Friday, April 4, 2008

Children's Matinee

Yesterday we opened the PAC doors to approximately 900 children and 200 adults for a matinee for area 5th & 6th graders. Thanks to the generous support from the Avalon Foundation and Bert & Candee Forbes, we were able to not only offer the tickets at a reduced price, but also offer free busing to and from the event. The children were first visited in their schools by Judith Dunlore, who provided background and storyline. When Judith went on stage before the opera began to welcome them, the children welcomed her very enthusiastically - then quieted down for the performance. The first two acts were presented - both in the interest of time and due to the somewhat violent nature of the closing act. Teachers were provided with the last act storyline, and given the opportunity to brief their students as they wanted to.

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