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Babes in Toyland Dec. 6 at 7 PM

Chicago Folks Operetta

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Oak Park, IL

Babes in Toyland Dec. 6 at 7 PM

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Children's Ticket-General Admission Ended $10.00 $1.54
Adult Ticket-General Admission Ended $15.00 $1.82
Senior Ticket-General Admission Ended $12.50 $1.68

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Event Details

_Come celebrate the holiday season  with Chicago Folks Operetta as we present the beloved classic Babes in Toyland,by Victor Herbert.  This captivating show has thrilled audiences around the world with its infectious melodies, whimsical storytelling and its magical journey to Toyland.  It’s a perfect show for the whole family.  Follow the adventures of the two orphans Jane and Alan as they run away to Toyland to escape their evil Uncle Barnaby who is trying to steal their fortune.  Hoping to enlist the help of the Toymaker, things don’t quite as planned and everything soon turns topsy- turvy as the Toymaker and Barnaby team up against the children. You won’t want to miss this wonderful show.  Featuring some of the areas leading opera singers, a small orchestra and the stars of our children’s operetta workshop, Babes in Toyland is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.  Perfect for the whole family.


History of Babes in Toyland- The original production of Babes in Toyland opened at the Chicago Grand Opera in 1903 and played for three months before moving to New York City where it played on Broadway for over 192 performances.  It was produced by Fred Hamlin and directed by Julian Mitchell. The show, trying to mimic the success of “The Wizard of Oz” (Librettist Glen MacDonough worked on this production) weaves together Mother Goose nursery rhyme characters with the spectacular music of Victor Herbert.  Throughout the years it has been largely re-written and pastiched together to be a Christmas spectacular with plot changes that no longer resemble the original production.  Chicago Folks Operetta’s adaptation is closer in spirit to the original and resurrects songs that have not been performed in over fifty years.

 

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When & Where



The 19th Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)


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