As some of you already know, I’m performing in this year’s Christmas Revels in Oakland.  It’s now my 6th year in Revels, having taken a break while at Stanford.  The official blurb about the show — which opens this weekend! — is below, but here’s a quick summary of the important information.

What: The 2007 California Christmas Revels, this year drawing on 19th century English traditions

Where: Oakland (for those of you who think that’s far away, it’s really not so bad, especially if you carpool)

When: December 7-9 and 14-16 (shows Friday 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 1 and 5 PM)

How: Tickets are $15-$50 at or via the box office: (510) 452-8800
Discount tickets also available for some performances at

1) Beautiful, vibrant music and dancing
2) Audience participation – you get to sing and dance too!
3) See me on-stage, in costume, singing and dancing, for the first time in years.  For some of you, the first time ever!
4) Geoff Hoyle, a star of this year’s show, is a fantastic comedian and really fun to watch.

The 2007 Christmas Revels: A Theatrical Celebration of the Winter Solstice

The Christmas Revels: A Theatrical Celebration of the Winter Solstice, now in its 22nd year, commemorates the holiday season by bringing a truly unique form of musical theater to the Bay Area in celebration of winter holiday traditions.

The 2007 Christmas Revels features Geoff Hoyle, whose numerous performance credits include The Lion King on Broadway, and featured roles with Berkeley Rep, A.C.T. and Cirque du Soleil. The show follows a 19th Century “Songcatcher” who wanders the English countryside seeking to collect the songs, dances and village traditions that mark the turning of the year. On his journey, he encounters a variety of rustic characters ranging from churchwardens and farmers to pub keepers, spinsters and even an itinerant music hall performer. They all have bits and pieces of traditional lore to share with him – and us. We will enjoy mumming and Morris dancing, Christmas carols and some of their pub room predecessors, as well as English country dancing, children’s street games, storytelling and more.

A news story and short segment of The 20th Anniversary Christmas Revels in 2005 can be seen at .

Tickets are $15-$50 and can be ordered online at or  by calling the Christmas Revels Box Office at 510-452-8800. (There is a $2 per ticket service charge on phone orders only.)  The Scottish Rite Theater is located at 1547 Lakeside Drive on beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Comments 1

  1. semer wrote:

    And if you wanna go on the night of the 14th, I’ll be there wiff my parentals. :)

    Posted 04 Dec 2007 at 15:16

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