Be part of a spectacular holiday tradition seen by 10,000 people each December!
About the Audition Process
The entire audition process takes about 60-90 minutes and includes performing some simple dance steps and singing with others. Please note: The Washington Revels community reflects our larger community; we therefore seek to create a diverse cast consisting of strong performers of all backgrounds and ancestries. Ability to read music helpful but not required. The music is in English.
First-time auditioners – we recommend that you read the details and criteria on our general auditions page, and then that you contact Susan Lewis, Company Manager, at 202-257-4709 to learn more before scheduling your audition appointment. You can also see video from over a decade of our previous shows on the Christmas Revels section of our YouTube page!
* Seniors graduating this Spring are eligible to audition for the adult chorus. High school students can audition for the teen chorus. Children grades 3-5 can audition for the children’s chorus. Children and teen auditions will take place on September 11 & 12, 2015 (with Children’s callbacks on September 13).
For our 33rd annual production, we will revel with a beloved king and his court, a mysterious woodlands queen, a pair of fools, and even an unexpected guest. Join our cast of over 100, ages 8–85, as we celebrate the winter solstice in music, dance and drama. Enjoy rousing traditional songs, seasonal carols, stately and spirited tunes on early instruments, familiar rounds, and more–like the eerily hypnotic Abbots Bromley horn dance, a topsy-turvy “Lord of Misrule,” and lively Morris and sword dancing. This production will feature guest artists Piffaro: the Renaissance Band, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, and Gwen Grastorf. Eight performances at GW Lisner Auditorium, December 5-6 and 11-13, 2015 (matinees and evenings).