Christmas Revels Auditions
While Revels uses a number of professional performers in its productions, its volunteer choruses, adults and children, are at its core. There is no "standing" Revels production chorus; We audition each cast anew and encourage adults and children of diverse backgrounds to try out for the production.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019 (4-6pm children) (7-9:30pm adults)
About the 2019 Christmas Revels
For the 49th annual Christmas Revels we will be coming home. Beginning at a remote radio station at a crossroads in the dusty heartland in the 1930’s we will be exploring the roots of American music. We will make our way from the bluegrass of Appalachia to the traveling songs of California, from the bony harmonies of New England to the easy melodies of the South. And when we reach our destination you will be invited to join in the old tradition of "Breakin' up Christmas." We have a long way to go and a great tale to tell - join us for the ride!
Revels cast members are people who love to sing, who sing vigorously and accurately with a good sense of rhythm and who can hold their own part in a choral context. Some are experienced choral singers, some are not. Sight-reading is not necessary, but a good ear and the ability to memorize music and text are. We also look for a variety of ages, sizes and personalities to create a realistic "village" on stage.
Performing in Revels is a big commitment. For The Christmas Revels, there are 11 weeks of rehearsals (one rehearsal per week and three additional all-day Saturday rehearsals). Tech Week runs four nights in the theater from 6 to 11 pm (children from 5 to 9:30pm for two days, from 5 to 10:30pm for two). The Christmas Revels has a run of 18 performances, spanning a period of 3 weeks.
The Revels Youth Protection Policy was adopted by the board in June 2016. If you are eighteen or older and accepted into the Christmas Revels Adult Chorus please note your acceptance will be pending a CORI check. If you have any questions contact Lynda Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revels Youth Protection Policies here
CORI Procedures here
CORI Form here