Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday, July 13 2024 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Edwardsville Public Library | Edwardsville, IL

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Opera for Kids: Little Red Riding Hood
Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 9:30am & 11:30am
Edwardsville Public Library
112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free event: No tickets required!
Little Red: Lucy Schapman, soprano
Mom: Angel Azzarra, soprano
Granny: Amy Prince, soprano
Dudley: Evan Babel, tenor
Mr. Bigbad, a wolf: Joel Rogier, baritone
Creative Team
Marc Schpaman, director
Joseph Welch, music director
Roger Spiedel, costume & set designer
Chase Hopkins, creative producer
An opera for kids!
The world famous tunes of Rossini and Offenbach ring out in this operatic adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood” that is brimming with fun and laughs for kids and the whole family!
This 40-minute opera features music from famous operas with silly new words and fun dialogue, presented in English, and perfect for the entertainment of our youngest audiences–and their parents too! Warning, audience participation is likely!
For the first time, Opera Edwardsville will present two showings of its annual opera for kids, both on Saturday July 13th at 9:30am and again at 11:30am. Join before the performance when the City of Edwardsville Arts in the Park series will be making crafts.
Thanks to donors and sponsors, this program is free for the entire family to enjoy at no cost.
Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.


Saturday, July 13 2024 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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