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The Oregon Zoo gets better during the holiday season when you can get in on some of the after-dark action. With the ZooLights Festival, the zoo lights up with thousands of Christmas lights and animated animals. Visitors enjoy music performed by local choirs and meet many costumed characters. You can even ride the decked-out zoo train or watch the model train make its rounds through the miniature tunnels and valleys. Don't miss the restaurant where you can indulge in some holiday fare.
"Six Characters in Search of an Author" is Luigi Pirandello's quintessential story of the fine line between the characters of a play and the actors who portray them. This satirical tragicomedy opens on a theater company's rehearsal, which is interrupted when six fictional characters show up looking for an author to present their stories. The lines between reality and fiction become blurred (and a bit creepy) as the characters interact with the "real people" in this play within a play (... sort of). The actors of the original play become the audience for the characters, entering into a theatrical hall of mirrors, where the stage becomes more real than the world itself.
Experience the wonder of holiday magic at Oregon Ballet Theatre's beloved holiday production of "The Nutcracker", with George Balanchine's original choreography. This iconic version of the popular holiday ballet is set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score and tells the timeless story of young Marie, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical Christmas-night dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugarplum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets. On selected dates, the Oregon Ballet Orchestra accompanies the performance live.