In the midst of the usual holiday theater fare, two Tacoma productions stand out this weekend. One is new, the other is celebrating 20 years of endless volunteer hours and rehearsals, but both draw the audience into the action and celebrate common themes of light and joy.
The old tradition is the Christmas Revels, turning 20 this year in the Rialto Theater with a medieval English yuletide. The new is Live Paint’s production of “The Snow Queen,” blending crafts, story and make-believe for a young audience in a storefront theater space on the Hilltop.
The Christmas Revels
When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19
Where: Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma
Tickets: $14, $24, $29
Also: Attend an ASL interpreted show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15
Information: 253-756-1804, pugetsoundrevels.org