This Year's Show
CHRISTMAS REVELS 2013
Christmas Spirits and The Ghosts of Bartow-Pell
This year’s Christmas Revels, set in a grand manor house in 1926, spins the story of a magnificent home, a remarkable family legacy, and the mystery surrounding it. This new period production, with traditional elements of every Christmas Revels, is filled with singing, dancing, and storytelling to draw you in, stir your soul, and touch your heart. Join us as we celebrate the traditions of Christmas and rituals of the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year—when we welcome the return of the sun’s warmth and recognize the cycle of the seasons. Welcome all ages and welcome Yule!
2032 14th st. [See on Google Maps]
Boulder, CO 80302
December 15 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
December 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
We Need Your Help!
The recent flood and the aftermath made it impossible to find a time for our annual fund-raiser. The show will go on this year but those funds will be sorely missed!
We hope you and yours were spared from trouble. If you have the means to help, please consider making a donation. Thanks!
The Word on the Street
Revels has been a very fun tradition in our family starting with 'Feast of Fools' (in the 1990s). We've been seeing Revels routinely since, including introducing our daughter. Keep on doing what you're doing.
Love the history of traditions, group songs, fun play, and gorgeous costumes.
The fresh theme each year! The CHILDREN! The JOY! Just keep doing this each year.
I love the Revels; it always marks this part of the year with joy and celebration.
I like how it's different every year but has common elements that come back.
I love how you have the audience participate and become part of the show!
Every year is fun! Part of our yearly Christmas tradition.
Loved it! High quality performance - meaningful. I am finally in the Christmas spirit!
The Shortest Day
by Susan Cooper
And so the shortest day came and the year died.
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow white world
Came people dancing, singing, to drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees.
They hung their homes with evergreen.
They burned beseeching fires, all night long, to keep the year alive.
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake they shouted, Reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us. Listen!
All the long echoes sing the same delight this shortest day.
As promise wakens in the sleeping land.
They carol, feast, give thanks, and dearly love their friends.
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
CHRISTMAS SPIRITS… The Ghosts of Bartow-Pell - The Christmas story of a magnificent home, a remarkable family legacy, and the mystery that surrounded it…
In Cambridge Mass in 1971, John Langstaff founded Revels, Inc., to link the music, dances, and seasonal rituals from an older world to a modern world that needs them.