Tickets available for Babes in Toyland

November 16 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Tickets are now available for the Indiana State University Performing Arts Series presentation of Victor Herbert’s “Babes in Toyland” in Tilson Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Come early and enjoy the holiday festivities. Between 6 - 7 p.m. patrons can bring new toys to be donated to Toys for Tots, enjoy a visit with Santa Claus along with cocoa and cookies and kids can participate in a coloring contest.

Set at the turn of the 20th century, this timeless musical classic weaves fantasy and reality for the entire family in an exploration of generations at odds.

Catch up with Alan and Jane, a young brother and sister who have run away from home. As the musical opens, join them in Toyland, a world of walking, talking toys. The kindly Toymaker reminds the children that they now inhabit a fantasy world. Melodrama takes hold in the form of Pinkerton, a detective hired by the children’s parents to return them home. But, Pinkerton has other plans -- he wants the children’s help in stealing the Toymaker’s plans for mass produced soldiers.

Written by Alice Hammerstein Mathias and William Mount-Burke, this production of the time-honored holiday musical includes the famous "Toyland, Toyland,” "March of the Toys" and additional songs from other Victor Herbert operettas.

Individual tickets for the production, which is sponsored by Old National Bank, are available for $26 for adults and $14 for ISU students and children ages 2-18. For more information contact ISU Hulman Center Ticket Office at 1-877-ISU-TIXS, all TicketMaster locations, charge by phone at 812-234-2424 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Upcoming shows in the Performing Arts Series, sponsored by UBS Financial Services, include the dance play “Movin’ Out” on Jan. 29, 2008; “Behind the Mask” on Feb. 20 and the production “Frogz” on March 5.

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Contact: Jennifer Cook, Hulman Center Business Manager, (812) 237-3737

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Tickets are now available for the Indiana State University Performing Arts Series presentation of Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland" in Tilson Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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