Additional artists have joined MasterVoices' semi-staged concert version of Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland, which will be presented April 27 at 7 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York).
The production will be conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, plus the previously reported Tony winners Kelli O'Hara and Bill Irwin and Tony nominees Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald. Newly announced for the evening, which concludes MasterVoices' 75th anniversary season, are Tony nominee Jonathan Freeman (currently in Aladdin), This Is Us' Chris Sullivan, and Fiddler on the Roof's Jeffrey Schecter. The artists will be backed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Babes in Toyland, which hasn't seen a major revival in New York City in more than 85 years, “tells a story that is both amusing and scary: villainous Uncle Barnaby plots the deaths of his young niece and nephew, Alan and Jane, in order to gain their inheritance. After many twists and turns, the siblings, with the help of several Mother Goose characters, thwart his efforts and bring happiness back to Toyland.” MasterVoices will present the original score in its full orchestration. Babes in Toyland has a libretto by Glen MacDonough.
A second performance of this concert, featuring the same cast, will be presented April 29 at 7 PM at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Long Island. Click here for more information.
Tickets for Carnegie Hall, priced $20-$150, are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting CarnegieHall.org.
(Updated March 16, 2017)