Be a part of a spectacular holiday tradition seen by 10,000 people each December!
Washington Revels announces children’s auditions for The Christmas Revels: Celtic Crossroads. Be part of one of the DC-area’s best loved Winter traditions as The Christmas Revels returns to the GW Lisner stage!
Our 39th annual production follows the Scots-Irish migration to the mountains of Appalachia, where the community gathers to celebrate “Old Christmas.” As the new families arrive, they are invited to share their traditions and trade melodies, creating a rich quilt of music, dance and story, both ancient and new. Fiddle tunes, traditional dance, and rituals like the Scottish “Hogmanay” intertwine with folk songs and ballads, shape-note hymns, African-American spirituals and more, in this high-spirited American céilí!
Our multigenerational cast–ages 8 to 80–will be joined by the Whiskey Before Breakfast Band, Washington Revels Brass, along with local tradition-bearers in a fully staged holiday production featuring rousing traditional songs, seasonal carols, ancient hymns, lush folk ballads, and all of the familiar Revels singalongs.
Washington Revels children love to sing, are enthusiastic about bringing music to life on stage, and come from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and experience levels.
WHO: Children entering grades 3-5
DATES/TIMES: Saturday, September 17 (morning and afternoon); Call-backs Sunday, September 18 at 3pm
LOCATION: Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812 < view map >
SCHEDULE: < View Children’s Rehearsal and Performance Schedule >
AUDITION FORM: < Print and Fill Out Audition Form >