Come celebrate the season through song, dance, story, and ritual

We are busy planning this year's Christmas Revels, and some summer surprises, too!

 

What is Revels?

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.

Revels celebrates the seasons and cycles of human life through the arts, the songs and dances, and the stories from traditional cultures. Audiences recognize the events, desires, and dilemmas from another place and time as their own. The Christmas Revels welcomes the return of the light.


Who is Rocky Mountain Revels?

Founded in 2000, Rocky Mountain Revels is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting public education, understanding, and appreciation of traditional music, dance, drama, and ritual through participatory theater and communal celebration.

Be Our Hero!

 

The Christmas Revels The annual Christmas Revels show provides joy and celebration to our large community cast and all who fill the seats in the Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Center. We welcome your financial support — any amount makes an enormous difference — and we look forward to seeing you in December. Thanks!

Yes, I want to help   

The 2020 show will be Celtic Roads, a journey through the musical and folk traditions of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany as well as Revels staples Lord of the Dance, audience participation, and the mummer's play, 

Performances at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder

December 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26.

Audition. Are you between the ages of 7 and 107? Do you love to sing? Dance? Act? Then you can join us on stage! Auditions usually take place in August. Email us at info@rockymountainrevels.org to receive a notice when we start scheduling auditions.

Advertise with us! Submissions will be accepted starting in September. Connect with our Christmas Revels Audience of over 1,000.  Our souvenir program lets you reach out to discerning Boulder-area music and theater lovers, at the height of the holiday season! Interested in advertising with us? Download ad application here. Email program@rockymountainrevels.org for information or to submit your ad. Curious about how your ad may appear?  Download our 2019 program

 

 

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.

All Testimonials

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.
Welcome Yule!

Our Productions

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS PRESENT VARIETY
Our productions range from medieval and renaissance themes to Celtic and Scottish to visits to the American experience such as Appalachian and Pioneer. We have wonderful guest artists each year.
Come join us!

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A Word about Revels, Our National Organization

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.


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Help Us Create this Magic Every Year

We need your help! Ticket sales only pay for half of our production costs, and times are tight for everyone in the arts. Would you like to make a donation to help us celebrate The Shortest Day with a brand-new Christmas Revels Show each year?

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