The Christmas Revels:
A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

December 8-27, 2017

18 Performances - Matinees & Evenings

Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

Join us for this special holiday celebration set in Renaissance Venice, crossroads of the world!

Tickets on sale to Revels donors on Tuesday, September 26 at noon.
Tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, October 20 at noon.

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A holiday tradition for more than four decadesThe Christmas Revels is a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, folktales and rituals. This year we explore the magical city of Venice! 


WHO LET THE DOGE OUT? 

The Doge of Venice has had it. It is time for the solstice Feast of the Seven Fishes and everyone wants his opinion - merchants, lawyers, politicians, artists, even the fishwives want him to rule on who makes the best spaghetti putanesca. So he is going to take a little unauthorized vacation and meet some of his more lowly subjects. The wild adventures ahead involve reckless actors, jailbreaks, itinerate musicians, English Morris men and maybe even the Spanish Armada!. A beloved holiday tradition since 1971, The Christmas Revels features luscious music, tricky sets and gorgeous costumes, superb musical guests, a tuneful, dancing chorus, some familiar Revels touchstones, and street kids who sing like angels. See you in Venezia this Christmas!