Here’s what’s ahead (so far). Stay tuned!
September 1: Abbots Bromliad – FREE – All ages.
1:30 – 2:45 at Old Town Park (2350 N. 30th St, Tacoma, 98403) People who come to The Christmas Revels are fascinated (or mystified!) by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. So we join the California Revels (who came up with this idea) and have a Bromliad. Come learn the dance and participate in it. Or bring a penny whistle, recorder or fiddle and play the tune. We’ll teach the steps and general concept. Some burlap costumes and antlers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own (branches can make pretty good antlers – look around your yard). Or just bring a picnic and watch. We’ll provide musicians and a caller. We’ll also play some games and dance a few other dances.
September 18: Tacoma Sings (6:30 – 7:45) Singing on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to sing-out summer and sing-in autumn. Music to listen to as you arrive (on the Glass Museum side), then we’ll distribute song sheets and encourage everyone to join in. We’ll cross the bridge singing and end up in the amphitheater by the History Museum for a few beautiful rounds. Bring a lantern if you want. We’ll light them as the sun sets.
Revels is celebrating Tacoma Arts Month (Learn more about ARTS MONTH here.
October 5 @ 6pm: Sarah Comer and an Evening of Folktales.
Marvelous story teller (and fiddler and Revels performer) Sarah Comer will tell stories that represent some of the major recurring folktale themes and she’ll explore with us how stories reveal aspects of the cultures in which they are told. 6pm at The Antique Sandwich Company (5102 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407). Tickets ($15) will go on sale September 1 through Brown Paper Tickets.
October 25 @ 7:30: The Joy of Singing
We’re doing analog in a digital world. Puget Sound Revels singers offer a kaleidoscope of music – traditional, seasonal, celebratory, sea songs, pub songs. Some audience participation, of course. It’s FREE, high energy, beautiful and it’s in one of Tacoma’s wonderful performing spaces (the beautiful little auditorium in the Washington State History Museum). Come check it out. 7:30pm WA State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 98402).
DECEMBER – The Christmas Revels
Saturday, December 13 at 2pm & 7:30*pm
Sunday, December 14 at 1pm & 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30pm
Tickets on sale Oct 8 for donors; Oct 22 general public
This year our celebration is set in the glorious Italian Renaissance when society was rocked by new ideas of the cosmos. Things get a bit topsy-turvy when the cosmos shifts! Wonderfully crazed Tony Curry returns to our stage – so you know things will get topsy-turvy at the Rialto! Also joining us is Shulamit Kleinerman to lead our Renaissance instrumentalists, the Seattle Brass Ensemble, the Revels Adult and Children’s Choruses and more. As always, The Christmas Revels offers theater for all ages full of spirit, humor, beauty and surprises.
*Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 will be ASL interpreted.