Bringing
Traditions to Life


Revels creates musical and theatrical events and educational programs that celebrate cultural and seasonal traditions from around the world, for and with the communities we serve.

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Bringing
Traditions to Life


Revels creates musical and theatrical events and educational programs that celebrate cultural and seasonal traditions from around the world, for and with the communities we serve.

Explore Revels

Bringing
Traditions to Life


Revels creates musical and theatrical events and educational programs that celebrate cultural and seasonal traditions from around the world, for and with the communities we serve.

Explore Revels

Bringing
Traditions to Life


Revels creates musical and theatrical events and educational programs that celebrate cultural and seasonal traditions from around the world, for and with the communities we serve.

Explore Revels
Journey with us through the
ages & across the globe.

Revels brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through musical and theatrical celebrations of our world’s cultural and seasonal traditions. We believe that songs and stories passed down through the generations embody a collected wisdom that illuminates the past and informs the future. Join us as we celebrate our diverse world through inspiring performances, educational programming, and community participation.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Revels presents public performances and events throughout the year, from large-scale celebrations such as The Christmas Revels and Revels RiverSing to intimate gatherings including the Revels FRINGE series in conjunction with Club Passim. We invite you to explore what’s coming up next!

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Everything is top notch, from the costumes, to the music selections, the audience participation and the theater itself – so beautiful. This was our first year, we traveled quite a ways to experience it. I can say without a doubt this will now be part of our family holiday traditions. We loved the diversity of the cast as well as the audience – young and old, old school conservative as well as liberal, edgy and alternative.
– Cathy P.

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Revels exemplifies the power of good ideas not contained! By creating its own annual custom, Revels has found a unique way to celebrate the seasonal rituals of the world … to my family, the celebration has become tradition wrapped in tradition
– Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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Both my husband and myself were so impressed by the performance Revels put together with our 4th graders. I was so touched, especially when they were singing in Chinese, and I broke into tears. As an immigrant myself, I really appreciate these efforts in helping our kids find their roots and appreciating the diversity our society has.
– Lei

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Thank you so very much for getting me to sing out very loud to my three cats…who didn’t seem to mind at all! What a joyful and informative evening. Thank you for your hard work and persistence with organizing these virtual events!
– Ann M.

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Be a Part of
Our Community

Revels is a joyous sum of its many parts. We invite you to explore all the ways you can get involved with Revels, such as participating in our performances, volunteering, making a donation, or simply joining us in song as a member of the audience.

Education & Outreach
Explore Culture & Tradition with World-Renowned Teachers and Performers

Revels Education introduces cultural and seasonal traditions from around the world to children, tweens, teens, and adults. Our in-school and online enrichment programs, co-curricular performing arts series, afternoon and summer workshops, virtual skill-building programs, teacher resources, and innovative educational collaborations foster creativity, cultural literacy, and community.

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News & Reviews
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Blogs
11.23.2021
Thanks Giving

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Blogs
10.08.2021
Meet Arkansas Light, Christmas Revels Production Stage Manager

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Blogs
09.22.2021
Artist Spotlight: Ken Field

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Volunteer Spotlight
01.26.2021
Volunteer Spotlight: Haley Fisher

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Reviews
12.29.2020
The Sleepless Critic Review: Christmas Revels 50th virtual anniversary delivers mirth, merriment,

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Reviews
12.23.2020
Review: Christmas Classics – Virtual Editions and Good as New!!

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Reviews
12.19.2020
Boston Globe Review: This virtual Christmas Revels is a virtual triumph

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Volunteer Spotlight
11.10.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Grygorcewicz

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Volunteer Spotlight
10.29.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Browse

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Volunteer Spotlight
10.01.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Ross Hall

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Volunteer Spotlight
08.26.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Harvey Cohen

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Volunteer Spotlight
08.05.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Cathie Ghorbani

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Volunteer Spotlight
07.07.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Mari Young

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Volunteer Spotlight
06.30.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Smith

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Blogs
05.19.2020
David Zooms to Perkins

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Volunteer Spotlight
05.13.2020
Volunteer Spotlight: John Recroft

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Blogs
04.30.2020
MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

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Reviews
12.19.2019
Review: Christmas Revels Brings Its Special Cheer to Depression Era America

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Reviews
12.19.2019
BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS REVELS: A Long Tradition of Community Forged Through

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Reviews
12.17.2019
Theater Review: The Christmas Revels – American Version

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Reviews
12.16.2019
REVIEW: Nearly 50, Christmas Revels is better than ever

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Reviews
12.14.2019
REVIEW: This Christmas Revels goes to the American heartland

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Blogs
11.21.2019
Thanksgiving

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Blogs
06.21.2019
Solstice Duality

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Blogs
03.19.2019
Happy Spring!

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Reviews
12.20.2018
REVIEW: Christmas Revels Celebrates the ‘Other’ Great White North

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Reviews
12.18.2018
REVIEW: ‘The Christmas Revels’ points north

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Reviews
12.18.2018
Theater Review: The Christmas Revels – A Wonderful Nordic Celebration

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Blogs
11.12.2018
Just Add Audience

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Blogs
06.21.2018
The Longest Day

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Blogs
05.16.2018
A Magical Experience: The Making of a CD

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Blogs
02.14.2018
Malibu 2018

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Reviews
12.27.2017
REVIEW: Revels’ ‘Venetian Celebration’ glitters

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Reviews
12.13.2017
REVIEW: Old World Music, Comedy from Renaissance Era Lights Up Christmas Revels

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Blogs
12.12.2017
St. Nicholas in Bohemia: Mikulas Eve

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Reviews
12.10.2017
REVIEW: A handsome ‘Christmas Revels’ brings the party to Venice

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Reviews
12.01.2017
A liberating holiday performance

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Blogs
11.30.2017
The Master of the Revels

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Blogs
06.21.2017
The Solstice Stands Revealed

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Announcements
06.15.2017
Revels is here! Revels is here!

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Blogs
05.24.2017
Striding Arches

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Blogs
04.18.2017
Moonlighting with Shakespeare

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Blogs
02.23.2017
What Blizzard?

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Reviews
12.14.2016
Christmas Revels Enchants with Celebration of Acadian, Cajun Cultures

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Announcements
12.12.2016
The Holy and the Broken Hallelujah Or How I learned to stop

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Reviews
12.12.2016
This Acadian-Cajun Christmas Revels lets the good times roll

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Reviews
12.04.2016
Annual Christmas Revels’ production fills the stage with delight

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Blogs
06.06.2016
A Music Director Reflects

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Blogs
04.11.2016
Fenway’s Ritual Earth

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Announcements
03.08.2016
Welcome to Our New Music Director

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Blogs
02.17.2016
Reflections on Malibu

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Reviews
12.14.2015
‘Christmas Revels’ finally makes it to Wales

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Blogs
12.10.2015
Christmas Revels – Looking Back and Looking Forward

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Blogs
10.26.2015
Dylan Thomas: the intersection where poetry and drama meet

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Announcements
09.16.2015
Revels Music Director George Emlen Announces His Retirement

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Blogs
08.24.2015
Giving Voice

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Blogs
07.17.2015
A Revels Director in Wales

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Blogs
06.19.2015
Summer solstice: the year’s circus act

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Reviews
06.12.2015
The Boston Globe profiles harpist Maeve Gilchrist and Revels FRINGE

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Announcements
05.27.2015
Reporting on Education at Revels

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Blogs
05.11.2015
The Great Flying Machine Race

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Blogs
05.01.2015
The Wheel of the World

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Blogs
04.13.2015
What’s Your Version of the Revels Elephant?

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Announcements
01.26.2015
Farewell from Steve

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Announcements
01.14.2015
Summer Camp

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Reviews
12.17.2014
Fuse Theater Review: The Christmas Revels – Charming English Music Hall Edition

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Reviews
12.17.2014
The Boston Globe Review: For Christmas Revels, a welcome return to Victorian

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Reviews
12.16.2014
Events Insider Review: Christmas Revels Brings Victorian Dance Hall Celebration to Sanders

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Reviews
12.15.2014
TAB Newspapers Theater Review: Revels transports audiences to Victorian England

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Blogs
12.11.2014
The Crystal Palace

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Blogs
09.16.2014
Don’t Blame Persephone

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Blogs
07.07.2014
From the FRINGE: Who’s Maeve Listening to?

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Blogs
06.20.2014
Solstice Fires

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Blogs
04.25.2014
Patriot’s Day – My Favorite Holiday

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Announcements
04.14.2014
A Forum on Arts Funding

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Blogs
03.18.2014
Spring Forward

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Blogs
03.03.2014
The Itinerant Musician

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Announcements
02.05.2014
Welcome to the Revels blog

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Christmas Revels
Tickets for The Christmas Revels on sale NOW!

Tickets are on sale NOW for all live performances of the 51st annual Christmas Revels!

This year, our celebration takes place in the present day at the George and Dragon, a 17th-century English pub famous for its annual Christmas carol party and saved from economic extinction by an American couple. Sadly for the carolers, last year’s celebration had to be canceled due to the pandemic. As Christmas approaches, plans for a new party are being made – with unexpected help from visitors from the past who have some definite ideas on how the festivities should go.

Join us this December as we joyfully celebrate the return of the light!