Opera Saratoga Presents “Jack & the Beanstalk” Throughout the Region

From February 24th through March 28th, Opera Saratoga will present Jack & the Beanstalk.  This 40-minute adaptation of the classic fairy tale features music from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, adapted by John Davies.

Living in poverty with his mother, Jack sells the family cow to a mysterious man for a handful of beans. When he returns home and shows his mom the seeds, she throws them out a window in despair. The beans, of course, take root, and in the moonlight a magical stalk grows into the sky. Discovering the beanstalk and climbing it, Jack finds himself in the castle of a very large oaf and his kindly, haggard wife. Learning that this giant has taken his father’s golden hen, Jack, with the help of the Giant’s wife, stealthily takes it back. The Giant, in pursuit of Jack, receives a bump on the head after falling from the beanstalk, causing him to forget he’s supposed to be “bad.” Realizing all the trouble he’s caused, the Giant resolves to behave well, agreeing that consideration for others requires people large and small to treat other people
as they would want to be treated.

Through this adaptation of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, students will be exposed to operatic music and classical singing, while exploring important themes of embracing difference and the importance of working together.

Jack and the Beanstalk is appropriate for Pre-K to Grades 6 audiences.

FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

Schenectady Civic Players
Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 2:30pm
12 South Church Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library
Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 11:00am
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Schuylerville Public Library
Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 2:30pm
52 Ferry Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Crandall Public Library
Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 11:00am
251 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Saratoga Springs Public Library
Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 2:00pm
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Troy Public Library
Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 10:30am
100 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180

Hubbard Hall
Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 2:30pm
25 E Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

Caldwell-Lake George Public Library
Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 11:00am
336 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845

World Awareness Children’s Museum
Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 3:30pm
89 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY12801

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