Madison Show Description Courtesy: PortlandRevels.com

Here is a brief summary of the show from the Portland Revels website:

Our 2017 production, The Christmas Revels Nordic Lights, A Celebration of the Winter Solstice, is a mythic journey into the music, dance, and traditions of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. Based on an Icelandic myth, the production intertwines one of the most famous villains of Iceland, the ogress Gryla, with a Finnish story of a magical fox and the Northern Lights. The stunning choral and instrumental music spans the Nordic cultures and includes some well-known favorites along with many new discoveries.

Here is a very short but wonderful look at the opening act of a prior Christmas Revels performance here in Portland:

Video Courtesy: PortlandRevels.com
 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Be sure to get your tickets asap as this show is selling out fast. 80% of available seats are already taken, and on some dates, 100%. Clearly people are coming back for more.

Website:
Go here to visit the Portland Revels website.

Show Dates:
Friday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. Opening Night/Senior Night! Seniors get 25% off
Saturday, December 16, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Special “The Music of Nordic Lights” free Pre-Show Lecture with Music Director Robert Lockwood (7:30 p.m. Show Only)*
Monday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. Family Night! Children (Age 4-12) get 25% off ~ Special “Meet the Puppeteer & Fox Puppet” free Pre-Show*
Thursday, December 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 1 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Tickets range from $14.25 to $45.00 depending on location. Some nights offer free entry for kids or seniors. Check the website for seating options, final pricing, etc.

Show Location: 
Performances will be held at St. Mary’s Academy Theater, 1615 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR.