JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: .A Children’s Opera
For All Ages – February 29 at Schenectady Civic Players
SCHENECTADY – Children and families of all ages are invited to Opera Saratoga‘s Opera-to-Go production of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Saturday, February 29, at 2:30 p.m., hosted by Schenectady Civic Players, at its 12 So. Church Street Playhouse, Schenectady,
The short 45-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.
Through this adaptation of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk students are 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. A cookies and punch reception follows
A pay-what-you-will performance. General admission. Open seating. No advance reservations required.or accepted..