Portland boasts a hot lineup of theater events this week

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If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: There's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Portland this week, from A Christmas Carol musical to Scrooge in Rouge.

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'A Christmas Carol'

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From the writers of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"! Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway
Price: $23.50 - $24.63

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'Scrooge in Rouge'

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In 90 minutes — 3 remaining actors will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." What happened to the rest of the cast? Oh, they got food poisoning. This quick change, over the top, anything can happen (and go wrong) is similar to shows like "Greater Tuna," "Complete Wrks of Wllm Skspr," "Noises Off," "The Play That Went Wrong." Since the three actors are doing ALL the roles, some costumes won't fit — some roles won't fit the actors — some costumes won't either — missed entrances and exits — BUT by the end, the "Christmas Carol" will be told and all will be well with the world.

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Price: $12.50 - $17.50

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'Ruined'

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Profile Theatre is thrilled to present a concert staging of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play alongside Brecht’s modernist classic that inspired it! The same cast of 11 powerhouse actors of color, accompanied by acclaimed percussionist Rob Smith, will perform both plays. "Ruined" is a haunting, probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, this powerful play follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is she protecting or profiting by the women she shelters?

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.
Where: Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.
Price: $15

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'Mother Courage and Her Children'

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The indomitable "Mother Courage" follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She’ll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children. See this defining play of the 20th century staged like you never have before! Profile Theatre is thrilled to present a concert staging of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play alongside Brecht’s modernist classic that inspired it! The same cast of 11 powerhouse actors of color, accompanied by acclaimed percussionist Rob Smith, will perform both plays.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.
Price: $15

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Fake Radio Presents: A Live Re-Creation of '“It’s a Wonderful Life'!'

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George Bailey spends his life sacrificing his dreams for the good of others in the town of Bedford Falls despite the relentless pressure from the town's evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. Then, one Christmas Eve, George becomes emotionally broken after his uncle misplaces $8,000 that his business needs to stay afloat. His guardian angel, Clarence, falls to Earth — literally — and shows him the value and meaning of George's life and how he's touched so many others. The 1946 film was so popular, that it was re-written for the radio and broadcast in 1947 for the Lux Radio Theatre. Jimmy Stewart reprised his role as George Bailey in the radio adaptation.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Where: The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.
Price: $10 - $15

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