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Amahl and the Night Visitors
Story of the imaginative child, Amahl, and his three royal visitors is sung in English
01/26/2019
Location: 1126 High St, Santa Cruz Map

(0 A December 2018) AmahlAndNightVisitors_ucsc.jpgSaturday, January 26, 2019

Music Center Recital Hall

Presented by: Music Department

 

UCSC opera students and instrumentalists present Amahl and the Night Visitors, the most beloved of Gian Carlo Menotti's operas. The 50-minute story of the imaginative child, Amahl, and his three royal visitors is sung in English with chamber orchestra.

 

dmission is free for children with a suggested donation of $10 for adults. No one turned away. Nathaniel Berman conducts, Sheila Willey directs. 

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Two performances: 11:00AM and 1:00PM. 
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. 
Suggested donation $10 for adults (free for children).
Parking $5. 

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40th annual "Ramayana!"
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Mount Madonna School
A story of love, adventure, separation and an eventual joyous reunion, in an ancient allegory of the battle of good and evil
Date: Every day (Jun 7-Jun 10)
Ages: all Admission Fees: $25 - $40

"Ramayana!" the Mount Madonna School's "sword-and-sorcery" production now in its 40th year and featuring an original rock-n-roll score and magical characters who encounter danger and love, good versus evil, duty, heroic action and sacrifice, will have performances June 7 to 10 at the Mexican Heritage Theater here, according to a press release.

 

The story of the Ramayana, as first told by the poet Valmiki, has endured for 2600 years as one of the world's most widely-read classics. The Mount Madonna production focuses on a small part of the larger Hindu epic's story and tells the story of Prince Ram, who, banished from his homeland of Ayodhya, leaves with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman to seek a new home. On their journey, they encounter an array of colorful beings, including tribal folk and gentle forest animals, giants and wizards, heroic monkeys and bears, an enchanted golden deer, a kingdom of demons led by the evil 10-headed Lord Ravana, and a wild, fire-breathing dragon.

 

(0 A May 2018) RamayanaDragon2.jpgThe show features a cast of some 200 student actors, ages 3 to 18, accompanied by a choir and adult musicians.

 

It is a story of love, adventure, separation and an eventual joyous reunion, in an ancient allegory of the battle of good and evil. The show is filled with exciting action, spectacular costuming and family humor. A rich performing arts tradition and integrated arts curriculum make MMS performances outstanding, said the release.

 

Performances:

June 7 Dress Preview  &  June 8-10 Performances

Tickets on sale May 1, 2018

 

All seats are reserved: $35-$40 adults/$25 children (18 and under).

 

Special Dress Circle includes special reception, backstage tour, VIP parking and intermission treats.

 

All tickets are available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3387745


Location: Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website San Josecreate a direct event link
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