Your Holiday Hit Parade • A Seasonal Celebration
Nov. 22 – Dec. 23
Enjoy holiday hits of yesteryear alongside contemporary charmers in this tuneful new revue created by Portland’s own musical theatre maestro Rick Lewis (creator of A Taffeta Christmas and Christmas on Broadway) and Broadway Rose co-founder Dan Murphy. In an old forgotten hotel, ghosts of Christmas music past materialize to perform anew the classics of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s – and pick up a song or two from the current day courtesy of a pair of spirited tourists.
Runtime is approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission
Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard, OR 97223
Written by DAN MURPHY and RICK LEWIS
Vocal Arrangements by RICK LEWIS
Friday, November 24, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, November 25, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 26, 2:00 PM—Limited Availability
Thursday, November 30, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Friday, December 1, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Saturday, December 2, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk back*—Limited Availability
Saturday, December 2, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Saturday, December 9, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 9, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2:00 PM–Limited Availability
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Sunday, December 17, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Tuesday, December 19, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 20, 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 21, 2:00 PM—Limited Availability
Thursday, December 21, 7:30 PM
Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Saturday, December 23, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs
Costume Design by Brynne Oster-Bainnson
Set Design by Robert Vaughn
Light Design by Phil McBeth
Sound Design by Sharath Patel
Props Design by Jeff Duncan
Wig Design by Jane Holmes
Conductor/Piano JEFFREY CHILDS
Bass WILL AMEND
Drums MITCH WILSON
When we went looking for a holiday show for this season, we knew what kind of a show we wanted: One with an incredibly thin storyline on which to hang a lot of beloved Christmas tunes. And who better to make that happen than Rick Lewis! He graciously accepted the challenge of collaborating with me on the creation of this show and it has been a treat all these many months. Not only has Rick worked on over 20 shows here at the Broadway Rose over the years – whether it be as an actor, music director, or writer – but together we have probably worked on over 30 shows between here and various cruise ships around the country. There is a shorthand we enjoy and we clearly have a similar sense of humor. The tricky thing is hoping others find us as amusing as we do!
This has been a labor of love and the idea of bringing a little seasonal cheer to our patrons was a joy. We really had a great time coming up with a funny plot. We sat and laughed and came up with all sorts of wacky premises. It was important to us that people come to the show and just enjoy themselves – leave their troubles behind and spend a couple of hours with us getting in the holiday mood.
It has never made any sense to me that the holidays are considered stressful. I hope that you, sitting here reading this, are able to exhale, relax, and remember that the holidays are truly about family and friends and helping others less fortunate. Take delight in the tunes you haven’t heard in awhile and relish the new ones you will make part of your Christmas future.
One of the definitions of celebrate is “to acknowledge a significant or happy day or event with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.” Thanks for celebrating the season with us, and here’s to a happy, healthy 2018!
Reviews & Press
By Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld Portland, Nov. 28, 2017
…go because you’ll be treated to two hours of all of your seasonal favorites sung exquisitely, with enough silliness to provide plenty of laughs and enough heart to make you feel all warm inside – just like Christmas is supposed to. Read more.
Holiday Hit Parade Hits Broadway Rose
By Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Nov. 27, 2017
Broadway Rose is opening the holiday show season with a bang – a sparkling collection of songs old and new, mixing humor with breathtaking beauty…If you, like me, are sorely in need of a quick infusion of Christmas spirit, Your Holiday Hit Parade fills the bill delightfully. Read more.
“Your Holiday Hit Parade” @ Broadway Rose
By Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Nov. 27, 2017
“Your Holiday Hit Parade” is the best of the Broadway Rose Holiday Revues I have seen…It was enough to push me over the threshold into a festive mood. I suspect it will do the same for you. Read more.
Broadway Rose kicks off holiday season’s theatrical productions
By Judy Nedry
judynedry.com, Nov. 25, 2017
For me, the show was reminiscent of Lawrence Welk, and of the LDS road shows I attended in my teens, with great singing and light-hearted fun. Read more.
Broadway Rose actress takes round-about route home
By Barbara Sherman
Portland Tribune, Nov. 21, 2017
After growing up in Lake Oswego, Malia Tippets worked across the U.S. and in Japan before appearing in shows back in the metro area… Read more.