JULY 10-11, 2021
Jack and the Beanstalk
An opera for kids!
The world famous tunes of Gilbert and Sullivan ring out in this operatic adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk that is brimming with fun and laughs for kids and the whole family! Join Jack B. Nimble, along with a Giant or two, as he learns the importance of the golden rule: "Treat others as you wish to be treated!"
40 minutes performance in English. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan with words and story adaption by John Davies.
Three performances, two locations:
JULY 10, 2021 at 9:00am
Edwardsville City Park | 101 S. Buchanan Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Enjoy crafts from 9-10:30am, with the performance at 11am on the Band Stand! Presented with the Edwardsville Arts in the Park, Edwardsville Public Library, Edwardsville Arts Center, and Edwardsville Children's Museum.
JULY 11, 2021 at 11am and 1pm
St. Louis City Museum | 750 N. 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Two performances offered in St. Louis' iconic City Museum! Crafts and performance at 11am and 1pm in the Architectural Hall on the third floor.
Delaney Holliday | Jack B. Nimble
Stephanie Mossinghoff | Mrs. Nimble & the Giant's Wife
David Fournie | The Giant & the Trouble Man
Marc Schapman | Director
Roger Speidel | Set and Costume Designer
Joseph Welch | Music Director and Accompanist
Chase Hopkins | Producer
Living in poverty with his mother, Jack sells the family cow to a mysterious dustman for a handful of beans. When he returns home and shows his mom the scrawny seeds, she throws them out a window in despair. The beans, of course, take root, and in the moonlight a magical stalk grows to the sky. Discovering the beanstalk and climbing it, as any boy hero would, 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.
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Costume fitting for Delaney Holliday playing Jack B. Nimble
Costume fitting with David Fourie singing the Giant
Stephanie Mossinghoff as Jack's mother, Mrs. Nimble