BENEFITING: Portland Revels
Help Portland Revels serve more children and families!
For 22 years Portland Revels has created non-denominational holiday shows that include the whole family. Now we're growing our children's programming, and your GENEROUS donation will help these programs succeed!
Portland Revels takes pride in the work we do for and with children. Our Children's Chorus members get professional theater experience, music and dance training, and a warm community of actors and artists to which they can belong. Children in our audiences are invited to sing and dance with our cast and chorus, becoming artists themselves for a night.
Now, we've created three new programs built to better serve our youngest community members and their families, including an exciting show targeted towards 2-7 year olds, Commedia Bambini. But we're stretching ourselves a little thin to make them happen. Can you help us today?
Commedia Bambini is a new, one-hour production about the adventures of a troupe of misfit actors in Renaissance Italy trying to perform in the annual Solstice Festival (with the help of a friendly dragon). Sadly, they’re just too silly and accident-prone to put together something themselves, and they can only succeed with the help of the children in the audience. Commedia Bambini is a spin-off of Portland Revels’ 22 year old Christmas Revels – this year called Commedia Italiana - and will feature its musicians, actors and children’s chorus.
In addition, Portland Revels has introduced two more programs for younger artists this fall. Seven tween “apprentices” have been brought on board to work behind the scenes at the Christmas Revels, working with stage managers, the costume shop, the children’s chorus, and front of house. These young adults will be given training and responsibilities, learning more of the craft that goes into a professional theater production.
Finally, Portland Revels has hired two teenaged musicians as interns who will be performing with our Christmas Revels band for the run of the show, gaining experience on stage and bringing a youthful touch to our 10-person instrumental ensemble.
Help us build more great programming for kids in the Portland Community. Support the Revels today!