tidings of comfort and joy

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Portland Stage Company | 1 comment

When December drives the shopping on demand, I find my fa la la gets fairly fried. There are seasonal moments, though, that do bring comfort and joy. Art, music, and lights.

This illustration for Portland Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol is all serene, merely hinting at the drama within.

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We finally saw the show on Dec. 23, and Portland felt like a parallel universe, without the snow.

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The silhouette of architecture repeated inside the theater, with windows ablaze.

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Bear with me, we couldn’t resist getting in character.

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Silly, I know.

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Dickens’ classic replays well in any setting, even at the Peaks Island Brackett Memorial Church, where our neighbor Peter popped up.

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Christmas carols sung by children in animal hats…gets me every time.

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Even on our little rock, lights shine.

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Coming home to bright lights brings the deepest of joys. And then, there are cookies!

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I hope your 2014 was filled with art, music, and light. Here’s to a bright 2015!

One Comment

  1. How wonderful! Love your poster, and this post with all the great photos.

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