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A No Strings Theatre Holiday Festival featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors
No Strings Theatre presents its Holiday Festival, featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors, a concert version of the beloved one-act holiday opera composed by Gian Carlo Menotti. As well, a lineup of gifted singers and musicians performs holiday favorites with a live band.
There will be two performances only: Sunday, December 20, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets, $25; $20 seniors and students; $15 children 12 and under, are available by calling 416-551-2093, visiting www.nostringstheatre.com or e-mailing email@example.com. Info is also available from the same sources.
Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of a poor widow and her spirited son, Amahl, who receive an astonishing visit from three Kings looking for shelter as they cross the desert in pursuit of a marvellous star. From the Mother, relentlessly severe, to the Kings, darkly ominous or delightfully quirky, the story unfolds as through the wonder in a child’s eyes.
No Strings Theatre’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors is directed by Denise Williams. It features a cast of celebrated singers including boy soprano Will Trigo-Ebere in the title role; Denise Williams, Erin Cunningham, Mikhail Bukhman, Kurtis Whittle, Norman Brown, Lawrence Cotton, George Ossipov, Andrew Tam and Ron Jewel, led by renowned music director William Shookhoff.
The performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors will be followed by a concert showcasing jazz and gospel, international opera professionals, and up-and-coming musical theatre artists – including singer, songwriter and actor Kate Suhr, and jazz gospel veteran Nicole Brooks, creator and composer of Obeah Opera.