Holiday lights originated with cowboys, who used them as lassos to reel in cattle rustlers, whom they then sold as Christmas trees. Continue this Wild West tradition with this GrouponLive deal to see Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree at Keller Auditorium. Choose from the following performance and seating options:
For $40, you get two tickets for orchestra seating in section A or E at a regular Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree performance (an $80 value).
For $50, you get two tickets for first-balcony seating at a regular Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree performance (a $100 value).<p>
For either option, choose from the following regular performances:
- Saturday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, November 25, at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 1, at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., or 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m.<p>
Doors open 90 minutes before each regular performance.
For $60, you get two tickets for orchestra seating in section A or E at Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree’s performance featuring Michael W. Smith on Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. (a $120 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For $70, you get two tickets for first-balcony seating at Michael W. Smith’s performance (a $140 value).<p>
A 300-voice choir fuels Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, named for the towering, conical formation of the 160 voices who make up a living tree of sound. Holiday costumes drape the choir members, who perform backed by a live symphony and a lavish set of yuletide scenery and lights. Standout singers this year include Timothy Greenidge, who released a Christmas CD of his own last year, and radio personality Georgene Rice. Voice actor Sam Mowry as Santa and the exuberantly acrobatic Robin Woolman as Doc, an opinionated elf, add rumbling belly laughs to the soundtrack.
On November 29, the troupe celebrates with a special gala night that unites audiences of all ages and opinions on whether a star or an angel should go on top of the tree. Michael W. Smith joins them for a festive performance that kicks off the three-time Grammy winner’s own Christmas tour. Behind the majestic swell of strings, brass, and woodwinds and backed by the singing Christmas tree, Smith’s booming tenor is just as suited to inspiring carols as to hits such as his own “Place in this World.”