Tri-Cities Opera’s Opera-Go-Round touring educational program has brought live musical performances to schools throughout New York and Pennsylvania for over 40 years. This year’s opera, “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a vibrant retelling of the classic story set to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and children and can be purchased online at goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at: (607) 772-2404, ext. 301. The show is recommended for children Pre-K to 6th grade.
Beyond the magic beans and larger-than-life characters, this opera delivers an inspiring message about treating others as you would like to be treated. The show is directed by John Davies and features a brand new scenic design by AmArA. The cast stars Jordan Schreiner, Stacey Geyer, Scott Purcell, and Tascha Anderson.
“Bringing a child to the theatre for the first time can be nerve-wracking for parents,” said Naima Kradjian, Goodwill Theatre CEO. “They want to introduce their kids to live performance, but they worry the show won’t hold their child’s attention, or that their child will be disruptive. We try to make it easy for parents, by offering shows that are engaging for children, and relatively short, and by providing a free craft activity for children at every performance.”
“The shows do come with an age recommendation, but that is just a guideline, and all ages are welcome,” Kradjian continued. “Quality children’s shows can be enjoyed by parents, too.”
Founded in 1949, Tri-Cities Opera Company stages full-scale and smaller operas each season. Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program offers aspiring opera singers a unique blend of instruction and practical experience. Opera-Go-Round was named in honor of Binghamton’s famous carousels, and reaches as many as 20,000 children each year.
Other children’s performances this season include Hudson Vagabond Puppets’ “Caps for Sale & Three Billy Goats Gruff” on March 24, and ArtsPower’s “Nugget and Fang” on May 12.