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Join the Summer Revels on the Norwich Green This Saturday

Jun 15, 2016 02:42PM ● Published by Kirsten Gehlbach

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Come sing, dance, and make merry together to celebrate the longest day of 2016.This year the Summer Revels take you to a traditional circus, with ringmaster Nils Fredland leading a variety of acts, as well as the audience, in a celebration of summer.

The Norwich Green opens at 5:30pm with giant puppets and roving performers, craft activities, and food stalls offering locally produced foods for purchase (with proceeds to benefit Revels North) to round out the festival-like atmosphere.

At 7pm, the bugle will sound to announce the Summer Revels performers’ parade to begin the show! If you’re in the audience, you’ll be encouraged to participate in the almost theatre-in-the-round performance and be a part of the festivities. There will be group singing and a lot of dancing with clogging, broom dancing, and even Morris dancing to the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” The Mummer’s Play adds to the theatrics, and the event ends in the evening with performers and audience members alike singing and dancing as the sun goes down.

The Summer Revels is a free, family-friendly event featuring choral and community singing, dancing, live music, giant puppets, and theater. It’s an excellent opportunity for community members to participate in a Revels North production. Each year, they look for singers of all ages and abilities. No audition is required; while registration begins in April and rehearsals take place weekly throughout the month of June, the audience is invited and encouraged to be a part of the show every year. If performance is not your passion, you can be a backstage reveler by volunteering at volunteers@revelsnorth.org.

Revels North thanks the Summer Revels community sponsors, including the Norwich Women’s Club, the Couch Family Foundation, Cabot, and King Arthur Flour, along with many other individuals and businesses. “Come sing, dance, and make merry as together we celebrate the light!”

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