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. 

Friday, September 11, 2020 and Saturday, September 12, 2020 (4-6pm children) (7-9:30pm  adults)


PLEASE NOTE: While it appears that Harvard will reopen for students in the Fall in some capacity, there remains uncertainty about when Sanders Theatre might be available again for large group gatherings. At this time, we are proceeding with plans for a 50th Christmas Revels in Sanders this December, but we recognize this may not be possible. We remain in close communication with Harvard on this issue, and we will keep you informed about any decisions as they are made.

NEW! Teen Dance Auditions June 14 & 15

Revels is looking for teenagers (13-19) to participate in a dance group in the 2016 Acadian-Cajun themed Christmas Revels running December 9-27 at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. Auditions will be held in the form of an introductory group lesson. No Acadian dance experience is necessary, although some background in percussive footwork or any kind of traditional group or team dancing may be helpful. 


Audition Dates & Location

Tuesday, June 14 7-8:30pm or Wednesday, June 15 7-8:30pm

Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Note: The audition is 1 1/2 hours long

Audition Criteria

Participants should be able to commit to 8-10 evening weekly rehearsals from mid-September through early December, in addition to two Saturdays: November 5 and December 3, and all of the 17 performance dates plus tech week.

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule

Audition Registration

Sign up to audition here 

Please download, print and complete this form and bring it to the audition.  

NOTE: Form MUST be signed by a parent in order for the young person to audition.


If you have any questions, contact Lynda Johson at