Programs

Music, singing, and storytelling lie at the heart of each of our programs, all of which aim to build community and connection between our performers and our audiences.

Midwinter Revels: Our flagship production, celebrating the winter solstice and the return of the light at the darkest time of year.  Each season the production is set in a different place and time, allowing us to explore different cultures and music traditions, while grounding the show in our familiar rituals and themes.

Spring Revels: Our newest program, Spring Revels is an opportunity to partner with local artists and playwrights to develop stories of community from a variety of different perspectives.  The productions intertwine these narratives with community singing, offering a different kind of show that remains, at its core, a Revels creation.  Spring Revels productions spend one weekend in a traditional theatre space, then tour to community locations throughout the Metro area.

Children’s Revels: Children’s Revels are our productions, presented soon after the Midwinter Revels, that are developed specifically for children 2-7.  With robust audience participation and extra magic, Children’s Revels aims to provide families with the with an exciting performing arts experience, hopefully inspiring a lifelong love of the arts and building the audiences of tomorrow.

Pub Sings: To mark the passing of the seasons, (and to celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns) Portland Revels holds three pub sings a year – Bobbie Burns Night in January, a Spring Sing in April or May, and a fall sing in September.  These are casual affairs where our community gathers together at a pub or similar establishment to eat, drink, and sing together.