Christmas Revels: Celebrate Solstice in Renaissance Venice With Music, Masks & More
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Featured review from Renee S.Red Velvet
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Very lively musical pagaent in a lovely old historic Scottish Rite building across from Lake Merritt. The singers in choirs and instrumentalists were excellent, but it was sometimes difficult to hear the words of soloists. Festive event and nice selection of possible gift items in the lobby. Americana was not as interesting overall as some of the past settings in foreign countries longer ago. Still made an enjoyable evening out.
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I have to say this wasn't one of my favorite Revels and I attend yearly. The leads needed to be wearing mics. It was difficult to hear them at times. Also, not so sure the story line really worked. First half was serious and then the second...continued
Running time is two hours and 15 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Parking will be available at the ALCO Park Garage located three blocks from the theater at 1220 Jackson Street at 13th Street. BART’s Lake Merritt Station and 19th Street Station are each six blocks from the theater.
About the Ticket Supplier: California Revels
California Revels promotes the celebratory and community-building power of the performing arts, pioneering a unique form of music theater that draws on diverse cultures and ritual traditions to embrace an audience of many ages and varied backgrounds. Each December since 1986, California Revels has produced “The Christmas Revels; A Theatrical Celebration of the Winter Solstice” at the Scottish Rite Theater in Oakland. Revels blends music, dance, ritual and drama, presented by a cadre of professional performers, designers and directors. With tradition bearers from every culture and a volunteer chorus of adults and children drawn from the community, Revels inspries a magical quality of audience engagement.