For our 14th season, Santa Barbara Revels marks our return to live performance by presenting our annual winter season production; this year it’s The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice. This lively, entertaining theatrical event features a company of more than 60 singers, actors, dancers, and instrumentalists wearing gorgeous traditional costumes in a fully staged production. Our show changes each year to present the music, dance, and storytelling of different countries and centuries, and this show highlights a special time in Santa Barbara’s own history: we portray the wedding festivities of the Comandante’s daughter, Anita de la Guerra, which take place during the holidays of 1835. Richard Henry Dana and his shipmates are invited to attend the celebration; they share their sea shanties, English carols, and mumming antics while being introduced to the fandango, mission chants, Las Posadas, and traditional Spanish music and dance. With Alta California customs, Chumash story-telling, and engrossing events from Dana's book, Two Years Before the Mast, The Christmas Revels will be an exhilarating holiday experience for the entire family!
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:30pm
Patrons: $75, $60, $45
Adults: $50, $40, $30
Children under 12: $12
Children under 4: FREE
Each ticket is subject to a Lobero Theatre Facility Fee. Group & Family Package discounts available
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Santa Barbara Revels celebrates a diverse range of cultural traditions by blending music, dance and storytelling in our staged celebrations of the Winter Solstice and other seasons.
We present a number of public events throughout the year. From concerts like Equinox to more informal community pub-sings, there is always an upcoming Revels happening.
The highlight of our season is The Christmas Revels, a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, and folktales.
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