Welcome Yule: Music, Dance, Songs and Stories to Drive the Dark Away

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration
Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA

In the darkest time of the year, people everywhere gather for songs, stories, and celebrations. Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration brings those traditions alive at the Shea Theater December 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2011. This year, a huge polar bear and a fairy tale cast of puppets join the Welcome Yule chorus of adults and children. Stories and dances are interwoven with a mix of traditional English carols, boisterous pub songs, and rousing four-part shape note songs.

In many different cultures, it is traditional to gather together and celebrate around the darkest time of the year. Celebrations of holidays in many different religions and cultures all take place around the winter solstice- it’s a time of year when a strong sense of community is desired and cultivated as a way of tolerating the season together.

Your family can celebrate the season with the community this year at Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls. The show combines music, dance, puppets, songs, and captivating stories to create an upbeat celebration of togetherness that’s great for all ages.

The show tells the story of a village, itself too immersed in the dark of winter, where the community works together to create their own traditions and celebrations.

Shows take place on December 9th and 10th at 7:30pm, and on the 11th at 2pm. For more information on the show and ticket information, visit www.welcomeyule.org.

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