JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Presented by Saratoga Opera To Go
Saturday February 29, 2020 - 2:30 PM
Opera Saratoga will present Jack & the Beanstalk. This 40-minute adaptation of the classic fairy tale features music from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan,
adapted by John Davies.
Living in poverty with his mother, Jack sells the family cow to a mysterious man for a handful of beans. When he returns home and shows his mom the seeds, she throws them out a window in despair. The beans, of course, take root, and in the moonlight a magical stalk grows into the sky. Discovering the beanstalk and climbing it, Jack finds himself in the castle of a very large oaf and his kindly, haggard wife. Learning that this giant has taken his father’s golden hen, Jack, with the help of the Giant’s wife, stealthily takes it back. The Giant, in pursuit of Jack, receives a bump on the head after falling from the beanstalk, causing him to forget he’s supposed to be "bad." Realizing all the trouble he’s caused, the Giant resolves to behave well,
agreeing that consideration for others requires people large and small to treat other people
as they would want to be treated.
Through this adaptation of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, students will be exposed to operatic
music and classical singing, while exploring important themes of embracing difference and
the importance of working together.
Jack and the Beanstalk is appropriate for Pre-K to Grades 6 audiences.
A Pay-What-You-Will Performance. General admission, no reservations required or accepted.