The Christmas Revels

A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Presented at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth
December 13-16, 2018

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Photo: Rogers Ide, courtesy of Revels, Inc.

It’s the height of the Renaissance, and the vibrant city of Venice is bursting with excitement! East meets West in this maritime hub, where merchants and craftsmen ply their trade alongside some of the Old World’s greatest (and not-so-great) artists and musicians. Overseeing all of this hustle and bustle is the overworked city official, the Doge.

La Vigilia di Natale, Christmas Eve, is fast approaching. The Doge, overwhelmed with governing the city and organizing its Feast of the Seven Fishes, has lost perspective. Will a tatty troupe of comedians, fresh off an unsuccessful European tour, remind the Doge to embrace the magic of his city at this most festive time of the year?

Six Performances!

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Friday, December 14, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 1:00 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 1:00 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Many thanks to
for generously underwriting
Christmas Revels:
A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Article in “Here in Hanover” Magazine, Winter 2018/2019

Christmas Revels 2018 Cast Production Page (password protected)

Watch Nils Fredland and Brian Cook discuss “A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice” on CATV:

Photo: Evan Oxenham

What is the Christmas Revels?

The Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family, is presented annually by Revels North at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. We celebrate the holiday season and the turning of the year with singing, dancing, and traditions that span the centuries and the globe. Recent performances have featured the stories, music and traditions of the Northlands, Québec, Ireland, Appalachia, and England.
The Christmas Revels would not be possible without the participation of dozens of children, teens, and adults who take on acting roles, join the chorus, and volunteer with costuming, makeup and hair styling. Auditions for the Christmas Revels take place in late spring; rehearsals begin in September.

 Become a Backstage Reveler

You don’t have to be onstage to be a part of Christmas Revels! We need concessions workers, people to pick up cast meals and manage the cast eating area, and set installers…there are lots of ways to help! To find out how, fill out this form or email

Revels North is committed to ensuring accessibility to all participants in our programs.

Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2017 Christmas Revels!

P.O. Box 415 Hanover, NH 03755