Puget Sound Revels 2017-18 Season
Mirth and Merriment all year long!
Puget Sound Revels builds community through the arts using traditional music, dance, and drama drawn from many cultures. We offer theater productions, seasonal celebrations, and educational opportunities for all ages.
This year The Christmas Revels finds us in Galicia (Northern Spain) on the Camino de Santiago – the pilgrimage path established in the 9th century that runs from the Pyrenees to the cathedral town of Santiago de Compostela. Traveled by countless pilgrims over centuries, the camino has inspired tunes and songs both sacred and secular. As always, it will be beautiful, funny, a feast for the eyes and ears, a celebration for family and friends, the perfect December gathering.
Advance ticket sales for Revels donors is October 11 - 19. October 23 tickets are available to everyone. Performances are: December 16 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; December 17 at 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; December 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 4: A Midwinter Mixer
Desserts, drinks, dancing. We’ve got Sarah Comer on fiddle, marvelous Karen Haas on piano, and Katie Gotshall adding some groovy clarinet to the mix, good tunes and a good time are ahead. No partner or experience needed, all dances are taught on the spot! If you aren’t sure what American folk dancing looks like, come see. Have fun.
MARCH 22: Spring Sing
B Sharp Coffee House at 7:00 p.m.
All sing!! Pub songs, chanteys, rounds, call and response, traditional American and more. Food, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase. FREE.
MAY 1: May Day Celebration Wright Park, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Singing, dancing and flower-crown-making to welcome lovely May. Join us between the pond and the playground (“I” Street side of the park). All ages. Free.
MAY 21: Revels from There to Here! We are the Revels scrapbook! Unearthing Revels stories and memories. Sharing, singing, celebrating 25 years of Puget Sound Revels. Waller Road Grange (2708 64th St E, Tacoma, WA 98404)
JUNE 10: Our Beautiful Brunch at Edgewood Garden
SEPTEMBER 4 (Monday) from 1:30 – 2:45pm
Abbots Bromliad , Old Town Park (2350 N 30th St, Tacoma) Dancing with antlers—FREE and for all ages! People who come to The Christmas Revels are fascinated (or mystified!) by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. So we 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 fun games.
SEPTEMBER 21 (Thursday), 6:30 – 7:45pm: Tacoma Sings. Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Singing on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to sing-out Bridge Singsummer 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 sing fun songs various places on the bridge and wrap up with a few lovely rounds. Bring a lantern if you want. We’ll light them as the sun sets. Beautiful.
OCTOBER 28: Silver Anniversary Party. Celebrate 25 years of joy-flinging!
The Christmas Revels – this year in Galicia (Northern Spain) on the Camino de Santiago – the pilgrimage path from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela.
Advance ticket sales for Revels donors (gifts of $75 and up) is October 11 - 19. October 20 tickets are on-sale to all. December 16 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; December 17 at 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; December 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Come with family and friends to this lively concoction of folk tradition and high art. Full of spirit, humor and beauty, it plays to sell-out audiences of all ages from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It’s a funny, lovely, open-hearted, mysterious, joyous celebration for all ages. Don’t miss The Christmas Revels!
Puget Sound Revels
621 Tacoma Ave S, Ste 402
Tacoma, WA 98402
Mary Lynn, Executive Director