Summer Vacation Youth Theater Workshop

Explore Jewish culture through the story of The Magic Pomegranate! With a workshop script created by the students, this Summer Theater Workshop will provide youth with fun social activities, opportunities to learn about traditional Jewish culture and music, and a chance to perform their own work, accompanied by their own costume and set designs. 

Revelers ages 6-13 are eligible to enroll in our Revels Summer Theater Workshop as actors. Revelers ages 14-18 are eligible to participate in our RAP program for the Revels Summer Theater Workshop. All participants will perform The Magic Pomegranate together, but certain rehearsals and workshops will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Due to the risk of COVID-19, we are limiting the number of participants.

Community is an important pillar of The Revels mission. Our programs thrive because of the incredible community we serve that supports us. Understanding that these times can present financial challenges, we are offering a host of tuition assistance and discounts for our students. If you want to learn more or if you want to apply for any tuition assistance/discounts, please contact Johnny Nichols, Jr.

Revels Summer Theater Workshop runs Monday – Friday, August 15 – 26, from 8:30am – 3:30pm. The workshop culminates in a final performance on August 26 at 2:30pm. The students’ time will be evenly split between rehearsals, skill-building workshops, and community-building activities. Workshops will be chosen by the students after the registration deadline.

Students can either register in the “ON STAGE” program or the “OFF STAGE” program. “ON STAGE” participants perform in a Revels production written just for them! Everyone will have a part and auditions for the parts will be held on the first day of the workshop.  The play will be performed twice on the last day of the workshop. For ages 6-13.


ON STAGE Program
Ages 6 – 13

Register by July 25, 2022!

$800 per ON STAGE Participant + $50 registration/Sanitation fee (non-refundable)

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OFF STAGE” participants work “behind the scenes” in our RAP (Revels Apprenticeship Program) Program. Fun and engaging skill-building activities include the design, building, and operation of stage sets, props, costume, lights, sound, and more. For ages 14-18.

In an effort to teach a holistic approach to the performing arts, this program is designed to give young people an opportunity to learn what it takes to be a part of a tech or “backstage” crew in a Revels (or any) stage production. As part of the tech team, they will have the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals who are both experienced in tech theater and education. At the discretion of the director, a RAP student can take on an “actor-tech” role – a role in theater that utilizes both tech skills and performing skills.  Students will be taught many areas of a tech position such as stage management, stagecraft (building and designing sets), lighting and design, costuming, etc. Young people interested in participating in the RAP must demonstrate an ability to take personal responsibility and a willingness to listen and follow instructions. Public school community service hours can be awarded for this program.

Ages 14 – 18

Register by July 25, 2022!

$200 per OFF STAGE Participant + $50 registration/Sanitation fee (non-refundable)

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The Magic Pomegranate: A Jewish Folktale

Three brothers set out to find unusual gifts. When they unite, they have each found magical objects that will test their relationships and their generous spirits. How does giving change us?

Join us as we tell this wonderful story against a backdrop of learning and fun!

Program Details

Workshop Times
Our regular program begins promptly at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. To accommodate families’ schedules, students may be dropped off as early as 8:00am and can be picked up no later than 4:00pm. The program runs Monday – Friday, August 15 – 26, 2022. The final showcase performance is Friday, August 26, at 2:30pm.


All workshop programming will take place at the Revels offices, located at 80 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472


ExTRA Care Program
For an additional fee, students may enroll in our ExTRA (Extended Time for Revels Actors) Care Program and be dropped off as early as 7:30am and picked up as late as 5:30pm. You can enroll students by the day, week, or for the entire week. Students enrolled in ExTRA will participate in a low-rigor, extracurricular program that includes daily craft time and games, etc. Tuition for ExTRA is below:

BeforeCare: $10/Day, $40/Week
AfterCare: $15/Day, $60/Week

Registration for ExtraCare will open in February 2022.


Tuition Assistance and Discounts*

10% Sibling Discount^ – SIB10 – Only applicable to each additional child.
10% Public Transit Discount – TRANSIT10

^If you are registering an additional child, please complete registration on this page an additional time with the discount code SIB10.
*Please note that we can only accommodate one discount per child at this time.

Scholarships are available! For more information, please email Revels Education Director Johnny Nichols, Jr.


Due to the risk of COVID-19, we are limiting the number of participants. You can reserve your space with the $50 non-refundable registration fee, pay partial tuition, or pay the tuition in full. Installment payments are available. Please email Johnny Nichols, Jr. for details. Payments can be made by credit card or check (mail-in only) via online, phone, or mail. 

(Made Payable to Revels Inc.)
Revels Summer Theater Workshop
80 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, Ma 02472


Refund Policy
Revels Education has put in place a no refund policy. Allowances will be made on a  case-by-case basis. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. Registration Deadline: July 25, 2022

Teaching Artists
Johnny Nichols, Jr

Program Director

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Johnny Nichols, Jr

Johnny Nichols, Jr. is a performing arts educator for area public schools and after school organizations, as well as community and professional groups. He has stage directed and music directed over 30 shows including Shout, The Mod Musical, Legally Blonde, Urinetown, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Madagascar, and Fiddler on the Roof. Johnny is an active vocal coach, clinician, and adjudicator for theater programs in New England and the South. He has a host of professional stage, opera, and film credits, participating in productions such as RENT, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, Chicago, Cabaret, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, and La Boheme. As a conductor, Johnny is the Artistic Director for the Ipswich River Community Chorus and a guest conductor for choirs and orchestras across the country.

Rave Reviews

The boys said this was absolutely their favorite camp and wished it was longer. They have been referring back to their experiences there all summer. Thank you!

My child loved singing with the Revels in December, and we were highly impressed with both the staff and the quality of your work, so we implicitly trusted the camp would be a home run – and it sure was!

Staff was very professional and helpful to the kids. It is clear the kids like the staff a lot, and the kids were hilarious and talented! The play is so clever, and has so much song, dance, jokes, music, packed in. Truly original!